Pastor Says Video Games Playing Men are “Losers” Possessed by “Retarded Spirit”
Well, today we have a very interesting story for you that shows one of the primary reasons why our gaming industry finds it difficult to get past the “kiddie” image, get past the belief that video games are for kids.
According to a Texas Pastor by the name Gene Lingerfelt, men over the age of 18 are losers possessed by a”retarded spirit” if they play video games. He also blames Xbox for the lack of love life gamers have. In his eyes, video games are the reason “young gals” in his church aren’t getting dates.
But what about gamers who are married? Well, he instructed their wives to throw out all of the gaming equipment in the house (but leave porn, movies, comic books etc).
And don’t even get me started on the Xbox. And all of that. If you have callouses on your thumbs, you’re a loser. If you’re more than 18 years old and you’re still jackin’ around with that stuff… [does “L” gesture].
I curse that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
There are young gals in this church. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful young gals, and you know why they can’t get a date? ‘Cause that retarded spirit got onto young men.
If you ask me he seems a little too worried about all the “beautiful gals” in the room.
Why attack video games and bring religion into this? Video games community is one place where we all do what we love without discrimination based on race, gender, region, religion, we all are one big family; even though we aren’t perfect and there are many issues like Gamergate and we consistently abuse each other while gaming but when someone attacks us, we do stand together.
Mr.Lingerfelt fails to understand that videogames are just an art form and a hobby of millions of people. Gamers play on consoles, PC, and mobile, and that in no way means they don’t have a life or are just “jackin”; and it is a multi billion dollar industry that not only generates profits for itself but bread and butter of hundreds and thousands of gamers is associate with it.
Why doesn’t he attack porn or movies? Why are videos games attacked in parliament and now even in churches? This Pastor is judging people based on a hobby so “judge not lest ye be judged” and “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” part of the bible is obviously something he missed.