… that the SBC’s conception of marriage goes no deeper than this: Marriage is a cosmic license for sexual intercourse in order to procreate and grow the cult. They affirmatively condemn the mutual loyalty and shared ambitions that make a relationship a marriage, and ridicule the notion that marriage has something to do with building satisfying lives together. Because, you know, only Our Invisible Friend is worthy of your loyalty, and He will tell you what are your ambitions.
Marriage, on their teaching, is merely animal husbandry, an instrument of perpetuation of the cult — and that’s it.
I am not wrong, and so far as I’m concerned it is a teaching that raises a serious doubt of the SBC’s pastors fitness to even conduct weddings.
But, Hey!, I’m a natural-born skeptic. Maybe we ought to check with people in marriages where those teachings are taken seriously, and scroll down through the comments?
And then this gem from the pastor of the church the Duggar family attends
Floyd warned, if a husband or wife fails to keep his or her partner happy sexually they are opening themselves “up to the attack of the enemy.
“And that enemy is going to take your spouse away from you,” he said.
“Both men and woman have their sexual needs met by someone, somewhere, somehow.”
Translation: Anna didn’t cheat, so Josh must have met her sexual needs. Anna must not have returned the favor, causing Josh to cheat.
The family’s pastor is spearheading a pathetic campaign to pin the blame on Anna. He isn’t even being subtle about this.
Here’s the punchline: The people who run the SBC don’t have the slightest idea that the reason they’re failing is the degradation they peddle.