Was not Deborah a high-and-mighty judge of Israel who feminist-sexist weakling-wimp Barak would not fight war without her leading the assault? And did not Samson, after laying with a harlot in Gaza until midnight [Judges 16:1], flirt with a Philistine woman who had her henchmen put out his eyes [Judges 16:15-22]?
Judges 4:8 Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go."
Judges 4:9 And she said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman." Then Deborah rose up, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
And people are supposed to learn from history, then do better instead:
Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by continuity and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
That "encouragement" and "hope" clearly does not mean repeating the same mistakes feminist-patsy goofballs and nutjobs committed in past history.
The feeling to cave in to feminist sexism was also the case with somewhat-presumptuous Ahasuerus (sometimes miscalled "Xerxes") as recorded in the Old-Testament book of Esther, when the king (like danceress-enticed Herod who uttered an overbroad oath) said to Esther:
Esther 5:3 And the king said to her, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom."
Esther 5:6 And as they were drinking wine, the king said to Esther, "What is your petition? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled."
Esther 7:2 And on the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, "What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled."
Mark 6:23 And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom."
"Half the kingdom" - whatever that would have meant, with all the power and rulership possibilities implied.
Remember, partially-presumptuous Ahasuerus is the same one who foolishly had first appointed the non-compliant rebellious-beauty Vashti as his queen, and also promoted the wickedly-antisemitic Haman to the equivalent of the Persian Vice-Presidency. Fortunately, the king had a basically good heart, and his sense of justice and love for the Jewess Esther just barely overcame his presumptuously-blind-spot stupidly-overbroad promise of assets ownership to Esther.
One wonders if the actual Hebrew Text stated: up to half of my kingdom, instead of: "to the half" of my kingdom. If it was the former, at least he retained majority ownership of at least 51% - which is a safe and should be a general rule for all male-with-female superior-gender-with-inferior-gender partnerships.
And then some chauvinists cite some New-Testament woman teacher(s)/preachers(s) correcting a male adult:
Acts 18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.
[Pardon me concerning my lack of knowledge about the gender of Aquila, but the same Priscilla sure sounds female to me].
As Jesus inferred, if the men don't speak up, do not take charge, but are silent, "even the stones would cry out" [Luke 19:40] as needed replacement for at least someone to rule or praise to avoid helter-skelter random chaos and anarchy.
Hopefully, such stones would not have erotically-sexy cutesy female-human voices violating the clear husband-with-his-own-bride implications of:
Song of Solomon 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock [away from general-public hearing], in the covert of the cliff [away from general-public hearing], let me see your face [not the erotically-titillating face of some female TV newscasteress or anchoress], let me hear your voice [not the irritatingly-erotic voice of some sexy-sounding pretend-to-be-equal-to-a-man female reporteress on FOX or MPR radio], because your voice is sweet, and your face is attractive.
Now, I realize that on open televised airwaves, women (and men, if they so choose) can temporarily tune in and be intrigued, amused, and entertained by the spunky and sharp-minded female blatterers.
As long as we are on the subject of women's place in religion as compared to civil and secular government, let's explore Holy Writ pertaining to such.
There are plenty prohibitions, throughout not only the Old Testament but even and especially the New, against women leading, being in charge over, and instructing men.
This, regardless of the cooperative or competitive conditional similarity (though not "equality") of women (having souls, moral responsibilities, and eternal destinies - dissimilar to soul-less driven-by-instinct-only animal pets) compared to men:
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The Holy Spirit used Saint Paul with Paul's unique but at times mis-interpretable seemingly-foolishly-absurd theological utterances as His mouthpiece:
2Peter 3:15 And count the forbearance of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
2Peter 3:16 speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.
2Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware lest you be carried away with the error of lawless men and lose your own stability.
2Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Perhaps you do not think Paul ridiculously weird to claim that he "had died, and his life was hid in Christ" (though not telling you about the color of his casket, what funeral home he reposed within, or what cemetery he was buried in)....or about his resurrection like Christ. Or how about: "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me" - like physically jumping over the Moon whenever he felt frisky enough? And I could go on and on with his other seemingly-preposterous proclamations.
Clearly, there are not merely males but also female - in apparent contradiction to what Paul stated in Galatians 3:28.
