How many of these have you heard referred to in sermons, sunday school lessons, devotionals, etc. They are all fiction! All Fiction Call Governor Rick Perry's Office in Texas to Get Prayer Back in Schools The effort to get references to God taken off the "Touched By An Angel" TV Show American Missionary sentenced to death in Africa after traffic accident A movie is coming out showing Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals Atheist in a university classroom is upstaged by a piece of chalk Soviet Scientists drilled into hell Leonardo used the same man for Jesus and Judas in the last supper painting Executive of Procter And Gamble is a Satanist Al Gore calls Christians a "blight to the environment" "The Beast," a supercomputer in Belgium with every person on earth in it George W. Bush spent 30 minutes talking with a teen about God at a banquet Theologian Paul Tillich Upstaged by a simple preacher NASA computers found the "missing day" of the Bible story about Joshua Madalyn Murray O'Hair Trying to Get Religious Programming Off Radio and Television More kids going into Satanism because of Harry Potter books Al Gore getting confused on Bible Verse Christian airline pilots being paired with non-Christian ones in case of rapture U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Identifies Christians as Cultists It makes us look foolish when we use things like this as illustrations or whatever. The two best online sources for urban legends that I use are: Urban Legends Reference Pages http://www.snopes2.com/ Truth or Fiction http://www.truthorfiction.com/ If you come across a story that just begs to be used as a sermon illustration it is probably an urban legend. It is a good idea to check your sermon illustrations out with a website like the two above before using it in a sermon, etc. I have gone up several times to a preacher and informed him that his sermon illustration was known to be false.