Editor’s note: Heard this yesterday while traveling through a remote rural part of West Virginia. Didn’t catch the name of the pastor or his church, just that he was an IFB pastor holding tent revivals. His sermon touched on some pretty silly things, but claiming it is a sin to use a GPS because they are programmed with a woman’s voice and a woman should never tell a man what to do took his sermon from charmingly goofy and quaint to fundy crazytown. Heaven forfend he might actually have to be the patient of a woman doctor or need real help from someone he’s not married to.
“Did you know that God doesn’t want you to have a GPS? Maps are good enough for me, I always carry paper maps to get where I needs to go. GPS is a sin because it’s always some lady’s voice telling you what to do and we all know women are NOT supposed to tell me where to go or what to do. It’s not Biblical and it ain’t submissive like a proper Christian lady.
If your wife decides to try and read your map and tell you where to go you have to tell her to ‘Get thee behind me, Satan! Women have no business telling men what a map says. She may read a map on her own, she may hold your map, but she may not tell you where to go next. It’s rebellion and usurping your manly rights!”
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.