the difference between mark driscoll and westboro baptist church

Question: What’s the difference between Mark Driscoll and Westboro Baptist Church?
Answer: Westboro makes signs.


Other than that, neofundamentalist Mark Driscoll and Westboro Baptist are theologically about the same when it comes to the sectarian nature of their soteriological claims.

Here’s what “Pastor Mark” tweeted today:

In case he deletes it, here is a screencap of the tweet:

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church tweeted the following on January 21, 2013 just before President Barack Obama's second inauguration: ""Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know."

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church tweeted the following on January 21, 2013 just before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration: “Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.”

And here’s a transcription of what he wrote:

“Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.”

Remember the difference:

Westboro Baptist Church child protestor.

Westboro Baptist Church child protestor.

Westboro Baptist says: “God hates fags!”

Mark Driscoll screaming,

Pastor Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll: “God Hates YOU!

…and apparently President Obama too, but he’s “praying for him“, so it’s not disingenuous or condescending or self-righteous or otherwise dickish in any way.

(and for the record, here was Westboro Baptist’s tweet for the day. Like I said, Westboro Baptist makes signs, but it’s the same sentiment as Driscoll toward gays.)

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11 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Zwinglius Redivivus and commented:
    Well, rightly, and truly said.

  2. Reblogged this on okieprogressive.

  3. How do we know that God loves and cares for homosexuals as He/She does heterosexuals? As Isaiah states (Isaiah 56: 4, 5, 7): “Thus says YHVH to the that observe My Sabbaths …. and take hold of My Covenant …to them I will give in My House and within My walls a memorial better than sons and daughters (offspring); I will give them an Everlasting name, that shall not be cut off …. I will even bring them to My Holy Mountain, and make them joyful in My House of Prayer.” * The Hebrew word for a Eunuch, , is the generic word that probably included those who were homosexual, a term unknown to Jews of the 1st century. It simply referred to those who would not produce offspring, not just castrated individuals.

  4. Rabbi Gershon,

    If you think that homosexuals can’t have children, I have news for you.

  5. If some people want to pretend that religious folklore = fact and history, that is their privilege.

    But obviously people like that have NO right to enact their delusions into law.

  6. To have such a great president who is sworn in on MLK day,
    after saving our country from economic ruin, feels like redemption
    to me.

  7. [...] believe in and set himself up as the representative
    of a God he seems not to know, but he also tweets things that show
    this to be the case. Here is an example of the result from earlier
    [...]

  8. The sad thing is that as extremist as these nut cases are, it’s even worse when you consider that they have a following of fellow small-minded, ignorant, idiots. I’m not a big religious guy, and have little belief in the bible being anything else than an interesting book written by men, but I do recall something about “those without sin casting the first stone.” I doubt the Westboro or Cargill even remotely qualify.

  9. RE: that “he who is without sin casting the first stone”
    reference … that fable didn’t even show up in any “gospel”
    account until the 4th century; today it is “assumed” that it
    actually happened, etc. Ahhhhhh . . . the nature of folklore
    !

  10. [...] “Answer: Westboro makes signs.” [...]

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