In these United States there is an un-holy alliance between the “Tea Party” (the tail which is wagging the Republican Dog), and the Fundamentalist/Evangelical Churches.
That alliance seeks to put women in their place – a place of submission under men.
The Tea Party/Fundamentalist alliance would say that women should have no “say” in their reproductive choices; that they should not exercise leadership in politics or religion; and that they should submit to male leadership – at whatever the cost.
Sadly enough even some men who claim to be religiously or politically “liberal” are tyrants in their own homes or churches. I know some of them.
The idea of male supremacy has a wee bit of backing in the christian scriptures: see “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord” (Colossians 3:18).
But many Tea Party/Republican/ Evangelical leaders disdain the second part of the verse viz: “as is fitting in the Lord”.
In so doing they have endorsed a Christian version of Muslim Sharia law.
It makes me both sad and angry that my evangelical and/or republican friends have sold their souls to the devil of male supremacy.
This fundamentalist/muslim/christian/republican party ideology leads to enormous violence against women. I will write about this tomorrow.