What Fundamentalism Requires

The cramped view of the Pope finds an honest expression in the views of many fundamentalists today. The universe is binary - male and female - and each half has a prescribed role. Here's how fundamentalists see the role and freedom of women:

A husband knows that his wife loves him first and foremost by her willingness to give her body to him. This is rarely the case for women. Few women know their husband loves them because he gives her his body (the idea sounds almost funny). This is, therefore, usually a revelation to a woman. Many women think mens natures are similar to theirs, and this is so different from a woman's nature, that few women know this about men unless told about it.

Blue Texan notes Prager's own experience with two divorces. But he has fought like hell to prevent me from getting married.

The description of homosexual orientation as evil, of course, is linked to the view that women's physical subordination to men is intrinsic to nature and must be enforced. You cannot extricate the two concepts. The erasure of homosexuals is deeply, theologically connected to the subjugation of women.