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Why I Chose Not to Walk in the Women’s March

By: Kristen Clark

As much as I absolutely love being a woman, I was honestly shocked, saddened, and appalled by the Women’s March this past Saturday.

This March, and all that was represented by it, was a sobering picture of what happens to womanhood when God is removed from the picture. Without God’s truth guiding our lives, womanhood becomes nothing more than a distorted, convoluted, nonsensical mess.

Apart from God, we as women, quickly lose all sense of decency and propriety. We shout profanities in the streets, dress in explicit costumes, bash males, disrespect leaders, insist on free birth control, and of course demand the right to murder our babies without exception.

We become vulgar, profane, angry females whose uniting passion is to ensure unlimited killing of our own children.

Even though I am a modern woman (and love being a woman), I intentionally chose not to participate, support, or cheer on this Women’s March in any way. When I am told to use my womanhood in a vulgar way to promote all kinds of evil, that leaves me no other option but to step out.

Yes, I am a woman. But I am not a woman defined by this culture. I am a woman defined by God.

If you supported or cheered on this Women’s March in any way, I hope you will genuinely reconsider your support – not because you’re against women, or even women’s marches, but because you cannot embrace God’s truth and embrace the principles that govern this event at the same time.

As distinctly Christian women, our lives can’t be driven by what feels good in the moment (John 8:32).

Our lives must be directed by the constant truth of God’s unchanging Word (Is. 40:8). As Christian women, our greatest passion should be to promote God’s truth and to reflect His glory in this world. We should be women who are passionate about fighting for the life and dignity of all females, from the tiniest babies to the fading elderly.

Personally, as a woman who fears God and is striving to build my life on His truth, this fact alone would exclude me from the Women’s March.

As much I personally love womanhood, I cannot support or promote a version of womanhood that is so blatantly against God.

In a nutshell, here are the 3 primary reasons why I chose not to walk in the Women’s March last Saturday:

1. Total Rejection of God.

One of the biggest indicators that a movement has totally rejected God’s truth is when they start calling evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

That is exactly what was happening at this women’s march. Evil was being emphatically praised (namely abortion) and it was evident in the language and signage that God was completely out of the picture. As a Christian woman, I cannot stand with or support a movement that is blatantly rejecting God at its core.

2. Abortion on Demand.

Prior to the march taking place, it became clear that abortion on demand would be the essential “unity principle” on which these women would stand. But the most ironic (and sad) thing is that on their list of principles, the “right to abortion” came directly after the right to “end violence.”

They stated: “Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies.” While marching FOR the right to kill the smallest and most vulnerable of females they claim to be against female violence.

Sadly, the women of this march don’t believe all women deserve to live full and healthy lives…just the ones who survive the womb. This horrific and violent act against unborn girls (and boys) is one that God is adamantly opposed to (Exodus 20:13), and one that I could never march behind.

3. Gender Autonomy.

When it comes to the hot button issue of gender, we all must choose between one of two options: 1. We must allow God’s Word to define our gender (Gen. 2). 2. We must reject God’s Word and choose to define gender for ourselves (Rom. 1).

Sadly, the Women’s March last week took a passionate stance against God’s created order for gender. Within their Unity Principles they stated,We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms.”

We must have the power. We must have complete autonomy over our bodies.

Since my worldview is based on God’s timeless Word, this “principle” of the Women’s March was not one I could stand behind. God is the Creator of every human life and He is the only one who has the authority to define our gender identity and gender roles (Gen. 2, Rev. 4:11).

If you’ve been on the fence about this women’s march until now, I hope you won’t be any longer.

When women rally together for “rights” that are blatantly against God’s Word, this is something we cannot cheer on or support.

However, as much as we may be against the principles behind this march, I want to encourage you (and me) to not lose a heart of love and compassion for the women in the march.

Just like you and me, they are women too who are in desperate need of a Savior.

Just like you and me, they’re lost and confused and in dire need of God’s redemption in their lives.

Instead of getting angry or frustrated about this Women’s March, let’s join together and pray for these women to embrace the true God who forgives, saves, and heals.

May we be courageous women who stand strong for God’s truth, but with humble hearts and compassion toward those who desperately need Him too.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this topic, so leave me a comment below! 

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63 Responses to Why I Chose Not to Walk in the Women’s March

  1. Danae says:

    Amazing post!! Thank you so much for standing up for God and His Word.

