by Tim Bayly of Out of Our Minds – Hugh Heffner: Complementarianism’s Hero?
Editor’s note: I wonder what’s going on with Bayly that he cannot get the founder of Playboy’s name spelled correctly. I’m surprised that the main thing that Bayly seems to be annoyed about is anyone thinking Hefner advanced complementarianism’s cause, which, really was not the thrust of Hefner’s goal. Hefner wanted to smash the rules governing sexual behavior in the 1950s that these Evangelical types worship. While Hefner was no hero to me because he did encourage the objectification of women, he was no big champion of the Evangelical belief of strict gendered roles. Be outraged by the possible exploitation of vulnerable young women, or the fact that Playboy established unhealthy focus on appearances..
ETA: Lori jumps on the hating Hefner train too yesterday with a piece that cites him for causing poverty by encouraging people to have sex before marriage – The Devastation of Premarital Sex As usual Lori gets a great deal wrong and ends up martyrbating about those that will not agree with her.
I’ve warned souls that The Federalist is politics and morals stripped of God and His Law and Word. A friend passes on this paean to Hugh Heffner as Exhibit A.
Here’s a eulogy that tells readers to look past Heffner’s moral degradation so we can stop and give thanks for his complementarianism. Stop and give thanks that his brand of moral degradation honors natural theology (meaning the right use of body parts). Of Heffner, The Federalist says:
…his work celebrates the sexual complementarity that has bound men and women together since the dawn of time.
This is what complementarianism has become and we have only ourselves to blame.
First, we all jumped on board with the Danvers Statement and began to do something unheard of across church history. We denied that father-rule is a universal law established by God when He created Adam first, then Eve. Instead, we reassured Christians that male authority is only a private Christian thing limited to the Christian church and home. Joining the compromisers of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, we too trotted out the lie that father-rule is not established by God’s order of creation—and thus father-rule has no application to the billions living without God and without hope in this world.
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