Monday, September 21, 2015

American Men and the USA Astrological Chart

The astrological chart of the USA indicates that American men have a very unfavorable position in comparison to women.
In her book, "Sex and the Outer Planets", Barbara H. Watters states:"The situation of men in the United States is much less favorable. The rising Mars (male sex principle) is square Neptune in the 5th house of love and children. Neptune is a symbol of entrapment and subversion. Afflicting Mars, itslowly, subtly vitiates and distorts the ancient principle of male dominance through sexual aggression. Mars in Gemini falls in its 3rd house Sign, where it is much more powerful as an intellectual than a physical force.As a significator, Neptune symbolized impotence and emasculation. It is at its absolute worst in the Sign Virgo,where it has the effect of creating doubts of  potency,vague fears of castration, and-if afflicting Mars-a psychological denial of the values of any frank, honest,expression has always extolled Martian masculine values in everything except sex. The Martian energy is everywhere visible, but it is expressed through values which are substitutes for sex:,violence,rebellion,lawlessness,the rape of the environment, war, heroism,pioneering on new frontiers; and,because it is in Gemini, science,engineering,and controversy over ideas.-------The other masculine principle is the Sun, symbol of the male ego and authority. In the US chart it is in the 3rd house of daily affairs,communications, and mental processes. It is in the Sign Cancer, symbol of the home, cherishing care, and the nourishing female breast. It is quite obvious that, for American males, the breast is a more exciting sex symbol than any other part of the female anatomy.The 3rd house is not a powerful position for the Sun nor is the Sign Cancer, for here the Moon disposes of it and overshadows it with romantic,sentimental lunar values. The square of our Sun to Saturn makes it difficult for the American ego to break the bondage to ancient repressive moral codes so that it can express itself in its own unique way without strong feelings of guilt.But this square also continually presents us with problems which can only be resolved by doing just that." 1.
With regard to the status of women in the USA, the situation is much better than men.
Quoting from the same book:
"In the United States chart, the Moon falls in the 10th house of power, in the rights conscious Sign Aquarius. It is trine Mars (the male sex principle) and trine Saturn. It disposes of the four planets in Cancer, which makes it the most powerful planet in the map. It is in its own 8th house Sign (sex and the operation of hidden power from below the surface). It has no serious afflictions from either inner or outer planets. On the contrary:  it is disposed of by the powerful rising Uranus (revolution, crisis,reform), which is also without afflictions. Venus falls in the 2nd house of money and resources, conjunction Jupiter, the code maker, and it is also without affliction." 2.
End of quotes.Thus, men in the USA, according to a astrological interpretation of the astrological chart of the USA, are in a very disadvantageous position to women in the USA.
I agree with the aforementioned astrological interpretation made by Ms. Barbara H. Watters in her book, "Sex and the Other Planets".
"UPDATE" The progressions of the USA chart, as of today's date  (9-20-2015)are: Sun 10 Pis 56; Moon 24 Sco 49; Mercury 20 Aqu 06 R;Venus 25 Ari 42; Mars 18 Lib 12 R; Jupiter 15 Can 20 R;Saturn 03 Sco 07 R;Uranus 07 Gem 04; Neptune 26 Virgo 08 R; Pluto 00 Aqu 07; Asc 03 Vir 23; MC 00 Ari 00 Further Progressed Data of the USA chart:Sun  in Pisces in the progressed USA chart implies men and manly men in the USA are now in a subservient and weak position in American society as would be expected in the Matriarchy that the USA has become.
Mars in Libra, also, implies that men in the USA have been feminized.Venus in Aries in the progressed USA implies both that women in the USA have been masculinized while men have been feminized. Jupiter in Cancer implies that women in the USA have high social, cultural, political, legal, and economic status. Jupiter in Cancer is square Mars in Libra indicating that women in the USA, in comparison to men, have an unjustly high socio-cultural-political-legal-economic status. Sun in Pisces square Uranus in Gemini also indicate that men's subordinate position in American society is quite unusual.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


