Sexism & Idolatry by S. M. Hutchens


Sexism & Idolatry

by S. M. Hutchens

One of the weaknesses of many young Christians is that they have been successfully trained to say "racism" and "sexism" in the same breath, and to think of these phenomena as sharing the same root in sin. Whereas racism is a contemptible thing in which the faith has no part, what is called "sexism" is an aspect of its essence—as orthodox feminism, anti-Christian to the core, understands perfectly well.

The Christian faith is the very model of "sexism" from its First Confession: that God is Father, and he has been perfectly revealed in a Son. It is upon unwillingness to believe this fully or to follow its logic in the Great Tradition that a generation of Christians shall attempt to make a quisling peace with a world that demands complete capitulation to the Egalitarian idol, and upon which they shall either decide for the faith as "sexists" or take their leave of it.

S. M. Hutchens is a Touchstone senior editor.

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