Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church has a pretty interesting take on masturbation: Unlike some Fundamentalist preachers, he doesn’t think it’s automatically sinful. He’s down with a husband knocking one out if he’s away from his wife, for example.
But in his brochure Porn-Again Christian: A Frank Discussion on Pornography & Masturbation for God’s Men, Driscoll warns that polishing the bishop can lead to trouble—like making you gay.
Masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he’s watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body.
Doctor Ruth better watch her back.