  2. Rachel M. says:

    Amazing post! Thank you for standing up boldly and not being afraid to speak truth. I am expecting backlash on this post, but no matter what anyone else says, you are so right about all of these issues. I am so proud of both of you girls for speaking up for what is right. Thank you again for an amazing post.

  3. shannon M says:

    right on!

  4. I want to echo @disqus_Bck6so9AeJ:disqus As you know, you’re going to get a ton of backlash. But you are boldly standing up for God’s Word, and I know that He is pleased. I am so thankful for the light you shine in this dark and CONFUSED world. Thank you for calling out the hypocrisy in this event, as well as the shame it brings.

    Thank you!

  5. Zoe says:

    Wow, you both amaze me so much. I love reading you blog and I am reading your book right now. I’m sure it must be hard to say all that you are saying, but thank you. God bless you.

  6. Hailey says:

    This is spot on, thanks for sharing.

  7. Maggie Fipps says:

    Love this post! I think that these women should focus on women in other countries who don’t have any rights! These women have educations, can go to a hotel and get a room, and can go use their credit cards. Other women in other countries can’t even get their education. Be thankful for what you have!

    • OrangeGirl says:

      I want to inquire something.

      Let’s say you broke your arm and are crying because it hurts. Meanwhile, someone beside you has two broken arms and a leg. Is your pain worth any less because of the pain they feel?

      • Maggie Fipps says:

        I guess that is an interesting perspective on that, but I have a question. What is the pain that these women in the march are feeling? Just an honest question.

        • OrangeGirl says:

          A man was elected into office that has openly bragged about s3xual assault. There are people who want to take away our access to birth control (which whether or not you agree with, some women need). There is inequality with how women are treated. With how LGBTQ people are treated. That is why so many women marched.

          • Maggie Fipps says:

            I agree with you. I wish these women would find the healing power of Jesus for their pain instead of finding other ways to try to heal the hurt they are absolutely feeling.

          • OrangeGirl says:

            Please don’t put words in my mouth. I never said anything about just praying these feelings away. There IS a problem here, and it needs to be stopped. Simply praying and living a meek life without standing up for what is right is not the way to deal with it, as the writer’s of this blog would have you believe.

            This world is built upon the foundations of people who protested and fought for their beliefs. These women who marched are no different.

  8. Heidi says:

    Thank you for standing up for what’s right!

  9. Hannah says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Couldn’t agree with you more!

  10. Lb says:

    Living in Canada I am praying for our friends to the south! Even here, one thousdand women showed up to the legislature grounds in the city where I live to protest. If you ask me, this protest has nothing to do with feminism and more to do with being a sore loser . Hillary Clinton could of been a mass murderer and they would still protest, just because a woman didn’t win. Im so embarrassed to be a 20 something living in 2017. As most of us millenials get our news from buzzfeed, CNN, or People magazine. Snapchat shouldn’t be your main source of information. Look at both sides of the story people. #leftwingmedia #nutjobs

    • Anna says:

      Haha! I love your comment! It is the same here in Australia. It’s so embarrassing. I think these people just like to protest. When asked on the news, the majority couldn’t say why they were marching. People have stopped thinking for themselves!

  11. Melissa Wright says:

    Spot on, I’ve shared it on my FB page. I do need to pray for these women that God will show them the way guide them.

  12. Very good post! I totally agree with you. Marches like these make me think that women aren’t looking for equality, rather they are looking for superiority. Definitely not what God defines as Biblical womanhood. Thank you for taking a stand. Blessings.

  13. Joanna says:

    While i do not agree with abortion I cannot help but notice that the people who were mostly against this women’s march are the same ones who call for the repeal of obamacare or even planned parenthood that allows for women to get proper health care. You are the same ones who while against abortion and are vehemently opposing it do nothing to help children who are born into poverty and cannot be properly cared for. how many of you are willing to take a child into your homes and nurture him/her because the mother decided to carry that child into the world but is unable to take care of it, how many of you go out of your way to ensure children get three meals per day, the love and attention they require or are just be able to go to school.

    • Maria says:

      If I could I would take in all the children in the world. The systems can be fixed but it’s going to take more than one person. I plan to make a difference. There are already so many people already making a difference and they go unnoticed. For all the bad foster families there are also completely amazing ones. For all the bad people there are good ones. The media will only tell us about the horrible things happening. They wont tell you about the single women who has decided to be a foster parent. The one who wants to make a difference. The one who truly cares for the outcome of those children. The one who took in children who aren’t hers by birth and is working hard to provide for them. One day if i have the opportunity to adopt and foster I will. Many people say we are just Pro-Birth. But i know for a fact i am more than pro-birth. I am pro-life. And i believe those unwanted children deserve a life.

