Evangelical megachurch begins closing branches after pastor calls women


tay
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This is not your ordinary bad press. In fact, this isn’t even just heathens like me (external - login to view) being unfamiliar with the Traditional Christian Ways of the especially holy. This is a dude who told a congregant to apologize to her abusive husband for “failing to bend to his will (external - login to view)” by getting on her knees before him and praying, and then giving him a **** job.




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Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of listeners and readers via web and print media, including, until last month, 466,000 followers on Twitter alone.


While fans and critics heatedly debate whether Mar’s Hill is a church or a cult, there can be little doubt that the brand relies heavily on a cult of personality. Every Sunday Driscoll appears on stage not only in person at his primary location but on life-sized screens at others. He opens at times with a rock band that one secular detractor confessed was “the best indie music I’ve heard all year” and that Driscoll himself has said will “melt your face off.”


Driscoll has a knack for getting attention and, in particular, for using controversy to spin up his visibility. During the second Obama inauguration, he tweeted, “Praying 4 our president who today will place his hands on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.”


Though Driscoll rarely dabbles directly in politics—his followers know implicitly where he stands—his comments about queers and, in particular, women have been a source of ire (external - login to view) for many. When Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals was caught with meth and a male prostitute (external - login to view), Driscoll pointed the finger (external - login to view) at Haggard’s wife: “It is not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness.” Outrage on the part of feminists merely stoked Driscoll’s fire.


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Christian right mega-church minister faces mega-mutiny for alleged abusive behavior - Salon.com (external - login to view)
 
Twila
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an off the cuff remark made amongst the boys or a core belief? Could we ever really know? My opinion of him wouldn't change no matter his excuse.
 
Ludlow
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Never heard of him

Sounds like a dip**** though
 
Tecumsehsbones
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This is True Christianity.
 
damngrumpy
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He is not merely misinformed he's disgusting
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

He is not merely misinformed he's disgusting

He's certainly not misinformed. The command that wives should be submissive to husbands is found at least three times in the New Testament.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Colossians 3:18

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Peter 3:1

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:22-24
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

He's certainly not misinformed. The command that wives should be submissive to husbands is found at least three times in the New Testament.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Colossians 3:18

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Peter 3:1

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:22-24

What...nothing about cutting off the wife's head? What kind of religion is that?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

What...nothing about cutting off the wife's head? What kind of religion is that?

As the good reverend said, after you smack her around, she should get on her knees and pray to you, then give you a BJ. That's the way Jesus wants it.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

As the good reverend said, after you smack her around, she should get on her knees and pray to you, then give you a BJ. That's the way Jesus wants it.

Which would be hard to do after beheading.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Which would be hard to do after beheading.

Not if you pickle the head.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Which would be hard to do after beheading.

I'm thinking if you require subservience in your wife, rather then a willing partner,then be she alive or dead, it's not going to matter.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

I'm thinking if you require subservience in your wife, rather then a willing partner,then be she alive or dead, it's not going to matter.

Hence the pickled head.
 
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