Scott Brown, the Christian Patriarchy Movement, Muslims, Women and Birth Control
Since the fall of Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, voices in the Homeschool Movement have been quiet about some of their pet topics, perhaps trying to let the dust settle on the aftermath of the Christian Patriarchy Movement and the alleged sex abuse cases from those who promoted similar destructive ideologies.
Yesterday, Scott Brown, Director of The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (Doug Phillips’ old pet project) posted an interesting comment on his blog. Remember, Scott Brown is part of the Homeschool Movement which includes ideologies such as:
- full-quiver – let God plan the size of your family (they frown upon the use of birth control)
- stay-at-home daughters – daughters stay at home until their marriage and serve their fathers in preparation for when they will serve their own husbands
- modesty and purity rules (the father’s role is to protect his daughter’s purity)
- courtship – father gets to decide who his daughter will court and eventually marry.
Men are the ones who have a voice in all of the above, but where are womens’ voices? Why do they not have a say in what happens to their bodies, their daughters, their futures, their schooling?
All of the above screams: father rule which means father is in control. The daughter has no choice. What if the daughter wants to go away to college? There are some adult daughters who are forbidden from going to college. They are under their father’s rule until they are under their husband’s rule (approved by father).
So, here is what Brown had to say on his blog yesterday. Notice, he’s feeling sorry for Muslims.
Muslims are having the same problem we are – Turkish President, Erdogan says, Birth control is ‘treason.’ He described efforts to promote birth control as “treason”, saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to dry up, reports said on Monday.
Birth control is taboo with Homeschool Movement purists. Remember Kevin Swanson is a friend of Scott Brown. They are both against birth control. You may remember that Kevin Swanson is the pastor who shared on his radio program that women who have been on the birth control pill have embedded fetuses in their wombs (which he has since taken down from his Generations Radio website, but you can hear it on this David Pakman show YouTube which is quite hilarious). Here is the transcription from Swanson’s baseless and ridiculous claims:
I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.
Here’s a bit more from the article that Scott Brown quoted:
“In this country, they (opponents) have been engaged in the treason of birth control for years and sought to dry up our generation,” Erdogan said.
What does treason mean? Google defines treason as “the quality of not being loyal to a person, country, or organization; unfaithfulness.” Wow! Birth control equals treason?
Erdogan went on to praise marriage and said: “Marriage is a long journey. There are good days and bad days. Good days become more frequent as we share them and bad days finally bring happiness if we are patient.”
“One (child) means loneliness, two means rivalry, three means balance and four means abundance. And God takes care of the rest,” he added, in comments reported by the Dogan news agency, which also posted a video of his speech.
The Islamist-rooted government of Erdogan has long been accused by critics of seeking to impose strict Islamic values on the private lives of Turks as well as limiting the civil liberties of women.
Erdogan — who has two sons and two daughters — has drawn the ire of feminist groups for declaring that every woman should have three children and declaring in a speech in November that women are not equal to men.
Hmm, have Erdogan and men in the Christian Patriarchy Movement been exchanging notes?
I get that the Bible says to be fruitful and multiply. I get that the Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord. I believe it. I have seven of my own. But when pastors use their platform to promote ideologies such as full quiver and paint birth control as “treason,” I have concerns. I have said it before and will say it again:
The control and ruling of wives and adult daughters by their husbands/fathers in the Homeschool Movement/Christian Patriarchy Movement sure looks an awful lot like what we see in the Muslim culture.
Both Muslim and Christian women have similar plights: some are being held in physical, spiritual, and emotional prison in their own homes.
- Kevin Swanson Spews Nonsense from His Mouth to Further His Birth Control Agenda
- Patriarchy: Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard, Doug Wilson and Damage Control
- How Influential Was Doug Phillips and His Teachings?
- Christian Patriarchy is Alive and Well: NCFIC Director Scott Brown Moves into Position to Fill the Void Left by Doug Phillips/Vision Forum
- Christian Patriarchy Movement Pressures Stay-at-Home Daughters to Choose Whom She Will Serve First: Daddy or God
- Does the Doug Phillips et al Brand of “Biblical Patriarchy” Groom Stay-at-Home Daughters to be Victims of Abuse?
- Doug Phillips Resigns from Office of President at Vision Forum, Discontinues Speaking Engagements