Sunday, October 18, 2015

"I don't understand tongues." Toledo radio host's response when crazy fundamentalist mayoral candidates gets angry and tries to curse him.

Courtesy of Raw Story: 

The footage shows 75-year-old Opal Covey holding up her copy of the Bible and telling Fred LeFebvre, “I don’t know what God is going to do.” 

“I have no idea what he’s gonna do either,” he replies. “None of us know.” 

“But you are comin’ up against the works of the Lord,” she tells him. “And you’re not accepting it, and you’re doing retaliation on me. Of course you are.” 

“I’m not doing retaliation,” LeFebvre says. “Just want you to get specific about how you’re gonna do these things your lawyers told you to do.” 

LeFebvre does not specify what the instructions were from Covey’s attorney, but does tell her later that, according to the Bible, she would be a “false prophet” if she failed to beat the other six candidates in the race. 

“Right now you actually are a false prophet,” he adds. “You said you were gonna get elected before and you haven’t been elected. So you are a false prophet, Opal Covey.” 

“Right now, because you have called me a false prophet, to my face, I will wipe the dust — the very dust of my feet — off against you, as a testimony against you,” she shoots back. “And whatever God does, the people will see it. I rebuke you, and I curse the evil spirit within you. What you have done to destroy me this morning shall destroy you.” 

Covey then begins speaking in tongues before calling LeFebvre an “evil man.” 

“I don’t understand tongues,” he says, before she resumes speaking in tongues.

These people are fun to point and laugh at, but the real problem is that some of them actually sneak under the radar and get elected to public office.

And yes I'm looking at you Mike Huckabee.

BTW I had never heard of this Opal Covey lady before, but as it turns out she is quite a presence on You Tube.


  1. Anonymous4:36 AM

    He not only called her a false prophet, he was watching those evil Democrats debate each other on the teevee.

    1. Anonymous5:31 AM



  2. Anonymous5:23 AM

    Note: in the article below, she is mentioned as a candidate, then not at all in the several paragraph analysis:

  3. Anonymous5:57 AM

    I'm sorry, that is insanity caught on tape. Running for office. To govern sane people. Isn't there a limit to "Freedom"?

    I love how Fred handled her.


    1. Anonymous6:18 AM

      The face of the Republican party right there, Opal is.

  4. Anonymous6:00 AM

    Jesus Christ that woman is a total kook!

  5. Randall6:06 AM

    At first I thought it was kind of amusing...
    but the longer she went on, the more I found it just sad.
    She is clearly insane.

    Delusion of that depth isn't funny... it's dangerous.

    1. Anonymous6:35 AM

      II don't know about insane, but that is 75 years worth of bitterness and frustration rolled up into a really ugly (spiritually) package. She is too stupid to even understand that bible in her hands, but relies on the nonsense drilled into her by some preacher who is no better educated than her.

  6. "A wimaweh a wimaweh kumbahyah" he calmly says in response! I loved his resolute politeness while insisting on rational thought. What a cool guy.

  7. Until I actually Googled that big-haired Toledo woman, I thought it might have been THIS gal:

    But no, there's more than one crazy christianist RWNJ lady out there!

  8. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Opal Covey: great drag queen name

  9. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I haveth an aunt who's the spitting image of the loon in this clip, except my aunt's togues speaking has a new yawk accent; I kind of pity these folks, but that's the price we pay for living in a free society, FWIW, My aunt is older, crazier, dyes her hair blonde and still drives a car.
    We just tell folks she's not related and has dementia.

  10. Anonymous6:36 PM

    For the life of me, I'll never understand how people can view this kind of crap and not immediately conclude that it is nothing more than bat shit crazy.

  11. Hey Gryphen. Let me start by saying that I am from Toledo and I check in to your website from time to time because I enjoy it. That being said, Opal Covey is a perennial candidate for mayor. I don't know that she has ever tallied more than 50 or so votes. And you and your readers are correct she is over the edge.
    But I just want everyone to know before they get all teary eyed over Fred LeFebvre, that he and the station that he works for are only slightly less off their rockers than Opal Covey. Here is a link to the station's programming. Scroll down and you will see what I mean.

  12. That was just hilarious, I nearly hurt myself laughing. Soldotna is full of people like this. I would yell for the manager at Safeway to bring me some duct tape, threaten to throw fruits and vegetables and it is very fun to make snarky remarks to them. The manager of Laurawood who left the same time I ran for my life from that dysfunctional unhealthy place would do this mumbo-jumbo thing with her hand when she walked by my apt. and I had a security camera in my window so there is proof. There are hoards of these unhinged Christianists with only two or three functioning brain cells. Please note he is wearing her crazy lady helmet hair.


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