As the title of the book, " The International  Men's Right Movement",  implies, this book is written in the context of the men's rights movement. However, it is, also, meant as a resource for information on men's issues which are not political in nature. "Men's rights is an umbrella term, encompassing the political rights, entitlements, and freedoms given or denied to males within a nation or culture." 1. Mens rights have, also, been closely associated with men's duties by law and/or culture. "Men's rights has been traditionally defined as rights that should be afforded and protected by governments." 2. There have been several men's movements, such as men's liberation, profeminists, mythopoetic men's movement,gay male liberation, Promise Keepers, and the "men's rights movement".3. A specific men's movement: The "men's rights movement", led by "men's rights activists" emerged in the United States during the late 1970's to ensure equitable rights for men in the wake of the feminist movement. 4. "Men's rights organizations" refer to organizations of this movement. 5.. However, some of these "men's rights" organizations are covertly controlled by male and female feminists who discreetly and surreptitiously attempt to undermine the "men's rights" movement by attempting to lead the movement away from any assertive effort to to address the inequities that men face.
In order to understand the term, "Feminism", and the Feminist Movement, the term should be defined. The following partial quote is from a Wikipedia article on Feminism and the Feminist movement:
"Feminism is a range of  political movements,  ideologies, and  social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social  rights for women that are  equal to those of men. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment." 6.
 Recognizing the need to address key issues among fathers, the father's rights movement also began during this time period.  This book contains, exclusive of the introduction, 19 chapters and a conclusion. The first four chapters describe what is the most important consideration with regard to men, their physical and emotional health as per their individual and collective biology, health concerns, cultural, psychological, and social context, and specific sexual health. Chapter four specifically describes how men's sexual health is in decline. With an an understanding of the same, the individual man can make specific decisions on how to appropriately reach his intellectual, physical, and sexual goals. Chapters 6,7 and 8 describe how the interrelationship between Women's Suffrage, Feminism,the Law and Government have adversely effected men, the social contract, the family and are producing general social, cultural, political, and economic break down in North America and many other nations. Chapter 9 describes the deleterious effect that feminism has had on the educational system and how feminist  "political correctness", "political indoctrination", and "political warfare" against men have become institutionalized in the American educational system and the educational systems of other nations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the Martial Relationship and Foreign Brides.  The Chapter 10 on the Marital Relationship describes how feminism has made marriage extremely disadvantageous for men with the goal, by feminists, of making women as independent of men as possible and as dependent on government for their support and the support of their children. Chapter 11 describes Foreign Brides and the legal, social, cultural, and political factors as they relate to men, society, and foreign brides. Chapters 12 describes the adverse effects of feminism on the national economy, men, and society, in general. Chapter 13 describes how "affirmative action" has become an pervasive form of discrimination against men and for women. This chapter describes the very deleterious effects of the same on men and society in particular and in general. Chapters 14 and 15 relate to the extremely deleterious effects of feminism on national defense and the extremely discriminatory and oppressive environment which returning Vietnam Veterans faced. The unprincipled, discriminatory, and oppressive attacks, by feminists and their supporters, on returning Vietnam veterans, was based upon those "Cultural Marxists" principles which formulated the feminist attack on men in general. Chapter 16 describes how feminism has effected sexuality, in general, denigrated male sexuality, and exploited female sexuality for the purposes of unjustly promulgating feminist goals. Chapter 17 describes feminist extremist means and ends in the context of it's correlation and relationship with other extremist political movements including Fascism and Stalinist communism. Chapter 18 describes how the modern Christian church has become feminized rejecting men and the manly virtues. Men, as a result, are abandoning the Christian church whose membership is increasingly female. Chapter 19 provides an outline and a strategy for men individually and collectively in order to further their personal life goals in the light of the aforementioned with the surprising and optimistic conclusion that there are, increasingly, organized and individual  political awareness and actions by men and for men which are successfully addressing the problems created by feminism. The following quote from William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3, is an appropriate ending to this Introduction:  Polonius: "This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!  Laertes:Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord."  7.
The following is the URL of a YouTube presentation of the beautiful "Les Miserables" song: " Do You Hear the People Sing? " : list=RD47E2tfK5QAg#t=0  It is a very beautiful and appropriate song for the Men's Rights Movement. The lyrics of the song are very appropriate to and pertinent to the Men's Rights Movement.


