John M. Becker

Mark Driscoll: Women Are Penis Homes; Men's Penises Belong to God

Filed By John M. Becker | September 09, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

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Tags: evangelical Christianity, evangelicals, God's Penis, homophobia, Mark Driscoll, misogyny, penis homes, penis loans, penises, sexismm

mark-driscoll.pngRight-wing evangelical megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, already under fire for plagiarism, is facing additional criticism this week after anonymous comments he made on a church website in 2001 resurfaced.

Under the pseudonym "William Wallace II," the notorious homophobe ranted on his Mars Hill Church's message board against what he called our "pussified nation." He also claimed that men's penises are on loan from God -- and that God created women to be "homes" for His Penises.

Seriously.

Here's a transcript, via blogger Libby Anne at Patheos (screenshot here):

The first thing to know about your penis is, that despite the way it may see, it is not your penis. 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.

Therefore, if you are single you must remember that your penis is homeless and needs a home. 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 man's home. And, if you look at a man it is quite obvious that what a homeless man does not need is another man without a home. Paul tells us that your penis actually belongs to your wife, and once you are married she will trade you it for her home (I Corinthians 7:4), and every man knows this is a very good trade for him to make.

With his penis, the man is supposed to learn to please his wife and learn how to be patient, self-controlled and be educated on how to keep his home happy and joyous (I Corinthians 7:3). The man should be aroused by his new home, and the wife should rejoice at seeing his penis rise to greet her (Song of Songs 5:14b).

Got that? In Driscoll's world, men's dicks aren't theirs, but God's; women's bodies are penis homes that belong to men; and Yahweh's Penis does not find its home inside another man.

It's tempting to write Driscoll off as just another boorish wingnut, which he undoubtedly is, but as The New Civil Rights Movement's David Badash points out, he's also one of the brightest stars in the evangelical movement. Driscoll's Seattle-based Mars Hill Church is attended by thousands of people every week, he's authored over 15 books, and in 2010 he was named one of the most influential pastors of the past 25 years by Preaching magazine.

That huge platform just makes Driscoll's appalling misogyny and disgusting homophobia that much more repugnant. Shame on him.

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