Sunday, November 12, 2006,4:21 PM
Standing up against misogyny
So apparently Mark Driscoll has finally gone too far with his latest comments. The group People Against Fundamentalism is organizing a protest at Mars Hill Seattle. Read about it here.

Of course the Driscollite cult spies wasted no time in showing up to defend their master in the comments. I really really don't get how so many guys can be so blind to the evil hurtful things Driscoll says about women. Granted - some of the other commenters have valid points about the intolerence of being intolerant of fundies and question the necessity of a protest. I honestly don't know what I think yet. I know his words are evil and damaging to christianity and I wish he wouldn't have such a public voice speaking for "all christians," but I'm not for sure about a public protest. Justice should be sought and oppression of women needs to end, but there may be better ways to work for change.

But I'm interested in watching this and in knowing that some people are taking a stand against this man.
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  • At 11/12/2006 05:24:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

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  • At 11/12/2006 05:25:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

    While I agree with others who have suggest that a demonstration of love would perhaps work better than an angry protest (if the goal is to change minds at Mars Hill or even Mark Driscoll’s mind); on the other hand, I think a protest can have some good effects too.

    As I understand it from my friends (new and old) in Seattle, Mark is highly influential there. For some reason, he is courted and coddled by the local media despite his blatant fundamentalism and the Seattle media’s own liberal bent. I can attest that he is highly influential in nationwide Christian circles too. Driscoll is also influencing hundreds of young Christian leaders through his Acts29 church planting network. And I have to confess that I have rarely met an Acts29 pastor who didn’t display the same arrogant, aggressive and misogynistic behavior that Driscoll regularly does. I guess it must be part of the training.

    Given all that, hopefully this protest will at least wake up a few people in Seattle, and perhaps beyond, to the fact that Driscoll is not necessarily someone worth taking seriously despite his big church, colorful language and “edgy” worship styles. Maybe the media out there will stop fawning over him and actually start noticing the outrageous verbal crap that he spews.

  • At 11/14/2006 03:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Fundamentalism is beautiful because it concurrs with the ABSOLUTE TRUTH of the Bible. Nicolaitanes are not making it into heaven.
    Look it up Mike,

  • At 11/14/2006 03:14:00 PM, Anonymous Jose

    Mike, please don't allow yourself to be deceived by Satan with this EC business. Jesus is the only Lord, there is absolutely no other way someone can make it into heaven. This EC business is the old Greek school of Antinomianism.

    My name is Jose.

  • At 11/14/2006 07:08:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

    welcome back Jose... so what exactly is beautiful about hating women?

  • At 11/15/2006 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Jose

    Nowhere does God humiliate women in His Word. Jesus lifted up women. Whoever calls himself a Fundamentalist/Christian, and promotes that kind of rubish is deceived by the devil himself, and does not live according to God's Word. For in Christ's eyes we are all equal. Different responsibilities, but equal.
    Think of this, if it weren't for women, we wouldn't be here. Right? BTW - You've got a beautiful family, the Lord has blessed you with them.
    Thank God he created women! They are a wonderful blessing!

  • At 11/17/2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger gerbmom

    Jose, why do you bother reading this blog when you are so blatantly against everything that is said here? I don't get it. If all of this troubles you so much, please, go read something you agree with. My friend's blog is supposed to be a safe place to express opinions in a respectful manner, and interact accordingly. Stop trying to stir up arguments.

  • At 11/27/2006 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous jose

    Hi Gerbmom, I hope you are doing well.

  • At 12/05/2006 05:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous


    Are you Emerging too? If you were to die today, do you know where you would spend eternity? Heaven or Hell? And why would you go there, by what merits?