This book describes and interprets the international mens rights movement from the beginnings of the 20th century  to the present. Arguments, using facts, figures, data, and reference material are put forth arguing for the return of republican principles that mandate both equal rights and equal responsibilities for both men and women. Facts and arguments detail a history of discrimination against men based upon traditional Western political, religious, social, and cultural values superimposed upon modern legislation, social practices, political norms, and cultural norms which further place men in Western society, particularly the USA, as second class citizens. "Cultural Marxism" and " Political Correctness" have become the norm in the USA and the West in general. The internet article, "The Origins of Political Correctness" by Bill Lind which appeared in Accuracy in Academia, describes and defines both "Political Correctness" and "Cultural Marxism".  The URL for the web page for this article is: A partial quote from the same article states: "Third, just as in classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, (only feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism." The extremist political, social, cultural, and legal concepts of "feminism" and "feminist" legislation and social, cultural, political norms are outlined and referenced with strong arguments, based upon facts and figures, which thoroughly refute the premises and conclusions of the same. The historical destructive effect of feminism on the family, the social contract, economic growth and stability, the rule of law, and social justice are delineated and supported with factual references. Inclusive of this historical review, is the especially historical and turbulent period of the late 1960's and early 1970's. The events surrounding this turbulent period, inclusive of the manner in which feminists both opposed the War in Vietnam and led the attack on returning Vietnam Veterans is detailed, explained, and condemned as setting the pattern for attacking and politically and economically disenfranchising  men, in general. It begins with the historical and political events leading up to legislation granting women the right to vote inclusive of those arguments offered both in support and opposition to the same. Personal histories of and interviews with men and children adversely affected by the aforementioned are added in order to add drama, realism, and support for the aforementioned. In conclusion,suggestions and arguments are made on how the USA and other nations of the world might adapt laws and customs which return justice, equity, and that "separate and equal" status to all citizens without regard to gender as was the ideal presented in the U.S. Declaration of Independence.  Slouching Towards Gomorrah, By Robert Bork, Chapter 11: Feminism: "Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature.  Radical feminism is today's female counterpart of Sixties radicalism.  The feminist program is in its main features the same as that of the disastrous Port Huron Statement,  modified to accommodate the belief that the oppressors, the source of all evil, are men, the "patriarchy" rather than the "Establishment."  All else remains the same.  "Feminism rode into our cultural life on the coattails of the New Left but by now it certainly deserves its own place in the halls of intellectual barbarisms." 1. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Men's Rights Series Conclusion

The following is the URL of a YouTube presentation of the beautiful "Les Miserables" song: " Do You Hear the People Sing? " :

It is a very beautiful and appropriate song for the Men's Rights Movement.
The lyrics of the song are very appropriate to and pertinent to the Men's Rights Movement.
A partial quote from the US Declaration of Independence is appropriate end to this book:
.” When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Partial quote from the US Declaration of Independence authored by Thomas Jefferson
Every person needs a strategy to reach his life goals.
In the context of the contents of this book, by understanding himself and gaining self respect as a man, the reader can formulate a strategy to further his just means and ends and that of all men (and of all individuals)  within the context of a culture and political framework that is, inherently misandrist and oppressive towards men.
Knowing how the misandrist and oppressive culture and political framework formulates it's own unjust goals, provides a means for the individual man and men, in general,to formulate an efficacious defense against the same.
With the further knowledge of what strategies the individual man and men, in general, might take to appropriately and efficaciously reach their just life goals, individual men and men, in general, might reach their life goals despite a misandrist social-political-economic-cultural-religious-legal environment which is inimical to the same.
To further their just goals and overcome the socio-cultural-political-legal environment which is hostile, oppressive, and discriminatory towards them, men must have an organization, a plan, and adequate means to carry out that plan.
The fact that the feminists and misandrists, both male and female, are well organized, well planned, and have more than adequate means to further their unjust misandric and discriminatory means and ends, makes it both much more imperative and much more difficult for men, individually and collectively to organize, plan, and find adequate means to carry out those plans to defend themselves from the unjust means and ends of misandric feminism and to attain their just life goals
I am extremely gladdened and optimistic about the success of the  men's rights movement and men's efforts to overcome misandrist oppression.
Their individual and collective actions are increasingly efficacious in alleviating all of the misandrist oppressions listed in this book and others while further enhancing men's rights and liberties toward the goal of promulgating a more just, civil and equitable society for all.
"Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat",Winston Churchill's  First Speech as Prime Minister to House of Commons:
On May 10, 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister.
When he met his Cabinet on May 13 he told them that "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
He repeated that phrase later in the day when he asked the House of Commons for a vote of confidence in his new all-party government.
The response of Labour was heart-warming; the Conservative reaction was luke-warm.
They still really wanted Neville Chamberlain.
 For the first time, the people had hope but Churchill commented to General Ismay: "Poor people, poor people. They trust me, and I can give them nothing but disaster for quite a long time.
"I beg to move,That this House welcomes the formation of a Government representing the united and inflexible resolve of the nation to prosecute the war with Germany to a victorious conclusion.
On Friday evening last I received His Majesty's commission to form a new Administration.
It as the evident wish and will of Parliament and the nation that this should be conceived on the broadest possible basis and that it should include all parties, both those who supported the late Government and also the parties of the Opposition.
I have completed the most important part of this task.
A War Cabinet has been formed of five Members, representing, with the Opposition Liberals, the unity of the nation. The three party Leaders have agreed to serve, either in the War Cabinet or in high executive office. The three Fighting Services have been filled. It was necessary that this should be done in one single day, on account of the extreme urgency and rigour of events. A number of other positions, key positions, were filled yesterday, and I am submitting a further list to His Majesty to-night.
 I hope to complete the appointment of the principal Ministers during to-morrow. the appointment of the other Ministers usually takes a little longer, but I trust that, when Parliament meets again, this part of my task will be completed, and that the administration will be complete in all respects.
I considered it in the public interest to suggest that the House should be summoned to meet today.
Mr. Speaker agreed, and took the necessary steps, in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the Resolution of the House.
 At the end of the proceedings today, the Adjournment of the House will be proposed until Tuesday, 21st May, with, of course, provision for earlier meeting, if need be.
The business to be considered during that week will be notified to Members at the earliest opportunity.
 I now invite the House, by the Motion which stands in my name, to record its approval of the steps taken and to declare its confidence in the new Government.To form an Administration of this scale and complexity is a serious undertaking in itself, but it must be remembered that we are in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history, that we are in action at many other points in Norway and in Holland, that we have to be prepared in the Mediterranean, that the air battle is continuous and that many preparations, such as have been indicated by my hon. Friend below the Gangway, have to be made here at home.
 In this crisis I hope I may be pardoned if I do not address the House at any length today.
 I hope that any of my friends and colleagues, or former colleagues, who are affected by the political reconstruction, will make allowance, all allowance, for any lack of ceremony with which it has been necessary to act.
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
 Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal.
But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, "come then, let us go forward together with our united strength"
The above quote was taken from the Churchill Centre web site which is located at the URL of: (accessed March 10, 2015)
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
 Winston Churchill

