Mark Driscoll responds to ‘false and malicious’ allegations in lawsuit

Mark Driscoll was an influential but edgy pastor within conservative evangelical circles for several years. Photo courtesy of Mars Hill Church

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(RNS) Pastor Mark Driscoll said the allegations against him in a new lawsuit are “false and malicious.”

Four former members of the now-defunct Mars Hill Church in Seattle filed a 42-page civil racketeering lawsuit Monday (Feb. 29) against the church’s controversial ex-pastor, accusing him of “a continuing pattern of racketeering activity.”

The lawsuit was filed as part of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, intended to prosecute the Mafia and other criminal organizations.

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“Unfortunately, false and malicious allegations continue to be made against me,” Driscoll said in an email to RNS Thursday (March 3). “I’m certain that the most recent examples are without any merit.”

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