Obviously, there are differences - [to balance the one-sided statement of Galatians 3:28] - of Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female all throughout Scripture.... all of which Paul himself makes distinctions in describing the advantages of the Jew contrasted with the Gentiles, of slaves compared to employers/masters in the book of Philemon and elsewhere in his epistles, and of male leadership requiring the subordinate submission of females:
First Corinthians 14:35 If there is anything [wives] desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home, becuase it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
Ephesians 5:24 As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands.
Titus 2:4 ...train the young women to love their husbands and children,
Titus 2:5 to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.
First Peter 3:1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
First Peter 3:5 So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands...
For example, as to who of what gender should and should not be ordained and appointed a "bishop" or a "deacon" in terms of ecclesiastical church organizations, we discover that:
1Timothy 3:2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
1Timothy 3:12 Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their households well;
Titus 1:6 .... if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of being profligate or insubordinate.
Concordantly, no ladies can be ordained nor appointed church bishops, nor deacons, nor (by extended but logical implication) church council nor church board nor vestry members nor Sunday-service lectors nor Sunday-service acolytes nor ushers)....and thank God that orthodox and fundamentalist old-order Catholics [not to mention fundamentalist islamic] still have this operationally correct in actual practice for Sunday morning church or mosque services!
By so doing, the sexually-harassing sounds of potentially-erotic female voices are gratefully absent:
Song 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is attractive.
This is NO joke.
Concerning the pro-feminist/pro-homopervert ELCA (the so-called "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America") and other not-"liberal" but instead heretic deviates of certain other mainline denominations, the decay of the ELCA began with errant Greek texts used for their RSV New-Testament translation based upon the significantly-corrupt Westcott-Hort and Nestle Greek texts rather than the inerrant Scrivener-Trinitarian Greek Text of the New Testament in the KJV-reflective Erasmus-Beza-Elzevir-Stephanus traditions of autographically-faithful scholarship. They then acquiesced to satanic "equal-rights" laws of the worldly and godlessly demented - allowing women to be ordained, commissioned, rostered, and serving as church pastors [without clearly qualifying them as being prohibited from becoming and being in authority over men]...and from there cascading downward resulting in the ordaining, commissioning, rostering, and serving of homosexual pastors imposing "gay-marriage" [actually: homosodomy-unions-licensing] blessings to the dismay and understandable disdain of remaining orthodox, authentic, real Christians in the various synods:
Jude 1:3 Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Jude 1:4 For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
But in case there needs to be more interpretive contextual clarification for the dull of mind, or for those of belligerent Doubting-Thomas bullheadedness:
Leviticus 27:2 "Say to the people of Israel, When a man makes a special vow of persons to the LORD at your valuation,
Leviticus 27:3 then your valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
Leviticus 27:4 If the person is a female, your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
Leviticus 27:5 If the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, your valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
Leviticus 27:6 If the person is from a month old up to five years old, your valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
Leviticus 27:7 And if the person is sixty years old and upward, then your valuation for a male shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
Numbers 30:8 But if, on the day that her husband comes to hear of it, he expresses disapproval, then he shall make void her vow which was on her, and the thoughtless utterance of her lips, by which she bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.
Numbers 30:12 But if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning her pledge of herself, shall not stand: her husband has made them void, and the LORD will forgive her.
Numbers 30:13 Any vow and any binding oath to afflict herself, her husband may establish, or her husband may make void.
Isaiah 3:12 My people: [bratty and/or shrieking and/or whining] children are their oppressors, and [sassy-twit] women rule over them. Oh my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Ecclesiastes 7:27 Hey, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
Ecclesiastes 7:28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Hey, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.
Nahum 3:13 (paraphrased) Hey, your [no-anti-islamic-terrorist-discrimination] troops are women in your midst. The [NYC Tade-Towers] gates of your land are wide open to your [Al Qaeda] enemies; fire has devoured your fortresses.
First Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
11:2 I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you.
11:3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
First Corinthians 14:34 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with decorated hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
2:10 but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion.
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
2:12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
2:15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with sobriety.
First Peter 3:1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
3:2 when they see your reverent and chaste behavior.