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Feminization of the Church

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"Christianity is an Abrahamic  monotheistic religion based on the  life and  teachings of Jesus Christ. It is the  world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion followers, or 32% of the global population, known as  Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the  Son of God and the  savior of humanity whose coming as the  Messiah (the  Christ) was prophesied in the  Old Testament.
Christian theology is summarized in  various creeds. These  professions of faith state that Jesus  suffered,  died, was  buried,  descended into hell, and  rose from the dead, in order to grant eternal life to those who believe in him and trust in him for the  remission of their  sins. The creeds further maintain that Jesus bodily  ascended into heaven, where he reigns with  God the Father in the unity of the  Holy Spirit, and that he will  return to  judge the living and the dead and grant  eternal life to his followers. His  incarnation, earthly  ministry,  crucifixion, and resurrection are often referred to as " the gospel", meaning "good news". The term  gospel also refers to written accounts of Jesus's life and teaching, four of which— Matthew, Mark,  Luke, and  John—are considered  canonical and included in the Christian  Bible." 1.

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"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:" 2.
The following is a quote from a book by Leon J. Podles (Spence Publishing Company, Dallas, 1999) entitled: " The Church Impotent:

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The Feminization of Christianity":
 "Men still run most churches, but in the pews women outnumber men in all countries of Western civilization, in Europe, in the Americas, in Australia. Nor is the absence of males of recent origin. Cotton Mather puzzled over the absence of men from New England churches, and medieval preachers claimed women practiced their religion far more than men did. But men do not show this same aversion to all churches and religions. The Orthodox seem to have a balance, and Islam and Judaism have a predominant male membership. Something is creating a barrier between Western Christianity and men, and the something is the subject of this book." 3.
The following is a quote of the entire article by Holly Pivec entitled : The Feminization of the Church, Why Its Music, Messages and Ministries Are Driving Men Away:

