If there is a topic I care less about than video games, I can’t think of what it would be, so I almost didn’t read this post. However, I’m really glad I did:
The problem is that the amenable authorities think their best interests are served by pandering to the SJWs who put them in their untenable position in the first place rather than jettisoning them at the earliest opportunity. What every leader of an organization needs to understand is that the SJWs within have no loyalty to the organization nor do they harbor any concerns for it. The organization is only of interest to them insofar as it provides them with a vehicle for pushing their Narrative.
Give them the chance, and they will burn it all down around them in the interest of virtue-signaling without even a moment’s hesitation. And then they’ll move on to their next victim.
Social Justice Warriors are just infected with a more virulent strain of the liberalism that infects us all to one degree or another. That is why the quote above is useful in many contexts outside gaming and dealing with SJWs. That is why when I read it, I did not think of a purple-haired feminist with a game controller in her hands, but rather a woman standing at the head of a church:
“I have a female friend who is theologically trained, gifted, caring, and getting ordained in a mainline denomination. Yet, in her church, as men around her were asked to preach, lead, and be formed as pastors, she felt frozen out—her pastor never allowed her into the life and ministry of her church. When I questioned my friend and another (male) leader about it, they said the same thing: Though the pastor was, by category, a “pro-woman egalitarian,” the reality is that he developed an unexamined habit of disempowering and marginalizing women around him. His egalitarian label actually served as a way to self-justify and leave deeper sexism unexamined. This could be dismissed as a mere personality conflict, except that it happens so often—I know similar stories from women all over the country.
In the other camp, complementarians can spend their energy arguing for male leadership while neglecting pressing problems of sexism in their midst. A pastor friend told me recently that working alongside a woman in lay ministry convicted him that he had ignored voices of women in his congregation, where pastor and elder roles are reserved for men. He is now trying to actively repent by meeting with female congregants to ask them about their experiences, including women in all church decisions, and learning about the history and current reality of sexism. He’s working to make voices and gifts of women a priority, even while maintaining his stance against female ordination.
If one professes male headship, then it is particularly important to rigorously disentangle that view from sins of sexism and cultural misogyny. Otherwise, complementarianism can become a mere façade to “baptize” the dehumanization of women and self-centeredness of men. It isn’t enough to merely argue for male headship without also asking how to create a church culture where women thrive. All churches and church leaders—on both sides of the issue—must actively seek the flourishing of women and explicitly condemn mocking, belittling, or denigrating women as unbiblical.”
I hope that Vox, whose blog I read daily even though I sometimes disagree with him, will not mind if I borrow his quote and extrapolate it:
The problem is that Christian men think the Church’s best interests are served by pandering to the usurping women who put them in their untenable position in the first place rather than jettisoning them at the earliest opportunity. What every male leader of a church needs to understand is that the women “leaders” within have no loyalty to the church nor do they harbor any concerns for it. The church is only of interest to them insofar as it provides them with a vehicle for pushing their Narrative.
Give them the chance, and they will burn it all down around them in the interest of feminist rebellion without even a moment’s hesitation. And then they’ll move on to their next victim.
Men suppose that women just want this or that one thing and then it will be enough and they will satisfied and that will be that. No. It is never enough with such women. The authoress is a “pastor”. Her friend is becoming ordained. Was it enough? No! It is never enough. She tells you so plainly:
All churches and church leaders…must actively seek the flourishing of women
It will only be enough when everything in the church is always all about women all of the time. And then the church will become pointless and everyone will leave, as has happened to so many churches already. And then such women move on to their next victim church.
Give them the chance and they will burn it all down around them.