Rick Warren discourages women from getting married

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, December 19, 2008 0:06 EDT
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And not just lesbians, either. I mean, how else are you supposed to take this supposed clarification of the doctrine of wifely submission?

Submission does not mean women are under the authority of men in general. I love the King James Version’s rendition of Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands.” Guess what? Wives aren’t asked to submit to anyone else’s husband! Just their own!

Clearly, the only solution is to avoid getting married altogether, at least to a man. Then you don’t have to submit to any husbands whatsoever, yours or anyone else’s.

Okay, I promise to blog about non-Warren things next.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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