Sunday, March 22, 2009

That Word? I Do Not Think It Means What I Think It Means

I ran across an article on the Quiverfull movement the other day. For those of you who haven't heard of Quiverfull it is, in a nutshell; admit your husband is your ruler, lay on your back and spit out as many babies as humanly possible. But that is not why I am posting.

In this article the author quotes a statement from the Southern Baptist Convention that caught my eye. I originally was excited for the women of the SBC and thought "Whoo-hoo! Good for you! About time some religion thought this was our right! Bring it on for the ladies of the SBC." However, I quickly realized that the Southern Baptists had something completely different in mind.

The quote: wives must "graciously submit" to their husband's "loving headship"

*sigh* With my definition the world would be a much happier place.