John Piper and Women in Combat

Piper takes a swing at this issue and knocks it out of the park. According to Pastor Piper, “A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed.”  He goes to make the point that even avowed secularists agree that it is a dangerous idea:

For example, Kingsley Browne, law professor at Wayne State University in Michigan, has written a new book called Co-Ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn’t Fight the Nation’s Wars. In an interview with Newsweek, he said, “The evidence comes from the field of evolutionary psychology. . . . Men don’t say, ‘This is a person I would follow through the gates of hell.’ Men aren’t hard-wired to follow women into danger.”

He then concludes:

As usual, the truth that comes in the alien form of “evolutionary psychology” gets distorted. It is true that “men aren’t hard-wired to follow women into danger.” But that’s misleading. The issue is not that women are leading men into danger. The issue is that they are leading men. Men aren’t hard-wired to follow women, period. They are hard-wired to get in front of their women—between them and the bullets.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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