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Sex! Outrage! The Internet! Doug Wilson, Rachel Held Evans, and The Gospel Coalition

Why I'm not sure we should be calling for a petition for removal of a blog post.

Perhaps I'm just getting old. I did turn 40 last week. But I must admit, my first read of Jared Wilson's now infamous post, "The Polluted Waters of 50 Shades of Grey, Etc.," didn't outrage me. It didn't even offend me. It did, however, confuse and creep me out.

On his personal blog at The Gospel Coalition's website, Jared ran the cold-shower-of-an excerpt from Doug Wilson's 13-year-old book, Fidelity: What It Means to Be A One-Woman Man, where Doug writes, "true authority and true submission are therefore an erotic necessity."

[Note: Due to the overzealous reproductive nature of the Wilsons in this world, for the purposes of this post, CT will break from its usual style of using last names in citation and instead will be using first names to distinguish between Jared Wilson and Doug Wilson, who, as a commenter pointed out, are unrelated.]

The real tweetable line was Doug's description of love-making. "A man penetrates, conquers, colonizes, plants," Doug wrote. "A woman receives, surrenders, ...

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