Christian Conservatives Claim A Woman Can’t Be President

Christian Conservatives Claim A Woman Can’t Be President August 2, 2016

Conservative Christians oppose Clinton because she is a woman.

According to many conservative Christians, the Bible says a woman can’t be president.

Earlier this week, on his Christian nationalist radio show “The Political Cesspool,” host James Edwards said Hillary Clinton should not be president because women can’t even be “the ruler of the house under God’s law.”

Edwards said:

Under God’s law, a woman should not even have dominion over her household. There are natural roles and abilities that men and women have that are God-ordained…

Edwards is not alone in his belief that a woman should not serve as president. It is a common theme among Christian conservatives.

On his radio show yesterday, influential conservative pastor Kevin Swanson warned that electing Hillary Clinton to be the country’s female president would represent “the final chapter” of the feminist movement’s war against America:

On the one hand, the nation embraces a sexual decadence. On the other hand, the feminists —who themselves rather appreciate free love, sexual impurity and adultery, but they don’t appreciate fact that a woman was taken advantage of. Therefore, in order for [Clinton] to be vindicated, she has got to prove herself by winning the power struggle over the highest office in the land. This is what defines America today.

Adding to the chorus, last week the American Pastors Network dedicated its “Stand in the Gap” radio program to discussing the question of whether it is “biblical to have women in positions of government.”

Right Wing Watch reports Gary Dull, head of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, said on the program that women serving in positions of political leadership is a sign that a society is “spiritually rotten” and under the judgment of God.

Making his argument against a woman president, Dull cited Isaiah 3, verse 12, and 1 Timothy 2, which he says “establishes a pattern” in the Bible that women are not to have authority over men. At one point Dull declared:

In God’s line of authority it seems very clear in the scripture that a woman should not be in authority over men, which would limit a woman from being the president of the United States of America or even a queen of some other particular nation.

Bottom line: As the election approaches, expect to hear much more from conservative Christians arguing either explicitly or implicitly that Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States because she is a woman.

Hillary Clinton (Image via Wikimedia)
Hillary Clinton (Image via Wikimedia)
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