Archive for August, 2012

Creative director

Danny Boyle – Danny Boyle Dating Rosario Dawson.

Director Danny Boyle is dating Sin City actress Rosario Dawson.
In pictures obtained by Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, the Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker, who served as creative director of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, is seen walking hand in hand with Dawson as he kisses her on the lips in the seaside town of Brighton, England, on Friday (03Aug12).
Boyle, 55, met Dawson when he cast her in his latest film Trance.
And the actress, who is 22 years his junior, already appears to be enjoying the perks of dating a Hollywood director as she was given a prime spot to view the Olympics opening ceremony last month (27Jul12).
Dawson took to her Twitter.com page on the night to post an image from the stadium in London’s Stratford, adding the words, “What an amazing honor to witness the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics!!”
Dawson previously dated Sex and the City hunk Jason Lewis for two years before splitting in 2006.

Dating Advice

Holy Misogyny! Dating Advice From Megachurch Minister: “Dress Modestly And Save Yourself … For Me!”

The Country’s Most Misogynist Minister Proves That Hypocrisy From The Pulpit Has No Bounds.
“At this time, we deeply regret the need to announce that First Baptist Church has dismissed our pastor, Dr. Jack Schaap, due to a sin that has caused him to forfeit his right to be our pastor. First Baptist Church is in full cooperation with our local authorities in their investigation of this matter. Our church grieves over the need to take this action and the impact it will have on our people.” – First Baptist Church of Hammond
The “sin” was extreme hypocrisy in the mode of Bishop Eddie Long and Creflo Dollar.
And the set up to that “sin” could not have been a more “perfect storm” of religious hypocrisy:

– The First Baptist Church of Hammond boasts a huge congregation as far back as 1978: 30,000, with the claim that it ran the “world’s largest Sunday School.” In 2006, it was listed as the 24th most influential chuech in the United States.

– Young pastor Jack Schaap pens a book on dating: Dating With A Purpose (1995)

– Jack Schaaf inherits the megachurch from his father-in-law, the late Jack Frasure Hyles in 2002.*

– Schaap receives country-wide notoriety when he declared some views that were definitely off-kilter with the rest of Baptist teaching: he declared the King James Bible not to be inspired and that:
“When a wife receives her husband’s body, she is saying, ‘I just want to remind you, Christ, that I am receiving You’.”[11] Additionally, “The person who deeply loves Christ understands that when He receives Christ as Saviour, it is a spiritual intercourse.A person receives the body of Christ. A Christian is the female gender in the spiritual realm, and God is the male gender of the spiritual realm. When a person receives Christ as Saviour, he is receiving Christ as a lover.”**

– Schaap pens another book on marriage, Marriage: The Divine Intimacy. (Hyles Publications, 2005)

– 20/20 does an expose of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches, claiming that they akin to cults that have covered up instances of statutory rape. It characterizes such churches as “cults.” It features Jack Schaap who is quoted as saying it would be “cold day in hell before I ever let a woman teach me theology”. Schaap responds with the video below.

– Schaap is fired from his position as senior pastor because of allegations that he had an adulterous affair with a minor. Schaap confesses to the affair. The police are investigating all criminal charge possibilities including transportation of a minor across state for immoral purposes.

Press statement

Silence of The Religious Lambs

Within hours of the announcement and press statement, reference to Dr. Jack Schaap’s books on the Hyles Publications website have been expunged and many YouTube videos have also been shut down. No statements have come from either Schaap or Cindy, his wife of over thirty years.
The silence of Cindy Schaap is not too surprising considering Schaap’s views. In Marriage: The Divine Intimacy , Cindy Schaap posited a subservience to her husband that might make some of today’s modern women cringe:
“Before my husband would come home, I would read books in private about romance; and I would get myself ready to be excited about romance.”
What’s more telling about the situation: some congregants have come forth to say “he’s only human” while not addressing the question of what abuse was done to the teenage girl.
And the real silence of skirting issues may bring to the fore the cult-like atmosphere of First Baptist Church of Hammond.

Joining

Joining The Pulpit Hypocrisy Pimps.

Jack Schaap. Eddie Long. Ted Haggard. Creflo Dollar. Jimmy Swaggart. Jim Bakker. Megachurch pastors and televangelists who have peppered America’s religious landscape with scandals in the last generation and have shown America that the pulpit is the most revered source of hypocrisy, hate speech or misogyny – backed by God Himself, of course:

“No woman ever got me involved in ministry. I didn’t follow a woman into ministry. A woman didn’t write this book. No woman wrote the scriptures right here. A man wrote the Bible — got it from God. A man hung on the cross. His name is Jesus Christ and God called a man to lead the church here. Hey! I’m glad I’m a man!”

The portrait of Jack Schaap that will emerge from this latest development in Christian Right circles will no doubt be the same as he has always had, just a trifle more intense. And whether or not he can weather it as one of the supreme hypocrites of the Right remains to be seen: Dollar, Long, Swaggart and Haggard are still around.