Hannah Brown and Luke Parker lash out at each other on Twitter over explosive 'The Bachelorette' premarital sex conversation
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/16/2019
Hannah Brown and Luke Parker slammed each other on Twitter as The Bachelorette's Fantasy-Suite episode aired on Monday night, with neither one backing down from their stance on sex before marriage.
Hannah first tweeted out some jokes about her Fantasy Suite dates on Monday, saying "to the windmill, to the wall" about her time with Peter Weber -- in which she admitted to having sex with him twice -- and saying Jed Wyatt brought "the wood" to their date. (Hannah later clarified "the wood" meant a wooden guitar).
"I would love to tweet more, but it's tough watching something that I take so seriously be made fun of so easily," Luke tweeted around that time.
Luke, who got eliminated during the episode after Hannah felt judged and slut-shamed by him during a heated conversation at the dinner table about premarital sex, then picked a fight with Hannah on Twitter.
"@AlabamaHannah The difference in how we view sin is seen in the response, I'm weeping at mine and you're laughing at yours. All sin stings. My heart hurts for both of us," Luke wrote.
Hannah replied, "Time and time again jesus loved and ate with 'sinners' who laughed. and time and time again he rebuked 'saints' that judged. where do you fall Luke?"
But Luke fired back, "There is a difference between eating with sinners who laugh and sinners who laugh at their sin. Sin is the very thing that put Jesus on the cross and that's not a laughing matter."
Hannah tweeted in response, "I have never said that i find my sin funny. i'm not going to [be] lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli meat in a guys lap."
Hannah was referencing the moment Luke threw a pile of bologna into fellow bachelor Garrett Powell's lap during a previous group date. Not only did Luke toss lunch meat at Garrett, but he also screamed in the golf pro's face.
"The devil wants to shame sin," Hannah added in a tweet. "God dealt with shame when he dealt with sin, so i will not allow someone who comes in the name of God to bring me something that God has taken off me."
"Your tweets about the windmill and the wood were enough," Luke replied, "it's not about the action it's about the response. If you want to talk about it, you know how to get ahold of me."
Luke also tweeted that watching The Bachelorette this season has caused him "to truly mourn" over his sin and praise Jesus "for his incredible sacrifice." Luke insisted he's not laughing but rather "repenting."
And Luke didn't stop there. On Tuesday morning, he tweeted out a link to a blog posting written by his sister-in-law's father Bucky Kennedy -- who is a preacher with his own ministry -- about whether Jesus still loves a Christian if the believer has sex outside of marriage.
The article reads in part, "Does Jesus still love Christians who've had sex outside of marriage? Absolutely! His love is unconditional. But the real question we should be discussing is not if sex outside of marriage diminishes Jesus' love for a Christian, but what it says about a believer's love for Him. Jesus said, 'If you love Me, you will keep my commandments' (John 14:15). And God's instructions regarding sex are extremely clear."
Hannah and Luke's relationship ended over an explosive discussion about sex before marriage that took place before the couple was supposed to enjoy an overnight Fantasy Suite date together in Crete, Greece.
"Sex is an incredible thing and it's a beautiful thing -- only when it's within the guidelines of marriage... Marriage should be honored and the marriage bed should be kept pure," Luke told Hannah.
Luke noted neither one of them was a virgin but he had been abstaining from sex for the past three or four years.
"I just want to make sure you're not going to be sexually intimate in your other relationships here. I totally have all the trust in the world for you, but at the same time, I want to know we're on the same page," Luke told Hannah.
"If you told me you're having sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home -- 100 percent."
Hannah expressed she was "mad" because Luke didn't have the right to question or judge her, given he's not her husband. She accused him of being too proud, which is also a sin.
Luke then attempted to retract some of his statements by saying if Hannah did in fact have sex on the show with multiple guys -- which would be "a crazy scenario" or "a slipup," according to Luke -- he'd be willing work through it with her.
Hannah didn't appreciate how Luke said "willing" since she's "a grown woman" who can make her own decisions.
"To make me feel like you would look at me differently and judge me and make me feel like you would not think of me as a woman of faith like I am... you're holding people to a standard you don't even live by," Hannah said.
Hannah later vented in a confessional, "You don't own me. You don't get to decide what I can and can't do."
Luke appeared upset and dumbfounded, and he repeated that even if Hannah "slipped up" and had sex with one or more of the other men, it wouldn't change what he wanted with her in the future.
But Hannah still felt judged and wanted to find a man who would love her unconditionally and admire everything about her -- flaws and all.
Hannah then told Luke that he was not going to be her husband and he needed to leave. Luke thought Hannah "owed" it to him to allow him to speak, but that just made her more furious.
"I don't owe you anything!" Hannah yelled in Monday night's episode. "I have bent over backwards for this relationship."
Before Luke departed, Hannah confirmed she did have sex in the Fantasy Suite.
"I have had sex. Yeah. And Jesus still loves me. From obviously how you feel, me f-cking in a windmill, you probably want to leave," Hannah told Luke.
The Bachelorette went on to tell the cameras, "I didn't just go to the Fantasy Suite. I f-cked in a windmill. And guess what?! We did it a second time."
Luke asked Hannah if they could pray together before he left, but she said, "No" and flipped him the middle finger on his way out.
"You're not going to tell me what I should or shouldn't do, and that was the language he was using," Hannah said in a subsequent confessional.
"I answer to the Lord; I don't answer to Luke. I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders that I finally figured it out for myself. I'm just relieved I never have to deal with him again."