Bernard McGuirk, the executive producer of the radio program Imus in the Morning, on Thursday used the movement known as Christian Domestic Discipline to launch an attack on Muslims.
The obscure alternative lifestyle, which was thrown into the national spotlight on Wednesday, is based on the purportedly biblical teaching that husbands should have absolute authority over their wives. Men who practice Christian Domestic Discipline use corporeal punishment, primarily in the form of spanking, to assert their dominance over women.
“Of course you don’t have to be a Christian to practice this domestic discipline,” McGuirk said on the Fox Business Network. “It is called being a Muslim. That is essentially the way women are treated — what we are trying to save them from, I guess.”
The two women on the program, Deirdre Imus and Lis Wiehl, remarked the alternative lifestyle seemed to simply be domestic abuse dressed up in religious language.
“The problem is you can find anything in the Bible to justify anything you want,” Alan Combes added.
McGuirk complained that the Christian Domestic Discipline movement, which has been humorously dubbed “spanking for Jesus,” was simply being used to attack Christianity in general.
“It’s like when you see Jesus on a potato chip,” he explained. “All the cameras flock to the dummy that has it, not because they believe it. ‘Look at this idiot,’ they want to make him look foolish.”
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