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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Immodestly Dressed Women Are Like a Lit Cigarette at a Gas Pump Says IFB Pastor Tom Brennan

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An immodestly dressed woman is like a cigarette at a gas pump. The cigarette does not explode; the explosion comes as a result of the inherent instability of the fuel. But whoever lit the thing is an absolute fool. I can hear the responses being typed furiously all the way from Iowa. “Well, he should control himself!” Amen, sister, amen. He should walk in the Spirit and thus not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. And you should not run around half-clothed.

— Tom Brennan, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Dubuque, Iowa, Brennan’s Pen, The Relationship Between Modesty and Lust, April 25, 2022

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Sarcasm and snark alert. I’m not concerned about immodestly dressed women. I’m concerned about irresponsible mothers allowing their teenage sons to go to public swimming pools thereby inflaming whatever teenage girls happen to be in the vicinity. These mothers need to keep their sons at home and not stir up the raging hormones of teenage girls. I’ll address this further in the Kristen Welch column that the author of this blog wrote about.

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    So there you have it, the admission that men suffer from “inherent instability.” And these are the men who Christian’s want to lead the family and be followed without question. That seems just a little problematic? But I guess it all makes sense when viewed through the eyes of “inherent instability.”

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    Jesus told these guys they should pluck their eyes out if they have a problem with lust. But no, let’s just continue blaming women and girls and trying to control them and force them to be invisible.

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