Teen-Raping Texas Pastor Gets life in Prison After using the Bible to Justify Abusing Women – Equally Yoked is BUNK

Teen-Raping Texas Pastor Gets life in Prison After using the Bible to Justify Abusing Women – Equally Yoked is BUNK

Far below is a link to a page about a pastor who raped girls in and from a church. Notice in the article how other church-goers who went to church with this guy described him as being “very nice” or as being a “good Christian.”

My Christian parents brought me up to think if I wanted to marry, that the best place for me to meet potential spouses would be at a church. I suppose the assumption with that is that the type of men who attend church regularly are going to be “safer” or better moral choices than the type of dude you might meet at a bar.

However, in the last few years of running this blog, I have seen (Link): so many news stories of church-going Christian men who get arrested for abuse or perversion, I now have my doubts about that.

Secondly, single women out-number single men in churches. I know that every church I’ve been to in person, I’ve been one of the few singles there. The only men in attendance and 80 years old, which would be fine if I were 80 too, but I’m not, and May December relationships (Link): make me want to barf. (I do not want to date or marry dudes who are over 5 or 10 years my age.)

I’ve done blog posts before about Pat Robertson, who has criticized women on his Christian TV show, for having married jerks, perverts, or abusers. Robertson seems to think women should be able to instantly spot if a man is a jerk, creep, loser, or abuser from the start. He’s wrong and an idiot about this.

The fact is, as this article below shows, even other adults who go to church with these kinds of deviant men are not aware of what a creep or pervert these guys are.

These are not people who are dating the guy – they are simply sitting next to him in church every week. If they cannot spot the perverts among them easily, why do Christian conservative men like Robertson think women who date men should be any better?

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Christian Radio Host Busted for Slapping Woman’s ‘Butt Cheek’ Inside Target Restroom – And How This Conflicts With Preacher Doug Wilson’s Propriety of Rape Commentary

Christian Radio Host Busted for Slapping Woman’s ‘Butt Cheek’ Inside Target Restroom – And How This Conflicts With Preacher Doug Wilson’s Propriety of Rape Commentary

First, here is a link to the news story with some excerpts, followed by some observations by me:

(Link): Christian Radio Host Busted for Slapping Woman’s ‘Butt Cheek’ Inside Target Restroom by B P Markus 

Excerpts:

  • Feb 17, 2016
  • A  customer, (Link): The Blade reports.
  • Mark Wayne Howington, 52, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault after a woman said she entered the restroom in the Ohio Target store and had it pulled open by Howington. As he passed her, he allegedly “slapped her butt cheek really hard,” according to a police report obtained by The Blade.
  • The woman, Debra Piechowski, told ABC13 she was at a Target store with her niece in Toledo looking for a birthday and Valentine’s Day gift for her husband.
  • Howington co-hosts a morning show on (Link): Proclaim FM, a Christian radio station.
  • She went to security but the man who slapped her left really quickly.

Before I tie this in with pastor Doug Wilson (much farther below), I wanted to reiterate a few points I normally make about such stories when I post them.

I don’t know if this Howington guy is married or not, or a father. If he is either one or both, I can tell you this is another example of how being married or a parent are not indicators of maturity or godliness, as many Christians say they are. Nor is being married a guarantee a man is not going to pull sexual shenanigans on people who aren’t his wife.

Married people also sexually sin at times. Sexual sin is not the lone province of single adults.

Not only am I, a never married adult not having sex (I have chosen to stay celibate so far into my life), but I don’t go around doing things like slapping other people on their butts.

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Christian Married Couples Who Think Husbands Using Physical Force on Wives Is Acceptable and Christian Married Men Who Deny There is Such a Thing as Marital Rape

Christian Married Couples Who Think Husbands Using Physical Force on Wives Is Acceptable and Christian Married Men Who Deny There is Such a Thing as Marital Rape

Before I get to the links in question, here is a long preface:

I was raised by Christian parents and accepted Christ as my savior when I was a kid. I was taught by my parents and a lot of Christian content I read over the years, since youth, that it’s wrong or sinful for a Christian to marry a Non-Christian. I would hear or read references to a passage in the New Testament that mentions the “equally yoked” principle.

If you’ve been to this blog before, you know I’ve been undergoing a faith crisis the last 2 or 3 or whatever years, and I am now on a spectrum of somewhere between the poles of conservative Christian and agnostic.

I now question a lot of things I was taught as a kid and believed in early adulthood by Christian sources.

I no longer see much value or wisdom in a Christian refusing to date or marry a Non-Christian. I simply have seen too much sexism among Christians, too much wife abuse, churches that won’t effectively deal with abusive marriages, to any longer believe there is any safety or benefit in a woman marrying a Christian man.

I have a (Link): running list of links to news stories in one blog post about self-professing, and in many cases, regular church attending Christian men, who either admit to, or get arrested for things like rape, domestic violence, and child molesting.

Some Christians like to get into a distracting stance about, “well, men who rape, or who hit their wives are not “real” Christians.” I’ve addressed this issue before on my blog. I’m never any good at articulating it, but so far as I can explain: it does not matter if the self-professing Christian man is “really” saved or not.

I can guarantee you that no Christian single woman who believes in the “equally yoked” teaching intentionally sets out to marry a Non-Christian. No Christian woman intentionally sets out to marry a guy who only pretends to be a Christian but is not.

No Christian woman intends to marry a guy who has all the trademarks and qualities one would expect to find in a Christian only to find out later in marriage that the Christian husband is a serial cheater, a child molester, a porn addict, or what have you.

So, at the end of the day, does it really matter worth a damn to these women if the guy was a true Christian or not? No. Because she’s stuck with a dead beet, loser, pervert, or abuser until she divorces his ass.

All of these questions about ‘Can a man who is REALLY saved turn around and rape women or beat them up’ are moot, if you ask me.

A man who wears the label of “Christian” but who looks at porn all day, or who rapes women, or who beats his wife up all day long is not suitable marriage material. There are Non-Christian men who would make better partners. There are Non-Christian men who would be more loving, gentle, and respectful of their wives than church-going Christian men.

My stance on this blog over the last two or so years is that women need to usually ignore a man’s religious views and judge him on his behavior and character.

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