Marine Corp veteran and PhD student Grant Castleberry strongly demonstrates in his recent post why the Christian worldview stands opposed to women being conscripted into military service.
Here are some of his arguments against drafting females into military service:
The most important of these is the reality that Scripture unfolds and even celebrates the unique differences between men and women (Genesis 2; 1 Peter 3:1-7). On the basis of this biblical foundation, it seems appropriate to add a few thoughts about yesterday’s proposal.:
1) The idea of women being conscripted to serve in our armed forces in a time of national emergency is a travesty.
2) Christians should make it known that they will not allow their daughters to sign up for the draft.
3) Legislators, with these same Christian convictions, should move to strike down this policy.
4) Christian women, who have conscience religious grounds against taking up arms in the armed forces, should seek religious exemptions.
5) This is a political move by Marine Commandant General Neller to oppose the Obama administration’s feminist policies.
6) Christians, again, have an opportunity to present the beauty of the Christian worldview.
Charlotte Allen at the Independent Women’s Forum reports on another example of feminist and LGBTQI activists using institutional power to suppress traditional values. The smiling leadership of the ruling New Democratic Party, not content with promoting sexual sins, have adopted a set of repressive restrictions on traditional or biblical forms of speech in Alberta, Canada. Her article, “Alberta, Canada’s Progressive New Government Bans the Words ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ in Schools” states:
It used to be: “Heather has two mommies.”
Now, it’s: “Heather has two non-gendered and inclusive caregivers.”
That’s the language the New Democratic Party government in Alberta, Canada, is telling teachers and school administrators to use when adressing the adults with whom students are living. Out: “mother” and “father.” In: “parent,” “caregiver,” “partner,” whatever.
And God help you if refer to one of the little rascals as “him” or “her.”
God help us indeed, but for real!
Keep your eyes clear and your mind grounded in the word of God–radicals in educational and ecclesiastical settings are obsessed with taking over language, with using words to create an imagined reality that is different from the one God made. Thankfully, he is still on the throne!