Pastor Mark Driscoll: Masturbation Is A Form Of Homosexuality

Mark Driscoll believes that masturbation is a form of homosexuality.

For those unfamiliar with Driscoll, he is not some fringe Fred Phelps-style of lunatic. Preaching Magazine named him one of the “25 Most Influential Pastors of the Past 25 Years.” He's 'hip' and 'youthful' and 'innovative.'

Driscoll is the founding pastor of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, which was recently rated as the eighth most influential church in the United States, with approximately 7,500 attending services each week, and approximately 100,000 podcast downloads of each service.

What exactly did Driscoll say about masturbation? In his booklet Porn-Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography & Masturbation for God's Men, Driscoll writes:
Masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body.
The booklet contains many other gems, such as:
Masturbation can establish a pattern of laziness. If a single man wants to have an orgasm, he needs to first become a man and undergo the hard work of courting and marrying a woman. If a married man wants to have an orgasm, he needs to first undergo the hard work of loving, leading, and romancing his wife. But, lazy men are prone to rub one out in the shower each morning rather than undergo the labors usually associated with responsible masculine married life.


  1. This is another of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard this "man" say.

  2. Nice pic of this character railing against homosexuality. Jazz hands!

  3. How many times over is this guy a closet homosexual then?

  4. it's usually guys who proclaim things like this that end up being discovered for doing even worse

  5. He spends a whole lot of time thinking of what guys are thinking about while masturbating... you know, for a guy who never does it:D

  6. I love the "undergo the hard work of courting and marrying a woman". Endure it!

    This sounds like an argument that was thought out for about 5 minutes before he said it.

  7. Anyone reckon he might be preparing his defence for when he gets caught up to the pelvis in a male hooker? "It's not homosexuality and, even if it is, homosexuality is just masturbation with another guy present" :)

  8. Also, if masturbation is homosexuality because it's a sex act that's absent a women, then so is having a wet dream. Or does that depend on whether you're dreaming about a woman at the time? What if you're dreaming about exams? Or insulating your attic? Or entering a trampoline competition with Abraham Lincoln?