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"The leaders of a new, Christian movement think they’ve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isn’t politically correct. 
They believe Christianity has become feminized.
There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world, according to church growth experts like Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World.
 A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of this new movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. One of the leaders is David Murrow, author of a provocative book Why Men Hate Going to Church (Nelson Books), who spoke with Biola Connections.
The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their wives. Murrow’s solution is to restore a masculine ethos. Many men’s ministers, including some Biolans, agree. 
But isn’t the reverse true — that the church is controlled by men? 
True, 93 percent of senior pastors in America are men, according to evangelical pollster George Barna. But, the majority of attendees in a typical church are women. Barna goes so far as to refer to women as “the backbone of the Christian congregations in America.”
“[I]t’s not too hard to discern the target audience of the modern church: a middle-aged to elderly woman,” Murrow said in an interview with
 The same claim was made by an earlier, more academic book, The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity (Spence Publishing Company), by Leon J. Podles, a senior editor of Touchstone Magazine. But Murrow’s book has had a bigger impact among evangelicals and has been featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
The book has resonated with many men — like Max West, from Payson, Ariz., who wrote in a review on “[It] opened my eyes as to why I have had such a miserable church experience for the last 30 years.”
Robert York, from Tigard, Ore., wrote: “It has … helped me identify why I've been so frustrated with church so many times.”
But Murrow said he addressed his book mainly to women, including married women who have been disappointed over their husbands’ lack of involvement and to single women who have bemoaned the lack of single, churchgoing men. He said women — who have felt powerless getting men to attend church — actually have the most influence in the churches and, thus, the most power to reverse the feminization.
Even Murrow’s critics — who accuse him of promoting a “hyper masculinity” — agree that Murrow has drawn attention to an alarming gender gap.
Mind the Gap
The gender gap began as early as the 13th century, according to some church historians. Others say it began during the Industrial Revolution. Nancy Pearcey, a visiting scholar at Biola, outlines this theory in her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity (Crossway Books).
Pearcey said industrialization forced men to seek work away from home, in factories and offices, which created a split between the public and private spheres of life. The public sphere became secularized through the new values of competition and self-interest, and the private sphere came to represent the old values of nurturing and religion, Pearcey said. Thus, religion came to be seen as for women and children and not as relevant to the “real” world of business, politics and academia, she said.
Soon, in churches, women began to outnumber men, Pearcey said. So, male pastors began to adapt churches to their female demographic, she said.
But, interestingly, the gender gap is distinct to Christianity, according to Murrow and Podles. Other religions seem to have a gender balance or even more men than women — including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam, they said.
Men’s absence is especially noteworthy, they said, given that men were a strong force in the early church.
An exception to the gender gap may be found in some Muslim countries, like Morocco, where churches of Muslim converts are sometimes almost entirely men, according to Johnstone. But he estimates that, worldwide, the church is 66 percent women.
In America, among evangelical churches, 57 percent of members are women and, among mainline Protestant churches, 66 percent are women, according to a 1998 book American Evangelicalism (University of Chicago Press).
The imbalance is greatest in rural churches, small churches, older churches, traditionally black denominations, and in liberal churches, Murrow said, citing research from the 1998 National Congregations Study. It’s smallest in non-denominational and Baptist churches, he said.
About 23 percent of married women attend without their husbands, according to Murrow.
The men who do attend show less commitment, including less participation in Sunday School, small groups and service activities, according to Barna. Men also report less practice of spiritual disciplines like tithing, Bible reading, evangelism and prayer.
Ladies Clubs
Gender differences explain why more women are drawn to church than men, according to Murrow and Podles. They believe these differences are revealed by the Bible, biology, anthropology, psychology and human experience.
 Stereotypical gender differences have become so accepted that they are assumed in standardized psychological tests. The MMPI, for example, seeks to measure whether a person is more masculine or more feminine based on the person’s interest in activities that are typically preferred by men or women.
To describe many women, Murrow lists traits like “relational,” “nurturing” and “peace-making.” He describes many men as “goal-driven,” “competitive” and “adventurous.” These differences show up in the types of movies many women and many men like: romantic vs. adventure films, Murrow said. In sum, women thrive when secure, and men thrive when challenged, he said. 
But Dr. Gary Strauss, a professor in Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology, warns that Murrow may be promoting a “hyper masculinity” — the idea that all men should fit the stereotypical norm of a “man’s man,” like the Marlboro Man — tough, outdoorsy and self-reliant.
“He seems to place such a strong emphasis on the hyper masculine image that he doesn’t adequately affirm men of a different type,” Strauss said. “To me, from the hyper feminine woman, on the one end of the human spectrum, to the hyper masculine man, on the other, and every person in between (assuming psychological health), reflects the breadth and image of God,” he said.
Strauss added that a study by Sandra Bem, of Cornell University, indicates that men (or women) with a blend of both masculine and feminine traits may be more psychologically prepared to handle the range of challenges life presents than “hyper masculine” men (or “hyper feminine” women).
Yet, because churches have more women, Murrow believes their stereotypical strengths are more valued — and are even seen as more godly. Masculine strengths are often seen as unneeded or as threats to the peaceful status quo, he said.
Johnstone believes the feminization of the church reflects a feminization of the larger culture.
“Our whole society has tended to deprive men of their biblical and creational strengths and empower women,” Johnstone said.
 As a result, many people think of church only as a nurturing place that addresses personal needs, Pearcey said. Think: sitting in circles, sharing feelings, holding hands, singing softly, comforting members.
Love Songs and Feminine Spirituality
An example of the feminization of the church is its music. Typical praise songs refer to Jesus as a Christian’s lover and praise his beauty and tenderness. Rarely do they praise his justice or strength, or refer to him as the head of an army leading his church into spiritual battle, like “Onward Christian Soldiers.”
“There’s definitely a trend toward a more intimate music style, like the music from the Vineyard,” said Dr. Barry Liesch, a professor of music at Biola and author of The New Worship (Baker Books).
Feminized music concerns Steve Craig (’05), a graduate of Biola’s degree completion program and the director of a men’s ministry of over 400 men at Yorba Linda Friends Church in Yorba Linda, Calif.
“In our men’s ministry, we’re beginning to take out the flowery songs and replace them with the warrior-type lyrics and more masculine things that men identify with,” Craig said.
Mike Erre (M.A. ’04) — the director of a men’s ministry of over 400 men at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, Calif. — said feminine expressions of spirituality are more validated than masculine expressions.
“The classic example is the worship pose of the eyes shut and the arms raised in this tender embrace, singing a song that says, ‘I’m desperate for you. You’re the air I breathe.’ Guys don’t talk to guys like that,” Erre said.
A feminized spirituality began in the 13th century, Podles said in his book, The Church Impotent. One cause, he said, was women mystics who popularized “bridal imagery,” the metaphor of an individual Christian as the bride of Christ. (The biblical metaphor is of the corporate church as the bride of Christ, not the individual person.) They also used erotic imagery to describe their soul’s relationship with Christ. This feminization explains the abrupt departure of men from the church beginning in the 13th century, according to Podles.
Today the bridal imagery continues. Many books, for example, have titles like Falling in Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life (Nelson Impact), released, ironically, by the publisher of Murrow’s book. This may be because Christian publishers know women are the main consumers of Christian books. Seventy percent of customers in Christian retail stories are women, according to Bill Anderson, the president and CEO of the Christian Booksellers Association and a member of Biola’s School of Business Advisory Board.
