Guest post by Don Taylor
Why lean toward the Taliban? I am talking about these brutal savage men in Afghanistan and Pakistan who own their women and treat them almost like cattle. Yes, these barbarians who murdered a medical team who came to their country to restore eyesight to the blind or nearly blind. The barbarians who like to behead or stone to death those who in their perverted world, have sinned against Allah.
I cannot tolerate this kind of behavior. Not in the tiniest degree. That means that I cannot condone treatment of women that makes them inferior to men. No back of the bus. No “you can’t be a deacon or pastor in your church” kind of thing. No “your husband is boss and you had better submit to him.”
The Taliban so outrages me that I want to go in the opposite direction. I want women to be free of these manmade restraints. And they are manmade. Jesus never put restraints on women. He encouraged them to teach and spread the gospel. Only these ‘verse pickers’ have done that to them.