Shamed Ex-Pastor Mark Driscoll Has Launched His Comeback Attempt

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Former megachurch pastor and douchebro for Jesus Mark Driscoll was forced to step down from his post at Seattle's Mars Hill Church this summer, after the church's board accused him of "ungodly and disqualifying behavior," including alleged abuse and bullying of church members. Now, because this is America, he's very quickly trying out a second act.

Warren Throckmorton of Patheos, one of the best chroniclers of Driscoll's antics, notices that Driscoll has launched a new website, MarkDriscoll.org (h/t Christian Nightmares). The site gently tippy-toes its way around The Recent Unpleasantness, describing him briefly as a "Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor," without mentioning that bit where his own church chased him out the door for being a real dick.

Driscoll also still lists himself as a founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, the organization responsible for creating satellite Mars Hills across the country. That's accurate, we guess, but doesn't mention that he was also removed from his post with Acts 29 earlier this year. He's soliciting donations for a not-yet-actually-registed nonprofit. Keep those donations coming, so we can continue to hear Pastor Mark's important ruminations on how women are like gardens for the righteous man's penis.

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