Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Ugly Truth About Feminism: Confronting, Combatting, And Preempting Feminism Within The LDS Community:

Mormon feminists strive to sanitize their worldview as much as possible. On The Exponent, the feminists there seem more willing to engage and persuade rather than bully and intimidate; one usually goes away from that blog educated rather than enraged.

The same cannot be said for Feminist Mormon Housewives. Despite weak protestations to the contrary, they enrage far more often than they educate. And some of them even maintain that men can be feminists (such men are often referred to as "Uncle Tims"). On June 30th, they present a post from their folk heroine Joanna Brooks, considered an intellectual calendar girl by Mormon progressives. Entitled "Ask Mormon Girl: Should Women Be Ordained? Or Do They Already Hold the Priesthood?", Brooks in her post seems to advocate for priesthood power for women in everything but in name. This, of course, is the same strategy employed by the gay rights lobby when they initially agitated for "civil unions", which proved to be a ploy to soften us up for gay marriage.

The video embedded below reveals what feminism seems to be really all about -- POWER! The person who uploaded the video embedded below to YouTube wrote "Feminism is interesting. Ask any feminist about men and almost immediately their true nature comes to the fore. Mention anything about Male advocacy and see how fast they shame you, abuse you or turn to the pig swill that is their 'belief system' no matter how much information or unbiased studies you put forth, their feelings are more important than your pesty logic ever will be".

At one time, feminism was a means to an end rather than an end unto itself. Feminists like Susan B. Anthony worked for important reforms such as obtaining the right to vote for women rather than obsess with wearing pants to church. But modern feminism is different. At its core, modern feminism is divisive, corrosive, inherently anti-male, blaming men for all the sins of the world, past, present, and future. Modern feminism could even be considered a form of witchcraft, defining witchcraft as the unrighteous control over someone through manipulation or intimidation for the purposes of domination.

Feminism promotes tunnel vision through its exclusionary theology and liturgy. Feminists believe that women always have and always will be victims. Feminists promote the false and divisive doctrine of male privilege, in which even a male earning a mere $50,000 per year is considered to be inherently privileged over a female CEO earning millions. Basically, male privilege is the flip side of male supremacy. Feminists complain about so-called "male gaze", expecting that men will ignore their biology and quit looking at women. In short, feminism defies human nature itself. And in her book "Men On Strike", Helen Smith documents the negative consequences of feminism, such as the financial traps of marriage and fatherhood, family courts which hold men financially liable even for children conceived by women who falsely claimed to be using birth control, colleges which deny the presumption of innocence for men accused of sexual misbehavior, and the growing presumption that male sexuality is a scary disease, all of which are driving men away from women.

The Doctrine & Covenants tells us men how to most effectively combat feminism. Ideally, we can preempt it by responsible, equitable, and Christ-like behavior towards women. While Section 121, verses 34 through 43, sets the overall context, pay particularly close attention to verses 36, 37, and 41-43:

34 Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen?

35 Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, that they do not learn this one lesson—

36 That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.

37 That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man.

38 Behold, ere he is aware, he is left unto himself, to kick against the pricks, to persecute the saints, and to cfight against God.

39 We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.

40 Hence many are called, but few are chosen.

41 No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

42 By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile—

43 Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem thee to be his enemy;

The will and word of the Lord is crystal clear. When a man uses his priesthood to exercise unrighteous control and dominion over a woman, particularly his wife, mother, or daughter, he has crossed the line from priesthood to priestcraft. Priestcraft is the Satanic counterfeit of priesthood; having damned himself for eternity because of open rebellion, Satan has become more subtle and is now a master counterfeiter who can even masquerade as an angel of light. When man exchanges priesthood for priestcraft, the heavens become as brass until he gets his mind and heart right. Furthermore, "sharpness" as described in verse 43 does NOT mean abusiveness or anger; it means clarity. Cut straight to the chase and allow the other person a full opportunity for explanation and self-defense. A husband may preside over his family, but he rules WITH his wife.

Equal opportunity is irreconcilable with equal outcome.

Equality of value does not require equality of status.

The best antidote to feminism is the righteous exercise of priesthood power and authority.

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