I agree with Kevin Swanson: Feminism is simply not Christian

I happen to catch this over at Right Wing Watch, which I follow on Facebook; and I hate to admit it, but these guys hit the nail on the head.

Here is the part that I wanted to zero in on: (You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking here. I wanted to present the entire podcast, but I couldn’t hotlink it with my Podcast plugin.) 

I really hated to use Right Wing Watch’s video, but it was all I could get.

Now, the money quote is here and I will high the part that I have said all along, about Sarah Palin and her ilk. It is not just her, however; it is people like Michelle Malkin and others. (Not Ann Coulter, she is not a Feminist at all…)

Swanson: Now remember, the goal is that these women have to be independent. The goal is lots and lots of birth control. The goal is lots and lots and lots of fornication. The goal is abortion. The day-after pill will help. And it will help a lot. Remember, the goal is to get that girl a job because she needs no stinkin’ husband, she’s got the fascist corporation and government-mandated insurance programs and socialist welfare that will take care of her womb to tomb. Who needs a cotton-pickin’ husband? Who needs a family? That’s pretty much the worldview that’s dominating, my friends. That’s what the college is all about.

Buehner: Because her feminist professors have told her her husband will abuse her, she will be like a slave to him. Instead she will just go to the slave market and sell herself, at least sell her body, to the highest bidder. See, that’s much, much better!

Swanson: And Dave, you talk about the two kinds of feminists now, this is your new division, you say there’s two kinds of feminists.

Buehner: There are.

Swanson: All of them want to be free from the family. They want to be free from the husband. Who needs a stinkin’ husband? Who wants to be submitting to a husband and find security in the family when she can find security in the state or a sugar daddy for the four years that she needs to get through college?

Buehner: Right. Actually, you’re talking about perhaps even a third stream of feminism. There’s the Sarah Palin kind of feminism that wants to have a husband, just not one to submit to. And she still wants to..

Swanson: But talk about the two forms of feminism you see that are rising today.

Buehner: Right, there are two forms of feminism, and it actually has to do with a division of how attractive a woman is. So, you have the group that is very attractive, they’re in the sororities, they’re gonna be in the beauty contests. They’re actually going to get the good jobs. They’re going to leverage their attractiveness in the marketplace because it has a market value. Marketing. It helps market who you are. They’re going to proceed, now they will probably some of them become the Sarah Palin-style feminists, they’ll get themselves a husband, but they’ll never be dependent on the husband, they’ll never submit to the husband, in fact they will use their power probably to make their husband submit to them.

Swanson: Okay, so you have the cute feminists.

Buehner: Right, you have the good-looking ones.

Swanson: Well, who are the others?

Buehner: Well, the other ones are those who we should say are, um, attractive-deficient. And they have not been…

Swanson: That’s nicely put. Attractively challenged.

Buehner: Attractively challenged. Optically challenged. These are the kinds that will look for careers mostly likely in academia.

Swanson: Now, just to say, they’re ugly. They’re the feminazis that Rush Limbaugh likes to refer to.

Buehner: Right, right, and they’re generally very angry about it because their attractive…or their lack of attractiveness has not given them access to power that they wanted in the marketplace. So they can get jobs…

Swanson: And they’re certainly not going to get a lot of power sexually.

Buehner: No, but they can get jobs in the government bureaucracy, they can work as an FDA administrator, or you can actually run the EPA if you want, or academia. Academia’s actually the best place because you can be angry, ugly and you can also get tenure. It’s great, it’s the big trifecta.

Swanson: You’re gonna make some people mad about what you’ve just said. There will be some very angry feminists.

Buehner: You mean there will be angrier angry feminists.

Swanson: Angrier angry feminists are gonna come at you for what you just said, and probably from our listening audience, because if we tick anybody off we’re ticking two different folks off, the feminists and the homosexuals, they can’t stand this kind of stuff.

Buehner: Neither one of them have a high regard for the family or for the Word of God.

Swanson: That’s true, yeah, you’re right, you’re right, you’re right. And they’re the ones who are destroying society.

