The Federalist: Be Like Amy C. Barrett And “Submit” To Your “Husband With Joy”
Matt Cochran laments in The Federalist that far too many Americans have been indoctrinated by feminism to hate the biblical teaching of female submission, a hatred he claims is rooted in an “irrational fear of masculine authority.”
- Cochran writes that criticism of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for belonging to a group that believes in female submission reveals “the need for a broader conversation on the subject.”
- “The husband has a responsibility to patiently care for his wife’s needs and to help her to grow into what God ordained her to be,” Cochran explains. “Some men may do a poor job of it, but nobody bats an eye when the Bible tells men to die for their wives.”
“Tellingly, it is only when it instructs women to submit to their husbands that everyone loses their minds. We react that way because it is not male sacrifice, but female submission that offends one of America’s most prominent idols: equality.”
- Cochran writes that equality is a great concept so long as it doesn’t interfere with masculine authority or allow women to usurp roles granted by God to men.
“Biblically speaking, we can say that men and women alike are equally made in the image of God and that both are equally forgiven on account of Christ. But we don’t say that both have equal authority in the household or in the church, any more than we say that both are equally tall or equally equipped to nurse children."
- Because there is no such thing as a democracy among two people, someone has to have final authority, Cochran writes, otherwise decisions will not be made. And in a marriage, this must be the husband.
- Further, a world where men and women are equal is a world without romance, Cochran insists: “Submission isn’t an erotic necessity because of the evil patriarchy. It’s an erotic necessity because male submission is fundamentally ugly to women.”