Wives: Submit To Your Husbands

According to an article on Fox News, two UK preachers have come under fire for preaching that wives should submit to their husbands. “Vicar Angus MacLeay urged the congregation at St. Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks, Kent, to “submit” to their husbands. A few days later, Curate Mark Oden preached, “We know marriage is not working.”

According to Curate Mark Oden, one in four children have divorced parents. He seems to be inferring that figure is due to wives not submitting to their husbands.

The sermon caused outrage and one disgusted woman was quoted as saying “How can they talk that way in the 21st century?”

I find it highly interesting that these two men appear to be blaming women for the divorce rate. They also do not supply any data to support the figure one in four children come from divorced parents. Why is it acceptable to blame one gender for divorce and not the other? Where is the evidence to support the notion that a husband’s judgment is better than a wife’s simply because he is a man? Rather than blame women for the fact that “marriage is not working”, why not find out why it REALLY isn’t working? Would that presume that men are fallible in their leadership of the home?

Misogyny seems to be alive and well in the British Church.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


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