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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday "He's a Nut" Blog


A prominent conservative Christian is calling for women to be prohibited from having any leadership roles in our society whatsoever. 

 American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer bellowed about the probability that a woman will be the leader of the United States during his show on Friday. 

 As usual, Fischer claimed that God specifically reserves leadership roles for men only, even in the home and used the Bible as proof:

"That’s always the pattern in the word of God. The kings were all males, when you had a departure from that with Jezebel and Athaliah, it was not a good thing, it did not work out well. Leadership in the church is reserved for men, leadership in the home is reserved for men. In other words, in God’s economy, he has designed leadership and authority in society and in the church and in the home to be exercised by men. 

I think you could make a good case that leadership in culture, society, politically as well as in the home, that that is something in God’s economy that’s reserved for men. 

What if somebody had the courage to go on national TV, somebody of some kind of prominence or visibility, and said, ‘Look, I’m going to vote for Trump because he’s a man. I don’t believe that women should be entrusted with high political office’ … That’s the position I happen to take."

In the comments section of this post, I mention a Netflix series, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, which deals with what many women have been up against from ancient times to, sadly, the present from ignorant fools like Bryan Fisher:

Here's a brief background on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz as a testament to what women have been subjected to and have overcome throughout the ages (The introduction to this video shows the date of Sor Juana Inés's birth as 1948, which is an error. She was born in 1648):


Dave Miller said...

Breathlessly stupid. And not necessarily biblically accurate either.

Ahab said...

Unfortunately, misogynists from the Religious Right have opposed women in leadership roles for a long time. What century are these jerks living in!?

Infidel753 said...

Fischer is a weapons-grade nut all right, too much nut for a thousand squirrels to handle.

Well, if the wingnuts want to let 50% of their potential leadership go to waste, fine with me. Our side won't be following their example, thank goodness.

Look, I’m going to vote for Trump because he’s a man.

Trump is the worst advertisement for masculinity in the history of US politics. Most of the planet is practically facepalming over the fact that we're stuck with him when we could have had Hillary.

KanaW said...

My goodness, what a special little snowflake he believes himself to be.
Weak-minded fool.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The idea of keeping women "in their place" is an ancient one, promoted mostly by frightened little men.

I highly recommend a wonderful Netflix series "Juana Inés." It's the story of a gifted female who, at 3 years old, taught herself to read, was a member of the court of New Spain (Mexico), and then, during the Inquisition, joined a convent so that she could continue her studies and writings. Except for a few enlightened men and women, she was reviled and punished because of her intelligence and dedication to her art.

If you don't have Netflix, there is another version of her story on YouTube -- free. With English subtitles. But read the story of her life online first so you know some background.

Dave, what do you know about this remarkable woman? Is she widely celebrated in Mexico?

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... you're kidding right? Few if any females are celebrated here. Sonrdsys errr happy folks on their machissmo just don't kill them.

Strong women leaders are tolerated.

Dave Miller said...

This is a pretty right leaning place regarding women's rights...

And they kill to keep it that way!

Dave Miller said...

Sadly, the very group that should work towards equality, the church, is often an enforcer of the outdated prejudices...

BB-Idaho said...

No wonder Herod, Caligula, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler, Torquemada,
Hitler and Stalin: manly men in Fischer's addled, but holy brain.

Flying Junior said...

Just another lightweight who knows little if anything about the Bible.

Case in point, the Queen of Sheba. She was badass! And she had a retinue and treasures to match that of King Solomon.

The story of the great Persian Queen Esther lays waste to these ridiculous sexist creeds against female authority. These are small-minded men with no claim to biblical truth. Authority comes from a command of the truth.

Shaw Kenawe said...

FJ, many Christian denominations have women as ministers and leaders. Fisher lives in a bubble.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BB-Idaho, I think you meant to type "hole-y" brain.