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Slacking Towards Bethlehem aka J. R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius is a "fake news" propaganda documentary. It blasphemously claims Rev. Ivan Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, and (maybe) Dr. X founded the Church of the SubGenius instead of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and Constance Marsh "Connie" Dobbs.

Prequel[edit | edit source]

"Bob", with Connie and others, privately founded the Church of the SubGenius in 1953 (although Drummond has claimed it was 1955). There were originally 23 members.

After the Church became defunct in 1975, the Three Wise Guys (Stang, Drummond, X) revived it by handing out Pamphlet #1 in 1979 in the Dallas, Texas area. It was believed that at first the New Church worked in cooperation with "Bob" and "Connie." However, the Church quietly began amassing millions of dollars. Meanwhile, "Bob" and "Connie" were reportedly busy helping Pastor Vernon Howell establish a religious center near Waco, Texas. This was apparently modeled after one they helped start for a pastor in Guyana that in turn was modeled after Dobbstown.

But "Bob" and "Connie" returned. At "Bob"'s first appearance at a Devival of the New Church in San Francisco in 1984, he was assassinated. "Connie" was devastated, and became inactive in the Church. It is suspected that supporters of The Three Stooges were behind the killing. Dr. X also mysteriously disappeared. Stang and Drummond seized control.

Production[edit | edit source]

A highly respected documentarian named David Boone documented the rise of the New Church in his 1980 film, Invasion of the Aluminum People. He died. The highly respected investigative journalist for the New Yeti Times, Reverend Reverend Doctor Doctor Archdoctor Saint Margaret Moser, infiltrated the Church. She died. Dr. K'Taden Legume took over the Church in a violent coup in 2012. Then he died. An undercover master of disguise infiltrated the household of Stang and Princess Wei R. Doe in the form of their mongrel dog. He died.

After this, the documentary began.

Sandy K. Boone was named director and producer, and Louis Black named executive producer. Boone allegedly is related to the late David Boone, and Black allegedly is not related to New Church exposer Bob Black.

Lies and Blasphemy[edit | edit source]

The documentary claims several things that are not true! Here are the documentary lies and the truth.

  • LIE: Rev. Ivan Stang and Philo Drummond (and others) started the Church of the SubGenius in 1979-80.
  • TRUTH: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and Connie Dobbs (and others) started the Church of the SubGenius in 1953!
  • LIE: No wife of "Bob" is mentioned.
  • TRUTH: "Bob" wife "Connie" is a co-founder of the Church!
  • LIE: Rev. Ivan Stang was chosen to sit at the right hand of "Bob".
  • TRUTH: Charlie Muck was chosen to sit at the right hand of "Bob" (as verified by Dr. Philo Drummond)!
  • LIE: The Church is a joke crank religion for weirdos.
  • TRUTH: The Church is a real crank religion for weirdos!

How You Can Help[edit | edit source]

SubGenius Wikia Clench bravely fought to keep this documentary from being funded as you can see from our Oct. 2017 post below:

The documentary is currently being funded on Kickstarter. If the Church doesn't meet its goal, it receives NOTHING.

All True SubGenii, and those who want to be, should go there and fund the project--until it's ONE CENT SHORT. Then stop donating. This will destroy the project, and humiliate the Church. The project ends Wed, November 8 2017 17:00 hrs UTC, so donate by then and STOP THE NEW CHURCH!

We even got a shoutout from the project on Facebook because they failed to discern our ultimate plan.

The plan failed, and they got the money. The fake news documentary was made. But we can still stop it from being spread with a really radical plan. Write your representative in Congress/Parliament/Curia/Supreme Council and demand they outlaw for profit religions!

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