Is Mark Driscoll This Generation's Pat Robertson?
At the Catalyst Conference in Dallas, Texas, pastor Mark Driscoll ignited controversy yet again when he made it known that he isn’t concerned with caring for creation. “I know who made the environment,” Driscoll reportedly said. “He's coming back, and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV."
The 42-year-old pastor has developed a cult-like following among American evangelicals in recent years, energizing his fan base with similarly brazen comments. From antiquated views of women to a seeming obsession with sex-talk to shouting to his congregation that “God hates you,” Driscoll’s raison d’etre seems to be creating conflict. In fact, his acquired taste for foot is so fierce that one can’t help but be reminded of a Christian leader from last generation: Pat Robertson.