Doug Wilson Thinks Sexism is a Lost Virtue?

Doug Wilson Thinks Sexism is a Lost Virtue? February 17, 2020

Ho hum, Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog decided in his usual tone-deaf out of step way to poke badgers with spoons, and speak on how awesomely Biblical sexism is at one of his local colleges up in Idaho. First, I’d like to see him try to float this detritus at a bigger university in a more populated area where I suspect someone smarter would hand him his derriere in an intellectual way. Second, this is a new low, even for Doug, marry-er of child molesters and lover of slavery.

Doug has been happily martrybating since it happened over the fact that some showed up to protest both at the university and online.

I’m not going to quote this entire rancid thing, you have to go to Doug’s blog if you want to read the full transcription of his bloviating word salad, but here is the highlight. He is talking of the Bible here:

“But it is a sexist book in some of the following ways. For example, wives are required to be submissive to their own husbands (Eph. 5:22). For another, women are not permitted to participate in the rule of the church—women are excluded from the pastoral office (1 Tim. 2:12). And for a third example, women are barred from combat roles in the military (Dt. 22:5).

So, if it is sexist to grant headship to the husband in marriage, and to limit leadership in the church to qualified males, and to keep women out of combat roles in the military, then we can all agree there as well. The Bible is sexist, at least by that standard.

So according to the standards of modern secularism, conservative Christians who accept the scriptural teaching on such things must be thought to share in the sexism.”

..and here as Doug decides to randomly take pot shots at Shakira and JLo for the Super Bowl without it linking to much else in his speech. Gotta pretend to stay relevant with hastily shoe horned in references to pop culture:

“But by the same token, there are things that you might applaud that I would think appalling. For a recent example, let us take the half time show at the Super Bowl, which some of you might consider “empowering for women,” but which I would consider a skankfest. You might think women are being elevated by an activity that I would regard as degrading. Even though you can shinny up it, a stripper pole is not the way of promotion for women.”

At least it wasn’t as silly and degrading as his romance novel “The Man in the Dark.”

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  • Saraquill

    “I’m not yucky, YOU are!”

  • Tawreos

    Was the half time show supposed to be empowering for women? I have nothing against it if people thought it was, but I hadn’t heard that it was supposed to be. I did hear that J-Lo and Shakira brought so much fierce that it made the pants of good christians twitch thereby releasing demons into the world, or something. I think I am getting out of touch with what things are supposed to be anymore so I will be over waiting for some kid to even think about stepping on my lawn.

  • Tawreos

    I got yucky yes I do.
    I got yucky, how ’bout you?

  • NoOne of Consequence

    “The Bible is sexist, at least by that standard.”

    Other standards? The bible is the gold standard for sexism. It explicitly says that men and men only should be in charge and women should, quite literally, shut up and do what they’re told under pain of fricking death. Mr Wilson, words mean things. They are your job. Learn them.

  • SAO

    The bible has so much in, what you find is what you focus on. One could, for example focus on adultery, which would mean conservative christians should condemn blatant adulterers, like the occupant of the white house. In fact, I suspect Trump has broken all the ten commandments, except that he hasn’t shot anyone on fifth avenue.

  • AFo

    “I view women as property and baby factories, and people call me sexist! How dare they! I’m a good Christian straight white man!”

  • Polytropos

    You could certainly argue that causing Doug to foam at the mouth in im&#8203po&#8203tent rage is empowering for women.

  • Tawreos

    Wait, wait wait. Are you telling me that I can empower women AND do something that I take great joy in as well? This is a beautiful day!

  • Polytropos

    Some days, life gets it right.

  • Friend

    Doug, Doug, Doug. Your way of life is vanishing. Women outnumber men in the US work force. They outnumber men at college. The outnumber men in medical school. And veterinary school. They even outnumber men at a few Christian seminaries, Doug.

    You actually can’t avoid women’s skills, Doug.

  • Tawreos

    It’s not avoiding the skills of women that he is mad about it is the fact that women feel secure enough to avoid his “skills” that has him mad.

  • I always hope that people realize that Doug Wilson represents the very definition of the fringe in a very cultic stripe of Christianity. He follows Theonomy which is actually a fringier extension of Covenant Theology (followed by Presbyterians and some Baptists). Doug wants Christians to take over the world for God so that they can usher in the second coming. On the other opposite end of the fringe continuum lies the panicked people like Tim LaHaye who brought us the Left Behind books and Paul Crouch (and his wife with the crazy hair) who are desperate to save poor mankind from themselves by preaching the Gospel to the ends of the earth by manipulating people so that they can be saved. Both are dominionists by a different set of beliefs.

