OK so when I ended my previous blog with the words:
“Honestly, who in their right mind would just base their behavior purely on some arbitrary thing they read somewhere?”
That was supposed to be a rhetorical question. For serious. But noooooooo. Someone just had to step up (or is it down?) to meet the challenge like an acid tripping Don Quixote:
“Are male gynecologists professionals or perverts?
Jeremiah 17:9 reads, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” What kind of a man would go into a profession of examining women’s private parts? Don’t tell me that he is not made of the same sinful flesh that every other man is made of. No man can look at pornographic images and not be affected. This is why God commands us repeatedly to set no wicked thing before our eyes.
Because of years and years of looking at and touching scores of women inappropriately, the male gynecologist no doubt has a seared conscience and a perverted mind (I will not go into detail of what goes on in the doctor’s office for decency’s sake, but any woman who has been there knows what I am referring to.). His view of women and the marital bed has certainly been warped by his indecent involvement with countless women.
May God help preachers in this generation to make the Bible their authority, not tradition, and call this ungodly practice what it really is – sin. Any doctor that looks upon and touches a woman’s private parts in his office “hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Sir, if you let your wife go to a male gynecologist, you need to get right with God.”
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking “he got that from The Onion or some parody site, no way is anyone in the real world that dense.” Yes gentle reader, you would be forgiven for thinking that but no, sadly for us as a species this is totally legit and what is more, it is only one section from a longer article. Read it at your own peril here.
with thermonuclear fire
After running into this over at Fundies say the darndest things I felt glove slapped. This is the kind of statement that manages to push almost all my buttons (not the good ones, the flashing red ones behind the glass with the sign that reads: DO NOT PUSH). In one short sermonette this guy managed to mix legalistic religion, braindead literalism and complete ignorance and then boil it down to a thick sludge of toxic stupid which he then proceeded to pour out all over a group of people I have a world of respect for – doctors.
See unlike the reality challenged Pastor Steven I have some experience in this matter. To be fair, I’ve never been to a gynecologist (for reasons I would hope are obvious) but I did have to go in for not one but two lifesaving surgeries. Now seeing as how I am without medical and can’t afford a private hospital I had to go to a state hospital which happens to be a teaching hospital. Both times I went my entire surgical team (except for the Professor) consisted entirely of young, attractive female surgical interns. Now when they wheel you into surgery wearing nothing but an ill fitting little robe thing that doesn’t close at the back you may choose to cling to some vague hopes regarding modesty. However when you wake up naked and catheterized you have to deal pretty quickly with the fact that a whole group of attractive twentysomethings just saw you naked (and clearly not at your best…). You know what was awkward about that the next day? Nothing!* These ladies were barely out of med school and they were completely and utterly professional with not a trace of weirdness regarding the human body. How much more then the men who spent years as practising OB/GYN's??
So then, to not only spout a bunch of ignorant BS wrapped in Bible verses but to call these people I owe so much gratitude to and have so much respect for a bunch of sick perverts was like talking trash about my dead mother. Them’s fightin’ words! It was going to be on like Donkey Kong! I was ready to go off big time and point out that if this is representative of what Independent Baptists believe then exposing children to Independent Baptists should be considered child abuse. But then I realized why the name Pastor Steven L. Anderson sounded so familiar. You may remember him as a minor viral video star from not too long ago:
It was kind of a surreal Wizard of Oz type moment when I looked behind the curtain and realized the guy I was about to unleash the blogging fury on was the guy who thought that a verse saying:
Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone., 1 Kings 14:10
Was a command from God for him to go forth into the land of the Germans and stand up for sheer manliness by standing up to pee! LIKE A MAN!!!
and yet somehow Past Steven manages to fail even stronger...
After realizing who I was dealing with my rage subsided and (after a whole lot of snickering) I realized that my rhetorical question was indeed still a rhetorical question. See I would bet all my lands and livestock** that Past. Steve here didn’t believe one thing, then one day opened his 1611 King James Version Bible and then totally changed his beliefs on it all based on what he read. No he always believed the way he did – clearly he remained stuck on the picture 12 year old boys have of gynaecology – and then just found whatever justification he could scrape from the Bible. This is clearly a man with some serious issues and the Bible had nothing to do with it. Because that is how things work in the real world.
*Well there was the pre-op prostate check which I daresay was at least a little bit awkward for everyone involved. But I’m talking post-op here.
** Disclaimer: I don’t actually own any lands or livestock