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Women are Real



Proverbs 12:22 says, “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Duplicity has always been opposed to Christian virtue, even if one’s words or actions are not outright lies. Christians must always endeavor to speak the truth, no matter what it costs us personally.


Our belief in God and faith in the hope of the resurrection ought to make us fearless in the face of death or other tribulations thrown at us by the world around us. Unfortunately, many self-proclaimed Christians fail this test of fearlessness in the face of political scrutiny.


This is no more evident than in the political side-shows that the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justices have become.


When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was pressured over allegations of attempting to sexually assault a woman at a teenage house party in the 1980s, this was clearly a duplicitous political proxy war between the parties instead of a genuine effort to scrutinize his character. [1]


Why? Because similar amounts of scrutiny were not leveled at Bill Clinton, the then President of the United States, when more credible allegations of sexual assault were made against him. [2]

The only difference was what could be gained, politically, from pursuing those allegations.

Thomas Aquinas once wrote that “it is more in opposition to truth, considered as a moral virtue, to tell the truth with the intention of telling a falsehood than to tell a falsehood with the intention of telling the truth.” [4]


It is hard to believe the Senators asking about Justice Kavanaugh’s history genuinely cared about “believing”women. Especially since so many of them stood to gain a great deal from discrediting him. They denied the “truth”about what motivated their actions.


Similarly, for the newest Supreme Court justice, when she was a nominee before her Senate Judiciary hearing, she used a current ideology that denies the “truth”of the existence of women.

This idea is erasing the female half of the male/female dynamic created by God in Genesis 1:27, which “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”


Ketanji Brown Jackson’s asserted before the United States Senate that she was “unqualified” to define what a woman was when she was being cross-examined. [3]


Unlike Justice Kavanaugh’s case, the Senators in this instance were asking about her legal opinion, which is legally relevant to Brown Jackson’s potential adjudication on Title IX and Fourteenth Amendment claims regarding sex.


In the wake of the Lia Thomas swimming scandal, there are ridiculous articles being written asserting that there are no biological differences between men and women: “there is a lack of scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrates a direct link between testosterone and athletic performance.” [5]


In light of current events surrounding women’s sports, it is reasonable to ask for the opinion of a legal scholar who has certainly been closely following the Title IX cases across the country regarding trans-athletes.


Brown Jackson knows full well that the goal of this hearing is to say as little as possible in order to avoid saying anything controversial. As a result, the truth of “womanhood”and the truth of women’s rights have taken a back-seat to an attempt at political theater.


Brown Jackson, a self-proclaimed Christian of some sort, needs to be better.

As a collective, Christians need to be less afraid of their angered political parties, less afraid of the donations they’ll lose, less afraid of disgrace, and less afraid of angry constituents, less afraid of public embarrassment. The truth that women are under attack is being exchanged for a lie.


Women are real. They deserve the dignity of having their existence recognized and their rights protected.


If “Christian”Supreme Court justices will not do that, who will?


As Jesus said in John 8:31-32, “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’”


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[1] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/22/brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-allegations-fbi-senators

[2] https://www.vox.com/2016/1/6/10722580/bill-clinton-juanita-broaddrick

[3] https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-jackson-responses-senate-hearing

[4] https://www.newadvent.org/summa/3110.htm

[5] https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/we-should-be-celebrating-lia-thomas-we-did-jackie-robinson-ncna1292521




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