Megachurch Pastor Calls Women Penis Homes
A Megachurch is closings several of its branches after a Pastor’s history of controversial comments caught up with him. In one comment in particular the church leader dubbed women “penis homes.” In another he dubbed the United States a “p***ified nation.”
Washington megachurch Mars Hill announced that it is closing several branches, and has dismissed a pastor after he recently called for the resignation of founder Mark Driscoll, who had created controversy with his anti-LGBT and anti-woman views.
An August profile of Driscoll published by The New York Times explained that he had been accused “of plagiarizing, of inappropriately using church funds and of consolidating power to such a degree that it has become difficult for anyone to challenge or even question him.”
A month earlier, it was revealed that Driscoll had posted hundreds of inflammatory Internet comments almost 15 years ago.
Although the media focused on his comments about the U.S. being a “p***ified nation,” bloggers who followed Driscoll closely argued that his views on women and sex were the larger problem.
On Monday, “Love, Joe, Feminism” blogger Libby Anne pointed out one of the more disturbing notions from Driscoll’s Internet trolling days.
“Ultimately, God created you and it is his penis”.
“You are simply borrowing it for a while,” Driscoll wrote under the name William Wallace II in 2001.
“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,” he continued.
“But, though you may believe your hand is shaped like a home, it is not… 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.”
Anne observed that she had “rarely seen an evangelical man assert male superiority and prominence this directly.”
“In Driscoll’s treatment, women are no more than penis homes,” she wrote. “Women were created to satisfy men. There is nothing uplifting or honored in that.”
Over the weekend, Mars Hill said that “negative media attention” had caused financial difficulties, and announced that it would consolidate several branches and lay off employees.
Driscoll told church members on August 25 that he was taking a six-week leave of absence from the church.
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