I couldn’t believe it. Do you remember the pastor who wrote in his column in a newspaper something like this: throw your wife and your dog in the trunk of the car and drive around, and when you stop, see which one is glad to see you?
A few weeks ago he wrote that people want the Bible to be gender-neutral and to say things like “mankind” and “womankind.” Now you and I know that whenever anyone says “womankind” they are making two species of humans. Feminists and those of us who want equality would never separate the human species into mankind and womankind. But he was being cute, and taking a jab at Christian women.
So I should have believed it when his article this past week was titled “Man vs Woman.”
The gist of this gem was that the vacuum cleaner and washing machine made women’s work easier. Women make 77 cents to the dollar that men make, and if women want their husbands to make more money in their paycheck, they should stay home and take care of the kids because “economists” say that when it is the woman who kisses her husband goodbye in the morning and stays home, the husbands will make more money.
I didn’t follow his reasoning, either.
He ended it with the fact that lots of things in life are not fair, but they are made easier by Maytag and the vacuum cleaner inventor.
I doubt that my letter to the editor will be printed as he is a paying customer, and his church pays a pretty penny for his column (which is actually an ad for the church.)
I did have my letter to the editor printed in a big city newspaper Saturday in response to the article about the girls in India being left to die.
Regarding “India prospers, but its girls still die,” the story is the same whether it is about India allowing little girls to die or whether it is about women wearing the hijab.
It is a story that we Christians face daily in our churches as the male headship and authority of men over women has become a big issue among evangelical Christians. Girls and women are seen as second-class in religion and in the home. Countries and religions should be judged on how they view women.
I would add to that “Countries, religions, and pastors should be judged on how they view women.”