Bachelorette’s Luke Parker Defends “Misogynistic” Stuff He Said On Men Tell All
There’s never a dull moment in the life of The Bachelorette star Luke Parker. The former reality show contestant has come under fire over the last week for his religious views on marriage and sex, which ultimately got him booted off the ABC show last Monday. Now, it looks like Luke is digging an even BIGGER hole for himself after he tweeted some controversial messages last night.
First, the 24-year-old took to his personal Twitter account last night to continue on about his unrequested opinion on gender roles in marriage. He wrote: “A man should be the spiritual leader in a marriage. That’s not an issue of inferiority but an issue of assignment from God.”
A man should be the spiritual leader in a marriage. That’s not an issue of inferiority but an issue of assignment from God.
— Luke Parker (@luke_parker777) July 23, 2019
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users came for Luke hard, criticizing him for his sexist views against women.
Then women had better think twice before getting married, because that's some real BS right there.
— Carbon Monoxide ?♂️ (@CarbonMonoxid17) July 23, 2019
— Gay Bachelor Bitch ? (@BGaytion) July 23, 2019
I hope you never find a woman to carry your seed.this went out pre 1750.
— Nancy Bird (@nancyjeanbird) July 23, 2019
The spiritual leader is called to love his bride as Christ loved the church, giving himself up for her. How is it Christlike to tell her how she feels and what she thinks?
— Jennifer Cote (@JenFaucett) July 23, 2019
Luke’s tweet comes a week after he was kicked off The Bachelorette by Hannah Brown for threatening to walk from the show if she didn’t abstain from having sex with other men on the ABC reality show. The 24-year-old’s family has since spoken out to defend his opinions, with his brother telling The Gainesville Times:
“The only thing that’s obvious to me is this show is produced by people who are very much opposed to a biblical Gospel, and I wholeheartedly believe that from the very beginning of the show, they have meticulously drawn this narrative that Luke’s a liar, that he is a manipulator who, to this point that we are now, no matter what Luke says, no one is going to listen to him.”
Luke has addressed his departure from the show himself with a lengthy Instagram post saying he “didn’t totally behave as the man I want to be and I did not represent Christ the way I thought I was prepared to,” before continuing to judge Hannah in a Twitter altercation during which he called her a “sinner.”
Then while the show aired, he took to Instagram again to defend going to Hannah for “closure” saying, “I never wanted to go on the show to begin with, my sister in law … signed me up.” He continued, “I … noticed she told Colton how she wanted to be a wife of Noble character. I knew she was quoting Proverbs 31 which gave me the impression there is a way God could use this show … I shared my story of how God transformed my life and gave me a desire to live my life for him in obedience, that included waiting until marriage for sex. Hannah on the date, stands up and tells the group her story of how she was convicted to live a life in pursuit of Jesus. She also told them that she wasn’t going to use the fantasy suites for sex but for conversation, no matter how [ABC] made it look.”
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I want you all to know why I went on this TV show and why I went back for @alabamahannah after she sent me home. I never wanted to go on the show to begin with, my sister in law @hleaparker22 signed me up and I kept an open mind. Going through the interview process I watched Colton’s season and a beautiful southern girl stood out to me during the intro videos. She told the cameras she respected Colton’s virginity and that it was super appealing to her that he was a virgin, and was the bachelor because sex was a big deal to her. I saw her Instagram and in her bio read “I love Jesus with my whole heart”, I was sold and if I was going on this TV show it was for her. I also noticed she told Colton how she wanted to be a wife of Noble character. I knew she was quoting Proverbs 31 which gave me the impression there is a way God could use this show… yes, even the “Bachelorette” as a way to bring him Glory. The first night I made her a Proverbs 31 bracelet then explained to her that I noticed what she said to Colton and I knew where it came from and how important my faith was to me. Shortly after that, I get the first impression rose. On my hometown date I brought Hannah to a bible study with my college church group, where I shared my story of how God transformed my life and gave me a desire to live my life for him in obedience, that included waiting until marriage for sex. Hannah on the date, stands up and tells the group her story of how she was convicted to live a life in pursuit of Jesus. She also told them that she wasn’t going to use the fantasy suites for sex but for conversation, no matter how @abcnetwork made it look. I had to go back and fight for her, I believed in my heart she was making the biggest mistake of her life based on what she was telling me, I wanted her to know that we could get through this and I was here for her. #thebachelorette
Get over it, dude. Hannah’s over you and so are we.