Much of this was covered here.
I regularly receive emails asking me if I "hate" those who practice "biblical" patriarchy. For the sake of those of you who are fairly new to this blog, I'll put it out there once again...
I don't "hate" fundamentalists or those who practice "biblical" patriarchy. At the same time, I've no patience or sympathy, whatsoever, for the practice itself.
It. Is. Evil. Doesn't matter that it wears a pretty, "biblical" dress. Doesn't matter. It. Is. Evil.
Toward those who practice "biblical" patriarchy, I pity the deception they've fallen into. Many of them are sincere, genuine people. They're also sincerely and genuinely wrong. I pray the scales would be removed from their eyes, they'd cease to rely on the commandments of men taught as doctrine by men, use a bit of discernment, and determine for themselves what God speaks to them through the scriptures and the instruction of the Holy Spirit, without the help of dishonest, delusional, power-hungry, and greedy people like the Vision Forum crowd, Gothard, the McDonalds, Kevin Swanson, Doug Wilson, Lindvall, Sproul, Jr., and others like them. These people are wolves in sheep's clothing, using the scriptures deceitfully, peddling cultural fear on steroids, lining their pockets with the vulnerability of sincere, yet often confused or naive, people.
"Biblical" patriarchy is apostasy, a blight upon the church, a deep ditch containing the corpses of countless poor souls who've blindly bought into it's formulas, carrying the spiritual stench of rotten refuse, bearing the blood of the hearts, lives, and dreams it's shattered in it's very own Sherman's March through the conservative homeschooling Christian community. It's day of reckoning won't be pretty.
You'll find no patience or sympathy for the practice of "biblical" patriarchy on this blog. Ever. My sympathy is for those it's practiced on, the poor children of patriarchy who usually end up as casualties of a colossally stupid and senseless cultural war which they're conscripted into and have little choice but to fight whether they want to or not.
You might tell me that you practice "biblical" patriarchy, but nothing like what I write about. Your family is thriving, your children are happy and well-adjusted (trust me - they aren't), they aren't being brainwashed with indoctrination that reaches into every area of their lives and such. Save it. Get back to me when little Sissie Sue becomes a grown woman and resists the notion that she needs you to sign off on and oversee her life decisions - which she'll be in no way prepared to make, thanks to your choice to raise her in "biblical" patriarchy. Your little micro-managed patriarchal world will crumble, your family will crumble, relationships will be damaged very likely beyond repair short of the miraculous intervention of God. That will be on YOUR head. It isn't a sin for your adult child to become an adult independent of your control. You will end up using the bible as a weapon against your own children, using emotional leverage, using guilt, and essentially making your child's life hell. The system crumbles entirely if you can't control the lives of your children. Please wake up and see it for what it is. You will fail. In the process, you'll become a massive obstacle in the personal relationship of your children with Christ - and there is no greater failure as a parent than this.
It will make you do evil things. It. Is. Evil.
When the people at the top of the movement are slithery snakes...
It. Is. Evil.
When the formulas the system promotes require role-playing, like a bad local theater troupe, dressed up in Victorian/Antebellum wardrobe, performing the story of "Christianity - Fundamentalist Style" replete with script terminology like "maiden", "damsel", "courtship", and the like, when it thrusts unqualified and incapable people into rigid and specific roles, setting them up for legendary failure, insisting that any other way is worldly...
It. Is. Evil.
The practitioners of "biblical" patriarchy are, in my opinion, the most dangerous group of people in America, posing a greater threat to our freedoms and liberties than anyone in the Middle-East, even if those caught up in it have done so unwittingly. This doesn't even take the spiritual poison into account.
It's apostasy. It's idolatry. It's the straight and narrow-minded way.
It. Is. Evil.
You'll find no patience or sympathy for "biblical" patriarchy here.
Only for it's victims - of whom, I am one.