With every political organization and their brother putting out voter’s guides this time of year, Pastor Scott Brown has a better idea for his followers: Let the Bible be your voter’s guide. What does that mean? Well, lots of things. Like it means you can’t vote for women:
A male (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 1:13)
The Scriptures require that we “choose wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men.” The word men used here is not the generic term for “mankind” but rather the word for “male.” Everywhere the qualifications for civil leaders are mentioned in the Bible, males – not females – are identified.
So goodbye to Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and every other female politician, right? And then…
Impartial (Deuteronomy 1:17)
He treats the high and the low with the same love and truth. Since God is no respecter of persons, neither should a civil leader be a respecter of persons. A civil ruler must be equally concerned for the rich and the poor, the small and the great. He must execute justice without respect to race, gender, and national origin, or any other categorical distinction made in society.
Unless they’re gay people, of course. Or women, ironically. So you see, you must be absolutely impartial and make decisions without respect to gender — except that you can’t vote for women. Makes perfect sense.
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