Skip to main content

View Diary: Panetta said to be lifting military's ban on women in combat (147 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Also filed under 'well this didn't take long'... (8+ / 0-)

    http://www.dennyburk.com/...

    How long did it take this guy, maybe an hour tops?

    What kind of a society puts its women on the front lines to risk what only men should be called on to risk? In countries ravaged by war, we consider it a tragedy when the battle comes to the backyards of women and children. Why would we thrust our own wives and daughters into that horror? Perhaps this move makes sense to some with an all volunteer force, but what if the draft is ever reinstituted? Are we really going to be the kind of people who press wives and daughters to fight in combat?

    I cannot improve upon John Piper‘s 2007 article for World magazine in which he writes:

    If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For most of history, in most cultures, he would have been utterly scorned as a coward to promote such an idea. Part of the meaning of manhood as God created us is the sense of responsibility for the safety and welfare of our women.
    I guess it's his job...sort of.
    I am an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

    “Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you’ll print tomorrow morning: 'More guns,' you’ll claim, 'are the NRA’s answer to everything!'" -- Wayne LaPierre

    by tytalus on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:32:58 PM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site