Misconduct sounds like something you do to earn yourself a time-out as a toddler. His response generated a fair amount of valid criticism, particularly amongst abuse advocates. That criticism arose because Piper appears to be ignorant about the diverse allegations of and the dynamics involved in sex abuse. His list primarily includes men outside of the church It appears that Piper purposely left out the huge numbers of allegations within the church.
He assumes that the abuser is a powerful man who has assaulted a weaker woman. Piper also overlooked the spate of female teachers who have been arrested for molesting male students. Google the epidemic of female teachers who assault male students. Here is one list. If only men and women practiced proper gender roles, defined as complementarianism, this abuse would radically decline.
This call is different from the care and protection and honor that women owe men. He believes that 50 years of egalitarianism is the direct cause of all of these sex abuse allegations. Where are the studies? Were things really better in the good, old days?
When were those good old days? Sixty years ago, my mother worked in an office in which the male bosses hit on the women and felt quite comfortable making suggestive remarks.
She told me that the only way to deal with it was to be quiet and look for another job. Those were the good old days when real men held open the doors for women and then hit on them inside the company. Thomas Jefferson sexually used Sally Hemings , who he treated as his property.
How many children did he have with her? Why is this viewpoint dangerous? Molesters have psychiatric disorders, not improper gender role identification and misunderstanding this could lead to overlooking the real problem. There is no question in the minds of anyone that Josh was raised in a home which scoffed at egalitarian values and taught complementarian roles for the boys and girls.
Note the long hair and dresses for the girls as one example. They were homeschooled and kept far away from any movies, television and books that might hint at anything other than complementarian values. Josh molested his own sisters and went on to view porn and join Ashley Madison. Here is a timeline of his escapades. So, what went wrong? They did the entire John Piper shtick and still ended up with a bunch of kids who were molested.
Molesters have a psychiatric disorder. Jimmy needs help- lots of help. Sadly, churches tend to cover for molesters who then do not get the psychiatric help that they desperately need.
For example, I believe that Andy Savage should have received psychiatric intervention after his assault of Woodson. Instead, everything was buried. Sex abuse is all about power, not proper gender role assignments. The Christian Post quoted from a blog called The Sinnergists. I had not heard of them before this but found their website so intriguing that I plan to follow them regularly. Here is how they define their goal.
We first began discussing the idea of teaming up on a project like this because we were frustrated by the way the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement seemed to have cornered the online theology market and we wanted to show folks that there are other, and, in our opinion, better options. Egalitarianism, by its very definition, is the belief that all people are equal and that there is no inherent difference of power, authority, worth, or status between men and women.
Sexual abuse, by its very nature, is about the exertion and the assertion of power. As experts have long noted, sexual abuse is not about lust or desire or even sex; it is about power and it is about control. Abusive men abuse women, men and children Abusive women abuse women, children and men Abusive teens abuse men, women and children Abusive men, women and teens abuse members of their own families. It has nothing to do with gender roles and everything to do with some form of psychiatric disorders which causes the molester to exert power and control over another.
It has little to do with sex. He gives none and that is just plain lazy. A thesis statement is the single, specific claim that your essay supports. A good thesis is not merely a factual statement, an observation, a personal opinion or preference, or the question you plan to answer. John Piper, egalitarianism does not cause sex abuse. Your thesis is not only wrong, it is not really a thesis.