A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 16, 2011
Church of the Painful Truth

Libertarian radio talk show host Neal Boortz has called himself a “high priest of the Church of the Painful Truth” since at least July 2000. There is no official “Church of the Painful Truth,” but a few others have also claimed to be church members, telling the painful truth to others.

“Church of the Painful Truth” is almost exclusively associated with Neal Boortz and hasn’t yet become an idiomatic expression, such as the “school of hard knocks.”


Wikipedia: Neal Boortz
Neal A. Boortz, Jr. (born April 6, 1945) is an American libertarian radio host, author, and political commentator. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, airs throughout the United States on Dial Global (formerly Jones Radio Networks). It is ranked seventh in overall listeners, with 4.25+ million per week. The content of the show centers on politics, current events, social issues and miscellaneous topics of interest, which Boortz discusses with callers, correspondents and guests. Boortz touches on many controversial topics and refers to himself an “equal opportunity offender.”

Television Tropes & Idioms
Neal Boortz, the self-styled “High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth,” is an American Libertarian talk radio host. He has also written several books, including Somebody’s Gotta Say It and was co-writer of The Fairtax Book and its sequel.

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From: Tupac Yupengi
Date: 2000/07/07
Subject: AL GORE’S LYIN’ AND CRYIN’ TOUR

OK .. time for the High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth to step in here. Let’s pick Gore’s little sound-bite apart .... it’s really very easy to do. Mere child’s play.

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From: Dave Clary
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 06:47:12 GMT
Local: Wed, Nov 20 2002 1:47 am
Subject: Re: Some Women Have Common Sense

> http://www.boortz.com
>me

That’s a good start!  He’s an Atlanta based talk-radio guy who happens to be Libertarian.  He bills himself as the High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth.  Been at it for a long time in the Atlanta area but his national audience is growing.  I find the guy pretty amusing—my Atlanta uncles think he’s a wacko! 

Church of the Painful Truth
A place where the truth is told, not candy-coated and definitely not PC. The truth may be painful to some, like enviro-weenies who actually believe in global warming, and the “Bush lied” crowd. You’ve been warned. Now, jump in, don’t be afraid, the truth may hurt, but it won’t kill ya.
(...)
Sunday, April 09, 2006
As my first post to this blog I would like to welcome anyone who stumbles into here. I will be posting here as often as I can and welcome any input. I am a Conservative, not necessarily Republican, and most of my views will show this.

Google Books
The New Kings of Nonfiction
By Ira Glass
New York, NY: Riverhead Books
2007
Pg. 223:
Neal Boortz, who’s carried by Cox Radio Syndication and JRN, bills himself as “High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth,” and his recent ads in trade publications feature the quotation “How can we take airport security seriously until ethnic profiling is not only permitted, but encouraged?”

The Church of the Painful Truth
Offensive, Pissed-Off, Armed and Looking For Some Tea and a Harbor to Dump It In…
(Listed “Temporarily Offline” in March 2011—ed.)

Debbie Dean’s Major Issues
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Casey Anthony Jury Shirks Responsibility
I always say I go to the FIRST CHURCH OF THE PAINFUL TRUTH AND DISCOUNT HOUSE OF WORSHIP. I say that because I am always having to tell someone the painful truth; yes, you have high blood pressure...lay off the salt or something like that.

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