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Slippery Slope

2008-02-14

Yes, I’m at it again, railing against male supremacism. If they’d just stop trying to ram their opinion down our throats I wouldn’t have to keep regurgitating it.

But today’s news brings yet another proof that this is not just an internal church matter but is being pushed outside church walls. A female basketball ref. was told just before game time that she couldn’t call the game because she “could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy’s beliefs.” The academy is a private Catholic school, but if they want to play teams from other schools they can’t hide behind their private school status.

I’m happy to see that the male refs refused to cover the vacancy and walked off the court. Now if only all Christian men would show that much backbone and support their sisters in Christ instead of beating them down! And note that these were boys-- not grown men. Not even the wildest stretch of the male supremacist proof texts can support that.

This is the slippery slope that theoretical bigotry begins. First it’s opinion, then church law, then home law, then worldly law. Can anyone show me how this pervasive subjugation of women, simply because they are women, is any different than Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Islam? We’ve even seen some male “Christians” teaching men to play the “role” of God the Father to their wives’ “eternally subordinate Christ”! Is this Christianity??

For those who don’t understand rhetorical questions, the solid answer is NO. Men are not little gods over each other or over women. Women are indeed fully human and equal partakers of the Holy Spirit’s gifting. God still doesn’t judge by “the flesh” and still is not “a respecter of persons”. It should be embarrassing to see that the world has a better understanding of women than most of Christendumb, but they are blind, and they love to be praised by men. Very sickening, and very sad.