The Fallout Begins ...
Mark Driskoll ... Mars Hill Church in Seattle ... emergent? fundamentalist? (I'll let ya'all put him on the church label scale where you see him.) Google his name and you'll easily come up with his personal blog (http://www.theresurgence.com/blog/2) which contains a LONG list of 'why this happened to Ted'... included in his long over-exhaustive "got-it-all figured out" list are these two:
1. pastor's wives are the problem - they get lazy and fat and are Victorian in their sex (Yup ... it's there, no kidding!) and
2. he suggests that pastors return to having only male associate pastors!
Hahaha... what part of this sex scandal doesn't he get?? Even when the partner is male, it's still the woman's fault!!
(I've also tried to included a link with an editorial comment on Mark's blog post that was past on to me from one of my faith community members. Of course the links on this story could be endless!)
Wouldn't it be nice if, in response to these human tragedies of complex proportion, THE CHURCH would just shut it's mouth sometimes! Could we ever try imitating God by being HOLY SILENT?
Labels: Culture, Gender Issues