Apprising Ministries reminds you that president Barack Obama lead the way as a couple of weeks ago would Military leaders lift ban on women in combat roles:
U.S. military leaders on Thursday formally lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying women have become an “integral part” of the military and have already demonstrated their willingness to fight during the wars of the last decade.
“It’s clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military’s mission of defending the nation,” Panetta said.
The change would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs to women. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both approved the change Thursday, and the White House separately said it endorsed the decision.
The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta’s decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. (source)
Many may not have considered that this decision just might lead to women having to register for the draft as well:
I think it’s also important to draw your attention to what God’s Word has to say to this issue. Todd Friel of Wretched Radio now does a good job in pointing this out for us below.
This is his January 29th post Thanks Barack, We Are No Longer a Noble Nation:
The irony is almost overwhelming. In the Old Testament, we read the story of a commander named Barak who allowed a woman named Deborah to lead the nation of Israel into war. Deborah told Barak, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the Lord will sell the enemy into the hands of a woman” (Judges 4:9).
Moral to the story? It is a shameful thing for a man (named Barak) to allow or send a woman into battle.
What does the Bible say?
The Bible is replete with clear teachings that men are to be the protectors of women.
Genesis 2 describes men as the “hard ones” and women as the “soft ones.” 6000 years later, technology confirms what is obvious: men are more suited for battle than women. God hardwired men with 1000% more testosterone than women.
Numbers 31:3,4: Moses sent men into battle.
Deut. 20:13,14: In war, the male enemies are to be killed but women and children are to be protected.
II Samuel 23:8: David chose mighty men, not mighty women.
Eph.5:25: Men must love their wives and be willing to give up their lives for them, just like Jesus did for the church.
I Pet.3:1-7 instructs men to love and protect their wives as they are the “weaker vessels.”
What does history say?
Granted, the Christian church does not have a library full of quotes re. women in combat. They did not need to; it was assumed that only men go to war. It is not only Christianity that is silent on the issue, every culture has unanimously agreed that it is the job of men to protect women and children. Was every generation before us a bunch of knuckle-dragging, ill-informed, non-progressive idiots?
We are “that guy”
You have seen many movies where imminent danger threatens the lives of a group of men, women and children. What did you think of that sniveling little fellow who connived his way out of danger without any consideration for the women and children? You thought him a cad.
America, we have seen that man. And it is we. Thank you, Barack. (source)