Sunday, August 7, 2016
Why Does Steve Anderson Want to Arm Wrestle Women?
I didn't use the word misogynistic so he probably meant someone else in this recent "sermon"....
but I do wonder if he saw this post.....
Women Treated Like Dirt in Some Fundamentalist Churches
One thing I would like to say....is not everything is a power game in this world.
There are people who seek a decent life outside of a control and power matrix. Head of the household does not mean dictator. It means a man protecting and providing for a wife, and a family if they have children. There may be times when a couple disagrees where a man has to make a final decision and be a leader but it is not about the power games the patriarchialists are so in love with. I wear dresses, I am not legalistic about pants on women but choose personally not to wear them. I cooked two meals for my husband today. Trust me the feminists would not have me either. I have no great glorious career to boast of and Gloria Steinem makes me nauseous.
He is foolish to challenge women to arm wrestle him. There is shows his focus on power and authoritarianism. He's a young man, hopefully most would out grow attitudes like this. Old age probably will bring that pride down a few notches. Everyone ages. Right there, we see his view of woman, as being "weaker" in a power mongering way but not the true different way. Not everyone who disagrees with him is a raving feminist. I have written on this blog, women should not be in combat. What if he is sick in bed one day and has grown old or had a stroke. His wife may be the "stronger" one then? Also a grown woman is not a child to be corrected like a child.
I did arm wrestle a few guys jokingly as a young woman. Probably one or two let me win. If I was 20-21 again since I was almost 6 feet tall, and as big and tall as most men and had past employment working with really tough violent youths, I may have taken on a challenge like that. "Sure I'll arm wrestle you" but honestly what would it mean even if I was young and strong again and could win the challenge. "Might makes right"? Doesn't he realize true leadership comes about from guidance not power and control?
This kind of preaching actually innoculates non-believers against the gospel. He preaches in a way to create outrage. That's a major problem. Almost like the worse stereotypes of Christians to be fulfilled for the eyes of the world.
1 Peter: 5:3
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock