Mother Yes, Pastor No, President Maybe

OK, Sarah Palin is a conservative evangelical Christian. That’s pretty much the consensus of opinion and she seems to be pretty happy with that assessment. Not much argument there.

She also seems to be helping John McCain’s ticket pick up the conservative, evangelical vote. But I was wondering….

Quite a few conservative evangelicals think that it is un-biblical for woman to have leadership roles in the church, that their first priority should be as wife and mother. Do these same people support Sarah Palin in her candidacy for the vice- presidency? And if so , how do they square these two apparent inconsistencies?

There seems to be a standard of convenience at work here, not unlike what we are seeing with some far left feminists who are busting on Palin for allowing her career to interfere with her motherhood. They would never accuse a female liberal Democrat of such a thing, nor a man of any party.

So the Far Right likes her – but normally they don’t care for woman in leadership positions, or even out in the work place at all.

And the Far Left doesn’t like her – because she should be at home with her kids, another one of the domestic ‘slaves’ that they have worked so selflessly to free.

What an unexpected reversal of opinions. I guess people must finally be listening to each other.

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  1. #1 by BillG on September 19, 2008 - 2:12 pm

    Greetings Christian, et. al.,

    There has been too much concentration upon non-essentials in this election (what else is new) especially regarding Sarah P.

    Perhaps none of the candidates has enough ‘experience’ to be chief executive. Perhaps no one does. The present occupant had experience of a full term as governor of a much larger state (population-wise), but look what he has done.

    It seems to me that we need to look at indicators of the character and outlook of the candidates. In my view, John M. seems to look at things like a fighter pilot–plunge in straight-away and then shoot your way out afterward. Under present law, there are supposed to be gun-checks and convicted felons are not supposed to be allowed to buy guns. It’s not perfect, but it helps. When the dubya administration wanted an ammendment to ban sales to those on the terrorist list, McCain voted against it!!!

    Sarah P. might be even worse if she should succeed to the top office, as she might have to prove that she has the cojones to be commander-in- chief. Not that I believe she would hesitate to shoot first and ask questions later.

    Frankly, I believe it is imperative to have a change of attitude and a change of policy at the top. The hubris with which our administration has been dealing with the rest of the world has to stop. We live in a world community and a world economy and the only real way to deal with the problems that we all face is to try to approach them together. We haven’t even been able to get Osama bin missing by ourselves.

    In my estimation, the best way to get this change is to elect Obama & Biden. They may not be perfect, but they are our best hope.

  2. #2 by Christian on September 19, 2008 - 3:23 pm

    Pakistan is scary. So much more so (for me) than Iran. I have neighbors who are from Pakistan; so civil, so educated and sophisticated. And very devout Muslims too; fasting during Ramadan, no alcohol, no pork. It amazes me that their country may be on the verge of becoming a nuclear armed feudal state led by religious nuts. With their archenemy (India) right next door with their own nuclear arsenal.

  3. #3 by Christian Beyer on September 19, 2008 - 3:35 pm

    Reverend Bill! Welcome!

    Boy, I betcha the dinner table conversation gets interesting when you have the Olivers over. 🙂

    I agree. That’s my point – too much attention to B.S.

    Change is cool. In fact, change is inevitable. But it’s not always good. My biggest objection to an Obama administration is that it sounds terribly expensive. Now, this war is terribly expensive. But as Buddy said, Obama doesn’t seem to be suggesting less military spending before he increases domestic spending.

  4. #4 by logiopsychoambrosiaivorytowerpath on September 19, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    Remember–Obama has in mind his own war–in Afghanistan (strange how they named a country after a breed of dog and a blanket).

  5. #5 by deathtotheworld on September 20, 2008 - 10:58 am

    I wonder if Condaleeza’s presence has effected Palin’s (or any woman’s) image as a member of the Executive

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