That Darn Jezebel Spirit Again

That Darn Jezebel Spirit Again August 16, 2019

The Christian right seems downright obsessed with the “Jezebel spirit” that they claim now ruled over America (though Trump is supposedly going to break those chains of possession). Anti-gay bigot Michael Brown is the latest to invoke this inane idea, claiming that Jezebel is emasculating men and causing “radical feminism” as a Satanic plot to destroy the country.

You could say that Jezebel was the first radical feminist. She stood for much more than a healthy feminism that calls for equal pay for doing the same job or women being respected the same way men are. Jezebel was extremely radical, much like the radical feminism that we see in our society today…

But there is a radical feminism that is destructive. It sees marriage as an outdated, slavish institution; regards motherhood as a lesser calling; and views children as an intrusion. It is not merely pro-woman; it is also anti-man and anti-family, virulently so. Males are downright evil (especially, these days in America, white males). The patriarchy must be overthrown. Women must reign supreme. This too is the spirit of Jezebel…

Brown is seemingly obsessed with Jezebel’s power to “emasculate” men. “The more that males are emasculated, the happier she is,” he writes. “She can already sense the kill.” Brown warns that radical feminism turns men into women and women into men. More specifically, Jezebel turns men into “emotionally castrated males” and she “defeminizes women, turning them into male-hating lesbians.” By destroying “God-ordained roles for males and females,” she destroys “the very foundation of our society.”

In one section of the book titled, “The Castrated Males Must Regain their Manhood,” he reassures Christian men, “It doesn’t matter what has spiritually or emotionally castrated you in the past, be it your upbringing or dynamics in your marriage or denominational politics or a moral failure. Jesus is a redeemer and a restorer, and with His help you can become a real man, a biblical man, a godly man.”

Funny how this obsession seemed to be timed perfectly to coincidence with Hillary Clinton’s rise in political stature and presidential run. These same people believe that Clinton is a powerful witch able to cast spells over men.

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