A “moderate evangelical” writes in USA TODAY that few of the conservative Christians all excited about Sarah Palin as Vice President of the United States would allow her to be pastor of their church. He argues that the support of evangelicals for Palin means that they should now reject the principle male headship across the board, adopting egalitarianism in the family and allowing for women pastors in the church.
This is what happens when you have no Two Kingdoms theology and when you believe that whatever happens in the culture must be imitated in the church. All through history we have had female heads of state, including those who have ruled over intensely Christian populations (Elizabeth I, Victoria), and Christians have had no problems seeing them as lawful Romans 13 magistrates.
But how would you answer this article? Or do you think Sarah Palin will break through the last glass ceiling, turning Christians and conservatives into feminists?