In Leaked Sermon, GOP Candidate Mark Harris Said a Woman Has One Title: “Helper”

Jul 6, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

Mark Harris, a Republican running for Congress from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, said in a 2013 sermon that a woman only had one title according to the Bible: “Helper.” He also suggested it may not be the “healthiest pursuit” for women to ever prioritize their careers.

The sermon, which Harris gave as pastor of First Baptist Charlotte, was unearthed by a Democratic PAC called American Bridge, and it shows the sort of complementarian conservative Christian mindset that voters should immediately reject in 2018:

“In our culture today, girls are taught from grade school that we tell them that what is most honorable in life is a career, and their ultimate goal in life is simply to be able to grow up and be independent of anyone or anything,” said Harris, then the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Charlotte, adding, “But nobody has seemed to ask the question that I think is critically important to ask: Is that a healthy pursuit for society? Is that the healthiest pursuit for our homes? Is that the healthiest pursuit for our children? Is that the healthiest pursuit for the sexes in our generation?”

In an earlier portion of Harris’ sermon, Harris tells parishioners that “only one title is given to a woman in all of scripture… the title given to a woman is ‘helper.’”

Even many Christians would cringe at hearing all that…

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7 comments on “In Leaked Sermon, GOP Candidate Mark Harris Said a Woman Has One Title: “Helper”

  • GOP Candidate Mark Harris Said a Woman Has One Title: “Helper”

    https://www.richarddawkins.net/2018/07/open-discussion-july-2018/#li-comment-232689

    Trump, facing a crowd that had gathered in the lobby of Trump Tower, on Fifth Avenue, laid out his qualifications, saying,
    “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ” If that was so, Tony Schwartz thought, then he, not Trump, should be running. Schwartz dashed off a tweet: “Many thanks Donald Trump for suggesting I run for President, based on the fact that I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’ ”

    Around the hyped pseudo talent-image of GOP posers, everyone who actually does their work for them before they try to take credit for it, is classed as mere “Helper” – at least according to their deluded egos and paid publicists!



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  • This country is governed by a CONSTITUTION, NOT A BIBLE.
    Apart from that, he is also just incorrect:

    Genesis 35:8 “Now Deborah, Rebekah’s NURSE, died and was buried beneath Bethel under the oak.”

    Esther 2:22 “But the matter became known to Mordecai, and he reported it to QUEEN Esther…”

    Judges 4:4 “Now Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth, was a PROPHETESS. She JUDGEd Israel at that time.”

    2 Kings 22:14 “So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Akbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the PROPHETESS, wife of Shallum, son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter), and they spoke with her.”

    Exodus 15:20 “Miriam the PROPHETESS, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing.”

    Luke 2:36 “And there was Anna a PROPHETESS, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.”

    Romans 16:1 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a DEACON of the church in Cenchreae.”

    Acts 16:14 “A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a SELLER of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening”

    Romans 16:3 “Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow WORKERs in Christ Jesus.”

    Acts 9:36 “Now in Joppa there was a DISCIPLE named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.”

    1 Kings 10:1 “Now when the QUEEN of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with difficult questions.”

    And let’s not forget ASSASSIN… 🙂
    Judges 4:18-22 “Jael went out to meet [Commander] Sisera and said to him, “Come in, sir, come in here. Don’t be afraid.” So he went with her into the tent, and she hid him under a blanket. Sisera said to her, “Please give me a little water to drink. I’m thirsty.” So she opened a jug of milk, gave him a drink, and hid him again. Then he said to her, “Stand at the entrance to the tent. That way, if someone comes and asks you, ‘Is there a man here?’ you can say, ‘No.’” But Jael, Heber’s wife, picked up a tent stake and a hammer. While Sisera was sound asleep from exhaustion, she tiptoed to him. She drove the stake through his head and down into the ground, and he died. Just then, Barak arrived after chasing Sisera. Jael went out to meet him and said, “Come and I’ll show you the man you’re after.” So he went in with her, and there was Sisera, lying dead, with the stake through his head.”
    (Judges 5:24 “Most blessed among women is Jael…” 😁)



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