Another Brave Female Champion

It seems that as I write about great culture warriors and real heroes who are making a difference, increasingly I am writing about women. Nothing wrong with that at all of course, although it does raise the question: where are all the men?

Why is it so often that when we have some major battle on our hands, or a real crisis to deal with, that it seems that brave women come to the plate and stand strong, yet on so many occasions all we get is crickets chirping from the men? Is our culture so wimpified, and our men so feminised?

How have we gotten to such a place? Our emasculated men sit around watching TV and wasting their time, while so many strong and fearless women are standing up to the various challenges which threaten our very societies. Why is that?

Yet another example of a courageous female warrior doing battle comes from Texas. I refer to a politician by the name of Beth Van Duyne. She has led the charge against creeping sharia, and is now being hailed as a hero by some, while of course being demonised by others. This is how one report describes the situation:

beth van duyneWhen a group of imams tried to bring a form of “Shariah light” to Texas, they met an unlikely foe – Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. Now, Van Duyne has been thrust into the national media spotlight, and her city is being called “ground zero” in the battle to prevent Islamic law from gaining a foothold, no matter how small, in the U.S. legal system.
Van Duyne’s name and picture has popped up on Facebook pages and Twitter feeds across America in recent days, casting her with equal enthusiasm as villain or hero, depending on one’s political outlook. She’s either the mayor who stood up to the Muslim Brotherhood or the “Islamophobic bigot” looking to cash in politically on fears about Islamic terrorism.
The media frenzy was touched off by reports that an Islamic tribunal was being set up in the Dallas, Texas, area. A group of imams from surrounding mosques would sit on what they call a “mediation panel,” as defacto judges, and mediate disputes between Muslims who voluntarily submit to its edicts. They denied this was a Shariah court, saying the panel would mete out nonbinding decisions in business disputes, divorces and other family matters “in full accordance with the law.”
Van Duyne wrote a blistering Facebook post last month in which she vowed to “fight with every fiber of my being against this action.” She worked with state legislators to craft a bill that would declare it illegal for any U.S. court to adopt any foreign legal system for the basis of its rulings. Islam was not mentioned in the bill, nor was any religion.
Last Thursday the Irving City Council voted 5-4 to endorse the bill before a packed room full of mostly angry Muslims.
When called on by the Council of American-Islamic Relations to apologize for her February Facebook post, Van Duyne flatly refused. She also appeared in the national spotlight in an interview with conservative media icon Glenn Beck.

Creeping sharia is one of the biggest problems the West is now facing. Yet most folks seem utterly clueless as to the very real dangers that are on our doorsteps. We happily snooze while the enemies of freedom and democracy are on the move.

At least this one strong woman had the sense and the courage to make a stand and to do what so many other politicians should be doing. Why can’t we find more heroes like this? And why can’t we find more male heroes like this? Unfortunately I think I know the answer to these questions.

It seems that the great bulk of men are too preoccupied sitting around watching Top Gear or internet porn. They have become absolutely useless for anything of value. They are just sitting around taking up space. They don’t know about the mortal dangers we find all around us, or they simply don’t care.

Of course we expect non-Christian men to be living like this. But regrettably far too many Christian men are doing exactly the same. They are totally focused on self, and don’t seem to give a rip about anyone else. They are doing zippo for the Kingdom.

Well, one day they will stand before the One who gave up everything for us, and be asked to give an account. What will they say then? It sure won’t be pretty. And I sure don’t want to be one of those folks on the great and terrible day when we appear before the Judge of the universe.

There are plenty of reasons why every single man (as well as woman) should get involved in the battles of the day. First and foremost, we should get involved because the Lamb is worthy to receive our all. He who held back nothing for our sakes should get the same in return.

And if we weren’t such selfish, greedy pigs, we might also think about our families and our loved ones. How about getting off our butts for once in our life and doing something for the sake of our children and grandchildren? Isn’t that the least that we can do?

This was the mindset of Nehemiah. Let me finish with his words as found in Neh. 4:14 “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”

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14 Replies to “Another Brave Female Champion”

  1. “one day they will stand before the One who gave up everything for us, and be asked to give an account”

    Me thinks a lot of us males will find this an embarrassing time.

  2. I tried to give my job of candidate away too, but nobody wanted it, so here I am standing in the gap, lame duck that I am :)) but better me than nobody.
    Thank you Bill for raising the call, because we would love to follow the brave men, not abandon them once they have taken up the call, but to be supportive to them rather than running ahead and draging them along.
    Even Richard Wurmbrand was encouraged by his wife to take the step that landed him in jail and tortured, but he did it and never blamed anyone for it, but trusted God for the outcome.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  3. Maybe if they heard the other half of the gospel, these blokes might get a little inspired.
    They’ve heard the free-gift half, the raise-your-hand and say the sinner’s prayer bit…
    What about the store-up-for-yourselves-treasure-in-heaven side of the Gospel.
    When will us comfortable ones realise how much we are missing out on while others go hammer and tongs storing up their treasure in heaven.
    This “scrape into heaven” mentality is toxic. You only have to sink an afternoon listening to an audio of the four gospels and you’d be convinced that following Jesus is all about one thing – love and self sacrifice.
    We should be competing in the servant stakes as we strain forward to take the prize, for which God took us.
    I wonder if most of these Christian blokes even realise there is a treasure-in-heaven competition currently running.
    Even worse, while aiming to scrape into Heaven, how easily one could cut it a bit too fine, and miss.

