It is still all about Eve.
First Eve was to fight off the devil, then she somehow wrested control of male headship from Adam, and now according to Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, she can keep herself from getting pregnant when she is raped.
- Temptress who can fake a rape.
- Body extraordinaire that can will itself from getting pregnant. Or in the Congressman’s words “shut that whole thing down.”
The congressman was asked in an interview if he would support abortions for women who have been raped. “It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” He later admitted that he misspoke.
As I say over and over, the topic is not abortion. It is the disrespect of women. It is because some people are willing to put forth anything outrageous about women because there is a deep-seated feeling that women because of Eve are inherently capable of all kinds of evil things: Witchcraft, seduction, emasculating men, feminising the church.
This attitude is learned in the church and bleeds out into society, and creates women into some separate kind of alien being.
At CBE Houston or informal motto is “Educate and Agitate.” Will you help us? Our next meeting is September 8. Be in prayer for us.
Commit to 5 with us.
Pray daily about gender equality; learn more about gender equality; ask for Bible Studies promoting gender equality; make a change in how you talk about women; tell others.