To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature, contumelious to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, and of all equity and justice.
– John Knox
Evangelicals are nothing if not predictable flip-floppers.
It wasn’t so very long ago that Christians rightly denounced feminism as evil. But let a few decades roll by and – wonder of wonders – yesterday’s ideological foe becomes today’s friend. In keeping with their longstanding tradition of conforming to the world, more and more evangelicals have warmed up to the idea of a woman president – at least as long as she has a credible evangelical pedigree, no Hillary Clintons please – while giving little or no thought to what the Bible has to say on the matter.
According to an article posted on the Aquila Report,
A source close to Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign tells The Brody File that the candidate met with over 200 evangelical pastors, authors, musicians and other figures Friday afternoon near Nashville Tennessee.
According to those inside the private meeting that was closed to reporters, it lasted nearly two hours and included pastors praying over Michele Bachmann as well as her talking in very spiritual terms about her love for Jesus Christ.
Sources inside the room tell The Brody File that the meeting began with an introduction by Michele Bachmann’s pastoral counselor, Mac Hammond, senior pastor at Living Word Christian Center in Minnesota. She then talked to evangelicals for about 45 minutes where she shared her Christian testimony and explained her positions on the issues.
After 15 minutes of questions and answers, a handful of pastors gathered around her on stage and prayed for her. According to some pastors in the room, they specifically prayed that God would do a great work in her and this nation. They also prayed that she would be encouraged and strengthened through this presidential primary process.”
Good grief, these guys are pathetic. Where’s John Knox when we need him?
Nowhere in that bunch. Apparently influence peddling and culture war victories are more important to them than teaching and obeying the whole counsel of God regarding the place of women.
The evangelical church is salt that has largely lost its savor. Things are so bad that even Ayn Rand came closer to stating Biblical truth on the subject of women civil magistrates than most conservative ministers manage to do. At least she had the good sense to refuse to vote for a woman president.
All this is enough to make me wonder if on the last day we’ll be treated to the sight of atheists rising up to condemn evangelicals for their lack of faith.