On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” David Gregory pressed Bachmann on a question asked during Thursday’s Republican debate in Iowa about the role wives play in a heterosexual marriage. During the debate, moderator Byron York asked Bachmann whether she was a “submissive” wife, citing a 2006 speech in which Bachmann said she decided to study tax law because her husband wanted her to do so, even though she did not like the subject.
At the time, Bachmann said: “My husband said, now you need to go and get a post-doctorate degree in tax law. Tax law, I hate taxes. Why should I go and do something like that? The Lord says, ‘Be submissive.’ Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.”
Gregory played the soundbite and asked, “Is that your view for women in America? Is that your vision for them?”
“Submission — that word means respect,” Bachmann replied.
Gregory said that in his discussions with his own wife, the two words are not equivalent.
“In our house, it is,” Bachmann said.
Gregory asked: “His word goes?”
“Well, both of our words go,” Bachmann said. “We respect each other. We’re a good team together.”
Comment by Adamantine:
I would ask what does the Bible mean to say when it tells children to obey their parents?
Under today’s reasoning the child might answer “Well both of our words go. We’re a good team together”.
I would ask what does the Bible mean to say when it tells slaves to obey their masters?
Under today’s reasoning the slave might answer “Well both our words go. We’re a good team together.”
I would ask what does the Bible mean to say when it tells Christians to obey their God?
Under today’s reasoning the child of God might answer “Well both our words go. We’re a good team together.”
While there is wiggle room in these issues I suggest we are approaching a time when a true Christian cannot be elected.
How long will it be before being “pro-life” excludes one from election in Europe?
How long before being anti- sodomy excludes one from election in Europe?
How long before saying “Christ is the way the truth and the light and no man comes to the Father except by Him” excludes one from election in Europe?
It also may be that to argue that there is any difference in the submission of men and women in marriage is a new red line to electability across the world.
If Christianity in its old form which some believed called for a pattern of marriage which did assign different distinctives to husband and wife is now obsolete but correct then Jesus must soon return as there will soon be no Godly marriages which will pattern the proper upbringing of children in the faith.
The pattern of answer to these questions has changed over time.