Bloomington Herald-Times, January 31, 2013
To the Editor:
It is sad that our President has unilaterally repealed the ban on women in combat, placing women in increased danger of being raped, maimed and killed in battle. Women are uniquely vulnerable to being abused in captivity, something that our enemies will enthusiastically exploit.
This is not the plan of the God that Obama claims to worship. In Scripture, men are specifically commanded to protect women, not the other way around.
In Ephesians 5:25, husbands are specifically commanded to love our wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her. In Judges 19 and 20, the nation of Israel went to war with the tribe of Benjamin to seek justice for a woman who had been gang raped and murdered.
This will not increase military readiness. It will make it worse. The Huffington Post reported on January 24 that military physical fitness standards are already gender-normed.
Does anyone really believe that feminists will not seek to have standards for specific jobs lowered so more women can make it in, especially since the Obama regime has already promised to review standards to see if they “make sense?”
Obama’s decision is uncivilized and barbaric and should be reversed.