Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The American Theocracy - Women in Politics

It's more than ironic that one of the leading figures in turning America back to God is a woman: Sarah Palin. In fact, if we look at many of the key races around the country, fundamentalist Christian women often are leading the way! This is most ironic because, in the eyes of conservative Evangelical Christians, a woman's place is in the home, not the halls of power.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
~ 1 Corinthians 11:3 ~

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
~ 1 Timothy 5:14 ~

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
~ Titus 2:5 ~
So, what will this all mean in the new American Theocracy? Stealing a motif from Christianity itself, women in contemporary politics will play the role of Moses. They will lead the faithful to the Promised Land -- a theocratic America -- but they will not be allowed to enter it!

Once government and religion have been fused, women unceremoniously will be pushed out of politics and back to the kitchen! In fact, women in the corporate world will be thrown back on the hearth as well. (Poor women, of course, will be allowed to toil away in the low paying services industry.)

We'll return to the idyllic 1950s! You know, that time when a woman's primary role was to keep house and punch out one child after another?

It really makes one wonder if Sarah Palin and her ilk have really thought this whole thing through to its logical conclusion!

If you're interested in reading more from this tongue-in-cheek series, go to the The American Theocracy Index page.

3 comments:

  1. This is temporary power that they have been allowed to borrow.
    They are tools for the church.
    When the time comes it will be yanked away from them> And they will have to return to the kitchen clad only in their birthday suit and pregnant.

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  2. RealityZone, I think it would something very similar to the society portrayed in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

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  3. The attitude that you mentioned in this article is the dominant attitude is the prevailing attitude here in the Arab (Persian) Gulf countries. I hope most Americans don't wish for this scenario to come about.

    As for Sarah Palin, she's not someone i will support ... to put the sentiment mildly.

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