Browse Worthy: Mike Pence and the Billy Graham Rule

Surely you have heard by now the firestorm that broke out in the media this past week regarding Mike Pence following the “Billy Graham Rule.” Simply stated, Pence refuses to eat meals alone with another woman even when conducting business as a pledge of allegiance to his wife and their marriage. Rather than being admired for his marital fidelity, Pence has been ridiculed mercilessly.

In a day when many prominent Christian leaders and pastors are failing and falling in the area of fidelity, this situation provides a teaching moment. Here are some links to help tutor us.

Karen Pence is the vice president’s ‘prayer warrior,’ gut check and shield | Ashley Parker

This article is the original, favorable piece done on Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, that describes how inseparable they are and mentioned Pence’s marital rule. Of special note is that this article did not go viral until the author tweeted out Pence’s rule.

Mike Pence’s Marriage Rule Holds Women Back  | Glennon Doyle Melton

For a sample of the outrage, try this Time hit piece.

Don’t Mock Mike Pence For Protecting His Marriage, Commend Him | Mollie Hemingway

This post does just that.

Mike Pence, “Truth’s Table” and Fencing the Law | Richard Phillips

Phillips interacts with a female-hosted Reformed podcast that also took issue some with Pence, seeing it as another sign of a hyper-complementarianism that plagues certain quarters of the church. In characteristic style, Phillips offers wisdom and balance.

3 Comments

  1. Jeff Kessler April 7, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    Barry, thanks for these links regarding this subject.

    “Extremism in defense of fidelity is no vice.” — Mona Charen

    https://www.creators.com/read/mona-charen/04/17/thinking-about-pence-and-oreilly

    • Barry York April 7, 2017 at 10:47 am #

      Jeff,

      You’re welcome and I appreciate these additional links that make valid contributions to the discussion.

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