Pastor Wanted To Slap Church Member For Objecting To Anti-Gay Fliers
Talk about laying holy hands. For one Iowa pastor, that means wanting to slap a woman when she raises questions about the church's anti-gay pamphlets. According to The Advocate, the fliers in question are urging voters to oust Justice David Wiggins, the last of three judges to vote for marriage equality in the state.
When the woman, who attends City Church in Burlington, Iowa, told a pastor that she thought it was unlawful for a church to dispense politically charged material, fellow pastor Steve Youngblood said not only should she be slapped, but that her husband should "correct" her. After you finish rolling your eyes, continue: "What makes me madder is that this person's husband won't correct them," he said in his October 7 sermon, according to the report. "I don't like rebellious women. I don't like rebellious men either. They're even worse."
Yes, thinking discrimination and legislating morality are things that should be questioned should be labeled rebellious and worthy of a smackdown. According to Youngblood, the church isn't breaking any laws by having the pamphlets, which is probably true. But that doesn't make him sound any less idiotic. I fear for the woman who comes to him spouting that birth control, pro-choice mumbo jumbo.