As a pastor I strive to be a cultural pacesetter.
It is imperative in my role to stay relevant & informed. So I monitor the news, follow political and popular happenings, and try to keep up with what is trending socially. To my great surprise I have learned that over the last couple years a major war has been waging in the United States...and I never even realized it.
Did you know white American males are waging a "war on women?"
This new revelation really caught me off guard, and honestly, it confuses me. How can I be at war with the very same people who I thought were my greatest allies & friends? In fact, the people on this earth that I trust the most are capable, caring, brilliant women: My wife is my best friend, my mom is the smartest person I know, my two daughters are my life, my four sisters are my heroes, and the church I currently serve at stays strong and vibrant primarily because of faithful, God-fearing women.
So if we really are at war; me and a boatload of my male friends are the biggest fools and worst wartime strategists ever! Most of our hard-earned money goes directly to women; our wives and daughters have swindled us out of our resources that we could be using to make ammo and tanks! They daily are confiscating all our wartime capital by getting us to buy them groceries, candles and lipstick! We have been aiding and abetting the enemy, we are traitors to the cause.
And personally speaking, I have been committing the ultimate crime in this war, I am ashamed to admit it but "I have been sleeping with the enemy!" Now you see why I am so confused? This news that I am currently fighting a "war on women" has turned the world as I know it, upside down!
C'mon, lets be honest, there is no war. It's all bogus propaganda created by a group of disgruntled people who want you to feel sorry for them.
I know, I know, men are "evil" and if we would only be honest and fess-up that our main goal in life is to control and subjugate all women...turn them all into slaves & "Stepford Wives"...we would have the world just as we want it. Can't you hear the passionate cries for justice from the women who are daily victimized?
- "we want equal pay for equal work!"
- "every woman should have the right to make her own reproductive healthcare decisions; because half of those unwanted fetuses are no more than just tiny little worms anyway! Don't tread on my body."
- "we demand to fight like a man, go to war like a man, drink like a man, and have relationships with whoever we want just like a man."
- "and if we don't like the men who want to have a relationship with us: they better not harass me, whistle at me, call me cutie at work, or oogle at my bikini while I am chilling with my girlfriends on spring break chugging down beer bongs. How dare rotten men treat me as an object when all girls "just a wanna have fun." (but I still want to have the right to treat Magic Mike as an object and oogle bare chested Abercrombie boys)."
- "we want to be able to be the president, the pastor, the professor, and the boss without a fuss or argument from men. We are going to break down that glass ceiling...no one can stop us!"
So men, beware, and back off - this is one war you will not win!
But here is the funny thing, most men I know quit fighting loud mouthed women a long time ago. Instead of getting yelled at by angry, red faced ladies, men these days hide out in their basement to watch football and play video games. Don't you see, they are waving the white flag of surrender all over the vast fruited plains. Women have won!
But there still is a real battle raging, and men are not a part of it (We are not allowed to be by popular media). Women are at war with other Women. I think the battle should be called "Women of Strength" vs. "Women of Strife."
For years and years "Women of Strength" have lived their lives in relative peace. They really do love their husbands, they enjoy raising families, find satisfaction in working hard and worshiping loud. They have nothing to prove because they are content, and they are busy living their life. And when times get hard they get through them by working with the people around them, including men. I know this personally because I have walked hand-in-hand through dark times with my wife, I have watched my my mom struggle raising the six kids she adores, I have listened to ladies in our church lean on their God in times of famine, I have cried with my sisters, and been invited to discuss future dreams with my daughters. And I have found that all these "Women of Strength" are wonderful human beings!
But there is one major problem with this group of women: they rarely raise their voice in the public square. They are no where near as loud as the "Women of Strife" are when jockeying for position.
"Women of Strife" seem to always have something to prove. For various reasons they don't seem to be content, they often want things their way, and when they succeed they love to stick it in your face. And above all else, they sure know how to use the "victim card" to shut men up. And so most men do shut-up, grab their guns and knife and head to the woods to be left alone.
"Women of Strife" also have one major problem... they lie. They claim to represent all women, but they don't...it's not even close.
> Most women in America do not want to kill life growing in the womb. Real women have been designed to nurture and love; they cherish children. Recently, I learned that a female friend of mine had an abortion when she was young. Over time she grew to understand the severity of her decision and bemoaned her decision to allow a "supposed doctor" to take a life from her. She was and still is heart-broken. And what is worse, complications arose through the abortive procedure and she is no longer physically able to conceive. This "Women of Strength" would now give everything she had to just have her very own child resting in her arms. I challenge any loud mouthed "Woman of Strife" to tell her that the child she lost was no more than an "unwanted" lump of tissue! I guarantee, she will rip your head off. (Sorry for using such violent language - but how is that more violent than ripping an innocent baby out of their mother's womb?)
> Most women I have talked to would not always choose a woman over a man to be their boss (In fact, it is often just the opposite!) Most women I know don't want women going into hand-to-hand combat with men from other countries in trying to defend our country. Most women don't want a woman to carry out their wounded brother or son from the front lines.
> Most women are sick and tired of irresponsible young women giving up their bodies so easily to drunk and irresponsible adolescent men. Women are tired of other women choosing men who they know have no ability to provide or "man-up" in raising a family. Yes, men are a fault for failing as fathers; but ladies, don't you bare some of the responsibility for choosing to be with a man who walks around in droopy pants and has that Justin Bieber bad-boy attitude? I know strong women are sick of you being a foolish woman!
> Most women I know are sickened by any man in power who solicits 18 year old interns. Just ask my mom how she feels about Bill Clinton...enough said.
The day is coming when "Women of Strength" are going to rise up and take on the loud-mouthed "Women of Strife." And when they do, they will find the most formidable, intelligent and powerful army. I would love for men to step up and reclaim our culture; but women have been given the stage. Step up, speak out and lead.
One last thing, if you are reading this and you consider yourself to be a "Woman of Strife," I have a question for you to think about. Would you really like to know what group of men treat women the worst? Would you really like to wage a war against a group that doesn't see the intrinsic worth of women? This group of men, by their actions, show no respect for the role motherhood and a the need of a mom in a child's life. In fact, this group of men have replaced you with other men...and instead of cheering them on and calling them courageous...be honest and tell them to shut up and be a man! Who is this group of men that have no use for women?
The Homosexual male community. This is a group of males who don't even think a women is good enough to share a bed with...And if you ask me...a homosexual male is the sorriest replacement for a real woman that I ever have seen. They don't even compare (So ladies, why do you let them?)
So "Women of Strength", let the war begin!