Saturday, February 22, 2014

#928: Bill McCartney

William Paul McCartney is a former American football player and coach, but currently more famous as the founder of the Promise Keeper men's ministry and later the organization The Road to Jerusalem, which attempts to solidify the bonds between “Messianic Jews” and Christians, to convert Jews to Christianity before it is to late, and to prepare the world for the End of Days. “Our whole purpose is to hasten the end times,” said McCartney. “The Bible says Jews will be brought to jealousy when they see Christians and Jewish believers together as one – they’ll want to be a part of that. That’s going to signal Jesus’ return.” Jews and others who don’t accept Jesus, he added, “are toast.” (Context and commentary here.)

Promise Keepers (PK) is an organization of fundamentalist Christian men who promise to keep their wives and daughters in servitude; women are expected to obey their husbands and male employers, to the extent that even if a woman realizes that the man makes a mistake, she should nevertheless carry out her orders and leave it to God to put things right. PK gained some influence in the 1990s, though their influence seems to have waned somewhat in recent years. McCartney is still around, however, and is definitely as crazy as ever.

Diagnosis: Demented shitwit.


  1. Promise Keepers withered when the leadership encouraged its white evangelical members to reach out to African-American evangelical members to atone for racism. The majority of PK's white members didn't agree with this, and so quit the group.