A man went to one of the local Independent Baptist churches and asked to join.

The preacher said, "OK, but you have to pass a small Bible test first. The first question is "Where was Jesus born?"        

The man answered, "Longview."

The preacher said, "Sorry, you can't join our church."

So the man went to a second Baptist church and asked to join.  The preacher said, "We would love to have you, but you have to pass a Bible test first. Where was Jesus born?"

The man said, "Tyler."  The preacher said "Sorry, you can't join our church."

So the man goes to the only other Independent Baptist church in the whole county and asks to join. The preacher said, "That's great! We welcome you with open arms."

The man said, "I don't have to pass no Bible test first?"

The preacher said, "No."

The man said, "Can I ask you a question?"        

The preacher said, "Sure."

The man said, "Where was Jesus born?"        

The preacher said, "Palestine."        

The man mumbled to himself "I knew it was in East Texas somewhere."