Nate Sparks recently published an open letter to The Gospel Coalition, listing the troublesome, often abuse-condoning, things said and done by many members of TGC. Among others, he discusses Doug Wilson, a preacher who officiated at the wedding of one of his students, a guy he knew to be a pedophile, to a young woman. (This pedophile has now been forbidden almost all contact with his own baby from said marriage, due to worries about the child’s safety.) Wilson also made troubling claims on slavery and on sexual violence.
Rachel Held Evans linked on Twitter to this letter and made a claim which goes somewhat further than what DW actually said:
Doug Wilson says unsubmissive women deserve to be raped. Why do @TGC & @JohnPiper continue to support him?
Wilson responded by showing that he did not say what Evans claimed: (more…)
At a time when patriarchal preacher Doug Wilson was criticized for his handling of two underage sexual abuse cases, he wrote an article on “sexual justice“. This article was supposed to be incorporated into his new book on the topic.
This same Doug Wilson also wrote that in the bedroom, the man “conquer, colonize” and the woman “surrenders, accepts“, that this is the way the world (and the bedroom) ought to be. Elsewhere he wrote: “Sex is something I do to my wife, not with her.” This man believes women should be overpowered and forced. (more…)
(Warning: Subject matter may be triggering, because of the way sexual abuse/ rape is discussed. It will also be more sexually graphic than anything else on this blog.)
Yes, I know a hundred bloggers tackled this topic in the past week. I’ll try not to repeat what everybody else said, okay? Doug Wilson wrote something in 1999 which caused no outrage among his patriarchal male readers, but it landed on the Gospel Coalition’s website a week ago, where it was approvingly quoted:
“A final aspect of rape that should be briefly mentioned is perhaps closer to home. Because we have forgotten the biblical concepts of true authority and submission, or more accurately, have rebelled against them, we have created a climate in which caricatures of authority and submission intrude upon our lives with violence. (more…)