It seems that Bob Thiel was in Rome a week or so ago doing some filming. He was told by one official that he could not use a tripod to film in the square and then by another to not focus the camera upon himself for a long period of time. Video filming was OK, but filming ones self preaching is not. Who can really blame them! Having Bob use the Vatican as aback drop for one of his crazy sermons is certainly off putting to anyone whether you are a Catholic or not!
The Vatican is probably sick of all the crazy American preachers coming over and preaching about the Whore of Babylon and other stupidity while using the Vatican as a back drop. Only American Evangelicals and weird American personalty cult leaders seem to do this.
Bob takes this one step further. Bob feels that the Vatican knew who he was, out of all the thousands in the square that day, and specifically targeted him because of his anti-Catholic videos and books. As if the Vatican gives a rat's ass about Bob! Get over yourself dude! Really!
01/13/14 p.m. Just got back from Europe. We did research, etc. in Southern Europe. While Rome seems the same, there has been a change in Vatican City. On three occasions, we were told to stop videotaping while we were there. First, we were told that the use of tripods in St. Peter’s Square, was not allowed. But we were done there, so that was not a problem. Then we were told we could not use one inside of St. Peter’s Basilica–and that was a problem. Then we were told that while we could video, if too much of the video camera time was pointed at me, that was also not allowed. Anyway, since they had none of those restrictions on us last June, it makes me wonder if someone there was less than pleased with the videos we put up at our YouTube channels about the Vatican.
And here we thought David C. Pack was a narcissist!