Bearing in mind that we wrestle not against flesh and blood:
“Radical feminism has brainwashed our culture. It has brainwashed our culture to the degree that even the church has fallen victim to this. Church leaders, theologians, professors of theology who are supposed to be profound in the Scripture, as well as lay people in the church have bought the feminist lies…. Marriage and the family, the primary building blocks of social and moral order, are in shambles in our country and the future is even worse than the present…
What the public sees is women who want to be free…we see it as a cry for equality in a society that is preoccupied with life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness; a cry for opportunity and privilege to use their abilities and their skills unhindered and unrestricted; and sometimes the rhetoric does sound reasonable. But the real agenda is not reasonable; it is frightening.
Let me help you to understand some of the philosophy that is behind this movement, by giving you some quotes from the recognized leaders of the feminist movement:
Gloria Steinem says, “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.
Radical feminist leader Sheila Cronan, who is oft-quoted by the way, says this: “Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.”
The “Declaration of Feminism” goes back to November of 1971 when they laid out their agenda, and this is what it says: “The end of the institution of marriage is necessary for the liberation of women; therefore, it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not live individually with men. All of history must be rewritten in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft!” Mark that. “We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft!”
Anne Lori Gaylor writing an article called “Feminist Salvation” in the “Humanist” in 1988 says, “Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace, and inspiration from real women. 2,000 years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women towards the feminist salvation of the world.”
Dr. Mary Jo Bane, feminist, Assistant Professor of Education at Wellesley College, and the Associate Director of the school’s Center for Research on Women, writes, “In order to raise children with equality we must take them away from families and communally raise them.”
And that well-known name, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, writing an article called “Women in the New Race,” says this: “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
We cannot think lightly about this agenda; we have to think deeply about it. The fact that you may feel in your heart some need to be free because you become victimized by the current agenda doesn’t really mean that you really understand the agenda… some people might think that this is some kind of a 20th century phenomena, that this is some kind of a new thing connected to American democracy and egalitarianism. It is not. It is old. It is very, very old…it is Satanic–absolutely and utterly Satanic.”
by John MacArthur