As if I needed more reasons not to be a christian, I get this gem of a video full of theistic righteousness about at-home dads. This couple from Mars Hill Church show their spiritual side in a loving display of mockery and scorn for involved fathers.
The wife, Gracie Driscoll, quotes the biblical book of Timothy (later the quote is attributed to Paul) as her source saying that a man who doesn’t provide is “worse than an unbeliever”. Whew… I was worried until I realized that I am an unbeliever. Timothy also teaches that a woman should be silent and not teach. I guess that Gracie is not honoring god, either. Timothy also says that women should not have braided hair or jewelry, so that puts at-home dads in the sordid company of many Moms out there. I suppose that women in braids and jewelry should be disciplined and mocked for “maligning the word of God” too.
Gracie also claims that letting a father care for children is selfish of a mother because mothers are “built to be able to recognize what they need.” So true. I go blind and dumb every time my wife leaves the house. And, of course, the Pastor Mark Driscoll says that “statistically” you will have a better marriage and prevent divorce if the man is the provider. Really? Where are those statistics? Statistically, 50% of marriages end in divorce. I had no idea that the majority of those marriages had fathers as primary caregivers.
Then, Pastor Mark says that there are no examples in the bible of at-home fathers. But there are examples of fathers offering up their own sons as a sacrifice to God, fathers offering their daughters to be raped by a mob of perverts, and fathers who get drunk and sleep with their daughters. These stories are straight out of the bible, and the Mars Hill congregation are supposed to accept the interpretations of some random meat head?
In case you needed more reasons not to be a Christian. Watch John McCain’s favorite pastor, John Hagee, talk trash about at-home fathers.