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Controversial Pastor Mark Driscoll Is Temporarily Suspended from TikTok

Controversial Pastor Mark Driscoll Is Temporarily Suspended from TikTok

Pastor Mark Driscoll, who has long faced controversy, has been temporarily suspended from TikTok after one of his posts received numerous complaints.

According to Premier Christian News, Driscoll has been banned until Sept. 22 from posting on the platform after "multiple violations" of TikTok's guidelines.

Driscoll is currently serving as the pastor of Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In a recent TikTok post as part of a nine-week teaching series called "Real Men: ACT LIKE A MAN," Driscoll said, "In a world void of strong men and fathers, we want to build you up to bless women and children, and transform legacies for generations to come."

Driscoll also allegedly said that "men cannot have babies."

TikTok also reportedly warned Driscoll that another suspension could lead to his account becoming view-only.

After the suspension, Driscoll posted a picture of his suspended account image on Twitter, writing, "What happens on TikTok when you say that men can't have babies."

Driscoll also included a reference to Romans 1:18: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth."

In 2014, Driscoll stepped down from his role at Mars Hill, the church he founded in Seattle after accusations of bullying staff emerged. The Acts 29 board found that Driscoll showed a pattern of "ungodly and disqualifying behavior."

In 2016, Driscoll started Trinity Church. Recently, Driscoll has also been accused of "immoral, unethical, and unbiblical actions" at the Arizona church. A former security officer at the church claimed in an open letter to Driscoll that he "began to curse and slander the men on your staff, even saying, 'I don't trust any of the men on my staff, and I mean any of them.'

Last year, Christianity Today launched a 12-part series podcast about Driscoll and the church he founded called "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill."


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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and She blogs at The Migraine Runner.