Enough is enough.
It needs to be noted that The Pink Flamingo cannot pin down where Michele Bachmann is now attending church. When she began to become more politically ambitious, she gave up her membership in the ultra conservative WELS Lutheran sect.
The problem, the way I see it, is she is going to some non-denominational church somewhere, and talking a good game, but doesn’t have the courage to stick to her own church. There’s something wrong with this. It is sad, though. One would expect her to stand up for what she believes.
I don’t mind admitting that I am an Episcopalian, no matter how the far right might denigrate what I believe because we aren’t “pure”. That’s find. I’m not going to leave the Episcopal church anytime soon, and am not going to bury what I believe.
The Pink Flamingo has never attended a Lutheran service, but I have a very good friend who is Lutheran. I am informed that the WELS version is not quite kosher, is hard core conservative, and almost a cult. Evidently Marcus Bachmann’s family is still WELS and is still misogynistic.
“...WELS does not allow women suffrage in congregational matters that would exercise authority over men. LCMS teaches that women may take on roles of lay authority in the church, such as voting in church elections and serving in “humanly established offices” such as congregation president, reader, or member of church councils, including elected executive roles in the church….WELS holds that, according to Scripture, women may not serve as clergy nor vote within their congregations where authority is exercised over men …”
The Pink Flamingo thinks that Michele Bachmann is NOT qualified to be the President of the United States of America because of a very “conservative” family value that is harmful to women, everywhere.
The Pink Flamingo is a Christian. I am Republican. I am Conservative. I do not, though, believe that a wife must be submissive to a husband, and do HIS will. I was not raised that way. I’ve never seen my Christian mother be submissive about anything. Neither was her mother. Neither was my grandmother Reidhead, who, along with her mother and sisters, were among the first women to vote in the entire state of Minnesota.
I’ve been talking to people today. I get the same answer. Michele Bachmann’s husband is not running for POTUS, she is. The only people I know who practice that woman being subservient to a man are those who are in break-away, independent denominations that are not part of the mainstream. I also know the problems they have in their families.
I am a Christian. I come from Christian parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. In my family, religion is not a spectator sport, but a tag team match. My father’s family is from Minneapolis. I have at least one cousin who graduated from the same school the same year as Bachmann. I suspect they even attended the same church.
As a Christian, a woman, a Republican, and someone with ties to Minnesota that go all the way back before the Civil War, I find Michele Bachmann’s on again, off again, down right prevaricating about what she believes to be offensive. When a person can’t stand up and defend what they believe, and must skip out on their denomination, they’re hiding something – or believe in nothing.
If she believes nothing, that’s her problem. If she is hiding something, what?
That is why, I find any woman running from POTUS where this is said, makes me very weary.
“...The fact that Bachmann needed permission from her husband to pursue an education, let alone public office, certainly cannot sit well with the “trailblazing” ways of the new GOP congresswomen. Noem, after all, decided to run for office in order “to stand up and defend” her principles presumably without asking her husband for permission. Adams left her marriage to a Navy officer at 22 “to escape an abusive relationship” and then “worked two jobs while studying for her GED.” As an advocate for victims’ rights, would she support Bachmann’s principle of submission?…”
The Pink Flamingo has a very real problem with the extreme anti-homosexual agenda as adopted by Michele Bachamann. Even worse, I have a very real problem with a woman running for POTUS, but considers herself to be submissive to her husband.
“...An article in this morning’s Washington Post on Marcus Bachmann highlights the octopus-like, unguided missile role he’s playing in his wife’s run for the presidency. He sounds almost as helpful to his wife’s campaign as Bill was to Hillary’s in ’08. One can always criticize the source (The WaPo) but it’s hard to contest actual on-the-record quotations. Marcus sounds more like poison than catnip to many otherwise pro-Bachmann voters who could tip the 2012 election. Two points in the Post piece could prove particularly troublesome:
(1)”In an interview last year with a Christian-radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to ‘barbarians’ who ‘need to be educated, need to be disciplined.’”
(2)“ ‘He is her godly husband,’ said Peter Bachmann, Dr. [Marcus] Bachmann’s oldest brother…” ‘The husband is to be the head of the wife, according to God.’ It is a philosophy that Michele Bachmann echoed to congregants of the the Living Word Christian Center in 2006, when she stated that she pursued her degree in tax law only because her husband had told her to. ‘The Lord says: Be submissive, wives. You are to be submissive to your husbands,’ she said.”…”
Now that she is running for office, and her husband appears to be the head of the family, and she is submissive to his will, must Michele ask his permission to Bomb Iran? Must she have his permission to sign off on any form of legislation? Must she ask his permission to sign a bill?
I can’t fault the Bachmann’s on their faith. I have absolutely no problems with faith. My problem is the fact that she thinks that a man calls the shots.
It is tragic that the woman does not have the courage to stand by her church. I don’t care about the pot-shots the left is taking. I do care that she can’t tell the truth about what she believes. Then again, she has a problem with factual accuracy.
The Pink Flamingo is not even going to touch on the views Bachmann has about gays. What’s the use? She’s a good “Christian” – right? Can’t you just feel the Love?
Christ detested the sin, but loved the sinner. Guess the Michele & Marcus have not had the email about it yet.
Let me take one more stab at this thing. If Michele Bachmann believes that the husband is supreme and she must ask his permission for things, what the hell is going to happen when she decides to do something that takes the highest security level – punt like Obama?