Don’t look at the fence! Don’t go to the fence.
God put that fence there to give woman freedom, so says Mary Kassian in her interview “Boundaries are for your freedom.” Mary Kassian is one of the founders of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and helped write the definition of complementarian.
That is the silliest bunch of religious nonsense that I have ever heard. When does a fence give women freedom? If a fence gives women freedom, then why don’t the men want it? They are out there, loose and unbound. Don’t they know the dangers that lurk on the outside?
Kassian tells us that there is a massive field where we have the freedom to run, to minister, and to be who God created women to be. The rolling hills and the green pasture are for our pleasure. There is so much we can do in this lovely field, that we are not to think about those things that we cannot do. However, this beautiful field that she describes has only women running through the meadow.
I am not sure what Kassian does with Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
Of course it does go on to say “Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.” Well, truthfully that doesn’t apply to women, but the statement as a whole does apply to women. If we take on a part of the law, then we must take on the whole law.
Can’t do that. Even she can’t, and she won’t. Does she keep a kosher kitchen while she is tiptoeing through the tulips? Was she unclean after her children were born? Does she keep a “book of days?” Did she ritually clean herself every month? Did she go to her pastor with her dirty linen if she was unsure if she was clean?
Thank God for Jesus! He freed us from that. He removed the boundary. Men put back a homemade gate, and if we can’t see through that, then we need to open our eyes.
They want to keep us in a pen. Boundaries is just another word for ‘pen.’ If you think complementarians have destroyed our freedom that Christ gave us, will you speak up? Will you join us in working for equality?