Karen Ocamb

Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen Talks About Christine O'Donnell's Antigay Past with Rachel Maddow

Filed By Karen Ocamb | September 20, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

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Tags: ex-gay ministries, Rachel Maddow show, Truth Wins Out, Wayne Besen

Wayne Besen, director of Truth Wins Out, an organization dedicated to investigating the lies behind the so-called “ex-gay” ministries, appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show Friday night to discuss the Tea Party’s latest favorite, Christine O’Donnell, Republican candidate for Senate from Delaware.

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O'Donnell has such a wide and varied past in the far-right, that everyone should have something to point out as extremely stupid. Wayne does a good job of pointing out her ex-gay promotion, but that's just the -tip- of the iceberg!

Mark S Bias | October 15, 2010 9:41 PM

The previous comments show a special brand of ignorance. My response is to provide clarification for all who will visit here in the future.

Traditional views of women (and their place in the local church) that are rooted in biblical doctrines have been used by God throughout history to improve respect for women, not oppress them. Biblical Christians recognize that God's Word places some restrictions on the ministries of women in the local church. Unfortunately, satan has deceived women into focusing on what they have been forbidden to do by God. As such, this fuels their misguided passions into presenting themselves for service in positions for which Christ did not design them for or call them to. God never assigns spiritual authority to women in the Bible. Therefore, women can never justify assuming the role of pastors and church leaders. This issue is not open for discussion - nor is it open for your interpretation. The first biblical hermeneutical principle in the proper interpretation of Scripture is: When it makes plain sense, seek no other sense. God has already spoken to this issue. You can either accept this truth or rebel against it... as the rest of the unbelieving world does.

However, women have wonderful, productive opportunities of service in the corporate world and in politics. Here is where Christine O'Donnell appears on the stage to model for all of you what a true lady actually is! She knows her role in life, invests her passions to follow her calling and desires to serve her nation with dignity and truth.

Some of the main parts God has designed for a woman to function in the church are those of a submissive learner, a gifted trainer (of children as long as the wife is submissive to her husband), a skilled hostess and a humble servant. Yes. God does command explicitly that wives are to submit to their husbands. This is a biblical doctrine that both the "unchurched" population and those who refuse to accept Scripture as God's final, written revelation from Himself to mankind have decided to ignore. GOD KNOWS BEST - YOU DON'T! Nor will you ever improve upon God's blueprint for His church, the family unit or government. For the Christian, Scripture alone is the final authority for faith, practice and living a biblically governed lifestyle. That having been said,

Christine O'Donnell has is absolutely right! As a Christian, she is not ashamed to transmit her beliefs. As an American, she is not afraid to assume responsibility. She has leadership qualities that are based on truth and humility. Here is a qualified, decent, intelligent servant of the people who has expressed her faith skillfully and unapologetically.She is going to be one of the best leaders in our government (no matter the level) that a nation could hope for!

Mark S. Bias