Three pastors and their wives were driving back from a revival when suddenly their van slid off the side of a cliff. Sadly, they were all killed.
At the Pearly Gates, Peter called the first couple forward. Looking through his book, Peter looked up at the first preacher and said sharply, "You hypocrite! All you ever cared about in your life was money! You've preached many times, 'Money is evil, money won't buy you happiness, money this, money that.' Yet you've hoarded money all your life! You were the wealthiest person in your whole community. In fact, you were so consumed with money that you married a woman named Penny, isn't that so?" he demanded.
Obviously shaken, the preacher meekly responded, "Y-yes sir, that's true."
"Well, you did preach the gospel, so I won't send you off to you know where, but you don't get to come in the front gate. You have to walk all the way around heaven and enter in the back door. Off you go!"
And the couple went shamefully on their way.
St. Peter leered at the next pastor and yelled, "And you! All you ever talked and cared about was alcohol! You often preached. "The bottle this, the bottle that." Yet, you've been drunk nearly every time you've preached. In fact, you were so consumed with alcohol and drinking that you married a woman named Brandy, isn't that so?" he accused.
The pastor only nodded in shame.
"Well, you also preached a powerful sermon -- despite being drunk -- so no hell for you either. But you don't get to come in the front gate either. You have to walk all the way around heaven and enter the back door. Off with you!"
And the couple slowly shuffled off.
"And you! " St. Peter began.
The third pastor held up his hand to silence St. Peter and turned to his wife and said, "We'd better start walking, Fanny."