Even some men’s ministries have encouraged feminine expressions of spirituality, like Promise Keepers, whose advertisements in the 1990s showed men singing, holding hands, hugging and crying, Murrow said. But Promise Keepers is now using more masculine tactics. The advertisements for their 2006 conference, titled “Unleashed,” depict flashes of lightening and say: “It is not about learning how to be a nicer guy. It's about becoming the powerful man God designed you to be.” Whether their new approach works remains to be seen.
Men's Ministry-A Church's Lowest Priority
Another example of feminization is a lack of ministries for men. Women have Bible studies, prayer groups, support groups, teas, and retreats and, of course, children have a plethora of programs. But some churches offer only an annual retreat for men. Yet, this is the opposite of the way Jesus did ministry, according to Murrow. He said Jesus focused on men, knowing that women and children would follow.
According to an oft-quoted statistic from Promise Keepers, when a mother comes to faith in Christ, her family follows 34 percent of the time, but when a father comes to faith his family follows 93 percent of the time.
“It’s very seldom you have a man in church whose wife is staying home,” said Dr. Erik Thoennes, a theology professor at Biola and the teaching elder at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, Calif.
So, what will it take to get men into church?
They need to see the greater purpose — their role in the advancing the kingdom of God, according to Erre.
“The gospel that Jesus and Paul preached is revolutionary, and it’s worth giving your life to,” Erre said. “But part of the reason guys aren’t involved is that we’ve sold them a milquetoast gospel. We don’t paint it as big enough — or God as awesome enough — to be compelling,” he said.
Instead, the church often leaves the impression that, once people get saved, their role is to bide time until they go to heaven, Erre said.
“If men think they’re going to church to check off a box, that leaves them totally uninspired,” said Danny Wallen (’88, M.Div. ’93), a director for Every Man Ministries in Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Wallen was raised in a Christian home, but said he was bored by church into his adult years. Looking back, he realizes he didn’t see purpose. 
Also, many church service opportunities are geared for women — like working in the nursery, teaching children, cooking and hospitality. So, many men feel their options are limited to ushering, directing parking, or sitting on a committee — activities that might not allow them to use their skills or challenge them.
When men can’t contribute, they feel worthless, according to Gentry Gardner (’83), the founder of Sure Passage, a men’s ministry in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“Once they feel discouraged, they pull back and disconnect,” he said.
Even professionals who join church committees, like a building or finance committee, often complain that the skills they contribute to the corporate world — like taking risks, making hard decisions, and thinking outside the box — aren’t welcome in many churches, whose governing boards tend to play it safe, according to Murrow. As a result, less gets accomplished, which can be frustrating to men who are results-driven, he said.
For example, some businessmen might suggest that a church cut an ineffective program that is costing time and money and replace it with a more effective one. But inefficient programs often remain because a more feminine value — of not hurting people’s feelings — wins out.
The reason younger churches typically have more men than older churches may be because more of men’s gifts — like vision casting and risk taking — are needed until a church becomes settled.
 One way Murrow’s church involves men is through an automotive ministry that takes donated vehicles, fixes them, and gives them to single mothers and the working poor. A side benefit is that men develop friendships with other men in the context of doing things together, which is more natural for them than sitting in a circle talking — the typical church format, according to Murrow.
 Social justice ministries — that allow men to use their skills to help the weak and provide interaction with business and politics — are especially appealing to men, Podles said.
 Craig said mission trips are exciting for many men in his church because they offer challenge, adventure and specific goals: “like construction projects, where they can get their hands dirty and see a finished project in the end,” he said.
Touchy-Feely Sermons
Another turn-off for men is touchy-feely sermons. Pearcey said the modern church stresses emotions and inner spiritual experiences while neglecting the intellectual side of the faith.
“The more traditionally masculine side of Christianity enjoys crossing swords with hostile secular worldviews. So, as long as Christianity appeals to the emotional, therapeutic, interpersonal, relational areas, it’s not going to appeal to men as much as to women,” Pearcey said.
Churches should engage men’s intellects to help them see the relevance of Christianity to the “real” world of politics, industry and business, Pearcey said. 
“We have to recover the notion that Christianity is true on all levels, not just for your emotional life or repairing relationships, as important as those things are,” she said.
 Many churches emphasize Jesus’ softer teachings, like his love and his desire to save, and they ignore the doctrines of sin and hell, according to Podles. But men dislike liberal Christianity — “a mild religion of progress and enlightenment” as opposed to a battle between good and evil, Podles said.
Men want to expend their lives for a great cause, even if it involves risk, according to Murrow. He said that’s why the U.S. military’s “Army of One” campaign was effective. But American churches rarely teach about Christian suffering and martyrdom, Murrow said. Instead, today’s Christianity is presented as an antidote to these things, he said.
“Men are more attracted to religion if it presented as a quest, an adventure, a heroic exploit,” Pearcey said. “They want something challenging, bracing, demanding.”
To reach men, churches should stress the cost and dangers of following Christ — including Christians’ conflict with the world, the flesh and the devil, according to Podles.
Yet, men should be reminded that the sacrifice won’t always be a “huge, glorious display like William Wallace stepping out on a battlefield,” Erre said. Many times it will be staying in a troubled marriage, raising a handicapped child, or working a hated job to provide for a family, he said.
Girly-Men Pastors
Touchy-feely sermons come from touchy-feely pastors. A feminized church tends to attract more “gentle, sensitive, nurturing” leadership,” according to Pearcey.
“If religion is defined primarily in terms of emotional experience and is therapeutic, then who is it going to attract as ministers?” she said.
Pearcey said to consider a typical youth pastor.
 “He’s really into relationships, very motivating, but is he teaching good apologetics? Is he teaching youth to use their minds and to understand deeper theological truths? At least the ones I’ve known haven’t,” she said. “Today, the common trajectory is for youth pastors to become senior pastors,” she added.
Murrow argues that the church needs strong, masculine leadership because men follow men.
He said Jesus’ disciples are a prime example of this principle.  “Bold leadership attracts men. But even more attractive than a dynamic pastor is the sight of men in the pews who are true followers of Jesus Christ,” Murrow said in his book.
Morrow anticipates concern from some women that he is promoting unilateral male leadership. He said he is not seeking male dominance, but male resurgence.
Thoennes is also concerned about a lack of strong, male leadership in the church. But he said, if the church has become feminized, then he doesn’t see that as the fault of women or the church — but of men — who, he believes, have abdicated the involvement they should have.
“If the church doesn’t have enough strong male influence, that’s not a reason for men to stop going, but a great reason for them to go,” he said.
To help male Biola students become leaders, Student Ministries plans to launch a chapter of Men’s Fraternity next fall, led by Jonathan Morrow, a seminary student at Biola.
Yet, much of the church is seeking further feminization, through attempts to increase female clergy and to create gender-neutral Bibles and hymns. Many liberal seminaries now graduate equal numbers of women and men, or more women than men, like Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School.
(Currently, Biola’s seminary, Talbot School of Theology, is about 76 percent men.)
Johnstone believes the feminist movement in mainline churches has contributed to the decline in male membership.
Restoring Balance
Murrow said churches that seek to reverse this feminization might face opposition, as the leaders in his church first did.
But he and other leaders in the men’s movement, like Gardner, believe a masculine spirit will bring men, and gender balance, to the church. 
“Once you start attracting a man’s full heart, soul, mind and strength — and he sees that there are ways he can use all those in the church — then we’re going to start seeing a turnaround of the absent man,” Gardner said." 4.
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Many, if not all, of Christian denominations and their spiritual leaders  have noted with great sorrow, the highly deleterious effects of feminism on the Christian Church, Christianity and society,in general. The following is a quote of the entire article, by Madeleine Teahan  entitled: Radical Feminism is assaulting the Church, says Cardinal :

