And this guy wants to convert YOU

We’ve now reached the point where we believe the guy who just branched his megachurch into West Seattle is only talking trashily to get attention. And yet, since he wants to fill our neighborhoods with his followers, we feel duty-bound to keep you updated on his utterances. Thanks to Slog for spotlighting the latest: Pastor Preposterous suggests that his colleagues like Colorado’s Mr. “It Was Only a Massage” might sin less, if their wives didn’t “let (themselves) go.” And don’t miss the passage where he recommends employment discrimination against women as another way to stay out of trouble (and reveals he’s afraid of reading e-mail from anyone but his henchpeople, lest temptation lurk between the pixels). Ladies, cover yourselves; that’s coming next. Never mind the $212 jeans; might as well start asking our Junction boutiques to start stocking burqas.

8 Replies to "And this guy wants to convert YOU"

  • T. De November 4, 2006 (7:16 am)

    Clearly, this man strongly believes that his gender is the weaker sex, unable to withstand almost anything. Perhaps we should suggest to him that since he believes his gender is so weak -unable to withstand temptation if a wife isn’t movie star material, unable to read e-mails from strangers because he will be led astray or unable to withstand looking at a woman with a little flesh showing – this genders should not be at any helm of leadership in the country or in the military. Since males in this man’s opinion are so unable to control themselves, they should stay and home and be subjugated to the stronger sex… that gender which seems to have incredible power over the tempations and wiles of the weaker male sex. This guy is nuts!

  • Mona November 4, 2006 (8:12 am)

    This guy is the south end of a north facing donkey.

  • Ken in West Seattle November 4, 2006 (10:32 am)

    This is still a relativly benign mega church. We are mainly just not used to seeing such idiots in west seattle who display their wingnuttiness in public.

    Wingnuts live in West seattle but you don’t often see them except for a couple of weeks before a general election. They do not often break cover for midterms.

    But this is the beginning.

    As housing cost increase, working class residents are being forced out of West Seattle. The Delridge gentrification is creeping up that street and every person with a full size lot is trying to fit a mini condo on the part not actually occupied by their current house.

  • Ken in West Seattle November 4, 2006 (10:33 am)

    …Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so practice and observe whatever they tell you–but not what they do. For they preach, but do not practice.

    They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
    Matthew, Ch 23:

  • Jiggers November 4, 2006 (2:06 pm)

    I have my own mind and will NOT be brainwahsed by the weak minded.

  • V. Ba November 7, 2006 (11:14 am)

    I agree with Mona’s and T.De’s comments – I can’t believe what this guy is saying…

  • Christian November 9, 2006 (10:33 am)

    I agree that MH is a relatively benign evangelical church, but “relatively” is the key word. As a WS minister, I offer some alternative strategies for avoiding “sin” (like, say, three-year-long meth-laced liasons with gay male prostitutes).

  • Helen November 11, 2006 (6:41 am)

    If anyone is interested, People Against Fundamentalism is organizing a protest to be held November 19 outside one of Mark Driscoll’s church campuses. You can find more information here:

    Take Action on Nov 19: Mark the Misogynist and Mars Hill

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