April 12, 2015 8:00 pm -


Leadership is not for girls, says Bill Lytell of the Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Lytell was pretty jazzed about all the great publicity the church got last month when a 9-year-old boy — a pre-man, if you will — found a loaded gun in the church’s bathroom and brought it home with him, because of all the exposure the news story gave to the church’s “Male Leadership” sign.

The testosterone-filled preacher mansplains:

Don’t you be ashamed you go to a church with male leadership. Every church that’s right with God oughta have a sign: “Male Leadership.” Because that’s the only kind of leadership, both from Adam all the way to the last part of the Bible. It’s all been male. This is a man’s world! And all the men said… [pause, then manly voices say “Amen!”]

There aren’t many places were men can ever rejoice anymore without feeling about half-ashamed because they try to put you down or sue you or something, but brother this is a man’s world. You can say what you want, you can do what you want, but God made Adam in leadership and it’s going to end with a man in leadership. It doesn’t make men better, it’s just God’s way!



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

35 responses to Pastor: You Need A Penis To Lead

  1. The Setup Book April 12th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    This pastor man Bill Lytell is definitely the kind of man’s man who enjoys a nice meth-fueled massage from another man.

  2. Suzanne McFly April 12th, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    So how does he explain bush?

  3. burqa April 12th, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Need a penis to lead?
    I think this guy has seen my comment on the GOP obsession with Hillary’s mistake on the email issue where I said:

    “The Republicans can’t let go of Hillary’s boner.”

  4. burqa April 12th, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Of course he is wrong. The early Christian church had a number of female leaders and some of them are named at the end of the epistle to the Romans….

  5. whatthe46 April 12th, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    all these GOP/TP and “men of GOD” asswipes, are too obsessed with penises. everyday its about a penis this or a penis that or 2 men this or 2 men that. there are many educated and well rounded men today, because of a strong mother who was the leader of her home, who raised her sons by herself. so he can go fk himself.

  6. labman57 April 12th, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Nah, you only need a penis to ‘point the way’.

    • whatthe46 April 12th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      his is pointing down. and it’s permanent.

  7. Kick Frenzy April 12th, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Well, as misogynistic as it is, at least he’s following the Bible closer than most who rail against things they simply cherry-pick out of it.

    It’s right there in the same New Testament book that condemns homosexuality (1 Corinthians):
    “34 Women[a] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”

    As far as I’m concerned, if you’re not practicing laws from the same book you protest homosexuality from, then you don’t deserve to make that protest at all.

    (Not that I support either of those laws/rules, I’m jus sayin…)

  8. tracey marie April 12th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    he has no idea what a man really is or how to be a leader

  9. Robert M. Snyder April 12th, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    According to an April 3 article in TIME magazine, written by a female psychologist:
    “Biologically speaking, postmenopausal women are ideal candidates for leadership.”
    This directly implies that premenopausal women are somewhat LESS than ideal candidates for leadership. Because if the author believed that ALL women were ideal candidates, she would not have inserted the “postmenopausal” qualifier.
    Suppose Elizabeth Warren decides to run. Do we need to know whether she is also postmenopausal? Of course not. This TIME magazine article is ridiculous.
    Which leads to one question: Why isn’t the TIME article getting the same kind of criticism that this pastor is getting?


    • allison1050 April 13th, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Did you write to Time and/or the author?

      • Robert M. Snyder April 13th, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Good point. I hadn’t considered it, but now that you ask, I think I will.

        • allison1050 April 13th, 2015 at 11:41 am

          The author may have a Twitter account or have a FB page.. don’t give up yet.

          • Robert M. Snyder April 13th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

            I stopped doing social media because it was eating up too much of my time. What ever happened to good, old-fashioned e-mail?

          • Dwendt44 April 13th, 2015 at 1:07 pm


          • Robert M. Snyder April 13th, 2015 at 2:44 pm


  10. CHOCOL8MILK April 13th, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Pretty sure the guys in that congregation aren’t getting laid as a result of their affiliation.

    • Dwendt44 April 13th, 2015 at 12:43 am

      If the women are good obedient christian women they will submit willingly.

      • granpa.usthai April 13th, 2015 at 12:35 pm

        when subjugated by a REAL MAN they most probably do. Adultery is one of the big ten, so there’s no problem with being forgiven (ref: RepubliCON political party affiliates of the male (even if tiny) gender).

        • Chris19741949 April 13th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

          What’s a REAL MAN?

    • allison1050 April 13th, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Let’s just say that they Shouldn’t be getting laid.

      • fahvel April 13th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

        better yet Al.

  11. bpollen April 13th, 2015 at 1:19 am

    It’s A Man’s World.

    Great James Brown song, but as “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” by James Tiptree Jr. points out, with the right technology, it doesn’t need men at all.

  12. rg9rts April 13th, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I want to see the look on his face when he finds out god is a She!

    • granpa.usthai April 13th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      plenty of Scriptures in The Book of Songs of Solomon (should be 18 or older to read) to back that up, only this here feller with the ding-a-ling on his mind could be a lot wiser than some OT King of the Jews?

      then again, as manipulative as men – REAL MEN – are, he could just be spouting off in the hopes of landing a Euro traveler baggage/masseur with an oversized penis?

      He sure does seem to focus in on that part a lot – over 6,500 years worth if anybody is counting.

      • fahvel April 13th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

        there aint a single euro person who would touch this disease unless it was to exterminate it.

  13. Warman1138 April 13th, 2015 at 7:11 am

    God, guns and penis’s……….and a handful of oranges with sunshine, only in America.

  14. allison1050 April 13th, 2015 at 8:27 am

    He’s in need of a penis period or a gun.

  15. granpa.usthai April 13th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    well, GOP gals, now that you fully understand what your party REALLY stands for…


  16. fahvel April 13th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    “people like him still exist?” quote from someone perplexed – yup, it’s a putain man’s world – beautiful aint it?

  17. Bunya April 13th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    In my opinion, men who spout this type of nonsense are either frustrated closeted gays or misogynists.

  18. taochiapet April 13th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    and he calls his a penis? good thing nobody’s following him anywhere…

  19. ChaCubed April 13th, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Man, they’re obsessed with genitalia. “A penis means I do this, a vagina means you do that! What is “that”, you ask: whatever I tell you, that’s what “that” is, because I have a penis!!!!!”

  20. Robyn Ryan April 13th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    “Where would men be without women? Mighty scarce, sir. Mighty scarce.”- Mark Twain.