Oh, but wait.
The woman's sin: wanting her own way instead of submitting to her husband.
The man's sin: responding to her threat to his authority by either, 1) beating her; or 2) becoming passive, saying "Yes, dear," "Fine, dear," "Whatever you say, dear."
Commenting on selected passages from the first three chapters of Genesis, Ware said Eve's curse in the Garden of Eden meant "her desire will be to have her way" instead of her obeying her husband, "because she's a sinner."
"And husbands on their parts, because they're sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged--or, more commonly, to become passive, acquiescent, and simply not asserting the leadership they ought to as men in their homes and in churches," Ware said from the pulpit of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas.
Oh dear. So, men, in order to assert the "leadership they ought to as men in their homes" would be better by being abusive? Wait, what is he trying to say?
Those crazy Southern Baptists!
As anyone who knows me knows, there is NO WAY that a man can expect me to submit to him. Ah, sweet Eric :-) I am, ahem, quite strong-willed.
So if some pastor was telling Eric that he should abuse me in order to reaffirm his authority? Oh no, there is no way I'd stand for that!
It's a wonder any woman is religious.