Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Verrrrrrrry Interesting...But Schtupidt!

At the risk of being even more widely despised than I currently am, I will lean over the plate and take one for the team on this. It is not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness. A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband’s sin, but she may not be helping him either.

Who said this?


No; some guy named Mark Driscoll, who's the head kahuna of a megachurch outfit called Mars Hill, pondering the Ted Haggard scandal. You can read other deep thoughts of his here .

Some days, if you're in the right mood, these people can be as funny as hell.

But something tells me Mrs. Driscoll doesn't think so.


Songbird said...

I found his comments very distressing. (And I might add he's no eye candy, himself.)

Jody said...


I'm trying to figure out what all those points (most of which degenerate into: stay away from The Wicked Women, who will lead you into sin) has to do with Haggard's situation in the first place.

LutheranChik said...

Driscoll's thesis seems to be that Haggard's wife didn't powder her nose enough, or sumfin', and thus turned her husband gay.


You can't make up stuff like this.

It makes me want to say, "Hey, tell us what you think about everything."

Purechristianithink said...

YeeHaaaw! I guess that means that because my husband has a little bit of a beer gut and sometimes farts in bed I have a free pass to try a little recreational adultery with whichever gender seems like a good idea at the moment. Thanks Mark.

toujoursdan said...

It's the women's fault! Not a shocking response from people who think that the Adam and Eve myth-story really happened.

Tom in Ontario said...

I can't believe someone is trying to come up with excuses for this guy. And to pin it on the wife? Come on.

Beth said...

I also find this guys view of the pastor's assisstant's role scary. He seems to consider an assisstant someone to protect you from your job, not someone to help you with your job. How would you like having a pastor who only comes into his office for scheduled meetings, does as much of the rest of his work as possible from home, and won't have meetings at home? That seems to pretty much eliminate the idea of pastoral care in a real emergency.

Eileen said...

Um...do all these fundy pastor types suffer from ego-mania and megolomania which kinda drives adultery to begin with? Methinks this would make for an interesting psycho-social study.

LutheranChik said...

I think it's at least partly a function of the cult of personality that can drive a non-denominational church -- there's no organization beyond the church, and no accountability beyond whatever lay group runs the council, if any (often cherry-picked by the minister and/or cronies), so the pastor is basically running a little religious fiefdom. And power corrupts.

Eileen said...

Yep..and total power corrupts totally.

YUCK. Spraying non-fundagelical spray around me and mine...and yours too, if you want some!