One of the more unusual sights I encountered on my vacation was the Parkview Baptist Church in Sulphur, Louisiana. The image is located at their website. I can tell this is the same place because the sign and building appear the same as the church I drove past several times and the prefix for their phone number is 527 which is one of the prefixes of the Sulphur area. Are they a church or are they a driving school? Do they get tax exemptions for the profits generated by the driving school? They can be contacted here.
Sulphur is an old mining town, previously mining for sulphur and salt. Now Sulphur is home to many petrochemical plants.
So to get more information I decided to take a look on the web. Holy craptastic religious driving school! It’s a state-wide business or is it? The map on their web site is a little ambiguous or perhaps ambitious. Are the red dots locations they have driving schools at, or is it merely wishful thinking? A casual search on Google reveals there is a Parkview Baptist Church in the marked cities, but no mention of a driving school at any except the Sulphur location.
Check it out:
And what’s really hilarious about the poorly designed and mostly empty website is this page.I clicked on the Parkview Baptist School link and it’s empty. Are they trying to hide the church link? I drove past the building several times during my stay and observed a church as well as a church school. I thought that Christians, especially Baptists, just love to talk about “The Lord” every opportunity they can get. Well, perhaps “The Lord” will keep their aspiring drivers safe, or perhaps not. Just bizarre, as is the large “Thank You Jesus” sign located on Highway 90 on the west side of town.