Monday, September 08, 2008

Neologism writ large

Yet another theocratic defender of the patriarchy shows that there's no value they won't abandon when it comes to defending the GOP.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.: Palin Can Serve Family and Country - On Faith at
Sally Quinn wonders how Christian evangelicals -- and Southern Baptists in particular -- can affirm a woman as President or Vice President of the United States and yet believe that women should not serve as pastors of churches. "Is it hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation?," Sally and Jon Meacham ask.

No, it is not hypocritical -- it is simply the application of biblical truth to different spheres of life and meaning.
Sorry Al, but you can't turn hypocrisy into perfect consistency simply by re-branding it. It IS hypocritical, and you know it (or at least ought to). A woman can't lead the order of service, but she can (were she to become President) order American men and women to fight and die on "a mission from God" (in reality, for American corporate interests)? No amount of casuistry and charlatanism will get you out of this one. It is flatly contradictory to allow women to be leaders of the free world but not of the Free Church.

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