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Pastor Dunked On For His Christian ’99 Steps Towards Manhood’ Checklist

Toxic masculinity is rife in society, and there’s nothing worse than hyper-conservative religious dudes trying to push their ridiculous ideals on their fellow men. Their ideas on manhood range from the depressingly basic to the outright insane, which was certainly the case with the “99 Steps Toward Manhood” guide by Pastor Clint Pressley that was passed around Twitter this week.

As a pastor, Pressley is pretty knowledgable on “Christian manhood” and what it takes to be good at it.

99 steps toward manhood list
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Because of this, he felt compelled to share nearly a hundred things he believes men should be doing to be on his level (and God’s, I suppose). While I would never mock another person’s religious beliefs and fully support anyone who decides to go on a spiritual journey, Pressley’s list is a combination of outdated BS about masculinity and just basic human decency.

While no one can argue that things, like learning how to take a joke, admitting your mistakes, and practicing good hygiene, are good things for people of any gender to follow, Pressley also thinks the pinnacle of “Christian manhood” include things like not wearing crocks, knowing how to do a bunch of pushups, and eating a ton of meat/not being a vegetarian. Uh, yikes?

What’s also telling is that in Pressley’s eyes, all it takes to be a good Christian is turning up to church, reading the bible and a bunch of other religious books once a year, and not watching pornography. Something tells me God expects a little more than that of his followers, no? But then again, what do I know? I’m a happy atheist.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pressley got roasted to high heavens (pun intended) on Twitter as a result of his approach to life, and frankly, I haven’t stopped laughing since. Here are some of the best reactions.

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