I'm sure I was not the only one that watched the Debate in Iowa this week. The blog world and the media are still on fire about a question that was asked to Michelle Bachmann about submission. I found the clip in question that they keep referring to.
Is she saying we will get two for the price of one if she is elected?
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At first when I heard about her comments I was surprised she would say what she did to a general audience. Then I found out she said them within church walls.
‘…and from there my husband said, ‘Now you need to go and get a Post Doctorate degree in Tax Law . And I said, ‘‘TAX Law?? I hate TAXES! Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord says, Be Submissive! Wives you are to be submissive to your husbands! ‘I realize people felt it was sexist to ask the question they did of Michelle Bachmann about submission due to her comments. I don’t agree.
There is plenty of preachers out there that teach an authoritative position in which the husband is the ‘boss’, and you are to respect him in that fashion. The clip in question does bring her position into question. Yes, I realize they wouldn’t use the word ‘boss’ but in essence that is what they teach no matter how much spiritual pixie dust they place on it.
The way she answered the question in this church, and the way she answered the question in the debate were two very different positions.
“but by faith! I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband. “On the complementarian side of things you do have those that stress more of the authority within marriage, and would very much appreciate what she said about being submissive to her husband. Although we do need to admit the complementarians WILL have issue with her being President due to her gender alone.