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"The Catholic Church has been assaulted by radical feminism, leading to the marginalization of men, an American cardinal has said.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, said that the rise in the influence of radical feminism had distracted the Church, causing her to address women’s issues to the detriment of men.
In an  interview with the outspoken cardinal said: “I think there has been a great confusion with regard to the specific vocation of men in marriage and of men in general in the Church during the past 50 years or so. It’s due to a number of factors, but the radical feminism which has assaulted the Church and society since the 1960s has left men very marginalized.
“Unfortunately, the radical feminist movement strongly influenced the Church, leading the Church to constantly address women’s issues at the expense of addressing critical issues important to men; the importance of the father, whether in the union of marriage or not; the importance of a father to children; the importance of fatherhood for priests; the critical impact of a manly character; the emphasis on the particular gifts that God gives to men for the good of the whole society.”
He continued: “The goodness and importance of men became very obscured, and for all practical purposes were not emphasised at all. This is despite the fact that it was a long tradition in the Church, especially through the devotion of St Joseph, to stress the manly character of the man who sacrifices his life for the sake of the home, who prepares with chivalry to defend his wife and his children and who works to provide the livelihood for the family. So much of this tradition of heralding the heroic nature of manhood has been lost in the Church today.”
The cardinal also attributed a decline in male participation in the Church to the “loss of the sacred” and said that a “restoration of the dignity of the liturgy” was necessary to attract men back to the Church. He said: “The loss of the sacred led to a loss of participation of women and men. But I think that men were really turned off by the loss of the sacred. It seems clear that many men are not being drawn into a deeper liturgical spirituality; today, many men are not being drawn to service at the altar.
“Young men and women respond to rigour and precision and excellence. When I was trained to be a server, the training lasted for several weeks and you had to memorise the prayers at the foot of the altar. It was a rigorous and a carefully executed service. All of a sudden, in the wake of Vatican II, the celebration of the liturgy became very sloppy in many places. It became less attractive to young men, for it was slipshod.”
He also said the presence of female altar servers deterred boys from serving on the altar. He said: “The introduction of girl servers also led many boys to abandon altar service. Young boys don’t want to do things with girls. It’s just natural. The girls were also very good at altar service. So many boys drifted away over time. I want to emphasise that the practice of having exclusively boys as altar servers has nothing to do with inequality of women in the Church.”
Overall, the Church had become “feminized”, the cardinal said. He continued: “Women are wonderful, of course. They respond very naturally to the invitation to be active in the Church. Apart from the priest, the sanctuary has become full of women. The activities in the parish and even the liturgy have been influenced by women and have become so feminine in many places that men do not want to get involved.
“Men are often reluctant to become active in the Church. The feminized environment and the lack of the Church’s effort to engage men has led many men to simply opt out.”
Cardinal Burke also lamented the “terrible loss of home life”, demonstrable in the fact that families don’t share meals together anymore. He said: “Families should have at least one meal together each week where the whole family is together. A boy or young man is unlikely to build proper manly identity and the manly virtues unless he lives with a father and mother, where he can witness that unique and complementary interaction between the male and the female in a home life in which human life can be welcomed, nurtured and developed.” 5.