  14. Mulan1 says:

    I personally am pro-choice in cases of women who were raped and abortions after 4 weeks of pregnancy.
    I think people who feel like they were born in a different didn´t choose to feel that way. The suffer a lot. And suppressing those feelings doesn´t work. That´s why I think that we have to support these people with whatever decision they make for themselves. I am sure, God supports them aswell. That´s why I participate in the womens movement.

    • Brianne says:

      I completely understand why you are so confused. It’s so hard for us, as women, when our broken culture tries to discombobulate everything and disguise lies as truth. Even some churches are going against God’s word and accepting cultural views that are clearly against the Bible and against Jesus Himself. I’ll be praying for you, that the Lord will open your heart to Him and let you see clearly. You can do this, sister! Don’t let the ways and people of this world darken your heart against the Lord. Blessings!!<3

      • Mulan1 says:

        I don´t feel very confused, Brianne 🙂
        Blessings <3

        • Brianne says:

          Sometimes we think things that don’t line up with Jesus. I encourage you to read what the Bible says 🙂

          • OrangeGirl says:

            “The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.”

            Hosea 13:16

          • Brianne says:

            I do not understand your point. The people of Samaria were worshipping Baal and turning away from the Lord. We see violence permitted by God many times throughout the Bible. It is not up to us to question Him. This verse is not about abortion, it is about violence and God’s wrath in the context of war. Abortion is the deliberate killing of innocent children by their own mothers outside of God’s will and biblically incorrect.

          • OrangeGirl says:

            God says not to kill. He kills as he sees fit. I will not respect a God who does this. Nor will I hold people to a moral standard that he himself does not uphold. Besides, those children God had killed were INNOCENT. There is no reason you can give me that justifies that kind of barbarity. None.

            “It is not up to us to question Him.”

            That kind of thinking is how violent dictatorships are born. I do not trust the lord God because he kills people with little remorse. That is a trait that is sickening. I would not wish death up on anyone; not the man who emotionally abused me, not the man who assaulted me, not the woman who stole from my family. I am holding God to the standard I hold myself. Murder is wrong.

            “Abortion is the deliberate killing of innocent children by their own mothers outside of God’s will and biblically incorrect.”

            Abortion is the termination of a baby before it is born. No matter who does it, it is still abortion.

    • Anna says:

      I think that you’d enjoy listening and reading about Lila Rose and her group Live Action. They expose the abortion industry. As she says “abortion does not un-rape a women, it only adds more suffering and pain.” As a society we look for a ‘quick fix’ and this is the same with unplanned pregnancies. While difficult, continuing with the pregnancy and placing the child into a loving home brings good out of an awful beginning. A child conceived in rape is not less of a child than one conceived by two loving parents. Their life is just as valuable. I hope that helps 🙂

    • Nikole says:

      So what about the babies choice?? No matter what you call it it’s still murder

      • OrangeGirl says:

        My sister had an nonviable pregnancy. The baby would be able to develop, but it would not be able to go to term because it would die prematurely. If it was allowed to develop, my sister would have died. She had an abortion to save her life.

        How could you defend taking my sister away from me?

  15. Anna says:

    Thank you for the post. It shocks me that so many women think these principles are what gives them true freedom. It saddens me that these women are marching against the president their country freely elected in a democracy. It disappoints me that in my own country, Australia women joined it professing the same ideals. Like you said, women and men are all equal from the moment of conception until natural death. The rights of all are the same and these come from God.

    • OrangeGirl says:

      “It saddens me that these women are marching against the president their country freely elected in a democracy.”

      Our democracy and rights say that we can freely and peacefully protest.

  16. Joey says:

    I find this post so disheartening because you presume to know every one of the half a million people who marched in DC last Saturday, myself included, and the other approximately 2.5 million people who marched around the world. You presume to know the reasons each of us marched. You presume that each of us agreed with everything the march stood for. And most hurtfully, you presume that we do not have a strong connection with God, that we are lost and confused. Deuteronomy 16:20: “Justice, justice you shall pursue…” This is my calling. Straight from the Bible. I was at that march because God urges us to pursue justice and there are things I am seeing in our country right now that are not just and I want to fight to change them.

