Radio Host Comes Close To Insinuating Young Women Should Be Kept Home & Pregnant
While Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio and Christian Home Educators of Colorado should be commended for pointing out the sham of contemporary Feminism in his 2/27/06 broadcast, I am not so sure the answer lies at the other extreme that young women should be kept out of college and manipulated from young ages into being homemakers if that is not their own individual ambition.
If there are no young children involved, why is it anybody else's business what decision a young woman makes in regards to family or career?
Isn't that one of the reasons we are told we are waging the war in Afghanistan?
This is an issue where both radical Feminist and pious cleric should each mind their own affairs.
Just because a young gal gets a job outside the home it does not follow she will become a harlot standing on a street corner or ravished by a Viagra-maddened supervisor.
While the idea of the family as a unit thumping their noses at the world does have a certain appeal to it, what is a young person to do when their interests do not mesh with those of their other loved ones?
For example, what if a bookish child is born to a family of practically-minded people skilled in their own way for the tasks to which the Lord has called them but who have no interest in more studious matters? Is such a young scholar --- either male or female --- to be sentenced to a life of alienation and chastisement for being uniquely talented?
Maybe while we are at it, perhaps we should promulgate some pious decree or institute a caste system along the lines of a Medieval guild stipulating that from this day forward one shall forever toil in the craft of their forbearers. Can't have those uppity peasant types getting too much book learning and threatening to upset the balance of power, now can we?
Those finding fulfillment in the social setting Swanson applauds in this interview should be allowed to continue in it unmolested by government social welfare operatives. However, that said, neither should proponents of it turn around and lambaste from pulpit or behind microphone those living in a more contemporary, though as earnestly devout manner, by lavishing undue admiration upon those adhering to standards not necessarily mandated for every individual in every instance in the pages of Scripture.
Discerning Christians need to be warned of the increasing trend among many of their ecclesiastical brethren propagating the deception that if one has not wed and bred by their early 20's, one is somehow outside the will of God.
Christ never married and it has been speculated neither was Paul. Isaac did not marry until his forties.
But I guess these Christian leaders are so much wiser than these figures nowadays and capable of speaking for all in matters where even the Lord Himself remains silent and grants a degree of freedom to His beloved children.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.