Mohler on Palin

Al Mohler, the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (who also serves on the Board of Reference for CBMW) had this to say about Palin:

Do I believe that a woman can serve well in the office of Vice President of the United States? Yes. As a matter of fact, I believe that a woman could serve well as President — and one day will. Portraits of significant men of history hang on the walls of my library –but so do portraits of Queen Elizabeth I of England and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The New Testament clearly speaks to the complementary roles of men and women in the home and in the church, but not in roles of public responsibility. I believe that women as CEOs in the business world and as officials in government are no affront to Scripture. Then again, that presupposes that women — and men — have first fulfilled their responsibilities within the little commonwealth of the family.

Clearly, the “complementary” roles of authority and submission do not extend to sphere of society. That means that Palin could make the decision to send troops into harms way, but not give the final world on where her children go to school. To his credit, however, Mohler senses this cognitive dissonance as he expresses concern over her family.

Read the whole thing.


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