When Iran recently captured some British marines, they had the opportunity to point out a serious problem in the west. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said this in his address after the capture: “You will know that among the detainees there is one lady who is a mother of a child. Why is it that the most difficult work like patrolling at sea should be given to a woman?
“Why is there no respect for motherhood? Why does the West not value its women?”
Good question, sir. I happen to be married to a wife who went through 6 weeks of Air Force boot camp before being kicked out, while a unit leader, for having bad eyesight (yes, military recruiting is corrupt). But, he's right. What kind of culture are we that, instead of protecting women, sends them to the frontlines?
Read Dr. Albert Mohler on this issue here.