thepoliticalfreakshow

thepoliticalfreakshow:

You might remember swaggering, misogynist evangedouche/human Affliction tee Mark Driscoll from being terrible on Glenn Beck, being terrible on Fox and Friends, or being terrible any time he does anything ever, which is all the time. But he’s really ramped up the action in the last month or so! It seems like dude can’t open his praise-hole lately without face-planting in a big pile of PR doodoo.

Brendan Kiley at the Stranger rounded up some of Driscoll’s latest greatest shits (if you aren’t familiar with Mark Driscoll at all, you can play catch-up here):

The backlash against pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill church is growing—and this time, it’s Christians and former Mars Hill insiders who are beginning to lead it. This Sunday, Driscoll released a quasi-apology video with a little stab at his “critics” in the church, calling them “anonymous” with the implication that they’re cowards. That kicked off the "We Are Not Anonymous" Facebook page (with comments like “Mark Driscoll you know who we are… look under the bus!”) and calls for a protest at the Mars Hill Bellevue site this Sunday.

"It’s like Romney at the party talking about the '47 percent,'" says protest organizer Jim Henderson (referring to the video capturing the presidential candidate dismissing 47 percent of Americans as idiotic freeloaders who will vote for Obama). "It’s just one of those moments when he served it up for us to hit it out of the park."

And the VERY latest: Former Mars Hill members have dug up some old posts—written pseudonymously by Driscoll—in which he declares that “we live in a pussified nation” and, by contrast, hell looks like a good placebecause at least a man is in charge, has a bit of order and let’s men spit and scratch as needed.”

HELL LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PLACE BECAUSE AT LEAST A MAN IS IN CHARGE.

Hahahahahahaha, crash and burn, dong-face. Thanks for confirming what we already knew about you: Faith is just a cover. Oppressing women and gay people is your real religion. You and your hate and your profit margins are your real God.

Here’s just a taste of what Mark Driscoll, “hipster pastor,” says when he thinks nobody’s looking:

We live in a completely pussified nation.

We could get every man, real man as opposed to pussified James Dobson knock-off crying Promise Keeping homoerotic worship loving mama’s boy sensitive emasculated neutered exact male replica evangellyfish, and have a conference in a phone booth. It all began with Adam, the first of the pussified nation, who kept his mouth shut and watched everything fall headlong down the slippery slide of hell/feminism when he shut his mouth and listened tohis wife who thought Satan was a good theologian when he should have lead her and exercised his delegated authority as king of the planet. As a result, he was cursed for listening to his wife and every man since has been his pussified sit quietly by and watch a nation of men be raised by bitter penis envying burned feministed single mothers who make sure that Johnny grows up to be a very nice woman who sits down to pee.

So, Johnny hits youth group one day to hear from his pussified youth pastor that he should perfect his virginity and dating skills. So Johnny tries to be a loving and patient man who looks for a nice woman like mom who will whip him into shape and beat him into submission so that he can one day join a men’s accountability group and learn how to keep his urges under control, which just causes him to be earn a B.A. in masturbation, M.A. in porno, andPhD in knuckleheadology as Johnny is now so terrified of women and his own penis that he sits in his room alone each night on the internet hoping to get some (with the occasional "falling into sin" with a woman as they inevitabaly cross "boundaries" of intimacy) because he’s so afraid of women and has no idea how to take one, or love one, or serve one, or take one to bed and make the Song of Songs sing again.

One day Johnny finally gives in to the pressure of his pre-humpers singles ministry and gets stuck with some gal left on the shelf long after her expiration date that is just like dear old mom who wants him to shut up like Adam, take his beating, and join a church men’s group that is really a woman’s group in disguise complete with cookies and crying andantidepressants to cope with the insanity.

Poor Johnny is by now so completely whacked that he’s afraid of having kids and hold off his taking on any more responsibility as long as he can because Johnny is a boy trapped in a man’s body walking around in a world of other boys all trying to keep their pee pee behind their zipper and do just like their momma told them and be good women.

And so the culture and families and churches sprint to hell because the men aren’t doing their job and the feminists continue their rant that it’s all our fault and we should just let them be pastors and heads of homes and run the show. And the more we do, the more hell looks like a good place because at least a man is in charge, has a bit of order and let’s men spit and scratch as needed. And all their whining and fighting is nothing more than furtherevidence that we are still kings and unless we do our job everyone and everything is getting screwed except Johnny (metaphorically speaking of course).

I know many of the women will disagree, and they like Eve should not speak on this matter. And, many men will also disagree, which is further proof of the pussified epidemic having now become air born and universal.

