Ever heard of the Biblical Gender Roles website? Me either. At least not until today, and now that I know it exists, I fear for women across this country because it asserts that married Christian women must submit to their spouse, no matter if they want to or not.
Yes, when I read that, I admit I had to go back and read it again. And as I read on, I found this nugget of non-equality that the website posted:
“(A woman’s) body does belong to her husband.”
But wait, it only gets more ridiculous when the writer on the blog site asks a hypothetical question:
“Is a husband selfish for having sex with his wife when she is not the mood?”
To which he responds:
“Feminists and even some women who would not consider themselves feminists believe it is selfish for a man to have sex with his wife, knowing she is not in the mood, In fact some claim if a man has sex with his wife when she is not the mood this is rape… Here we will try to answer this very important question, from a Biblical perspective.”
Must we? OK, if you insist. It is your web site, after all.
This “expert” on all things marital and Biblical then declares:
“But I will say this, despite American laws to the contrary, Biblically speaking, there is no such thing as ‘marital rape.’ In the Scriptures, the only way rape occurs is if a man forces himself on a woman who is not his property (not his wife, or concubine). A man’s wives, his concubines (slave wives taken as captives of war or bought) could be made to have sex with him, no questions asked.”
This genius even admits that such a view is abhorrent in the society we live in, but:
“I realize this entire scenario is appalling to our modern western notions, but I choose to not challenge God’s wisdom in the laws he gave. If you want to argue with God about this at the judgement, be my guest.”
I don’t need to argue with God, because I’m quite certain He would in no way condone rape, even if it took place in a marriage, you insensitive cretin!
As a Christian myself, I find this man’s views to be the equivalent of how ISIS treats women: like objects that are owned or possessed. And I can assure you that if and when my daughter marries in the years ahead, should her husband think he has a right to demand that she have sex with him, I will quickly set him straight on that notion, and I can promise I won’t be kind about it.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.