This is actually a victory for a lot of people. There are many, many different reasons to hate Mars Hill Church and its nasty moldy shower curtain of a man leader, Mark Driscoll.
Yes, Mars Hill has announced that it has to close several of its gross megachurches because of financial difficulties. Due to bad press.
God, I love it when online activism works.
Actually, in one of the two protests I've attended, we marched to Mars Hill Church to protest them during a meeting they were having to discuss how they could best attack the reproductive rights of people who can become pregnant. I had to go to that one, because FUCK Mars Hill Church. Get it the fuck out of Seattle and everywhere else.
Seriously, though, this is a feminist win. Mark Driscoll is one of the most vile misogynists ever to be given a vast audience. Wait, actually, there's a shit ton of men like that. Well, I'm sure he'd make it into the top 1,000 or something.
If you can manage, check out this single statement in which he blatantly objectifies women and says that a woman is property while being homophobic and shaming masturbation. It's really gross.
The first thing to know about your penis is, that despite the way it may see, it is not your penis. Ultimately, God created you and it is his penis. You are simply borrowing it for a while.
While His penis is on loan you must admit that it is sort of just hanging out there very lonely as if it needed a home, sort of like a man wondering the streets looking for a house to live in. Knowing that His penis would need a home, God created a woman to be your wife and when you marry her and look down you will notice that your wife is shaped differently than you and makes a very nice home.
Therefore, if you are single you must remember that your penis is homeless and needs a home. But, though you may believe your hand is shaped like a home, it is not. And, though women other than your wife may look like a home, to rest there would be breaking into another man’s home. And, if you look at a man it is quite obvious that what a homeless man does not need is another man without a home.
Yeah. And that's not an isolated incident. There's a huge list of awful things Mark Driscoll has said and done, and that list comes with serious trigger warnings, especially for rank misogyny and homophobia. He's also been accused of bullying and harassing church members to the point that there are actual support groups for former members of his church. Holy shit.
So this is definitely a victory for the world as a whole. I hope that Mars Hill Church dies a swift yet messy and agonizing death.