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Monday, November 13, 2006

Wingnut Driscoll At It Again

posted by on November 13 at 14:52 PM

Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll’s blog is always a rich trove of anti-woman, homobigoted wingnuttery. (Take his post two weeks ago, in which he blamed Ted Haggard’s wife for her husband’s dalliances with a male prostitute; after all, when a woman “lets herself go” and fails to fulfill her Godly role by spreading her legs whenever her man wants it, what choice does he have but to pay male prostitutes for meth-fueled sex?) In that same post, Driscoll criticized churches that let women serve as pastors’ assistants, saying that such women tend to “become too emotionally involved with the pastor as a sort of emotional and practical second wife.” (For the record, he suggested a young man would be a better pastor’s helper.)

Well, Driscoll’s at it again. In this week’s post, he takes on Episcopalians, women, and The Gays, accusing the Episcopal Church of apostasy for appointing a “pro-feminist, pro-homosexuality” —gasp—woman to head the national church. “In related news,” Driscoll notes (sarcastically?), “the testosterone levels of male Americans has dropped significantly in the past twenty years.”

All of this has led this blogger to speculate that if Christian males do not man up soon, the Episcopalians may vote a fluffy baby bunny rabbit as their next bishop to lead God’s men. When asked for their perspective, some bunny rabbits simply said that they have been discriminated against long enough and that people need to “Get over it.”

Because women are the intellectual and moral equivalent of fluffy little bunnies—get it? So get out there, Christian men, and start putting those little bunnies—uh, women—in their place. After all, if they don’t understand that they belong in the kitchen or on their backs, they might start getting some “pro-feminist” ideas about equality and human rights and stuff.

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I dunno, I'm going to stick with Dan's post about this identical topic from four hours ago.

Posted by Fnarf | November 13, 2006 3:06 PM

I'm just waiting patiently for the day when Driscoll/Mars Hill gets hit by its own scandal. It always happens with these guys. It's not a question of if, but when.

Posted by Chris | November 13, 2006 3:09 PM

Why is terrible misogyny not scandal enough?

Posted by djfits | November 13, 2006 3:14 PM

Since Driscoll and his ilk believe that homosexuality is a choice, can we expect that he’ll be turning to hardcore man on man action when his wife refuses to give it up?

Posted by Andrew | November 13, 2006 3:16 PM

“In related news,the testosterone levels of male Americans has dropped significantly in the past twenty years.”

Thank GOD that we haven't seen the same drop in white males willing to spread their legs for the WHITED SEPULCHRES OF FAITH, HOLOLULA!

Posted by libbybarm | November 13, 2006 3:22 PM

did anyone actually read the whole article?

Posted by steve | November 13, 2006 3:22 PM

Fits, IMHO rampant misogyny and homophobia are definitely scandal enough. However, it will also be nice to savor something that gets Driscoll in a major shitstorm with his followers as well as the local MSM. Just a matter of time.

Posted by Chris | November 13, 2006 3:24 PM

I'm sure you're all very busy over there, but could The Stranger please require Slog contributors to at least glance at the last five or ten Slog posts before posting, to see if somebody else already posted exactly the same thing?

Posted by David | November 13, 2006 3:26 PM


Some stories just ache to be told more than once.

Posted by lividballoon | November 13, 2006 3:39 PM

Yo Steve! I went back and read the whole article. What was your point, exactly?

Posted by J.R. | November 13, 2006 3:51 PM

My point is all the rancor may be partially misplaced. He was not speaking SPECIFICALLY about Mrs Haggard, only what challenges some pastors face as reality. The church is not perfect, Ted Haggard certainly has fallen, and much can be learned from all this. Its one thing to overplay a statement, but completely another to turn it into a personal, unwaranted attack. Mark was addressing the need for pastors to understand the responsibility they do have and the dangers involved in the daily lives and the shattering consequences that a fall can bring. SO, his point is given to warn pastors about repressive sexual attitudes that serve to fuel the problems pastors face and in true MD style.. offer solutions. If you'd like to know what Mark has made know and his views - and I'll add that they are biblical- check out the Song of Solomon. you may be suprised at what you would agree with...

Posted by steve | November 14, 2006 1:26 PM

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