Nathan (vovat) wrote,

Woman, what have I to do with thee?

When bethje and I were listening to a Christian radio station this morning, a preacher [1] was giving a sermon on the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, and trying to make it relevant to his own life. According to him, when he was young and studying in England, girls would ask him to walk to class with them. Then when he'd get to one of their houses, the girl would still be wearing a nightgown, and claim to be depressed. And according to him (this isn't an exact quote, but I think it's pretty close), "If I'd closed the door, it would have been all over." So a girl in a nightgown saying she's depressed is, to this guy's mind, basically saying, "Fuck me"? [2] Anyway, he eventually went on to talk about how gay marriage is wrong, and kids who grow up in same-sex households get messed up (and, as you might have guessed, not bothering to cite any actual evidence).

I've noticed that a lot of these folksy preachers seem to have unbridled contempt for women. Their joking anecdotes will often be about how women are obsessed with shopping, or are cunning temptresses. If it's folksy to be misogynistic and homophobic, you'll pardon me if I don't want to be one of the folks.

[1] I don't think this particular preacher was Greg Laurie, although he had another sermon on the same station. I remember seeing signs for Greg Laurie, and thinking of HUGH Laurie. The fact that House's first name is Gregory didn't help matters in that respect.
[2] Come on, British chicks aren't interested in folksy American preachers! They all want footballers.
Tags: bible, radio, religion
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