Luke Parker has had a long and frustrating journey on The Bachelorette, and for reasons no one knows, he made it to Hannah Brown’s final four despite consistent controversial actions and words.
That all changed on the Monday, July 15 episode however when an argument about sex between the Bachelorette and Luke P. was finally enough for her to send him home, but it seems both had something to say as the episode aired which led to a bit of a war of words on Twitter.
Parker took to his Instagram to share his side of the story in which it seemed he was judging and shaming Hannah for having slept with at least one of the other contestants during the Fantasy Suite Dates. “It hurt my heart that @alabamahannah felt I was shaming her. In our conversation my heart was never to judge or condemn Hannah. I was simply making a decision for myself on what I expected in our relationship, our conversations and our beliefs led me to believe we were on the same page about sex. For me it was never about getting a rose, it was always about finding a wife who would choose me everyday just as I would choose her everyday,” he shared alongside a smiling photo of the pair in the helicopter.”
“As for my time on the show I made mistakes and no I’m not perfect (crazy right) I didn’t totally behave as the man I want to be and I did not represent Christ the way I thought I was prepared to and that has broken me. This journey has taught me so much and for that I am grateful but the greatest gift I have received is a compassion for those who love the world and it’s ways. My desire is to put the Father first above all things and share the truth that he has given to us all. Thank you everyone for the prayers always remember speak truth and rid yourself of all hate, let compassion drive your words. Stay tuned. #faithfuloverfamous,” he added.
He then took to Twitter to share some other thoughts, writing, “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 us both.” Hannah was quick to reply, “@luke_parker777 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?”
Luke responded again, explaining, “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.”
That’s when Hannah, seemingly frustrated, fired back saying, “I have never said that I find sin funny. I’m not going to [get] lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli meat in a guys lap.”
Luke ended their Twitter dispute, telling Hannah, “Your tweets about the windmill and wood were enough, 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.”
The heated exchange came after the pair got into an argument during the episode when Luke told Hannah that if she had sex with any of the other contestants he would want to leave immediately. “I’ve heard people proclaim their faith, but yet they’ve said things like, “I’m excited for Fantasy Suites, I want to explore this relationship on a sexually intimate level and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” And to me, that’s like whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa excuse me? What? There’s something I’m missing here. Like I don’t believe that’s something you should be doing and I just want to make sure that you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here. Like I totally have all the trust in the world for you but at the same time I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. Like if you told me you’re going to have sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys I would be wanting to go home 100 percent.”
Luke’s shaming her was finally enough for Hannah to end him home, telling him, “There have been so many times that I have wanted to say I am done with you, but my heart has just not allowed me to let you go,” she added. “And I prayed so much for clarity and I feel like I have finally gotten clarity on you. And I do not want you to be my husband.”