A Texas pastor by the name of Gene Lingerfelt has some strong opinions on men who play video games.
A video recently surfaced of Lingerfelt addressing his congregation at Faith Christian Center in Arlington, Texas. In the video, Lingerfelt generalizes anyone over the age of 18 who play video games as a “loser.” He also opines that the “beautiful young gals” in his church can’t find a date because all the men are at home playing video games:
And don’t even get me started on the Xbox. And all of that. If you have callouses on your thumbs, you’re a loser. If you’re more than 18 years old and you’re still jackin’ around with that stuff… [does “L” gesture].
I curse that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
There are young gals in this church. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful young gals, and you know why they can’t get a date? ‘Cause that retarded spirit got onto young men.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of right-wing American Christian’s “moral superiority.”
And how about that sexism? The only reason why single women in his church can’t find dates is because men are more interested in playing Call of Duty than dating? Maybe those women are single because they want to be? Perhaps they don’t feel like they always need a man in their life? Or maybe those women are so brainwashed by their pastor’s idiotic ramblings that a lot of guys tend to have “family emergencies” in the middle of their first dates, never to be heard from again.
People like Lingerfelt truly believe that they’re doing the “lord’s work” by making asinine statements about every aspect of people’s lives. Christian fanatics like this guy think their earning brownie points with God. Like eager dogs waiting for their master to toss them a treat, they serve no one but their egos.
You can also bet that this pastor will wear any criticism of his behavior like a badge of honor to further satisfy his sad little persecution complex.
Yet these same “great Christians” make sure they give the unbathed homeless man muttering to himself outside the church a wide berth while they practice reciting their browbeating self-righteous toxic judgemental verbal vomit before taking the big stage.
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