This dude is bat s--t cray cray.
The religious right has celebrated the overturn of Roe v. Wade, but their obsession with controlling women’s bodies knows no satisfaction.
Now a far-right preacher known for his vile rants about the LGBTQ community is calling for men to burn their wives’ pants because, he says, it’s just a form of crossdressing.
Brother Duncan Urbanek spread the love of God by using anti-gay slurs and encouraging men to destroy their spouses’ possessions. Urbanek is a member of the Stedfast Baptist Church, one of the most vicious anti-LGBTQ hate groups in the nation. Church leaders have called for the execution of gay men and publicly celebrated tragedies that killed members of the LGBTQ community.
“People want to get so riled up… Yeah! F-gs are an abomination. God hates ’em,” he begins. “Well, didn’t it just say if you’re a crossdresser, you’re an abomination too?”
“Now obviously it’s not as bad as being a fa---t,” he continued, “But God is still very upset with your sin.”
“No what should we do about that, knowing this as Christians? If you’re a woman and you own any pants, throw them away. Light them on fire. If you’re a man and your wife has pants, throw them away. And if she yells at you, so be it. Throw them away. That’s a good fight to be in.”
“If I was caught wearing a dress and that was online,” he said as his strange rant continued, “I would do everything in my power to get rid of that picture. Like, man, I gotta find the owner of it and persuade him. I gotta pay him off. Like, man, please delete that picture.”
“You know, there is no picture of me wearing a dress,” he added quickly with a nervous chuckle, “because I’m never going to put one on. I don’t own any and I don’t want to wear any. And women should have that same standard.”
There is no Biblical injunction that’s specifically about women and pants. At the time the Bible was written, trousers weren’t part of the Jewish wardrobe and men wore tunics and robes.
I'm not a betting woman, but I got $50 that says pix of him in full drag surface before this year is over.......
I need to wear pants to stash my knives, Baretta 92, and magazine. Also, I have to clip my insulin pump to the waistband, I suggest you don't piss me off.
Send Mr Nobrains to Scotland. He would have a brain aneurysm seeing all those men in kilts on a windy day.
Anyway! If he wants to follow Jesus he should be telling men to wear robes like Jesus did and Arab Muslims still do. Next he’ll be requiring women in his flock to wear head coverings, like the Amish and Muslims do.
Sounds like back when I was in high school, women weren’t allowed to wear pants then either.
I remember when girls were allowed to wear pants to school, I was in early elementary school. I remember when my grandmother started wearing pants, she said they were much more practical than skirts. When my grandfather passed, the day of his funeral was cold, windy, and rainy. Grammie decided he would approve of her wearing pants to his funeral. They were black, and it just want not fit weather for any skin to be exposed. I was thinking he wouldn't care and wasn't in any condition to care any longer, but I was glad she chose comfort over convention.
@HippieChick58 We were allowed to wear pants to school, on those really cold days, but the needed to be taken off before we went to class. When I was in 4th grade, the high schoolers protested and we were then allowed to actually wear pants to school.
@NHjulie I do remember that too. We'd have to take off our pants and hang them up with our coats. We'd wear shorts underneath our dresses so we could play on the jungle gym and keep our underpants covered. I don't remember what year we were allowed to wear pants to school, but I I remember it was before high school.
@HippieChick58 1969 my sister and her friend got sent home from school in Junior High for daring to wear slacks to school. Not even jeans, dress slacks! It only began to change in the seventies.
Guy's got a real issue with men in a dress, protesting way too much.
They will pry my jeans off my dead, cold body.
Before I left the church I had attended for a decade (about 26 years ago), the elder (it was a brethren church, didn't believe in "pastors" ) preached about women not wearing hats to church anymore. WHEN did women decide this was acceptable as the Bible told women to "cover their heads" when in church. Women did not wear pants to service at that church.
As I looked at his wife, wearing a hat but with her shoes off, feet tucked under her derriere on the first row pew, I wondered WHEN did she feel so comfortable in church to treat is like her living room. After church, I pointed out that the Bible also said women should not cut their hair and by that standard, I was the only woman in the church following doctrine. He said that the phrase shold be translated as "not shave their heads," but I still do not buy into that.
He also preached that psychologists were tools of the devil and if you could not solve your problems by prayer, you weren't trying hard enough. A visitor seated behind me got up and walked out. I wish I had, too. A member of the church had a brother who was a "Christian psychologist," and the elder said that was a contradictory term.
It was not long before I left that church. I tried a couple of other churches, but it was over.
My grandmother and mother were Brethren. I still remember my grandmother wearing the lace beanie when I was a kid. Eventually it was only for services, then later not at all..
@Barnie2years When I started attending that church, it was a "normal" church. After ten years or so, they decided to go brethren, especially after the pastor decided to become a missionary. A couple of years before, though, they were moving that way--women were suddenly not allowed to speak in the sanctuary. If they had something to say, they told their husbands--or any man if they were not married--to speak for them. The pastor left, the elders preached the sermons, and both were weak men and poor speakers. I won't go into my letter to the elders and the deacons which resulted in them saying I was trying to divide the church and gain a following for myself. They sparked my dissatisfaction with the church, but after I left it, I started reading about the history of Xtianity and also allowed my doubts about the Bible to fully surface.
In retrospect, they did me a favor. I would have left sooner or later anyway, but it was sooner this way. Members told me to not let my unhappiness from the church drive me from Xianity, but they never understood that leaving the religion was based on my reading, logic, and simply the expiration of my thinly held beliefs that had existed the entire time I was a "Christian."
It is my understanding that the church petered out and is no longer in existence. In part, I am sure that it was a lack of funds; it was supported be a missionaries' association for a long time, but then they went brethren, they decided the association was not Biblical and they could no longer hold to the policies of the association. No money or little money=no church building and no salary for the elders.
In all the paintings I've seen of Jesus he's wearing either a loin cloth or a dress. Was he a cross dresser?
Give an inch, take a mile. He is out of his mind.
My grandmother never wore pants because she said it was in the bible.
These people are obsessed with following a manual on how to live life. Someone should write them one like the Bible without all the god stuff in it and ask them what's so wrong with it. Then when they say it's just because reference to god is missing, then it will be obvious even to them that's their obsession - not that doing the right thing is the right thing. They've got it all mixed up and can't think anything through.
Can't find anything with pants in the Bible.
These are the closest things I can find.
Woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs;
@NHjulie Yep. And it still just comes down to it's supposedly some invisible persons' arbitrary whimsy, backed up with threats if you don't comply. It's the stuff of dictators, so it's no wonder the religious right are so infatuated with Trump.
Is there no end to the crazies in religion?
This Brother Drunken Panic really knows how to win friends and influence people.
Reminds me of Family Guys' Peter Griffins' father who was rabidly religious and hated everything, including pants on women (such as his "whore" wife Lois).
The Religious Right is known for its truly crazy members.
To change that rule, he would have to go as far as the Stepford wives movie.
Me thinks he doth protest too much.