    I am also saddened by some of these comments. To the lady who said she is saddened because citizens are marching against a president who was freely elected. Why? This is what makes our country great – if you disagree with something, you can freely express that by yourself or in a group. This is a right that is forbidden to so many others throughout the world. I may not always agree with protestors, but it always makes me proud to be an American seeing them knowing we protect and promote free speech.

    To the lady who said marches like this make you think women are looking for superiority, I am just confused by this. I wish you could have been at the march (regardless of your feelings on the issues) to see the camaraderie, all people, all races, men and women, coming together. There was no push for superiority. No man bashing. It was for equality, which, while God did absolutely make us equal in His eyes, things don’t always play out that way here on Earth.

    To the lady who said she thinks the marchers are sore losers, I am not a sore loser. Neither are the 10 people I was with at the march. Neither are other people I saw last Saturday. Speaking for myself and my group, we have clear, informed, articulable reasons why we were there. Respectfully, writing people off as sore losers rather than trying to listen to their reasons is dismissive and condescending.

    Overall, Kristen, I have to tell you, I disagree with quite a few things you post on the blog, but I enjoy reading it because it shows me a perspective different than my own, which I think is important. We are also two women who love God, and even though we have lots of different opinions, that unites us. I understand why you personally did not want to participate in the march. However, I just couldn’t pass this post without commenting because you said that the march “was a sobering picture of what happens to womanhood when God is removed from the picture” and I am just one of many examples of how that is not true. Thanks for reading this. – Joey

    • SedaJane says:

      Yes, this. Thank you, Joey. You articulate my own feelings on this so well. We are all in this together. I hope we can find the way to connect on the many things that unite us, rather than to fall further into judgment, discord, and division. “For we are all one in Christ Jesus.”

  17. Jesse says:

    I feel that focusing solely on abortion misses many other aspects of the woman’s march, such as the anti-bullying message and working for equal pay, things that surely align with Christian principles. This article perpetuates the unfortunate effect of the abortion issue overriding all other thoughts, and we already have too many people who prioritize it inappropriately high. I don’t say that because I think abortions are good, but because they are not a political issue, they are a socioeconomic one. Whether abortions are legal or not, they are going to happen because women are in situations desperate enough for them to ask. The real solution is to eradicate those desperate situations, and that has to be done with unconditional love, not admonition.

    In his lifetime Jesus worked from the inside out – approaching desperate people, sitting down and sharing food with them, and touching their hearts to help them see. He didn’t use law enforcement to make his point. We must strive to walk with these people just as he would, instead of just telling them “you can’t do that”, that will only push them further away from the truth.

  18. Allie says:

    I absolutely love this post. Thank you so, so much for expressing this.

  19. proudgrits11 says:

    Thank you for sharing this perspective. I didn’t say a word about the march, there was no way I could stand behind it.

  20. Bekah says:

    It is so sad to see our country like this. Not just the march, but other things as well. I pray that through all of this that it will help Christians to draw closer to God and to pray even harder for those who are lost. Great Post!

  21. Becky says:

    It’s truly heartbreaking to see so many women marching for “women’s rights” to murder their babies. Thank you for taking a stand on this touchy issue.

  22. Candy Renee says:

    Praying for all women and praying for the world. May we all look to uphold Gods commandments and seek him first. May we strive to lend our voice,time,effort and energy to organizations that at their very core honor and glorify him,his will and his commandments.May we strive to peak out and reach out when we see others manipulating his word. May we refuse to be part of anything that dares in any way to take the crown from the king of kings and remove Gods law from this earth he has created.Amen

  23. DJR says:

    “We become vulgar, profane, angry females whose uniting passion is to ensure unlimited killing of our own children.”

    I must protest this assertion.

    I marched in my home state. What I saw and heard was women, and men too, gathered peacefully to declare their support for women’s issues which frankly are men’s issues too. I heard women of the cloth speak. God was not absent in the minds of believers. No one was violent or indecent, there were no nasty confrontations.

    We marched because we are worried that we will lose our insurance and our access to health care, especially for poor women. We marched because we are worried that this administration will ignore the very real threat of climate change. We marched because we are concerned that
    this administration is trying to destroy the free press. We marched for equal rights for all people, and that includes you. It was not solely about abortion rights.

