For Sarah Palin, It's a Christian Man's World.
Palin is the type of candidate whose bumper sticker(s) must read
DON’T QUESTION AUTHORITY.
GAYS ARE TOOLS OF SATAN.
THE WORLD IS EITHER BLACK OR WHITE: (I’M WHITE.)
NOT SO FAST…I HAVE GOD’S PHONE NUMBER.
"GENDER GAP" IS BETTER THAN OLD NAVY: JAMES DOBSON TOLD ME
I LOCK MY GLOCK AND SUBMIT TO THE ALMIGHTY.
Chris Hedges provides an in-depth world view into the disturbing, black or white thinking, male-dominated Wasilla Assembly of God church and the Juneau Christian Centre where Palin has worshipped. Defining this “cult of masculinity” which is used to “banish ambiguity, especially sexual ambiguity,” Hedges explains how it also
“fosters a world of binary opposites: God and man, the saved and the unsaved, the church and the world, Christianity and secular humanism, and male and female. All in life is rigidly defined. Disorder and chaos are banished. Reality, when it is defined in these absolutes, is predictable and understandable, something deeply comforting to believers who have often had trouble coping with the messiness of human existence.”
And here's the FTS part, extraordinairre:
“Dobson says that to achieve this tranquility wives have to be submissive. He instructs the husband in how he "should handle his wife's submission" and goes on in Family.org to insist that " ... submission is a choice we make. It's something each one of us must decide to do. And this decision happens first in the heart. If we don't decide in our hearts that we are going to willingly submit to whomever it is we need to be submitting to, then we are not truly submitting." The choice not to submit to the male head of the household, Dobson makes clear, is a violation of God's law.”
Well fuck that shit.
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