Obnoxious and Sexist Preacher Mark Driscoll Wants Christian Singles to Stay Single Indefinitely – And Even Though Unwanted, Prolonged Singleness has Been a Huge Issue For Christian Singles for A Couple Decades Now – Driscoll: ‘Christians should not marry pro choicers’

Obnoxious and Sexist Preacher Mark Driscoll Wants Christian Singles to Stay Single Indefinitely – And Even Though Unwanted, Prolonged Singleness has Been a Huge Issue For Christian Singles for A Couple Decades Now – Driscoll: ‘Christians should not marry pro choicers’

Ah, yes, as if telling Christian single women who want marriage that they may only marry another believer, and teaching them wonky things about genders, dating, etc, has not already done enough damage to Christian single women, and causing a plethora of Christian women to stay single into their 40s, along comes sexist(*), obnoxious(*) Seattle area preacher Mark Driscoll to opine that Christian singles should not marry pro-choicers (the link to the article is farther below).

I am pro-life myself.

But it’s absolutely inappropriate for this caveman (ie, Driscoll) – who even monitors his wife’s e-mail account because he is a control freak – to create rules for Christian singles as though it’s on par with “Thus saith the Lord.”

Christian women do NOT need another level of criteria limiting the pool of potentional, eligible marriage partners they may date.

We already have a huge-ass problem (according to some surveys) with the fact that there are more unmarried Christian women than there are unmarried Christian men.

Christians keep adding layer upon layer of characteristics on to what they feel Christian single women should expect, or demand, in potential mates.

First, Christian dating books and preachers tell ladies to only marry another Christian, then they go on to say that single women should only date Christian men who are their “spiritual leaders,” and now we have Driscoll telling single women to steer clear of any male who may be ‘pro-choice.’

Christians keep adding so many “must haves” on to the “list o’ traits” they feel Christian single females should hold out for in a man to marry, Christian women shall never be able to marry.

Is that their real goal? Is Driscoll secretly plotting to keep single Christian females who want marriage single forever? Because that is exactly the outcome that bullsh-t like this has.

I have read before that sometimes MARRIED women get abortions. It’s not just un-married women who get abortions, but married women who don’t feel they have the time or money to raise another kid.

And why does this say “young followers” in the headline? What, Driscoll doesn’t give a rat’s ass about any single women over the age of 30 (there are a ton of us out here)?

(Link): Famed Pastor [Driscoll] Pens Controversial Warning to Young Followers: Nine Reasons To Not Marry Someone who is Pro Choice

    Oct. 28, 2013 9:00pm
    Billy Hallowell

    In a recent blog post, Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Wash., detailed nine reasons why he believes pro-life Christians should refrain from marrying pro-choicers.

    In particular, the preacher said that those who support abortion rights “do not value children the same way” as those who oppose them. Considering how flammable the abortion issue is, his strongly-worded list is sure to ruffle some feathers.

    …Driscoll eventually changed his views on abortion. Now he’s speaking out in an effort to warn the single men and women who follow his ministry to avoid marrying pro-choice partners.

    “I recently asked Grace if she would have continued dating me and married me had I not converted and become pro-life,” he wrote. “She said that she would not have married me if I had not become earnestly pro-life. She was right.”

    Meshing a pro-lifer and a pro-choicer, he said, creates an “irreconcilable conflict.” While it’s possible to come to an agreement on most issues, when it comes to life or death, Driscoll said there is no middle option.

    Here is the pastor’s complete list of reasons why he believes a pro-lifer should avoid walking down the aisle with a pro-choicer:

    1. You submit to the authority of Scripture, and they do not.

    [omit other reasons]

As to point 1, where in the Bible does it say “Thou shalt not marry a pro choicer?”

The Bible actually is silent on that specific issue.

Further, the Bible instructs Christians they have liberty in Christ (Romans 7:6) and not to allow themselves to be held captive by weaker brothers in the faith, such as Driscoll (Romans 14:13 and Romans 14:5).

(Oddly though, Driscoll is rather hedonistic and libertine in sexual ethics and the opposite of “weaker brother.”)

The Bible also warns against excessive piety and asceticism, see Colossians chapter 2: 16 – 23.

So suck it, Rev. Driscoll and any other Christians who seek to place a set of limitations consisting of unbiblical requirements on unmarried Christians who are hoping for, striving for, marriage.

Given some of Driscoll’s other views on marriage and gender, he is one of the last people any un-married Christian should give credence to in the areas of dating, marriage, etc.

