The Family Research Council’s Jerry Boykin was the guest on “WallBuilders Live” today for a discussion of the Pentagon’s recent decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat. Not surprisingly, Boykin opposes the idea, wondering why the Obama Administration would approve this change even as Congress was working to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, claiming “there is such an inconsistency here”:
The Congress, the Senate at least, passed the Violence Against Women Act which was designed to protect our women. Now it had some flaws in it, so we don’t support it … but it’s violence against women, protect our women.
Now with this decision by Leon Panetta and the President, what we’re doing is we’re saying ‘now you ladies, fix your bayonets, we’re going to send you right into hand-to-hand combat with these men that are physically more capable than you in most cases and they’re going to try to kill you.’ There is such an inconsistency here.