Mr Bryan Fischer and others are rightly upset over what is going on in Texas with James Younger. What they do not seem to realize is that the religious and political ideologies they espouse, those that underlie Americanism, are at the heart of this controversy. Mr Fischer ends a recent column with these words:
. . . [God] designed marriage with the husband and father as its head, the ultimate decision-maker, after much discussion and prayer with his wife, when tough choices have to be made.
This isn’t complicated. According to God himself, James is a boy, and his father gets to decide. Our family law used to embody these truths and it needs to again.
What he says is true: God has instituted the family and made the father its head. But the main tenets of Protestantism and Americanism strike at the authority of the father. Those two have destroyed the authority of the fathers in the Church, the bishops and priests, and the father of the big family (i.e., the ethnos or country), the king. Like fathers of the little family, bishops, priests, and kings are also ordained by God to rule in their particular spheres. Thus, by denying the God-ordained authority of the latter, they have laid the groundwork for denying it to little-family fathers as well.
The health of all of these is interconnected. Since their origin and authority all flow from the same source, from God, to strike at one is to strike at all of them (and to dishonor God Who ordained them). If all kings, bishops, and priests are tyrants, then all fathers are as well. What is happening to James Younger is truly horrible, but in the post-colonial [u]nited States, such events are inevitable if the ideology of Americanism is allowed to work itself out to its logical conclusions.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!