Last week, Todd Friel of Wretched Radio posed the above question.  He was commenting on a recent interview of Sarah Palin.  Sarah Palin, the evangelical champion two years ago; the representative of Christians in the political sphere.  That same Sarah Palin was now using the term ‘neanderthal’ for those who believe that women with children at home better serve those children by being at home.

Here is the actual quote:

“There are still the Neanderthals out there, who pick on the petty little superficial meaningless things like looks, like whether you can or can’t work outside of the home if you have small children. All those type of things where I would so hope that at some point, uh, those Neanderthals, will evolve into something a bit more, um, with it, a bit more modern, and a bit more understanding that, yeah, woman can accomplish much…”

Is this really a ‘little supercial meaningless thing?’

Going back 100 years or so within the church (and even outside of the church), Todd Friel pointed out, that those families in which the mom worked outside the home would be looked at as strange, even wrong.  He suggested that church discipline would even be likely for having a mom leaving her young children to work outside of the home.

Today, unfortunately, it is accepted and even expected that mom work.  Whether it’s just, ‘the way culture is these days,’ or ‘financial necessity,’ mom working outside the home is more common today than during any time in history.

So Todd posed the question: who was right, us or them?  It cannot be both.  100 years ago mom working outside of the home was almost unheard of;  today, it is looked upon as normal.  Either they were right 100 year ago, or we are right today. Which is it?

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