Buehner: The systems we are living in are coming down before our very eyes, the fiat currency won’t last, the corporate economies, they’re going to collapse. What’s going to last will be those who go back to a biblical worldview. I believe history will go back to this period of time and will look at feminism and say there was a time in which women lost the love of their children. They no longer cared about having children, they no longer loved their children, they no longer loved their husbands, where for all of history women very much cared about protecting the family. Now they only cared about themselves. They were riled up into a froth about how they were victims of society, patriarchal society, and they decided to become selfish, narcissistic, family-destroying whores.

Now, I quoted all of that, because I wanted to make a point. These guys are absolutely correct and it is something that I have know for a very long time. Feminism is not a Liberal problem, it is now a Conservative problem. The Bible clearly states that a Woman is to submit to her husband, in more than one place. What has happened is that Feminism has crept into the Conservative and yes, Republican circles. Sarah Palin in a perfect example of that sort of so-called “Conservative Feminism.”

Here are the Bible verses that back that up:

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. — (Ephesians 5:22-23 KJV)

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
(Colossians 3:18 KJV)

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. (1 Timothy 2:12-15 KJV)

The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. — (1 Corinthians 7:4 KJV)

This is not anything new, this is the Word of God; and the doctrines in it have not changed at all, nor will they ever. The World might change, Politics might change, Republican Party might change and the Conservative movement might change —- but the Word of God, it never changes and it never conforms to us and our vain doctrines. We, if anything, should conform to it.

2 thoughts on “I agree with Kevin Swanson: Feminism is simply not Christian

  1. Feminism is about more than being pretty or ugly, which is one of the many points these men got wrong. To its core, it is about a woman being able to stand on her own two feet and make/be responsible for her own decisions. I’m just as happy with a woman being a fulfilled housewife as I am with a woman being a fulfilled lawyer or engineer.

    As far as being ‘riled up about being victims of society,’ you needn’t look further than a history book to confirm this. Being second-class citizens in Biblical times, being harassed at the workplace for sexual favors before sexual harassment laws were put into place, getting blamed for getting raped or getting beaten and let’s not forget the sexual objectification women face in comics, cartoons, and video games. And when we speak up against things like sexism and double-standards like this, we’re poo-pooed away, called “feminazis” for asserting there is more to women than just breasts, bottoms, and legs. When we reject the affections of men who we realize are not good dating material, we are called ‘bitches’ and ‘stupid whores’ for having such things as standards. I myself have been called a ‘bitchy, stuck up prude’ for daring to say that my feminist beliefs include waiting until marriage to have sex.

    And here I am getting called a ‘selfish narcissistic family-destroying whore’ by men who don’t even know me, after all the derision I got in high school and college for actively choosing to preserve my chastity? And to make matters worse… You agree.

    You are taking a volatile diatribe and calling it the Truth. Granted, the Truth hurts, but not everything that hurts is the Truth.

    I am a feminist because I not only acknowledge my worth as a human being, but as a woman created by God for the sake of providing comfort and care to my family while at the same time being responsible for my actions. I stand against promiscuity and infidelity. I stand against sexism, misogyny and misandry equally. I despise pornography with a passion. I listen to my husband when he is right and offer my guidance when he is wrong because, unlike what Swanson and Buehner believe, men and husbands are not infallible beings. And, unlike what Swanson and Buehner believe, feminists are not all angry, ugly misandrists with chips on their shoulders at all times.

    College didn’t teach me to hate men, to hate the idea of marrying and having a husband. No. Real life showed me just how ugly it could get. My mother took me and fled from a destructive relationship with my father as he allowed drugs to ruin his life, as he started an affair under our roof because he hated listening to my mother plead with him to stop taking drugs. My godmother was subject to immense verbal and mental abuse from her husband, told that she was worthless without him (and because of her low self-esteem, she believed him for a long time), and insulted his own children so much that one of them went through a suicidal period during junior high school.

    But through that dark period in my life, I realized how illogical it was to blame an entire half of the population for the moral lapses of a few. Plus, God had replaced those bad ones with really great ones, including the one I’m now married to. It’s like He was saying “yeah, they can kinda suck sometimes, but they’re not all that bad.”

    So yes, narcissism and selfishness do destroy families… But you and everyone who agrees with you, even people who don’t agree with you (like me), are just as capable of showing those traits too whether we’re feminists or not.

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