The Bible teaches that women have no place over men. Women should be silent, submissive, and have no authority over men. This is not Old Testament teaching, either. This is New Testament.
So I imagine a bunch of old, conservative white guys in the Senate, especially one from Kentucky on a power trip, cannot even handle having a smart, kick-ass lady like Elizabeth Warren schooling him on anything. If he has to reach back to the 1800’s to find a rule that makes it legal for him to tell her to “sit down and shut up”, that is what he will do.
Let us read from the Scriptures:
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they wish to inquire about something, they are to ask their own husbands at home; for it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:35-36
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety. 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Oh, yes, Eve. This was her fault. She ate that damn apple from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or something like that, and she ruined it all for every woman forever. Because Bible free will or something.
It’s Eve’s fault that Mitch McConnell decided to be a complete and total douchenozzle last night and silence Elizabeth Warren during Black History Month WHILE she was reading the letter from Coretta Scott King, because he cannot tolerate a good Yankee woman being in a position of au-thor-i-ty. Whatcha wanna bet?
I have spent the better part of my life surrounded by men like Mitch and Ted and the gang. They think because they were born with a y chromosome and a penis, they are automatically better and in charge. The church teaches them this. It’s patriarchy at its worst. Men are the head of the household, the head of the church, the head of the world. Equal rights about did them in, and I’m frankly surprised they are still breathing steadily. “Make America Great Again” to these guys is going back to the days when white men were in charge. Period. Duh, right?
It never occurred to these morons this move would backfire on them, because it doesn’t sink in to them that not everyone believes in Anti-Woman SkyDaddy. They did whatever they had to do to shut her up and shut her down. That was their god-given right. It came with their dicks…a package deal. The United States still lags behind other industrialized countries in female representation in government. I wonder why?