I understand that there are places in the Bible that, out of context with the rest of the Bible, make it appear that wives should be submissive to their husbands. If that’s the way a woman and her husband want to live their lives, I respect that. However Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christianity has come up with a new one that I can hardly believe, let alone respect.
It’s just because their husbands love them, and want them to be perfect for Jesus!
On a pain scale of one to 10, Chelsea ranks the epidural-free birth of her child as a six. Her husband’s spankings? Those are an eight.
First, he uses his hands for “warm-up” slaps. Then comes a combination of tools based on the specific infraction. The wooden spoon is the least severe; for the worst rule-breaking—like texting while driving (“It could kill me,” Chelsea admits) or moving money between accounts without his permission—she’ll be hit with something else: a hairbrush, a paddle, or a leather strap.
But this isn’t domestic abuse, Chelsea says. This is for Jesus.
Chelsea and her husband Clint, who asked that I use only their first names, belong to a small subculture of religious couples who practice “Christian Domestic Discipline,” a lifestyle that calls for a wife to be completely submissive to her husband. Referred to as CDD by its followers, the practice often includes spanking and other types corporal punishments administered by husbands—and ostensibly ordained by God.
Inserted from <Crooks and Liars>
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Even using the same references that call for obedience, this cannot stand “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” Ephesians 5:25 (KJV) I suppose that for some pseudo-Christians, the love of Republican Supply-side Jesus (NOT the real Jesus) means lock-step obedience or get the crap beaten out of you, but I see it as one small part of the Republican War on Women, given its ties to white nationalism.