    I often find it helpful to turn things around in my head.
    If I referred to you as an uptight, pearl clutching, judgmental, annoying Bible thumper, do you think it would enhance our chances of having a productive conversation? My guess is that if we met at the food court in a mall we would find each other pleasant company, providing we did not tear each other down with stereotypical assumptions.
    If you refer to everyone outside of your belief system as” lost” how much attention do you think we will pay to you?

    • OrangeGirl says:

      The people who write this blog think that depression and eating disorders are a result of not being Christian enough. They think birth control is evil. They believe that being LGBTQ and a Muslim are two of the worst things you can be. They think bikinis have single handedly destroyed the morality of women.

      Their generalizations and ignorance is abounding.

  24. Faye Lentine says:

    Oh, this is beautiful, Kristen! The exact words I desperately needed to hear. I agree with you completely and thank you for a mature, biblical, and knowledgeable response against the feminist movement of this march.
    It has hurt me to see so many women (women I look up to and women that seem to be amazingly godly people) support this march and everything it stands for. It’s been painful to see women who love God suddenly turn against Him and fight for their own selfish rights instead of selflessly abandon their own selves to God. Instead of follow Jesus’ example and lay their lives down for the weak, these women are laying down the lives of the weak and helpless BEFORE their own lives.
    I know we all get deceived and all fall into various lies. It’s truly amazing how much grace God shows us all (even on a daily level!).
    Thank you for this. Your writing has brought so much encouragement and comfort to me today! 🙂

  25. anonymous says:

    How can we help these women embrace God’s truth? Although abortion and gender/sexual autonomy are not God-honoring, how can we love people like Christ loved them? How do we help the woman who is desperate to have an abortion to see God’s truth? How do we love on the girls who want free birth control? How do we love those in the LGBTQ community, which often includes people suffering from substance abuse and depression? This article was right that some of the things they were marching for were unbiblical, however, it times it seemed to generalize people in the women’s march. Not everyone was yelling out profanities, and most people were dressed in coats from the photos I have seen. There were even men marching along with the women. Prayer is great, but I’d love to read more articles on this blog about how we can take action to show God’s love with people who are not Christians. How can we interact with these people and LOVE them? Just like if we are trying to feed the hungry and clothe the poor, we must also take action to help these people. I’d love to see many articles in the future about ways we can help women who want abortions, identify as LGBTQ, and man-bash and invest in loving them.

    • Grace says:

      I totally agree with you! And I also would like to see future articles about how we can lovingly respond to women who want in abortions, identify as LGBTQ, and feminists. God loves all of these people, but how can we respond in a way that shows God’s love and truth while also pointing out their wrong thinking?

    • OrangeGirl says:

      Can you please read some about abortion and birth control? Please? Many people use birth control for more than just preventing pregnancy. Many people have abortions for other reasons than not wanting the child. Abortion is only allowed in a small time frame, and late term abortions are all health related. Please read up on things before you proclaim that they are un-biblical and a sin.

