Parliament heard submissions recently from concerned citizens on the disturbing “Women Empowerment & Gender Equality Bill” that seeks to impose radical feminism on SA society.
This draconian legislation will give government unfettered power to force private and public bodies including the Christian Church to comply with the godless agenda of radical feminism.
If this Bill becomes law, Churches and other private and public organisations will have to modify their leadership to include 50 percent female representation. This may require men being forced out of their positions and replaced by women (to fill quotas) – who may not want to be there.
Enforcing the feminist agenda of 50 percent women representation in the workplace is disastrous for the family. This Bill comes at a time when many women choose to raise their families full-time.
I fully support the eradication of discrimination against women. However, experience shows government enforced quota systems are disastrous and never fulfil their intended objectives.
United Nations driven feminist and sexual rights agendas are steadily being imposed on South African society. Alarmingly, these agendas are contrary to the values of the majority of citizens.
Gender equality cannot be enforced by a government that gives a failing TV channel the green light to broadcast three hard.core pornographic channels on television. Women are always demeaned and portrayed as subservient in hard-core pornography including enjoying sexual abuse.
The ANC Women’s League also supports decriminalised prostitution. Women and young girls are mercilessly exploited and abused in the sex industry and are often bought and sold like cattle.
If the SA Government is serious about elevating the social status of women and girls in society they would immediately eradicate the sexual exploitation of women in the popular media.
They would ban pornography because of its proven harm to women and children and mercilessly prosecute and imprison criminal syndicates that prey on vulnerable women and girls.
If the SA government was serious about ending discrimination against women they would dramatically increase the prosecution rates of rapists and abusers of women and children.
Currently, only about 8 percent of the reported 65 000 annual rape cases of women and girls are successfully prosecuted. Most rapists in South Africa are free to repeat their heinous crimes.
The radical feminist agenda does not help women. It further enslaves them. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has done the most to elevate the status and dignity of women. Preach the Gospel!
I am delighted to report the Institute for Public Justice (IPJ) is preparing to launch soon. This body – comprising Christian legal professionals – will vigorously defend religious freedoms in SA.
FPI will keep you informed and updated about proposed legislation that erodes Christian freedoms to believe and preach Biblical truth. The Gender Equality Bill must still be tabled in Parliament.
You will be given an opportunity to make submissions on this and other Bills that advance godless agendas that weaken and undermine fundamental human rights like religious freedoms.
Please pray fervently that the Christian Church will rise up in 2014 and fulfill its role to be salt and light to society. This year, you and I must expect greater things from God for our nation!