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With regard to the aforementioned, feminism's many adverse effects on men, the Church,men in the Church and society, in general, are described in detail by Christianity's clergy and spiritual leaders. Many other articles by the Christian clergy and spiritual leaders  further delineate and support  the aforementioned  The same, of course, is decried and condemned by feminists and their political, cultural, and social supporters, inclusive of many in the Christian ministry, as misogyny. However, these feminists counters to the aforementioned do not effectively address the reason, logic,facts and justice which the aforementioned delineates. Further,  ecclesiastical facts and arguments support, very effectively, the arguments of the Christian clergy and spiritual leaders condemning feminism's extremely adverse effect on Christianity, men, men in the church, and society, in general.
Such being the case, for the end of this article, the following quote from Genesis from the New King James Bible is appropriate:

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The Temptation and Fall of Man

" 3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”  2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”  4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.  8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”  10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”  11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”  12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”  13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”  The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”  14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:  “Because you have done this,You are cursed more than all cattle,And more than every beast of the field;On your belly you shall go,And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman,And between your seed and her Seed;He shall bruise your head,And you shall bruise His heel.”  16 To the woman He said:  “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;In pain you shall bring forth children;Your desire shall be for your husband,And he shall rule over you.”  17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:  “Cursed is the ground for your sake;In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,And you shall eat the herb of the field.19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground,For out of it you were taken;For dust you are,And to dust you shall return.”  20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.  21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.  22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life." 6.