On Michael Peroutka’s Incorrect Charge that a Video of His Speech to the League of the South Was Changed

Video of Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka's press conference yesterday is now available. The entire conference follows the excerpt I want to present first. In the presser, Peroutka was asked if his endorsement of Southern secession and singing of Dixie as the national anthem was a mistake. He responded by saying that I altered the video to suit my political objectives. Au contraire, Mr. Peroutka, you do not speak truly.First here is Peroutka's claim:You can go … [Read more...]

Steve Deace on the Mark Driscoll Controversies: Ingroup Bias Illustrated

Steve Deace is a right wing, religiously conservative radio show host in Iowa. He appears to have a sizable tea party following and weekly gives League of the South member and Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka a platform on his broadcast. Yesterday on his Facebook page, he discussed recent controversies surrounding Mark Driscoll, but ranted more about Rachel Held Evans (calling her "Rob Bell in drag") and me than he did about Driscoll. He seems upset that Evans and I have … [Read more...]

Seattle TV News (KOMO, KIRO) Covers Mars Hill Controversy and Demonstration

The upcoming demonstration outside of Mars Hill Church this Sunday made the lead story on KOMO News last night. Watch:KIRO News also has a report: Click here for all Mars Hill Church posts. … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Calls League of the South “A Christian Free Market Group”; African-American Group Invites Peroutka to Speak

This morning former League of the South board member and candidate for Anne Arundel County Council Michael Peroutka held his news conference in Maryland. I was unable to go but I talked to one person in the meeting and am seeing some news reports filed after the event.According to a source at the event, Peroutka accused me of unfairly editing the video of his 2012 speech at the League of the South annual conference. In that video, he supported secession and led the crowd in "Dixie", calling … [Read more...]

Paul Tripp Has Resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability

Paul Tripp has resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability.Tripp, one of the newest board members and popular conference speaker, was unavailable this morning, but in response to my question about Tripp's membership on the Mars Hill Church BOAA, Steve Sarkisian, Vice President of Paul Tripp Ministries, told me, "Paul resigned from the board."No reason was given for the departure.Paul Tripp was appointed to the Board in November, 2013.I will add more … [Read more...]

Innovate4Jesus Scrubs Bio of Mars Hill Spokesman Without Explanation

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On Monday, I pointed out that Mars Hill Spokesman Justin Dean claimed a role in helping Mark Driscoll's book Real Marriage get to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.  Dean's bio on a website called Innovate4Jesus touted the accomplishment even though it is now known that the book was guaranteed an appearance on the NYT list due to the work of consulting firm Result Source. Result Source used subterfuge to purchase books in order to lift Real Marriage to the top spot on the list. Earlier to … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Schedules Press Conference for Tomorrow

This came to several members of the press today:Michael  Anthony Peroutka, the Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County District 5 will be giving a press conference on Wednesday, July 30th to address the recent controversy about allegations made against him by Carl Snowden [as organizer of the Caucus of African-American Leaders]. There will be a question and answer session after a short statement is made. Press conference will start at 10:30am.  Doors open at 10:00am. The press confe … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll in 2000: “We Live in a Completely Pussified Nation”

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I have been writing about Mars Hill Church since late November 2013. In the process, I have met many people who once attended Mars and some who still do (over 100 I think). In these conversations, especially with ex-members who were around from the early days, similar stories come up. One familiar story I have not written about is Mark Driscoll's proclamation that we "live in a completely pussified nation." Apparently this material was deleted from the Mars Hill website and is not now available … [Read more...]


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