Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission released a new video today aimed at helping his fellow right-wing Christians understand “the biblical qualifications for political office,” by which he meant that all of our elected leaders must be Christians … and men.
“What should be look for in our elected officials?” Cass asked, rhetorically. “The first qualification is they must be a Christian … What a candidate professes about God is absolutely critical, it will profoundly shape his leadership. Genuine reverence for the Lord is the foundation of knowledge … so we need a leader who is alive spiritually and who will lead in the fear of God.”
And those leaders, Cass explained, must be men.
“The biblical biological requirement for office is you must be male,” he stated. “Civil leadership should be conceived of as an extension of the family and God’s created order. God established man as the head of the woman and the woman as his helpmate … In society, the same roles apply as is ordained in the family and in the church.”
“The ministry of justice that God has given to the state is generally a man’s job,” Cass continued. “Yet, there are exceptions in the Bible where God has raised up women like Deborah to judge and even deliver Israel. But it’s considered an indictment when there’s no strong, godly men to lead and protect their families and society.”