Why are Evangelicals Applauding the Stay at Home Dad?

Olivia St. John has written a powerful piece identifying one of the truly disturbing aspects of the Palin candidacy. She asks,

“So is Todd Palin ready to be ‘first lady’?”

Mrs. St. John relates how this absurdity works out in the real life of Todd Palin by citing a Palin spokeswoman,

“Todd… is involved in fulfilling ‘the ceremonial duties of a first gentleman.’ In fact, he recently hosted a tea for former first ladies of the state at the governor’s mansion in Juneau. I wonder if he held his pinkie upright as he sipped from his demitasse cup.”

The reality is that those who vote for this ticket are also applauding the stay at home dad. St. John states this succinctly,

“Todd will become a stay-at-home househusband.”

It should take our breath away that Todd Palin will be the very first man in history to play this role reversal in the highest offices of the land. Why? There is a reason this is the first time in history for such a thing. The short answer is that we have completely rejected the biblical order for home, church and state. We have abandoned our theological moorings regarding manhood and womanhood, motherhood and fatherhood. These moorings have been constructed from explicit statements of scripture that are not valued much anymore.

The author names this for what it really is – “Gender bending.”

“The Palins have clearly bought into this concept of “gender bending” and are now modeling it for our nation and the world.”

She then acknowledges that many regard this distortion of gender roles as actually harmful,

“Bioethicist Leon Kass says the current bending of gender roles is ‘harmful, even dehumanizing, to man, to woman, and especially to children’…”

But all of this is understandable when you look for the origin of this idea. St. John notes that this masculinization of women has a particular philosophical root – Marxism. She cites Bryce J. Christensen, author of “Divided We Fall: Family Discord and the Fracturing of America,”

“Christensen also states, ‘Utopian designs for masculinizing women, marginalizing men and vaporizing family homes are far more than literary fantasies. At least two real-world political movements – Marxism and feminism – have devoted considerable effort to pursuing [such] utopian objectives.’”

Finally, Mrs. St John exposes the strange philosophical hypocrisy that would lead the Christian voter to endorse role reversals,

“How ironic that Christian conservatives rightly faulting Obama as a socialist so readily applaud Palin whose feminist views, whether realized or not, share much in common with Marxism.”

“While Sarah Palin may be the darling of the pro-life movement, she is no sweetheart of the pro-family community. Its leaders could be in for some unpleasant surprises.”

So why are evangelicals applauding the househusband? My perspective is that the real reason evangelicals are applauding the stay at home dad is because our brains have been pickled in feminist and Marxist ideology for too long and we don’t think biblically anymore – and our salt has lost its taste in society. What we need to recognize is that today, the Christian community is praising what has always been abhorrent to those who have read and understood their Bibles for the past 2000 years.

Here at the beginning of the 21st century, we have become like the Corinthians,

“For you put up with fools gladly.” 2 Corinthians 11:19

For Olivia St. John’s article on Worldnet Daily click here