Friday, June 01, 2018

"The Patriarchy"

For "Progressive Christian/evangelical feminist" critics, the Paige Patterson scandal is yet another example of why "the Patriarchy" is irredeemably evil. Yet another reason Christians should ditch complementarianism for egalitarianism. 

There's a grain of truth to this, although it's highly misleading. In the nature of the case, only people in positions of authority can abuse their authority. If men have all the power, then the abusers will all be men. That's a straightforward correlation.

But that cuts both ways. That doesn't mean that if you replace men with women in positions of power, you thereby eliminate abuse of power. Feminism/egalitarianism amounts to gender reassignment abuse of power. There's no dearth of women who abuse their authority, viz. Rose Bird, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Loretta Lynch, Annise Parker, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius, Sonia Sotomayor.

Both sexes need the moderating influence of the opposite sex to temper the excesses to which each sex is prone. And that's a complementation insight. And without the grace of sanctification, it's a choice between male and female villains. 

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