The holy trinity of the religious right, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann have turned their backs on the Bible.
According to Newt's former campaign advisers Newt lets his wife, Callista, have too much influence and say in Newt's presidential campaign. This caused a mass exodus of his campaign advisers. Based on what his advisers said, it is obvious that Newt is, as the old Saturday Night Live used to say, "p-whipped!"
This is in direct violation of 1 Corinthians 11:3 which says, "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." By being p-whipped and letting Callista call the shots and have too much influence in the campaign, Newt is violating this Bible teaching.
By holding any type of political office Sarah and Michele are literally short changing America. If they really love America and believe the Bible to be the word of God, they would never even think of running for any political office. This is because what they believe to be the word of God says at Leviticus 27:3-7 says, " And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver. And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels." The writers of this nonsense have God putting a monetary value on human beings and valuing girls and women much less than boys and men. This type of belief helps us to understand why the Ten Commandments don't even forbid slavery! This disgusting mind-frame and libel against God reminds us of the Deist Thomas Paine's words in the important book The Age of Reason . Paine wrote, "Is it because ye are sunk in the cruelty of superstition, or feel no interest in the honor of your Creator, that ye listen to the horrid tales of the Bible, or hear them with callous indifference?"
In addition to the above, neither Sarah and Michele nor any woman who believes in the Bible, should ever seek political office or any position which would put them in authority over men. This is based on 1 Timothy 2:11-15 which teaches, " Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection . But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing , if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." This Bible teaching makes clear how important it is to expose superstition and myth as it is based on the myth of Adam and Eve. This myth and Bible teaching is the cause for insane and unsubstantiated beliefs regarding the inferiority of women to men.
It is difficult to understand why women would want to belong to the Jewish, Christian, or Islamic "revealed" religions given their degradation of women. Some women even want to be clergy members in such misogynistic organizations. A group of Roman Catholic women insist upon being Roman Catholic priests and claim to actually be priests even thought the Roman Catholic Church not only does not recognize their ordinations but actually excommunicated them and the bishops who performed their unrecognized ordinations.
The 21st century has the potential for humanity to shed the weight of the ancient violence producing "revealed" religions and to do what Thomas Paine worked for and which he stated in The Age of Reason would happen after the success of the American Revolution: a revolution in religion. Deism is the best way to make this monumental goal a reality. Deism will bring a better world for as Paine wrote, "The progress that reason and Deism make in the world lessen the force of superstition, and abate the spirit of persecution."