Religion “Religion sucks.”
posted by March 17 at 12:09 PMon
“We’re all about Jesus,” said [Pastor Tim] Gaydos, a 33-year-old Seattle native. “We’re not about religion. Religion sucks. … And this is not your mom’s or grandma’s church.”
What’s wrong with my mom and grandma’s church? Besides, of course, all the same stuff that’s wrong with Mars Hill? Anti-gay, sex-phobic, intolerant of other faiths, no female clergy, etc. Electric guitars, wireless mics, “goatees, jeans and hoodies” will obviously fool some of the people some of the time—and Seattle’s credulous daily papers all of the time—but sooner or later a big, fat sex scandal is going to catch up with sex-hatin’ Mars Hill. We’ve seen it time and time again: people that seek to dictate to others about their sex—from private sexual conduct to the sex of their chosen ministers—are invariably at war with their own sexual urges and desires.
Mars Hill, like Ken Hutcherson’s Antoich, is a sex scandal time bomb waiting to go off. Tick, tick, tick.