3:3 Let not yours be the outward adorning with decoration of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,
3:4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
3:5 So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands,
3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him "sir." And you are now her children if you do right and let nothing terrify you.
3:7 Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the [inferior-not-superior-nor-equal] weaker gender, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers are not hindered.
Peter should know - he had a mother-in-law, who's fever was alleviated by the Lord.
As do I.
Even the political ramifications of all this are quite serious, with far-reaching consequences.
As in every football game I have ever seen with my dad, there was always one crucial play during the game which was (in my humble opinion) the decisive play which resulted in either a win or a loss regarding or concerning that entire game.
America, and specifically the voters of Illinois representing all of America, made their fatal and crucial choice for the worse when they chose nigroid Kenyan-not-Hawaiian-born Barack Hussein Obama instead of negroid Alan Keyes to win the 2004 Illinois senatorial election.
It has been downhill ever since then, and I believe that - lamentably - the damage is (according to already-fulfilled happenings and related-future prophecies in the New-Testament book of Revelation) irreversible and permanent [until Christ Jesus returns as Conqueror at Armageddon.
In 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were competing against each other to become the Democrat-Party presidential candidate. Even though I did not like what Barack Obama said even back then and did not contribute to nor support him, I voiced internet support for him instead of for Hillary Clinton, for the major reason of her simply being a confusing-and-irritating female-human inferior-gender woman, but also because I remembered the anti-Christianity chilling effect she exuded against the religious right with her husband Bill Clinton during the latter part of his regime during the late 1990s.
And Obama became the presidential candidate.
In that 2008 General Election, I was all set to campaign for, monetarily support, and crusade for Republican presidential candidate John McCain (rather than the noxiously-arrogant and dangerous-sounding Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama) . . . until McCain and his feminists-infiltrated-and-overcome Michael-Steele-headed GOP appointed inferior-gender (albeit apparently "conservative") Sarah Palin as his VP running mate [which nigroid Michael Steele was last seen as an MSNBC commentator and contributor, which is concordant with his true colors] . That choose-Palin decision blew me (and even the network media) "out of the water" - and in my case, "blown out of the water " in a disastrous and absolutely not an appreciative way for what some would defiantly and deviantly misconstrue as: 'break-the-gender-glass-ceiling innovation, variety, and advancement."
Upon learning that Sarah Palin was possibly to become a heartbeat away from the Presidency, I immediately decided to vote Constitution Party candidate as I had done against the senior watered-down-about-abortion Bush and Perot in 1992 and against lukewarm-against-abortion Bob Dole in 1996. Not only that, but I even went on a Google-keywords-assisted critical investigative vendetta against John McCain and discovered that he was actually a disgusting compromiser on both the abortion and the homosexual issues.
I am fully convinced that that fateful and diabolical decision deadened would-have-been fervent political activism of many a Christianity-oriented Republicans and even morality-supportive Democrats (perhaps even some of those on borderline support of other minor political parties).
Hopefully, current GOP chairman Reince Priebus and his GOP-hierarchy associates will take Old-and-New-Testament Biblical prohibitions against feminists and women-in-charge seriously -- NOT again allowing chauvinistic mopheaded and/or other female twits and their patsies cause the same lose-the-election problem.
As with all cases of caving in and trying to make a deal with the feminist-wickedness Devil, Satan will promise pseudo-"sensible" victory tactics and personnel but them turn around and kick those who made a deal with them in the butt and stomp them to death while they then are lying wounded on the ground.
A wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike rose Thursday after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump insulted the physical appearance of Carly Fiorina, his party's only female White House contender.
Donald Trump on Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?"
It's a new test for the candidacy of the brash-talking Trump, whose standing in opinion polls has surged despite a series of comments that might well have doomed a traditional politician.
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called Trump "a madman," while Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said the billionaire real-estate mogul "seems to delight in insulting women every chance he gets."
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dismissed Trump's latest comments as "small and inappropriate." And Fiorina, the target of Trump's latest insult, suggested she was "getting under his skin."
The spark was an interview published Wednesday by Rolling Stone, in which Trump said Fiorina's face would make her unelectable. The magazine quoted Trump as saying of the former technology executive: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"
The chorus of anti-Trump Republicans now includes Bush, Jindal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Gov. George Pataki and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is running second to Trump in several early polls and challenged Trump's Christian faith this week.
