Normally this probably wouldn’t be a story I would cover, but considering Kirk Cameron has been propped up by the right as some sort of beacon for “Christian values,” and he’s used what fame he has to push his godawful (pun intended) fanatical Christian propaganda, I thought I’d have a little fun tearing apart recent comments he made where he literally said that women are to be subservient to their husbands during an interview with the Christian Post.
“Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband,” Cameron said. “When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.”
Hear that ladies? Stop telling your husbands how they should be better and simply follow their lead.
Naturally he’s taking these words from the Bible, a book that typically treats women like they’re sub-human vessels only good for having children or serving men. So it’s not exactly that big of a shock that Cameron, a hardcore religious fanatic, seems to believe that women are to be seen and treated as second-class citizens.
But Cameron’s words point to a much bigger problem in the ever-growing influence religious fanaticism has in the Republican party. While his views are clearly more on the “fringe” side of the party, let’s not forget that Sen. Ted Cruz is in second place in the GOP presidential race – and he’s a very dangerous religious fanatic.
Ted Cruz is someone who’s defended the endorsement of a pastor who called Adolf Hitler a “hunter” sent by God; his father has referred to the theory of evolution as a communist belief; and Cruz has literally said that the only way to save the United States is to turn it into a theocracy.
So, we can dismiss fools like Kirk Cameron for their draconian, outdated and blatantly sexist beliefs as just some random idiot expressing a view that’s only believed by a certain section of religious bigots. That’s easy to do.
But I can’t help but feel that this sort of fanaticism is becoming more and more accepted in today’s Republican party. There was a time when someone like Kirk Cameron wouldn’t have been as open with these sorts of views as an actor, or a candidate as radical as Ted Cruz wouldn’t have come anywhere close to winning a presidential nomination.
Except, this sort of behavior is becoming more acceptable.
Creationist museums sprouting up all over the country, pushes to teach creationism in schools and laws being passed in many Republican-controlled states where religion is being used as a mechanism to discriminate against homosexuals. And I truly believe this is all tied together.
And if you doubt me, check out an article I did a couple of years ago about the “Seven Cultural Mountains” and the push by powerful people to, slowly over time, interject religious control over nearly every facet of our lives.
Based on the signs I’ve seen over the last few years, I think that “movement” is pushing heavily to try to become a reality.