An anti-gay Christian pastor has made headlines in the US after linking masturbation with homosexuality.
Pastor Mark Driscoll, a right wing activist who’s also recently stated that there wasn’t any proof that LBGTI people exist, says that men need to stop masturbating because it’s a kind of homosexuality.
In a booklet titled Porn-Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography & Masturbation for God’s Men, Driscoll, who’s part of the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, says this is because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman.
“If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way,” he writes.
“However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexual activity, particularly if he’s watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body.”
In other sermons offered on his website, Driscoll says that Christians should judge gay people like Jesus.
“If you leave this church, you can go to another church and they will tell you if you are living together and not married, that’s okay. They’ll tell you if you’re gay, that’s okay. They’ll tell you if you’re married and you’re into porno and wife-swapping and open marriages, that’s okay. God is displeased with that conduct. …. Christians therefore must be judgmental like Jesus,” he said.