Submission Philosophy/Complementarian Theology and Michelle Bachmann

In a new article in by Sarah Posner, Michelle Bachmann's philosphoy in terms of how she defines the role of a woman as prescribed by the bible is discussed. According to the article, Bachmann may follow what the evangilistic community refers to as "submission philosophy" or "complementarian theology".   According to the article:

"Submission theology is built around the notion that God has a "design" for men and for women; that they are unique from each other and have their designated, God-given roles. The husband is the spiritual head of the household, the wife his obedient "helpmeet," the vessel for their children, devoted mother, and warrior for the faith. By committing themselves to those gender roles, evangelicals believe they are obeying God’s commands. They see the wife’s obligation to obey her husband’s authority as actually owed to God, not her husband."


I am all for a woman in the White House. It's long overdue and I think there are just as many intelligent and capable women who would be as suited for the role as there are men.  Having said that, I think having Michelle Bachmann as leader of the free word would be a disaster of epic proportions and this "philosophy" is just another example of why.  Does this woman think for herself? Or are all her thoughts and action based on either "god's word or plan" or her husband's thoughts per Submission Philosophy. Even the thought that this woman is leading the polls and won the Straw Poll, for whatever that is worth, makes me sick.

 The full article, which goes into further detail, is found here.


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Comment by james d on August 15, 2011 at 10:45am

the bible is VERY clear, women are NOT to have positions of authority over men, especially their husbands... all church going women who hold such are NOT biblical christians! it's no wonder the islam nations see the west as hypocrites, they know what the bible says and sees the text being ignored!

Comment by Robert Karp on August 15, 2011 at 11:28am

Right, so we can assume if she, FSM forbid, gets in office, in-the-closet hubby will be in charge?

Comment by james d on August 15, 2011 at 11:35am

the problem really is that american christianity is a product of the enlightenment but still claims to be biblically based... ideas like equality and liberty are NOT biblical at all, but have evolved from descartes and others who saw a better way. america was founded on those ideals, not biblical hate and misogyny, but the fundies CAN"T admit that to themselves let alone the country. freedom from oppression is NOT a biblical directive, god is the most oppressive creature in the universe! freedom of speech is NOT a biblical directive as they are to stone those who disagree with them. christianity in the west has borrowed pop psychology and called it theology with no basis of the biblical record left to base it on... that is the scary part!! they see nothing wrong with things both testaments declare loudly to be evil! and keep smiling and say the country was founded on the bible!! sigh...


what she does in the closet is up to her! :D

Comment by Robert Karp on August 15, 2011 at 11:37am

Free speech not to mention free thought. Isn't one of the commandments thou shall not think!!

Comment by james d on August 15, 2011 at 11:48am

it isn't that sky god commands not to think, if you don't think about him/it/they/she all of the time, you will be led away to do unthinkable evil and make him/it/they/she angry... pray unceasingly they are directed... nice life!

Comment by james d on August 15, 2011 at 4:15pm

it gives one pause to think, doesn't it.. where else is she NOT submitting to her husband?? hmmm?


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