Christian YouTuber David Daubenmire has racked up quite an impressive list of greatest hits. He thinks the Las Vegas mass shooting was actually God’s wrath. He thinks the government should fund research into the existence of God. He thinks Hurricane Harvey was punishment for Houston having a gay mayor — you get the idea; he’s not exactly a fun guy to have at parties. Now he wants you to know that if you touch yourself, you’re touching someone of the same sex, so, yeah…
Speaking on his Pass the Salt Live webcast this Friday, Daubenmire hosted a segment called “Pornography Destroys Men,” where he posited that one of the reasons porn is harmful is because it causes you to do gay stuff — to yourself.
“…masturbation is homosexuality,” Daubenmire said. “You’re having sex with a man. You get it? You put images of a woman in your mind, but you’re having sex with a man. It’s where the Devil will take us if we give him free rein in our minds.”
This isn’t just another example of Daubenmire’s room temperature IQ streams of consciousness. As Hemant Mehta of the Friendly Atheist points out, the ‘masturbation is gay’ thing is a sentiment expressed by other Christian figures as well.
In an e-book warning about the evils of porn, Pastor Mark Driscoll wrote that masturbation is 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,” Driscoll wrote. “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.”
What a great way to sexually confuse people who are already sexually confused.