Friday, December 21

Sex-related sexism in the church? SHOCKING!

Thaddeus Matthews brings to our attention the curious case of the pastor of World Overcomers Church (the church that brought us the crazy cross-wielding Statue of Liberty) who felt the need to urge the women in his congregation to get freaky in the bedroom to keep their husbands faithful.

From Thaddeus:

In the pulpit was a Queen sized bed draped in burgundy and gold.

Members were wondering why the place that normally Pastor Alton R. Williams preaches the word of God from had turned into a large bedroom, when he entered wearing a robe and pajama pants with his bible in hand. the lights are dimmed, mode music is playing,Williams at this point lays on the bed reading from the Songs of Solomon.

While still reading the bible his wife Sherrilyn enters the sanctuary wearing a long red feathered seductive fitting gown. Mrs. Williams very seductively walks across the pulpit turn bedroom and sits on the bed next to her husband. She closes his bible and begins to rub on him, and then lefts him from the bed and very passionately embraces and kisses him. Pastor Williams whose Sunday morning freak session is designed to save marriages tells the women in the congregation "This is how to keep your husband so the Hoe don't get him".


This is an old schtick, dressed up in gaudy bedsheets. Just a few months ago, megapreacher Joel Osteen — he of the impossibly smiley gums — apparently encouraged the women of his congregation to shop at Victoria's Secret to keep their husbands interested.

Obviously you know what I'm going to say at this point.

[Sarcastic remark and possible ad hominem attack on both preachers.]

[Snark regarding the insanity of the people who must attend these churches.]

[General musing about the state of Christianity today, and how it is so pathetically off-track of its stated goal, which is to make people more like Christ.]

[Sincere denunciation of the pervasive sexist practice of making women responsible for the behavior of men.]

[Pissy indictment of the culture's insistence on placing a woman's highest power and value in her sexuality, and not just her sexuality, but her ability and willingness to please men with her sexuality.]

[Acknowledgment, once again, that the most subtle and ubiquitous form of man-hating comes not from feminists, but from those who seem to believe that men are sub-human animals who can't control their own behavior and must rely on the womenfolk to do it for them.]

Repeat. Ad nauseum.

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Blogger Brandon said...

voyeurism much?

Fri Dec 21, 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Tarky7 said...

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Fri Dec 21, 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Fri Dec 21, 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous fieldguidetomemphis said...

hmmm. i just had a conversation friday with a world overcomer regarding my current reading material (a year of living biblically). she was asking if he'd covered song of solomon yet (just read that part) and how racy it is...

concubines, polygamy and gratification - OH MY.

happy holidays sista

Sun Dec 23, 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger Tangential said...

But it's so fun to play the blame game! "I didn't do it, the devil made me." "Well, I wouldn't have cheated if my wife paid more attention to me instead of the 8 kids we had because God told us to be fruitful and multiply." etc.
That's real cute, though. I hope some people walked out in a show of disgust. No matter the message, that preacher was in poor taste.

Tue Dec 25, 04:23:00 PM  
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