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The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Women Don’t Need Any Rights by Steven Anderson

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This is the eighty-fourth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of sermon preached by Steven Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Those uninitiated into Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) thinking will likely think Anderson is insane. He is, but his view of women is quite common among churches and pastors who proudly claim the IFB moniker.

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Series Navigation<< The Sounds of Fundamentalism: The Bible Tells You All You Need to Know by Bob Jones Sr.The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Judgment is Coming to America by Billy Sunday >>


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    Somehow he managed to get married and have 8 kids. I like the new backdrop at his church though, now i can at least attempt to drown out his rants with waves crashing on the shore.

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    He’s going to get on just fine when Hilary Clinton comes to office.

    Then there’s Angela Merkel in Germany, Theresa May now UK prime minister,and Christine Lagarde heading up the IMF. Oh boy, is Stevie going to have fun!

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    J.D. Matthews

    Maybe his wife could buy him a suit coat that actually fits for once.

    What an attention-seeking dick. I know these are common IFB beliefs, but I honestly think Anderson does these for attention, YouTube views and to get a rise out of people. Fuck that guy.

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    That Other Jean

    Yeah, Steve, two thousand years ago in a backwater Roman province, women had very few rights. It’s in the Bible, so you advocate depriving modern women of their rights in the present day. Having the town elders stone your disobedient children is also in the Bible. Are you going to advocate for that, too, or only for stuff you think you can get away with?

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      I have little doubt that Steven Anderson runs his own private little gulag under a private roof. What happens to those children, Steven? How do you train them up? Do you use the methods of Michael Pearl or does he miss the finer points of biblical instruction with regard to children? Can you speak in public about what goes on at home, Steven Anderson? Can you hold it up as an example for other fathers? I know that after your morning prayers with your wife, first thing, you pick her up and march her from one side of the house to the other to demonstrate that you are the head, that God made you the head of the family. What else do you do with her to point out God’s Will? Can you speak of it in public and be proud?

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    The guy’s been barred from entering South Africa I see

    Of course he blames it on everyone else and even praises that evil tyrant Robert Mugabe, who naturally enough continues to marginalise Zimbabwe with his primitive views. Personally I dislike Anderson but not just because of his bigoted views on homosexuality. Rather he’s a nasty piece of work, a blight on human kind. It’s so paradoxical that someone who, to the outside world, should stand for love and peace and decency actually represents the very opposite.

    If I believed in Satan then I could well regard Anderson as one of his earthly agents.

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    And in my head, the lyrics to the Stone’s, Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood… Can you see Steve singing in the shower, “I’m just a soul whose intentions are gooood, oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood!”
    Pastor (sic) Anderson is preaching the one true gospel of Jesus out of the KJV and he is not afraid of telling it like it is (in his head) and the key here is of course the part that states, ‘in his head’.
    Now there are those among us who are so severely damaged in our lives that we agree with much of what comes out of Steve’s head but the fact that whole countries are banning him from even stopover visits does speak just a bit to the problem of what Steve has in his head.
    I for one am greatful that he is busy memorizing scriptures because one day, I want to wake up and hear nothing more that is in Steven Anderson’s head and only the spouting of scriptures that he so proudly learns…. Then I could set aside elevator muzak as the worst possible fate and replace it with Steve-does-Bible!

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    Does the Bible ever explicitly condemn polygamy?

    If I was on an island with 4 young women who all agree to share me as their husband because I’m the only man on the island, am I sinning if I took all 4 of them as my wives and had children with them?

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