Is this any way to treat a lady?

mother and childBy Angela Wittman
"If certain federal lawmakers have their way, your eighteen-year-old daughters will be registered for selective service and drafted for combat by the next war or U.N. "peacekeeping" operation. Should she find herself engaged in an overseas military exercise of any kind, you will be expected to accept as part of her duty, that if captured, she may be shot and gang raped. You will be told that this is the price of freedom which must be equally borne by men and women alike. If this future seems far-fetched, then you may be blind to one of the single greatest socio-cultural changes to occur in the history of West for more than 2,500 years."
(The Church Must Oppose the Sin of Women at War, by Douglas W. Phillips, Esq./ Vision Forum Ministries)

"To have women serving as soldiers on the battlefield is an abomination in the eyes of God and ought to be an offense to righteous men and women. It is an abandonment of the God-given order for society in which men are called upon to lay down their lives in defense of their wives, their homes, and their country, so that women can fulfill their primary calling to bear and nurture life....... The very idea of placing a woman on the field of battle ought to be repugnant to real men who understand the preciousness of women."
(Female Warriors and Feminized Men, by Phil Lancaster/ Vision Forum Ministries)

Dear Friends,

I have once again found some explicitly Christian remarks concerning the Iraq War to share with you. These remarks are from the conservative Christian ministry "Vision Forum"; I am clarifying this as a conservative source so there will be no confusion as to my leanings politically and religiously. (I hope you all know by now that I am not your average right wing conservative.) These commentaries were written in response to women in combat and the horrendous ordeal of 19 year old Jessica Lynch. My heart grieves as I consider the scars this young woman will have for the rest of her life after enduring her captivity as a P.O.W. in the Iraq War. What a shame for our nation that this girl was even in a position to be taken captive by cruel, hard hearted, uncivilized Iraqi goons! How I long for the days when American men protected and nurtured their women and children!

The traditional roles of men and women according to Scripture seems to have been forgotten and abandoned due to the misguided emphasis of "equal rights" and feminism that has crept in and is being promoted in our government schools and the mainstream media. I remember thinking while I was a member of the Waterloo School Board that it really was no place for a lady as the men were not protective or considerate of the fact that I was there as a mother concerned with the education of her children. As a woman who had been sheltered by my parents and husband, I was not accustomed to harsh words, playing politics or being ridiculed for my Christian beliefs. A friend recently told me that my term on school board was my education in the "school of hard knocks." I pray that no other woman will have to endure the humiliation I did. This is what motivates me to share my heart with you even though I know some readers will scoff at and attack the orthodox Christian beliefs I am promoting.

Dear friends, perhaps it is time for us to return to the old paths found in Scripture that our nation was built upon all those many years ago. Then may we hold our heads up with dignity knowing that we are once more shining as a light upon a hill for the rest of the world to see.

In conclusion, please let me leave you with these words of wisdom found in the book of Proverbs, chapter 31, for you to meditate upon:

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all."
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.

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Originally published in 2003. Updated 10.18.2013

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