Blow Job Evangelism

misogyny_hard_to_spellSo, as I mentioned yesterday, there is a lot of interesting stuff about this Mark Driscoll character.  Some of it I can’t even delve into yet, because it has brought up a lot of unattended wounds that I suffered at one particular church, involving one particular narcissistic pastor.  I haven’t written much about it here before, but I think it’s just about time and will in the near future.   The parallels are amazing.

Let’s leave that for now and talk about an aspect of Driscoll that I find quite disturbing:  His demeaning view of women–his misogyny, if you will.   There are so many quotes I could use from his sermons and books, but I really think this one is a doozie and a perfect illustration of what I am talking about.  This particular quote comes from a sermon Driscoll gave in Scotland.  He is telling a story of how a woman in his congregation brought her husband to Christ, after receiving  “counsel” from Driscoll.  So, without any further ado, here is his quote:

She [the wife] says, “I’ve never performed oral sex on my husband. I’ve refused to.” I said, “You need to go home and tell your husband that you’ve met Jesus and you’ve been studying the Bible, and that you’re convicted of a terrible sin in your life. And then you need to drop his trousers, and you need to serve your husband. And when he asks why, say, ‘Because I’m a repentant woman. God has changed my heart and I’m supposed to be a biblical wife.’” She says, “Really?” I said, “Yeah. First Peter 3 says if your husband is an unbeliever to serve him with deeds of kindness.” [Laughter from audience] How many men would agree, that is a deed of kindness. He doesn’t want tracts. Those won’t do anything. What we’re talking about here could really help.

Alrighty then.  Now, I’m not even going to go into why this woman was even discussing oral sex with Driscoll… I’m assuming he had questioned her about it, and that in and of its self is creepy all on its own, but I just want to focus on his misogyny, which becomes apparent when he tells her that by denying her husband blowjobs, she is committing a “terrible sin your life.”  Wow, just wow.  Not that I have a problem with blowjobs, I think they’re great, but  not wanting to perform one is a “terrible sin?” Really?  Next, he says, “You need to drop his trousers and serve him.”  Oh, serve him?  What does that make her, a sex slave, perhaps? That’s just demeaning.  Finally he says she needs to tell her husband,” God has changed my heart and I’m supposed to be a biblical wife.”  Well, ladies, we all know what that means, yes, full submission—our bodies are not our own.  They belong to our men; of course they do.

Putting aside the asinine idea of blow jobs bringing a man to Christ, Driscoll’s less than stellar view of women is simply appalling. It’s just incredible to me that this man has a female following at all.  Mars Hill is huge and has a huge budget.  It’s weird enough that people, especially women, attend his church and sign a “membership covenant,” (more on that later…shudder) but they give tons and tons of money to this man and his church.  Crazy.  I can fully understand why men would want to attend, especially with the whole “blowjob evangelism” thing that is promoted, but women?  Women sit and listen to this misogynistic ass?  Geez…us preserve us.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ... Zoe ~
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 00:23:30

    Leaving the whole *bj* thing aside for now, do you know my first reaction to the “story” he told . . . I think it is a lie. These guys lie all the time. Just sayin’.

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    • notabarbie
      Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:12:22

      I believe he is a liar as well. I’ve heard so many pastors share stories from the pulpit that I KNEW we’re lies. What ever it takes to make a point for Jesus, right? And there’s more, so much more…

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  2. boomslang
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 10:41:59

    I find it unfathomable that any woman in Driscoll’s church would swallow such a load of nonsense, even on the extremely off-chance that that’s the way it all went down. Good gravy!

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  3. boomslang
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 00:17:49

    I know it’s a serious subject, but considering the post’s title..i.e..”Blow Job Evangelism”, I just couldn’t resist the pun(s) = )

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  4. boomslang
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 00:02:25

    ‘Glad it provided a chuckle. ‘Thought I’d try something different this time and use humor as a tool, instead of just cramming my Atheistic views down people’s throats, you know, like usual. Maybe I’ll take a longer, harder, more serious look at this subject on my own blog.

    (okay, okay..I’ll stop)

    = )

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  5. sallybr0wn
    Dec 25, 2015 @ 02:48:13

    I wonder if he preaches how men need to satisfy their wives? I wonder how many women in that congregation have never had an organ?! I’m telling u, if a pastor had ever said that while I was in there, I would have made a scene… Omg… And I was a submissive wife to my husband, but I’ll be damned if I would be from a preacher

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