In just revealed writings by evangelical megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll, he claims God created man’s penis, and God created woman to house man’s penis.
Controversial pastor Mark Driscoll is in hot water already. TheÂ evangelical calvinist pastor recently stepped down temporarily from Mars Hill Church,Â the Seattle, Washington megachurch he co-founded.Â â€œThis is without a doubt, the most abusive, coercive ministry culture Iâ€™ve ever been involved with,” one well-respectedÂ evangelical pastor, Mark Tripp, wrote in a letter co-signed byÂ nine Mars Hill Church pastors.
Driscoll’s problems were highlighted by charges of rampantÂ plagiarism, but they extend far deeper.Â
Pastor Jim Henderson says “Driscoll is popularizing and legitimating spiritual bullying for young men, and is infecting thousands of young men” with his ideological machismo, Vox reported.
But all those issues aside, news comes today of just the type of spiritual beliefs Driscoll promoted.
On a church message board in 2001, Driscoll called man’s penis a creation of God, and said that God created woman to house man’s penis.
“The first thing to know about your penis is, that despite the way it may see, it is not your penis,” Driscoll, under the pen name of William Wallace II, wrote, according toÂ Libby Anne at Patheos. “Ultimately, God created you and it is his penis. You are simply borrowing it for a while.”
“While His penis is on loan you must admit that it is sort of just hanging out there very lonely as if it needed a home, sort of like a man wondering the streets looking for a house to live in. Knowing that His penis would need a home, God created a woman to be your wife and when you marry her and look down you will notice that your wife is shaped differently than you and makes a very nice home.”
Some would say.
“Therefore, if you are single you must remember that your penis is homeless and needs a home,” Driscoll continued. “But, though you may believe your hand is shaped like a home, it is not. And, though women other than your wife may look like a home, to rest there would be breaking into another manâ€™s home.”
He concludes,Â homophobically, “if you look at a man it is quite obvious that what a homeless man does not need is another man without a home.”
This from the pride of the evangelical movement, a man with 15,000 parishioners, a man who penned several dozen books and wasÂ “namedÂ one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years.”
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Hat tip: TimeÂ
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