At a rally in Columbus, Ohio, at roughly the same time, Clinton took a swipe at Trump. "There is one particular candidate who just seems to delight in insulting women every chance he gets," Clinton told a cheering crowd of supporters. "I have to say, if he emerges I would love to debate him."
The Fiorina remark is only the latest comment directed at women that's led to criticism of Trump.
After the first GOP debate, during which Fox News' Megyn Kelly asked him about past derogatory comments about women, Trump launched a series of insults at the TV anchor — including telling CNN that Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" during the debate.
Icorigin added: " Indeed, women combat soldiers with menstrual periods and cramps, plus the pseudo-"creative" illogical responses and moodiness accompanying that, would not be an asset for the unit or platoon, but instead a debilitating liability. Added to that, woman in combat take too long to push their pants down and urinate, then wipe themselves so they don't stink. Propping themselves up to the urinals would be quite problematic for them, and just another reason they are considered the inferior gender."
"They, compared to men, even the best of them, do not have the stamina the best of men have, and, besides that, they are more naive and gullibly susceptible to temptation and persuasion from the superior gender."
"Even though a slight fraction of women might come close to performing as well and as long as the best young men, close is not good enough in life-or-death split-second decisions, and women cause male troops to wait for them and "catch up to them" in all sorts of ways. Besides, men have a tendency to lag themselves because of their chivalry accommodating the slower gender."
"Plus, even the slightest exposure of display of loose long hair, or arms bared with sleevelessness, or legs bared with shortened skirts or shorts, or sockless feet revealing parts of bare feet, such as toes....potentially is lethally disruptive to male soldiers in tight-circumstance combat situations under intense pressure."
"Exacerbating that is the admittedly-sexy sounds of women voices - another devastating and diabolical diversionary factor irritating, harassing, and endangering male combat soldiers."
Even women-respecting Iranians (and, of course, orthodox Jews) have more patriarchal sense in not succumbing to adversarially-competitive and forced-"equality" feminist-sexist whims, bias, and prejudice, as can readily be detected by the following hotlinks:
Trump tried to water down his remarks about Fiorina in an interview with CNN, saying he wasn't talking about her appearance but her "persona."
In a subsequent interview on ABC's "The View," he said, "I do have a very big heart," and then he offered a message directly to women: "I want to say that I cherish women, and I will protect women, and I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women."
He said his wife and daughter have encouraged him to speak more about "women's health issues, because they know how strongly and committed I am to it."
Jeb Bush, who has emerged as a leading Trump critic in recent weeks, came to Fiorina's defense Thursday. He tweeted that the "demeaning remarks are small and inappropriate for anyone, much less a presidential candidate. Carly & country deserve better. Enough."
"I think I'm the number one beneficiary of the Donald's insults, but look, he is who he is," Bush said. "He likes to disparage people."
If Trump's comment, or the criticism that followed, has any impact on his place atop the Republican polls, it will be the first time in the 2016 race that words that might seriously damage a more traditional politician would come back to haunt him.
However, American voters might rather be impressed and admire his bold frankness and courage, causing perhaps him to become the GOP Presidential candidate against another outspoken contender, Independent Democrat Bernie Sanders.
Trump is again expected to be front and center at next week's GOP presidential debate. Some of his critics, including Jindal, likely won't qualify for the prime-time affair. But Fiorina is expected to be on stage, thanks to the media demons of anti-Scriptural chauvinism puffing the GOP symbol of feminist sexism, contrary to the patriarchal intentions of not merely the Judeo-Christian Bible.
Fiorina declined to address Trump's latest insult directly when asked about it during an appearance on Fox News. "But maybe, just maybe, I'm getting under his skin a little bit," she said, "because I am climbing in the polls."
Meanwhile, Obama et al fully intents to discontinue Iranian sanctions thus allowing for Iranian funding of global terrorists for warfare materials, while letting Iran themselves use their own inspectors to monitor their nuclear programs, plus airborne, and other capabilities. Such puts Israel at a disadvantage strategically, with Iran possessing and testing a series of aircraft and naval armaments, including both missiles and submarines.