Mark Driscoll, the controversial pastor of Washington state’s Mars Hill Church, promised a Twitter AMA for 9:15 am PST on Tuesday. It’s no surprise, given his critics, that trolls are using his hashtag, #askPM, to respond.
In response to Driscoll’s announcement, Slog’s Paul Constant provided trolls, and the pastor’s critics, with a few questions they could ask him, including, “Is masturbation really ‘bordering on homosexuality?’ ” and “How much do you hate women?” The questions are a reference to the pastor’s sermons that even spawned the website Driscollcontroversy.com.
Some troll comments included:
Pastor Mark, Are you secretly a self-loathing homosexual? Would you like to talk about it? #AskPM
— Brighton K. (@BrightonK85) November 12, 2013
Trolls weren’t the only responses Driscoll received for his upcoming Twitter AMA. The pastor also received genuine questions about his ministry and even a request for prayers to the Philippines in light of Super Typhoon Haiyan:
— Dan Chappell (@danchappell) November 11, 2013
— Charlotte Norton (@C_S_Norton) November 11, 2013
What has been one of the greater challenges of pastoring a church that has grown the way Mars Hill has? #AskPM
— Jeremy Clark (@themanifestlife) November 12, 2013
Do you think Mark Driscoll will answer the trolls, or will he ignore them and opt to talk with people like Jeremy Clark and Charlotte Norton?