  26. S.M. says:

    Aaaahhhh-maz-ing!!!!! I read this post with the most agreeable excitement for each word more than the last. I am so passionate about the truth behind a Godly woman’s role that i just cant get enough of this truth being spoken. I came from a very liberal state and worked in the high end career of fashion and beauty until i met who is now my husband. Knowing what i know now as a submissive wife,homemaker, homeschooler and modest fashionista i have seen the lies of the enemy seeping into the minds of women from every angle. I felt more captive feeling like my value, my identity was dependent on how much control (i thought) i had on defining my future, my dreams, my life, my boundaries….everything!!!. You see the problem here?? MY MY MY!!!! Where was the willing heart to be defined by HIm Him Him!! i resisted partly because of inherent sin, being mislead by media and other things i was paying to much attention to along with having no real role models to speak truth into my life but also from the lack of knowledge of Gods word. I wanted to be just what God had for me as long as it fit into the plan i set for myself and although i knew the right things to say i had no idea how to live that our in the daily. When i so painfully was pruned and God so lovingly corrected me back to HIS plan i realized i had placed the burden on myself from trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. God is a God of order and i was out of order, our of line. When i truly began to lay down anything that was outside of what God said i immediately felt so surrendered and purposeful. No longer was i trying to fill a role that was not meant for me and always felt short of fulfilling which was a double edge sword, leaving you always reaching for more more more. More of what was not designed for me. I have been humble and put back in my place. These words get eye rolls quite often and many wondered what in the world could have happened to such a high paid independent, driven smart women. What happened was submission to the one true God who created me and only He can guide me into the steps he intended me to walk. Although those years were of great adventure and even then always called the “church girl” it wasn’t Gods best and would most certainly been a tool for the enemy to keep a wedge between God perfect plan for my life. I read the comments below and i see that some are upset that they feel like supporting the womans march does not represent the things that you mentioned. It does! and we need to be very careful to try to identify ourselves with agendas of these kinds but with sub agendas of our own. Look deeper into the issues. People don’t do the hard work that it takes to get to the core of things and seek truth. We vote for presidents we don’t know anything about we vote for causes based on the title and what we “think” it stands for and we so ignorantly navigate through life seeing everything for face value. We must be faithful and diligent. the enemy is tricky and although i am sure there was many well meaning woman out there hoping for resolution and desperately hoping for change in areas that are obviously faulted. How can we sit under the umbrella of feminism and throw up our signs in support for one of the major downfalls of our marriages, society and call out for Gods hand of healing and blessing. Start your own march don’t join in one that is so blatantly anti God anti Good! Lord restore order. Restore us. Come back please, and thank you so much for the two beautiful ladies that are unashamed to be what a woman was intended to be. I’m not brainwashed, i’m not a prisoner of my home, ‘im not a puppet, i’m not old fashioned (most of the time… there is something so refreshing about old fashion) hehe.. i am free, i am in my place. Many live a fine life outside of this role because of our ever merciful God. I could have been one of them. But when i started realizing i wanted Gods best Gods perfect plan for ME what He saw when he so wonderfully and fearfully created ME. I took it personal and sought out and took some hard blows being redefined. I don’t want fine and want His covering in all areas of my life. So encouraged by you girls. Thank you on so many levels.

  27. Rose Jackson says:

    This post is so true. Many christian women was in that march, not really realizing what they was doing…making evil good and good evil. Me as a woman hope they we as women could really see what the devil is trying to do. God ask us to multiply the earth with children, Godly children ,that’s our creation role. If we don’t have children there won’t be a nation of God’s Truth. If we only could see the devil trying to destroy our seeds by our daily life and struggles. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have our careers, just don’t forget the role God has for us….which is to be a virtuous woman.

    • OrangeGirl says:

      I am more than the biological process of my body. I am a person who seeks compassion and is attempting to make this world a better place. How is it wrong, then, that I don’t want children?

  28. Amanda says:

    Thank you Kristen! I’ve been a little confused about this thing…it sounded like abortion was part of the picture, but some of their messages seemed like they were okay…but you’re right, this group wasn’t biblically based or God-honoring in its approach, and its central claims were antibiblical.

  29. CeCe Lindsey says:

    I would first like to begin with the fact that the whole march was not solely based around killing the unborn. There were many Christian women marching, AGAINST abortion, against sexual assault, against sexism, against racism… I cannot wrap my head around why Christians are so angry about this march. Yes, there were some bad things, but there was SO MUCH GOOD in the march. Why is it though, that it seems that Christians are only for fighting for justice if it makes them comfortable? You’d think that with all the hate and racism and sexism that Christians would PRAISE these women for living up to the commands of Isaiah 1:17. But no, we’re angry. Jesus TRASHED the Temple when He noticed it was turned into a marketplace. Everyone else just sat back and lived their “Godly” lives. Why then, are Christians so against protest, and speaking out/standing up for people? Isn’t that exactly what Jesus called us to do? Why are Christians so angry and offended at brave, courageous women who are going out, standing up for the oppressed and powerless when even the CHURCH refuses to do so? I would argue that it’s not the marchers who need praying for. As a black Christian woman, I am THANKFUL for these women. I believe that God is using these women to wake up the world. I feel like, FINALLY, besides God, here’s some people who GENUINELY care about us (and it’s safe to say most of the women marching weren’t even Christian. That says a lot.)

    There is so much more that I want to say that I can’t put into words/don’t have time to say. In summary, I’m tired of Christians ignoring the plight of their oppressed/marginalized brothers and sisters because protesting makes them “uncomfortable.” I wish the Church actually cared.

