Christian blogger sparks outrage saying 'quarrelsome' women are abused

Christian blogger Lori Alexander, 60, sparks outrage saying women are more likely to be beaten and abused by their husbands if they’re ‘quarrelsome’ instead of ‘submissive’

  • Controversial evangelical Christian blogger Lori Alexander, 60, sparked controversy on Twitter on Monday for her remarks on domestic abuse
  • She tweeted that women were more likely to be abused if they are ‘quarrelsome and contentious’ rather than ‘kind, loving, & submissive’
  • ‘God’s ways are for our good, NOT for our harm,’ she added
  • Furious Twitter users hit back saying no woman deserves abuse and that many people are abused without provocation 
  • Alexander also landed in hot water in January for suggesting female rape victims shouldn’t have abortions because ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’

Controversial evangelical Christian blogger Lori Alexander, 60, sparked controversy on Twitter on Monday for her remarks on domestic abuse

A Controversial evangelical Christian blogger has sparked outrage on social media after she said that women are more likely to be abused if they’re ‘quarrelsome’ with their husbands instead of being ‘submissive’.

Lori Alexander, 60, who runs the blog The Transformed Wife, has a streak of stirring outrage for her incendiary comments on social views and faith.

On Monday she caused an uproar on Twitter when she shared: ‘A wife has a much greater chance of being abused if she is quarrelsome, contentious, & abusive towards her husband rather than if she is kind, loving, & submissive.’

‘God’s ways are for our good, NOT for our harm,’ Lori, a mother-of-four – and grandmother-of-nine, added. 

Alexander tweeted that women were more likely to be abused if they are ‘quarrelsome and contentious’ rather than ‘kind, loving, & submissive’

She followed up saying that feminism isn’t about equality – rather it’s about the right of control or lack thereof. 

‘Feminism is fueled by the right to rule and be in control. It has nothing to do with equality. Love the submissive role the Lord has given you, women. Trust that God’s ways are perfect!’ she said.  

She continued her theme on domestic abuse on Tuesday, trying to clarify that she believes women shouldn’t be abused in their marriages. 

‘Wifely submission does NOT cause abuse as many want to argue. Submission is God’s perfect will for wives. A man who is abusive will abuse whether or not she’s submissive. If she’s being abused, she needs to seek protection, but then not tell others that submission causes abuse,’ she tweeted. 

She continued her theme on domestic abuse on Tuesday, trying to clarify that she believes women shouldn’t be abused in their marriages

She then warned that many people claim they’re abused when they’re ‘not getting their way’

‘Some women have a tendency to label anyone that doesn’t treat them the way they want to be treated as “abusive.” This isn’t abuse, women! It’s simply not getting your way. Don’t minimize those who are truly being abused due to you wanting your own way,’ she added. 

Her comments however sparked to outrage online, with one upset Twitter user saying: ‘”Wifely submission” isn’t the cause of abuse; it’s a symptom of manipulation, which is a form of abuse.’

‘No one’s actions (no matter how quarrelsome or contentious) deserve abuse. Also, kind, loving women get abused quite often. Abusers don’t care. They abuse because they’re abusers. Not because of someone’s actions,’ another Twitter user hit back. 

The backlash: Furious Twitter users fired back at her for her incendiary comments. This Twitter shared a meme saying ‘Jesus left the conversation’

 

 

‘Shocking and dangerous theology. Standing with others who have already said – abusers are always to blame, it is never the case that a wife has not been submissive enough,’ one Twitter user fired back.  

‘Yeah that’s what pastors told my sweet, submissive mother who hasn’t stopped being abused. If you knew even the slightest thing about the basic human psyche it’s that predatory men always look for submissive women. Go talk to survivors,’ one furious Twitter user clapped back. 

‘How dare you I was a battered wife so this is anathema to me ! You haven’t a clue about domestic abuse or how it occurs that’s patently obvious !!!’ another added.

‘A sign of abuse is constantly sticking up for one’s abuser. Think about that real hard,’ one Twitter user argued. 

One person shared a meme showing the image of Jesus with the caption ‘Jesus left the conversation.’   

Alexander landed in hot water in January for suggesting female rape victims shouldn’t have abortions because ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’.

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