This is the twelfth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a clip taken from a sermon preached by Independent Fundamentalist Baptist and convicted felon Jack Schaap, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. In 2012, he was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a church teenager he was counseling. He is now serving a 12 year sentence in a federal penitentiary. Schaap’s wife divorced him. While this video is not actually about masturbating, many people believe that his polished shaft demonstration revealed — in some Freudian way — that Schaap was already struggling with sexual issues at least two years before he was arrested for sexually abusing a church teenager.
Ugh. I feel like I need a shower after watching that. Disgusting. Sharing it with a friend of mine who is a mental health professional and sometimes has to counsel sex offenders; I’m sure she’ll have a field day with this.
You know, I actually think I would have started stealthily recording with my phone and then contact the police. If nothing else he could be accused of lewdness in public, or lewdness in front of children. There had to be at least ONE person in that room who thought about doing that. They should have.
Not surprising, especially when considering that Schaap (or perhaps more appropriately, Soff), would author a supposed Christian handbook (!) entitled “Marriage: The Divine Intimacy” (2005) which @ one point in this manual opines his credence that the Lord’s Supper is equated to “spiritual intercourse”. (Okay…smh)
Incidentally, no pun intended re the “smh” note.