    I’m not directing my anger at you. It’s just very hard being a Christian minority. 🙁

  30. Gracie says:

    It’s not cool to generalize. But its good to point out problems. I liked the March for life. Fight for the voiceless. And people, the real women who need rights are the slaves. All this jazz about women’s rights in the U.S. angers me, because we are fortunate (we have it all.) Research how girls are treated in India. Ever hear of gendercide? (killing of girls because they are girls) Let’s fight for the unborn, and the slaves, not petty self-rights or against sexism. Sure it exists, but just because a guy makes a snarky comment, doesn’t mean you have to let it offend you…let it roll off. The real sexism, is going on in places like India where 5 year old girls are in cages, and tied to beds. </3 Look up Project Rescue/Shared hope international for more info.

    • OrangeGirl says:

      I want to inquire something.

      Let’s say you broke your arm and are crying because it hurts. Meanwhile, someone beside you has two broken arms and a leg. Is your pain worth any less because of the pain they feel?

  31. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s unfair to paint the women’s march as being mainly about abortion. The majority of women I saw marching actually seemed to be much more focused on the issue of sexual assault. Specifically, many were there to express their anger and concern that our president has bragged about going up to women and grabbing them by the genitals. I share their concern completely. While we as women are called to be submissive to our husbands, that in no way implies that we are to submit to all men, especially when those men have ungodly intentions for us. I know many have dismissed his remarks as “locker room talk” but it still absolutely disgusts me. The president is in a unique position to influence men and women all over the world, and bragging about sexually assaulting women, and then dismissing the comments as harmless, is dangerous for women everywhere. I am personally thankful that so many women showed up to take a stand against this.

  32. Kate Medaris says:

    Women and women’s rights activists across the world came together for this. It was the most widely spread protest, ever. People on every continent, standing together. Not to defy religion, not to scorn men, and no, not to kill babies either. They did this because the United States elected a man who bragged about committing sexual assault on record, and proclaimed, “When you’re a star they let you do it. They let you do anything.” With your self-proclaimed Christian values, even if you disagree with feminism on gender roles, you should recognise how disgusting that is. On top of that, the same man has 12 accusations of sexual assault against him, and his defence was that the women weren’t attractive enough for him. Again, you should recognise how terrible that is.

    The women’s march showed him, and showed the entire world, that we are not going to remain silent and let him get away with atrocities like this. We are not going to be kept quiet as he dismisses us and takes away our rights. I understand, to you, that abortion is a very sensitive issue and in accordance with your religious beliefs you could never be comfortable with its existence. But without the religious lens, a first-trimester collection of cells is a fundamentally different entity than a developed human baby. 90% of abortions take place in the first trimester. And fighting for the right to give control to a woman, in that circumstance, is hardly something to equate with murder.

    You just talked down on millions of women across the world, who were stirred into protest by the inauguration of a misogynistic serial sexual assaulter. I hope you can realise that that was a mistake.

  33. Sarah says:

    Kristen, thank you for contending for God’s truth. It will be hard for many to swallow but this is good doctrine that you are preaching and God bless you for it!! “…….so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” Eph 4:14 God’s Holy Spirit is present in these truths, as He washes over us and influences us. God, have Your way as Your truths go forth!

  34. A Christian says:

    Thank you so much for posting something like this! I strive to live my life all for God and His Son because He died for us and that includes reading, studying and mediating on the Word, and everything in it I try and strive to live by. I can understand the straight meaning of the Women’s March of wanting to protect their rights, but one thing’s for sure, it isn’t a “right” to kill your unborn children. God is knitting them together, He knows their future, and then the evil in this world decides to exterminate them from this world. God put us here for a reason. It’s unfair and unjust to those who are so young they can’t even speak for themselves. Even if they are only a bundle of cells, God is creating, there is a soul in those bundle of cells.

    Even the other part of taking a stand against the new president, we need to pray for him so that the Holy Spirit can guide him to do good in the world!

  35. Katie says:

    What makes me hate this blog so much, and please Bethany and Kristen, I would love to talk this out with you, is that you make claims and generalizations about things you know so little about. Would you please stop doing that? It’s harmful to some of the people who read your blog.

    • Annie Marie says:

      I agree with you 100%. It is really frustrating to see them misrepresent issues they don’t understand by boiling them down to generalizations. However, I don’t think they are going to talk it out with you. Unless I am completely mistaken, education, dialogue, and personal growth aren’t really their goals with this blog. I hope I’m wrong, but in the meantime, I feel your pain, sister.

    • Satan says:

      Amen sister

  36. Kelly says:

    Spot on ladies!!

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