sexism

Is Christianity Sexist?

Is Christianity Sexist?

February 6 marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The World Health Organization estimates more than 200 million women and girls across the globe have been subjected to this violent practice which forcibly cuts or mutilates a woman’s sexual organs as a so-called “rite of passage.” Not only is FGM a gross violation of the human rights and dignity of these girls, most of whom either do not consent to it or are not old enough to understand what’s being done to them, but it’s also incredibly dangerous.

Diverse people groups practice FGM, including, unfortunately, a few remote tribes who identify as Christian. However, far more Christians have fought the practice than committed it, including missionaries, Christian aid organizations, and many local African Christian communities. These Christians are motivated by a biblical view of humanity, that includes the inherent dignity of women and children. Nevertheless, a common accusation is that Christianity is an oppressively patriarchal religion that either subjugates women or, at least, devalues them. This accusation is almost exclusively Western and modern. The first Christians were actually criticized for teaching that women were equal in value to men, and accused of being “incestuous” for referring to fellow believers as “brothers and sisters.”

Pastor Says, 'Wives Should Lose Weight to Look Like Melania Trump.' Say What?

Pastor Says, 'Wives Should Lose Weight to Look Like Melania Trump.' Say What?

My heart broke after heading of a sermon in which a pastor argued that women should look pretty for their husbands. Not only was his statement distasteful and a terrible thing to say, but it was also unbiblical.

Air Force Base Removes Religious Posters after Accusations of Sexism

Air Force Base Removes Religious Posters after Accusations of Sexism
Several posters that had been on display for at least six years at Langley Air Force have been taken down after complaints were filed, alleging that they were sexist and used religious language.