  4. Shows once again, without wanting to sound like a men hating feminist (which I’m not cause God has delivered me from it), women are the strong sex. Women not just take care about the home & raise kids, support their husbands, but go to work, have their ministry, serve the church with compassion, love God with everything they are, intercede with fire. Mary was the first one to see Jesus in his resurrected state…even though women weren’t regarded very highly in society at that time, God chose a woman. God has created women with a softer heart, with more sensitivity, more compassion, patience & longsuffering, more grace, more mercy towards others. Women are favoured by God, He protects them where men fail, He gives them a voice, He believes in women. That’s why He made Us the men’s helpmate.
    So why so surprised women stand up for God when men still slumber?
    But it’s not about who’s better or stronger. It’s about working together. Every member has a different role. Everyone of the body has his purpose. We are all equally important. Women have their role, and men do as well, everyone in their ability. So why not praise what men have achieved (which is huge) & speak encouragement into their lives? ‘Death and Life are in the power of the tongue’ (Proverbs 18:21)

    Bless you

  5. What gets me is how laid back people are about sharia law. Do Westerners seriously believe that their laws can rub shoulders with Sharia and just “go along to get along”, as you often say? There are parts of the UK where it wouldn’t take much to tip them entirely into being Sharia-based territory, thanks to mass immigration and “equality” laws foisted on us by a dumb-brain European Union.
    Muslims come into our country and expect us to simply acept their laws, rather than them adopting ours. It really is all incredibly dangerous, yet idiot British politicians…and many ordinary people, sadly….are all for it. This Texas lady is absolutely right to fight tooth and claw to keep the contamination out of her country.

  6. I was struck by a story in The Australian today, reporting yet another atrocity perpetrated by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. A local trader said his wife and three of his daughters were among ‘506 women and children’ abducted. A government official from the state capital gave a lower number (‘possibly 350’) but ‘confirmed that most were women and children because men of fighting age had fled when the insurgents arrived.’

    If this is true, the cowardly and disgraceful behaviour of these men is a very sad example of men rejecting their God-given responsibility to protect the weak and vulnerable in their communities and foremost their own wives and children! Can they not form a local militia to protect their own families if the military or police are unwilling or unable to provide protection?

    I for one am prepared to defend my wife and family from violence and enslavement even at the cost of my own life. God demands no less of me as head of my household.

  7. Thank-you Bill for your amazing work! Thank-you Bill for your wonderful work! Thank-you Bill for keeping us up to speed with what is truly going on. Thank-you Bill for those times when we women are house-bound with family and everyday struggles and are able to read and
    be inspired and informed by your wonderful words. Thank-you Bill for preparing us for battle. May God bless you Bill and your beautiful family!

  8. She has led the charge against creeping sharia; perhaps she can take on News Weekly.
    News Weekly is white washing Islam.

  9. Thanks Marc. Yes it is utterly appalling how a once great organisation is going down the tubes with its craven dhimmitude. Its founder would be rolling in his grave.

  10. Yes, very sad and disgusting, is the feminizing of today’s men. Having said that, there also will be many feminazis (secular and so-called Christian), that will have to answer to God on judgement day, as to their involvement in Satan’s Feminist/Jezebel agenda, that has worked so well in turning upside down Gods natural order.

  11. Jennifer, you ask:

    So why so surprised women stand up for God when men still slumber?

    Part of the answer is that church is so feminized, and being a Christian is so romanticised and sentimental, that a decent blokey Aussie isn’t going to admit he’s a Christian, and non-Christians don’t want to get near it. The love of God is “as strong as death” not as limpid as a Mills & Boon swooner.

    Some of the church’s wimpiness goes back at least to the maudlin sentimentalism of “gentle Jesus, meek and mild” who wouldn’t hurt a fly, and in that I include a lot of 19th-20th century hymns of the “Jesus and me” genre.

    Where are the modern battle hymns of the Kingdom? Where is today’s equivalent of Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”? I can only think, off the top of my head, of “Every Place on Which Your Foot Shall Tread” – a chorus. Anyone want to write some serious verses to that one? No? There’s a symptom of the weakness of the church’s teaching today – we can’t express in song, themes which are not being taught from our pulpits. And our preachers are not preaching Gospel victory in society/cultural terms today, they are barely even teaching victory in personal terms.

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