Megachurch Pastor Compares Impure Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage To ‘Filthy Dishrags’

By Elisabeth Parker | 15 November 2014
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Megachurch Pastor Paul Chappell says folks often ask why he’s so “old-fashioned,” and we believe him. For starters, it may have something to do with his views on women, which are way beyond “old-fashioned.”

We’re talking Old Testament troglodyte here.

Raw Story got hold of a video with one of Chappell’s sermons from his bible-thumpin’ Baptist megachurch in Lancaster, CA, and it’s a scary thing to behold. Posted by a YouTuber who goes by the handle “StuffFundiesLike,” the video shows Chappell waving his Creep Flag high as he luridly describes his views on women, premarital sex, and modesty. Apparently, he didn’t like some criticism he received about a “Purity” ceremony he recently held, which was attended by hundreds of totally-not-thinking-about-sex teenagers.

And of course, Chappell blames loose women for the way our society has totally gone to HELL, and compares modern-day Jezebels who have sex before marriage to “filthy dishrags.”

“One wonders, whatever happened to purity? Whatever happened to that? Whatever happened to the days when girls said, I’m not going to be touched by every guy? I’m not going to walk down the aisle like a filthy dishrag on my wedding day. Whatever happened to that day?”

Whatever happened to “purity?” Did we ever have “purity?”

Chappell then says he doesn’t “want to be weird,” and — as always happens when someone doesn’t “want to be weird” — he proceeds to get really freaking WEIRD.

“I don’t want to sound weird tonight, (but) there’s a reason when ladies come up here to sing that the rule, if you want to use it, the standard – I don’t care what you call it, call it legalism, call it control – I don’t care what you call it, there is a standard in this church that the dresses are going to come down to the knee when a lady stands up here.”

Um…. Okay… and who’s going to measure the ladies’ skirts to ensure they pass the “not-making Chappel’s erection feel weird” test? Why, Chappell, we bet! Because he’s doing it to save all those skirt-chasing men in his congregation from the base desires women (and sometimes young boys and farm animals) keep deliberately awakening in them.

Amid a chorus of baritone “Amens,” Chappell declares:

“I’ve counseled too many men to know that if we don’t have everything covered just right they’re not going to wonderful grace and Jesus.”

Then Chappell sounds his barbaric yawp, and roars:

“I get so sick and tired of going to weddings and, it’s the bride’s day, and here’s some Jezebel with hardly any clothes on strutting around the wedding. Look – you come to a wedding around here, show some respect to the bride. You go to a funeral, women do the exact same thing.”

Dang, Chappell should at least give that “Jezebel” credit for keeping her lamp trimmed and burning, but in Fundie-World, no good deed goes unpunished.

He adds:

“You come to the house of God, it ought not to be a flesh show! It ought to be a place where Jesus is lifted high and his holiness is remembered.”

Let’s just hope Chappell’s merry band of fundies don’t lift Jesus so high we can see up his robes, okay?

Here’s the video with Chappell’s sermon, if you can stomach it.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. ~ JESUS THE COMMODITY ~
    ~ As Seen On TV ~ Televangelists, selling Jesus by the gram. Mega-churches ministered by evil men seeking wealth and power, deceiving those seeking spiritual guidance. Stealing their wages, stealing their souls and telling them how they want them to vote. All in the name of Jesus. ~ Anti-Christians ~ The scriptures flow as sweet as honey from their lips, seducing and robbing in the name of God. These are the ones Jesus spoke of that would come in the End Times and deceive many in His name. Anti-Christians: You will know them by their bigotry, their hatred, and their contempt for “others”.

  2. Well, I see a lot of women getting their undies in a bunch over a perfectly biblical plea for sexual purity. If you don’t want to be instructed on purity stay out of church. He was not addressing you specifically but hey, if the bustierre fits….

    • They are replying the way they do because he's an assbackward fool who obviously has contempt for women. No woman with an ounce of self-respect, religious or not, should be okay with this kind of twisted thinking.

    • No, Lori, hon, it’s the double standard that’s under discussion. We already knew fundies fetishize “purity.”

      This isn’t rocket science. If you can’t keep up, stick to the pews.

    • For Lori, from Robert Burns:

      Ye high, exalted, virtuous dames,
      Tied up in godly laces,
      Before ye gie poor Frailty names,
      Suppose a change o’ cases:
      A dear-lov’d lad, convenience snug,
      A treach’rous inclination–
      But, let me whisper i’ your lug,
      Ye’re aiblins nae temptation.

  3. Im tired of the "females " getting all the blame cause the MALES of our society are not taught self control — As my mother told me when I was growing up "it takes 2 to tango".

  4. Either his mother is a prostitute or he’s a (practicing) sex addict. Hey, if something may offend the Lord, maybe it’s the pastor’s problem… THEREFORE…
    Let him lead by example and gouge his eyes out so his thoughts don’t offend God.

  5. Okay, I’ll put my hand up and admit it. I’m the guy all those weak and immoral women have been having sex with. Yeah I know, it’s a helluva job but someone had to do it. The thing is, I’m exhausted – can someone else take over for a while please? It’s a huge responsibility, and the hours are long and hard – well mostly hard, depends on how fit and healthy you are, and how many you’ve had sex with that day – but it has to be done…

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