    I would be surprised if more than 500K people follow Doug’s chosen ideology which follows a cruel form of Replacement Theology. Rather than noting the patriarchy of the day when Jesus went around violating nearly every misogynous or patriarchal standard of Judaism and Greek culture by honoring women, Doug thinks that Jesus’ goal was to establish Mosaic Law as common civil law throughout the earth. No Theonomist has be able to explain to me why Jesus didn’t just cause that to happen, as He actually argued against such a thing. Slavery, stoning, and submissive women who serve their household demigod husband or father seems to be the proper order of things which those who follow the belief system wish to restore.

    Most American consumers should know what they’re getting into with JLo by now, considering that she stunned Hollywood nearly twenty years ago by wearing a quite provocative, barely-there gown. Latin American music and dance has a long, established history of music and dance, and I didn’t think that the Super Bowl performance was out of character for that tradition. But for Doug who thinks the Bible was written for men who would come to believe it after the 14th Century, it was just another reason to level the playing field in the world of ideas by declaring himself superior in spirit.

  • Not that we know of.

  • He follows a fringe version of a hermeneutic that provides him plenty of confirmation bias to support his sexist views. He should have focused on a better understanding of Jewish culture in light of the fact that at every opportunity, the Gospels (and Paul’s advanced use of the Greek language) broke nearly every patriarchal rule that Mosaic ceremonial and civil law established.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    You know who else is a big theonomist? Vaughn Ohlman

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    That we know of.

  • Janet Freiheit

    No huge surprise here. This is the party line for many fundies, including our good friend Larry Solomon/Harriman. In fact, I’m certain he did a BGR post on how wonderful sexism is, especially when it comes to raising children. The minute I read it I realized I was on the wrong track and resolved to be much more sexist in the future lol!

  • Oh, holy moly. Figures.

    For claiming that God is sovereign and that His will is always done, these guys sure do a heck of a lot of worrying about what other people do. Some Theonomists are worse than others, but it is essentially all about freewillism, oddly enough. It really just boils down to what is little more than spiritual eugenics. They’re special, superiorly spiritually fit, and they win in the end. Uber Adam rules.

  • Janet Freiheit

    “The gold standard” – perfect way of putting it!

  • Jennifer

    Not all Christians believe that.

  • Aloha 2

    You’re right. I was over-generalizing. But the Christians I know are mostly Bible-focused. If they soften up a few teachings (like wifely submission or women preachers), they still stand by a belief that the Bible is God’s Word.

  • Aloha 2

    The Qfull bunch envision that there’s something women want / need more than power: protection.

    So they imagine that QFull women are the best-off in the whole world, protected, provided for, and guided all thru life — easy peasy.

  • Friend

    The noisy literalists say that. And many of us who were abused1 in churches come from literalism and don’t know much else.

    It’s an ancient text, complicated, problematic, not all history, still less science or “God’s rule book.”

    Of course, when folks like me say that out loud, the literalists scream that we are Denying! Almighty! GODDDDD!

    Nope. Just giving God credit for my God-given brain, and trying to live by the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Nah, mate, he’s right that the Bible — and Christianity — demands that women and children be subservient and obedient to their husbands and/or fathers. He’s right that Christianity promises, and is trying for, world domination. Don’t pretend this is a “fringe” view.

  • Anri

    But apparently none of those beliefs are incompatible with Christianity and it’s superior morality.

  • Friend

    That’s definitely a problem, and mainstream, sheltered American Christianity has distinctive, hard-to-take ways of claiming moral superiority.

    However, I think lots of other bunches of people believe they are the best, too. I’m having trouble thinking of a country, religion, or political party that thinks it’s inferior.

    What we all need is an outbreak of humility.

  • Jennifer

    He’s now using the word 1skank, my freaking gosh. Guess it’s no surprise, since he used the C word. 2Lowlife 4scum.

  • Jennifer

    So sorry you or anyone lived with that type of rabid insanity. Makes no logical or moral sense.

  • Jennifer

    Treating women as less than people doesn’t match Jesus’s example, but these 4fools delude themselves into thinking that’s not what they do. Or they’re wicked enough to not care and just use religious words for a platform.

  • Jennifer

    Friend for president!

  • Anri

    Of course, it does match bot his antecedents and followers, per the bible.
    Jesus himself may not be easily quotable as misogynistic, but the laws of the Old Testament, and the writing of Paul (who – supposedly – learned the gospel from him personally) certainly do not value women as equal to men.

    So it seems to me that the Christian faithful once again find themselves either accepting overtly horrible ideas, or second-guessing the bible and telling themselves god was just joshin’ on certain points. Both are obviously problematic for them.

  • persephone

    Von been keeping a low profile lately? Haven’t heard anything since the law got interested in his slave9 market plans.

  • lady_black

    Isn’t he the child bride guy?