Conservative Christian Leader Says Women Should Be Banned From Being Leaders

By Stephen D. Foster Jr. | 13 August 2016
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Bryan Fischer: “I don’t believe that women should be entrusted with high political office.”

A prominent conservative Christian is calling for women to be prohibited from having any leadership roles in our society whatsoever.

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer bellowed about the probability that a woman will be the leader of the United States during his show on Friday.

As usual, Fischer claimed that God specifically reserves leadership roles for men only, even in the home and used the Bible as proof.

That’s always the pattern in the word of God. The kings were all males, when you had a departure from that with Jezebel and Athaliah, it was not a good thing, it did not work out well. Leadership in the church is reserved for men, leadership in the home is reserved for men. In other words, in God’s economy, he has designed leadership and authority in society and in the church and in the home to be exercised by men.

I think you could make a good case that leadership in culture, society, politically as well as in the home, that that is something in God’s economy that’s reserved for men. What if somebody had the courage to go on national TV, somebody of some kind of prominence or visibility, and said, ‘Look, I’m going to vote for Trump because he’s a man. I don’t believe that women should be entrusted with high political office’ … That’s the position I happen to take.

Here’s the video via Right Wing Watch:

Of course, Fischer merely cherry-picked two examples of female leadership in the Bible while blatantly ignoring all the other examples of female leadership.

What follows is a list of female leaders in the Bible as put together by

Exodus 15:24: Miriam, the daughter of Aaron was a prophet and one of the triad of leaders of Israel during the Exodus from Egypt.

Judges 4 & 5: Deborah, a prophet-judge, headed the army of ancient Israel.

2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:22 Huldah, a prophet, verified the authenticity of the “Book of the Law of the Lord given through Moses” – the Book of Deuteronomy. She triggered a religious renewal.

Acts 21:8: Philip the evangelist had four unmarried daughters who were prophets.

Romans 16:1: Paul refers to Phoebe as a minister or deacon of the church at Cenchrea.

The Gospel of Philip, was widely used among early Christian congregations. It portrayed Mary Magdalene as the companion of Jesus, in a position of very high authority within the early Christian movement.

The Gospel of Mary described Mary Magdalene as a leader of Jesus’ disciples. She delivering a passionate sermon to the disciples after his resurrection. This raised their spirits and inspired them to start evangelizing the known world.

In short, Fischer apparently has never actually read the Bible. It’s either that or he only reads the parts he agrees with.

And he is not the only conservative Christian who wants to place women under the boot heel of men.

The Christian right-wing’s favorite fake historian David Barton called for stripping women of the right to vote two years ago. And a more recent example would be conservative Christian pastor Steven Anderson who called for women to not only be banned from voting but also called for confining them solely to the home.

Opinions like these are the reason why women need to band together and put a woman in the White House this November. Conservatives need to be put in their place for their extremist views and that place is definitely not in a position of leadership, but in the fringes where they can never hurt anyone again.

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    • Sharia law stones people and cuts off hands and heads. Sharia law permits polygamy and permits a man to marry a girl child. These things are illegal in American and European cultures. Muslims who want to immigrate to America or Europe must be strictly required to live according to the laws and customs of their host country or be swiftly deported.

      Christians restrict women in ways most Americans find unacceptable, but they don't break any laws.

      • All Abrahamic religions have practiced stoning, torture, and burning people alive, Doris.
        Beheading was once a common form of execution for people in Europe, hanging is still practiced as a form of execution in the USA (almost exclusively in the south, where Christianity is widely practiced and the laws that allow such judicial killings were universally passed by Christians). Christians also practice other forms of execution in the USA.
        Fundamentalist Mormons, a Christian sect, still practice polygamy in the USA. Most child marriages in America (and there are many of them) take place among Christian groups. The state of New York made child marriage illegal just last week, but it is still legal in other states.
        Your lack of knowledge of history, religion. law and other cultures is disturbing.

      • Really? Christians allow underage marriage between underage girls and old men.
        Georgia almost elected a pedophile for Senator, with Trump’s full support backing him. His last name was Moore. And what about the Crusades? Who started that fiasco? Come on, Sharia law can be mimicked in Christianity as well. What did Lott suggest to do with his daughter? So-called Leaders in Faith have made Religion is the Opiate of the People! These “men” are old and creepy and need to go quietly into the night.


    • I don’t think the MEN should be running any kind of office. The men have no idea what the problem is and women are more aware of there surroundings. Men only think of themselves. Right now there are more women than men on the planet. Even in this country we women should over power the men and remove them.

  2. Wise and educated, smart, progressive REAL human beings don’t believe in that archaic OLD book of yours any more. What was practiced 2,000 years ago no longer applies. God is dead. Religion is dead. It’s time that bible was put to rest. Idiot!!!!!! There’s NO SUCH THING as the “word of god”. Life just IS. All of it is the nature and the cosmos. Nothing else. We the people are fed up with your old prejudices and biases and narrow-minded bigotry towards the human beings who gave you your lives!! Men, sit up and take notice. You are about to come to a reckoning.

  3. Women were not made from the head to lead a man, women were not made from the feet to follow a man, women were made from the rib to walk beside a man.

  4. The men who promulgate these false ideas are not following Jesus, who always lifted up women. It is all the flawed men who do not listen to Him but the flawed men of yesterday. As a result, we have flawed, biased, mistranslations and misinterpretations of the Bible.

  5. This man of arrogance and pride does not need confirmation; he needs Jesus' reaffirmation back to The Word.

    He is foolish and unwise; he has no knowledge of Him. Yes, he needs to stop skipping portions of The Bible that suits him and his cohorts, and read the above parts where women were a part of God's plan.

    In short, who died and made him Lord and Master of our lives. So, fret not thyself for evildoers!

  6. Let this insecure child-man babble on like this – he’s simply raising the ante for humans who think rationally to rally against this absurdity! He is obviously not a follower of Christ. If he were he would not show such animosity toward over one half of the people in the world. This uninformed non-Bible scholar cherry-picks verses from Old Testament, completely ignoring how Christ included women in his ministry. What an ignorant buffoon! He couldn’t hold a torch to Rachel Held Evans – may she Rest In Heavenly Peace.


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