It looks as if some Republican Congressmen haven’t gotten the message yet regarding how to go about winning over the hearts and minds of female voters. You’d think that they’d try a little harder considering Mitt Romney, their candidate for president in the 2012 election, “suffered from one of the biggest so-called ‘gender gaps’ in recent history.”
Rep. Steven Pearce (R-NM), a Baptist and a Vietnam War Veteran, published a memoir recently in which he expressed his belief that “the wife is to submit to the husband.” According to Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, Pearce said “that both the military chain of command and the family unit need a structure in which everyone plays his or her role.” Citing the Bible, Pearce wrote, “The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice. The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.” He also wrote, “The wife’s submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband.”
Pearce acknowledges that he delved into “controversial territory” in his book. He recounted the “time his wife broached the subject of submission with him’—and admitted that “he cringed at the conversation.” He wrote: “The principle is among the most controversial of all directives coming from the Bible. Critics abound, both Christian and non-Christian. Many of my friends dealt with the directive by ignoring it…”
I’d say good for his friends who ignored that Biblical directive!
GOP Congressman: Wives Should ‘Voluntarily Submit’ To Their Husbands (Huffington Post)