Pussified men are inarguably legion.

Nothing short of an exorcism is needed.

OKEY DOKEY, BRO. And there’s so, so much more here.

Reminder: Over ten thousand people attend services at this man’s churches. Hundreds of thousands of people watch his online sermon. Almost half a million people follow him on Twitter. If you live in the Seattle area, it’s pretty much a given that someone you know has left your social circle for Mars Hill’s promise of “cool Christianity”—which encourages members to distance themselves from non-believing friends and family.

This is what they left you for. This is Mars Hill.

Source: Lindy West for Jezebel

UPDATE: Here’s more of the controversial comments that Mark Driscoll has made.

Mark Driscoll is wrong. 

Godly men stick up for people, not make fun of them.

Godly men honor women, not belittle them

Godly men love their gay and lesbian neighbors, not ridicule them

Godly men celebrate femininity, not trash it.

Godly men own their sexuality, not flaunt it

Godly men pursue peace, not dismiss it

Godly men rise above violence, not glorify it

Godly men build up the Church, not embarrass it

Godly men imitate Christ—who praised the gentle and the peacemakers, who stood up for the exploited and abused, who showed compassion for the downtrodden,  who valued women, and who loved his enemies to the point of death. 

If this Facebook status were Pastor Mark Driscoll’s first offense, it might not warrant a strong response.But Mark has developed a pattern of immaturity and unkindness that has remained largely unchecked by his church. In evangelical circles, he’s like the kid from high school who makes crude jokes at every opportunity, uses the words “gay” and “queer” to describe the things he most detests, encourages his friends to subject the unpopular kids to ridicule, and belittles the guys who aren’t “macho” or “manly” enough to be in his club.  

As blogger Tyler Clark put it, “When you put out a call on Facebook for people verbally attack ‘effeminate anatomically male’ men, I find myself back in high school—shoved against a locker, with the bullies calling me a faggot.” 

What we have on our hands is a bully. 

And this bully is teaching the young men at his church and under his influence that bullying is an acceptable expression of “biblical manhood.”

This has to stop. As followers of Jesus, we are obligated to stick up for the least of these, especially when they are being publicly bullied in the name of Christ. 

We are also obligated to use the proper channels to do so. Many have asked that Mark apologize, but he has refused. Many have written blog posts expressing their concern, but he remains defiant. It’s time to take some more practical steps: 

Today I emailed Mars Hill Church to request that the elders take whatever measures necessary to stop Mark’s bullying once and for all. No more empty apologies. This behavior must change. 

If you wish to do the same, here’s how: 

Write: 
Mars Hill Church 
1411 NW 50th
Seattle, WA 98107

Call:
(206) 816-3500

Email: 
life@marshillchurch.org

If you know Mark personally or attend his church, approach him as a friend and request that he get the counseling he needs to deal with this destructive pattern. Bullying is as harmful to the bully as it is to the victim.

And to turn this bad situation into something good, consider joining the “I’m Sorry Campaign" to apologize for the ways that we as Christians have harmed the LGBT community.

Mark’s bullying is unacceptable.

Stop talking about it and do something.

[Update: Mark Driscoll has responded.]

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Dulce Medina, Mayeli Hernandez, and Saúl Martinez all now live in New York, but just months ago, they were on a treacherous 1,500-mile northbound journey to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, running from violence, poverty, and death.

“I am afraid to go back to Guatemala because I am afraid that there is no one to protect me,” 15-year-old Dulce said during a packed ad hoc press conference organized by the House Progressive Caucus on the influx of unaccompanied migrants from Central America. Dulce fled Guatemala because she was scared of being attacked.

“I ask that you put yourself in my shoes and ask how you would like to be treated,” Dulce told members of Congress. “Would you want to be sent back to a place where someone tried to harm you? Please do what is best for the kids that are in desperate need for help.” Her testimony was part of coordinated resistance against repealing a 2008 law that eased the path for child migrants to apply for asylum. Some lawmakers want to amend that law and make it more difficult for Central Americans to claim asylum, claiming it will expedite removal of migrants.

Twelve-year-old Mayeli fled Honduras after witnessing two separate homicides, tearfully recalling, “it was very ugly to see the blood running on the ground.” She also asked Congressional members to “protect children like me and my little sister. We can’t go back to our countries because they’re very dangerous and very poor.” She hopes to one day become a doctor or a lawyer, but is grateful that a judge has granted her the ability to stay in the United States in the meantime. Mayeli added, “I hope that the United States will continue to help children like me who needs a lot of help. I hope that these children will not be returned to their countries because their mothers have to struggle a lot to bring them here.”

