The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has made no secret of his hatred for Islam and his corresponding belief that Muslims cannot be loyal US citizens and must therefore be immediately deported from the country.
So it certainly comes as no surprise that Fischer would try to highlight in order to prove his point:
Christianity, the foundation of American law, teaches that husbands are to “love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25). Elsewhere, husbands are told, “[L]ive with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life” (1 Peter 3:7).
In other words, Christianity teaches a husband to treat his wife with honor, respect and restraint, and never to use his superior physical strength to impose his will on his wife, who is his full equal in worth, value and dignity.
Not so in Islam, where husbands are explicitly taught that they may beat their wives into submission.
Now comes news of a disgruntled Muslim husband in New Jersey who repeatedly raped his wife, despite her tearful resistance … Now get this. The American judge dismissed the woman’s charges of sexual assault and criminal sexual conduct on the grounds that her husband should not be punished for spousal rape because Islam permits it.
Now Fischer sees this as evidence that “it is impossible for a devout Muslim to be a good citizen of the United States or any other nation formed and shaped by the Judeo-Christian tradition” … maybe he should tell that to Phyllis Schlafly:
One came when Schlafly asserted women should not be permitted to do jobs traditionally held by men, such as firefighter, soldier or construction worker, because of their “inherent physical inferiority.”
At one point, Schlafly also contended that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands.
“By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape,” she said.
Hey, what do you know? Both Fischer and Schlafly are confirmed speakers at the upcoming Values Voter Summit – so that would be a perfect opportunity for them to discuss this issue.