God’s will

Just to show you how the wingnuts who are trying to get in power think about these things:

In an article about the reasons Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign fizzled, the Des Moines Register points to “sexism among conservatives,” singling out an offensive email written by a staffer to Rick Santorum:

Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email saying that children’s lives would be harmed if the nation had a female president. […]

The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.

Johnson, who remains on Santorum’s staff, complained that the email was “blown out of proportion” and should not be held against him because it was sent from a personal email account.

But he refused to back away from the substance of the email, saying “I was sharing my personal reflections with a friend…[T]hey were reflections on over 25 years of formal, theological study [based in] classical Christian doctrine.”

3 thoughts on “God’s will

  1. It should occur to Bachmann that she simply does not belong in a leadership position, and was never a viable candidate.Her constant over rating of herself as the ‘tip of the spear’ and her questionable evangelistic attitude, not to mention the ‘deer in the headlights’ presentation made her, in my opinion, laughable, at best.

  2. “classical Christian doctrine” is just that a doctrine. It doesn’t resemble in any way what the Christ was preaching. These doctrinaire Christian’s proclaim the Christ to be a Capitalist. Knowing full well that he was a communist, or more likely an anarchist. But telling the truth will anger the 1% who pay their bills. These people are a disgrace.

  3. Bachmann should have expected that sooner or later someone would bring out the “woman can not be in authority over men” shit and be in a position of leadership. She was raised in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (quite consertive) after all. They don’t even let women be school principals (minister of education) because then they’d be a position of leadership over men. (It’s only for convenience — women teachers can be paid less — that women are allowed to be teachers.)

    (The Lutheran Church I attended for about 10 years was in the Missouri Synod when I joined. I lived through several crises in the Church and by the time I left, the congregation had taken the church into the very liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).) ELCA has women pastors and ministers, accepts gays as members and lots more.

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