“All I was doing was delivering tamales,” 15-year-old Salvadoran teen Saúl said when it was his turn to testify. He fled El Salvador in April after witnessing a homicide and the MS-13 gang threatened to kill him for entering their territory. “A few years ago, I saw a man die after being shot many times on my street,” Saúl recollected through a translator. “One day I was sitting inside my house and I heard gunshots. I saw that on the same block, a man was wounded by bullets and I saw an empty cartridge. There was a lot of blood.

After recounting his experiences in the infamous “ice-boxes,” or holding cells blasted with air conditioning so unbearable that some people turn blue, Saul added, “Please don’t mistreat children the way your government has mistreated me. Finally, I want to ask you not to deport children like me because it’s very possible that you will deport them to violence and to their death.”

The three teens are legally here now — Dulce has special immigrant juvenile status while Mayeli and Saul are on track to becoming permanent residents. But they also represent the kids who were successful in obtaining legal representation, a process that may be upended by Congressional action since some lawmakers hope to strip away legal protections for unaccompanied kids in exchange for a more expeditious deportation process. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed disappointment that proposed reforms don’t include more provisions to ensure legal representation. “The soul of our country is about giving every person access to rights who is in our country,” she said, recalling that her colleague had told her, “‘We cannot have deportation without representation.’ So I also thank the groups who are here, who advocate for proper representation.”

Earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Reps. Randy Weber (R-TX), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told reporters on the grounds of a relief center that immigrants should still be put into expedited deportation proceedings. Their remarks came on the heels of a tour of the McAllen, Texas detention facility and meeting with families fleeing violence, who were temporarily staying in a tent-like structure about 40 feet away. Some Republicans hope to quickly deport unaccompanied children with Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), who led a House GOP working group, stating, “The president’s supplemental [spending request] asks for a lot of money, but it’s money to spend here to keep the kids, and we disagree with that.”

A recent poll suggests the majority of Americans may disagree with moves to expedite the deportation of kids like Mayeli, Saul, and Dulce. A Public Religion Research Institute poll released Tuesday found that 69 percent of Americans said that they wanted to see children receive refugee status and be allowed to stay in the country if it’s not safe for them to be returned to their home country. And recently, the California Endowment and partner organizations launched a letter-writing campaign for Americans to write messages of love and compassion to be delivered to Central American children in detention facilities. Already, more than 1,800 messages, many of them from U.S. children, have flooded the website.

Source: Esther Yu-Hsi Lee for ThinkProgress

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thebluelip-blondie:

blacksupervillain:

afewchainz:

feliciashanay:

kanyeweaste:

feliciashanay:

2damnfeisty:



she need a lil more than government assistants. lol

These are the same fuckers who get mad about black folk gettin 200 but they fuckin gulpin on the tit of the govnt 

yeah my sister def doesn’t get anywhere near 1000 lol they kill me. 


how did she get a grand in food stamps???when i was a full time student with no job they didn’t wanna give me $150.

what the fuck?

how many kids she got???????

thebluelip-blondie:

blacksupervillain:

afewchainz:

feliciashanay:

kanyeweaste:

feliciashanay:

2damnfeisty:

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she need a lil more than government assistants. lol

These are the same fuckers who get mad about black folk gettin 200 but they fuckin gulpin on the tit of the govnt 

yeah my sister def doesn’t get anywhere near 1000 lol they kill me. 

how did she get a grand in food stamps???

when i was a full time student with no job they didn’t wanna give me $150.

what the fuck?

how many kids she got???????

chocolatehighhh
ndiyo-tunaweza:

                Still  I  RiseYou may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?'Cause I walk like I've got oil wellsPumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?Bowed head and lowered eyes?Shoulders falling down like teardrops.Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?Don’t you take it awful hard'Cause I laugh like I've got gold minesDigging in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,You may cut me with your eyes,You may kill me with your hatefulness,But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?Does it come as a surpriseThat I dance like I’ve got diamondsAt the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shameI riseUp from a past that’s rooted in painI riseI’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.Leaving behind nights of terror and fearI riseInto a daybreak that’s wondrously clearI riseBringing he gifts that my ancestors gaveI am the dream and the hope of the slave.I riseI riseI rise             ____Maya Angelou

ndiyo-tunaweza:

                Still  I  Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Digging in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing he gifts that my ancestors gave
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise
             ____Maya Angelou