Episode 58 | Miss Understood Pt. 1

Writing for Relevant Magazine, Samantha Field claims that Christian teaching on purity and modesty cultivates objectification of women and a rape culture.  She claims that’s why there is sparse outrage over the realities of sexual harassment?  Is she onto something or is she out of her mind.  Pastors Rick Henderson and Mike Bell discuss.

 

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  1. Kate says:

    Hey guys,
    I really enjoy your show. I listened to every episode, and I like the things that ya’ll are saying and the way you’re saying them. Your podcast is full of grace and truth, and it’s really refreshing.
    I think that your response to that lady was valid and reasonable. However, as a young woman who has grown up as an only girl with 9 brothers in Christian culture, I have had to deal with a lot of misuse and abuse of the Bible aimed at women. I think that a lot of the times it is simply that people don’t actually try to understand what the Bible is actually saying, but it happens a lot. In my experience, most of the time it comes from males.
    I have had boys tell me that I was made to be their servant because I was a girl. I have heard a man say that Eve made Adam feel obligated to eat the fruit (because obviously, women just drag men into sin. Men don’t ever choose to sin of their own initiative. A man would never drag a woman into sin.) My brothers remind me that God said that man would rule over women, but forget that it was a curse. I have had to deal with a lot of people who think that women are less than men because of the fall.
    I know that these are not the same things as you were talking about in this episode, but I just wanted to remind you that the Bible has been used to justify sexism. I am sure that most men are not like this. Nor will I say most Christian men.
    Also, thank you for what you said about modesty- everyone needs to here that.

    Blessings,
    Kate

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    1. Kate,

      Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience and perspective. I’m realizing that as a pastor I have to make this twice as clear as I naturally think necessary.

      I’m going to do my best to make sure girls and women in my church and sphere of influence are blissfully unaware of what you described. That’s a gross abuse of Scripture and women.

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