I am not in total agreement with all views expressed in this video (which sounds like it was taken from an atheist blog on Patheos, (Link): “Mark Driscoll’s Advice: Don’t Marry People Who Are Pro-Choice“):


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*Yes, there is plenty of online evidence that Mark Driscoll is sexist, obnoxious, immature, in addition to being a sexual deviant.

Here are but a few examples (yes, this is but a small smattering; there are a billion more web pages out there quoting the guy, with numerous examples of his sexism, arrogance, etc – please note: I am not necessarily in agreement with all views expressed on all sites and blogs I link to):

(Link): Real Depravity – The Driscoll Controversy

(Link): Esther Actually: Princess, Whore…or Something More – by Rachel Held Evans’ regarding Mark Driscoll’s Sexist, Distorted Teachings about Esther

(Link): The Church of Sex [discusses Driscoll’s obsession with sex and how he brings vulgar topics up during church sermons]

(Link): The Mark Driscoll tag from the Are Women Human? blog

(Link): Mark Driscoll’s Chauvinist Views on Appropriate Roles in Marriage

(Link): Pat Robertson, Mark Driscoll, And The Murder Of Gentlemen

(Link): Why I’m NOT a Fan of Mark Driscoll, Real Marriage, Mars Hill, Acts 29
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Related posts on this blog:

(Link): Being Unequally Yoked (are interfaith marriages wrong/ Christians creating too many obstacles for singles to get married)

(Link): More Singles Commentary by Mark Driscoll (“Two Mistakes Singles Make”)

(Link): Mark Driscoll on Single Christian Women Who Desire Marriage – the positives and negatives of his piece

(Link): Mark Driscoll pastor of Mars Hill – views on singleness

(Link): Preacher Mark Driscoll Bashes Single Christian Males Some More

(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles

(Link): Superman, Man Candy -and- Christian Women Are Visual And Enjoy Looking At Built, Hot, Sexy Men

(Link): Christian Teachings on Relationships: One Reason Singles Are Remaining Single (even if they want to get married)

(Link): The Myth of the Gift – Regarding Christian Teachings on Gift of Singleness and Gift of Celibacy

(Link): Example of How Christian Teaching About Sex, Marriage, and Gender Creates Hang Ups and Entitlements Among Christians

(Link): Typical Incorrect Conservative Christian Assumption: If you want marriage bad enough, Mr. Right will magically appear

(Link): Following the Usual Advice Won’t Get You Dates or Married – Even Celebrities Have A Hard Time

(Index Topic Link): Married Christian Couples Engage in Sexual Sin (examples, editorials)

(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single

(Link): There is No Such Thing as a Gift of Singleness or Gift of Celibacy or A Calling To Either One

(Link): Did Gay Marriage Provoke A Conversation About No Marriage At All? (editorial)

(Link): Christian Gender and Sex Stereotypes Act as Obstacles to Christian Singles Who Want to Get Married [and this is the exact garbage guys like Mark Driscoll, John Piper, CBMW, etc, teach

(Link): Gender Complementarian Advice to Single Women Who Desire Marriage Will Keep Them Single Forever / Re: Choosing A Spiritual Leader

(Link): How Christian Teachings on Marriage/ Singleness/ Gender Roles/ Dating Are Keeping Christian Singles Single

(Link): More Awful and Crap-tastic Marriage and Sex Advice from Christians – specifically from Ososami and Delzell

(Link): Response to the Hemingway Editorial ‘Fecundophobia’ – conservatives and Christians continue to idolize children, marriage – which is unbiblical

(Link): False Christian Teaching: “Only A Few Are Called to Singleness and Celibacy” or (also false): God’s gifting of singleness is rare – More Accurate: God calls only a few to marriage and God gifts only the rare with the gift of Marriage

(Link): Being Equally Yoked: Christian Columnist Dan Delzell Striving to Keep Christian Singles Single Forever

(Link): Married Baptist Preacher with Daughter Charged With Murdering Three People in Pawn Shop – Tell Me Again Why Single Christian Women Should Only Consider Marrying Christian Guys? And How Parenting and Marriage Makes a Person More Godly and Mature?

(Link): Preachers Arrested For, or Accused of, Promoting Prostitution, Rape, Spreading HIV, Child Molesting etc – And Christian Single Women Should Only Consider Marrying So Called Christian Men Why?

(Link): How Christians Keep Christians Single (part 3) – Restrictive Gender Roles Taught as Biblical

(Link): Preachers and Christian Media Personalities: Re: Marriage – You’re missing the point stop trying to argue or shame singles into getting married

(Link): Parenting Does Not Necessarily Make People More Godly or Mature: News headline: Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police