Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fuck a Huckabee

Okay, so Huckabee is rocking the polls. Doesn't change the fact that he's a religious Republican who, according to Newsweek, has an explosive temper.

Who knows why he signed the evangelical ad in USA Today confirming his belief in the '98 Southern Baptist Convention's statement on family. ("A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church ... A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ."..."You are right because you called husbands to sacrificially love and lead their wives. You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband's sacrificial leadership.")Aside from completely confirming that I don't like Huckabee, this quote means a little more to yours truly. I've actually been to a wedding...where the minister...wait for it...quoted this affirmation.

As you can imagine, I was speechless and aching to scream at the same time. I'm good friends with the guy who was getting married and, yes, he's an evangelical, but I didn't expect this. I don't know why. I couldn't believe any woman would agree to this. Servant leadership? Submit? How can you say "I do" to something like that?


Andy Swan said...

Why would a woman NOT want a husband who is a servant-leader?

Seems to me the only people who would object to that are people who don't understand what "servant leadership" means....and no, it has NOTHING to do with "leading your servant"...just the opposite really.

A quick Google search turns up more detail:


"as Christ loved the church" is EXTREMELY key to this entire discussion, and to people who believe (I'm more of a soft agnostic)....this means a husband is to love his wife WITHOUT regard to himself, WITH complete sacrifice, and with compassion....they are capable of "submitting" to Christ's leadership because it is sacrificial and NOT going to take advantage of them....and they expect the same of their husband.

Amanda said...

It's the inequality that gets to me. I see that this language would mean a lot to someone who believes in all that religion jazz, but to me, it's all about the picture I included in the post.