Christian pastor: ‘masturbation is form of homosexuality’

Christian pastor: ‘masturbation is form of homosexuality’

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.

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38 responses to “Christian pastor: ‘masturbation is form of homosexuality’”

  1. Please people! Why judge the man. He is addressing christians who, spanning two millinia, have decided and (more or less) agreed on what tey believe, why they believe it, etc. He is reaffirming believes that we have cherrished for hundreds of years – in a completely different environment from 2000 years ago. Is audience is there because they chose to be there because they believe and experience God speaking to them through the message delivered.

    No harm done to anyone and nothing done wrong – except, masturbation is considered a sin (where it is practiced excessively) which makes it a perversion of love ‘for the self’, not ‘love for the same’ which describes homosexuality in theological/ethical talk.

  2. “right wing activist”? Mark Driscoll is not a political activist. He urges his congregation to biblical fidelity and historic Christian orthodoxy, but he is not engaged in the so called culture wars and campaigning for various causes. If contending “for the faith once delivered” makes someone a political activist, then, well, I guess I’m one and rarely vote.

  3. So apparently now 95% of men and 71% of women have engaged in gay sex? For somebody who denies the existence of homosexuals, he has certainly swelled our ranks…

  4. I believe we should all agree with this man (idiot) that masturbation is a form of homosexuality. Because if he is right that makes the gay wankers of this world the majority in every country on earth. After all there are only two types of humans wankers and liars, so from now on its the wankers-v-lairs and my money is on the wankers every-time. GO GAY WANKERS !!!

  5. Lo and behold the Lord has spoken to Pastor Mark Driscoll and said onto him go and preach to the people that its a sin to flog your pud.A self proclaimed spokesman for God who shows crass knowledge of the bible. Invoking Jesus into his stupid hypocrisy,preaching total ignorance to agrandise his objective to advertise himself with fantasy. The Lord punishes those who invoke Him in lies and
    childish fantasies. Read your bible.