Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Actor who played Gilligan accepts gospel in afterlife, realization settles in he’s about to become somebody’s God
Actor Bob Denver, known best for his role as Gilligan in the 1960s CBS sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has accepted the gospel in the afterlife, paving his path toward the Celestial Kingdom and eventual godhood.
Denver, who died in 2005, had been tarrying in spirit prison for seven years until he finally agreed to talk to the angel missionaries assigned to his district on the south side. He repented of the drug use and legal problems that plagued him in the late 90s, accepted Christ as his Savior, and was baptized posthumously by a distant relative in the Raleigh, NC temple this past January.
Denver now awaits his exaltation, and the personal kingdom promised to him as per the covenants he has made with the Eternal Father.
“It’s great to hear about Bob,” said his amiable co-star Alan Hale, who accepted the gospel and began populating planets days after his 1990 death. “My little buddy’s going to have his work cut out for him, but I think he can do it.”
Abel Gaston, a Provo-based Latter-day Saint and longtime television critic, was not so optimistic about Denver’s new role in the universe.
“Denver’s acting was always a bit shaky,” Gaston said. “I’m not sure if he was ever quite ready to take on the role of Gilligan, much less God.”
“Besides,” he added, “that show was pretty terrible. God-awful you might say.”
At Heavenly Father’s Weekly Wednesday Whatsup Press Conference on Kolob, he read a statement about soon-to-be Father Denver, which included, “Bob is loved unconditionally by both Me and my Son. That will never change. But sometimes you wonder if this whole ‘Father giving His children all that He has’ idea is wise. I mean, there are going to be living, breathing souls praying to Gilligan (emphasis God’s) of all people! I just hope he loses that dorky hat.”