Dear evangelical, bible-thumping whackos:
Take your church teachings about "wifely submission and male headship", fold them into a point and shove them neatly up your ass. I realize you’ll probably have to maneuver around your head, but give it a try – God would want you to.
Now go fuck off.
Yours in endless disgust,
P.S. These people really are insane (emphasis all mine).
There are more blatant examples of excusing abusive male authority among stricter proponents of complementarianism and submission theology. In June 2007, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Bruce Ware told a Texas church that women often bring abuse on themselves by refusing to submit. And Debi Pearl, half of a husband-and-wife fundamentalist child-training ministry as well as author of the bestselling submission manual, Created to Be His Help Meet, writes that submission is so essential to God’s plan that it must be followed even to the point of allowing abuse. "When God puts you in subjection to a man whom he knows is going to cause you to suffer," she writes, "it is with the understanding that you are obeying God by enduring the wrongful suffering."
I need a martini (made with Vodka) as big as my head – it’s noon somewhere.