Bachmann Answers Question About Submitting To Her Husband

08.12.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Very often, faith and culture collide. Last night at the G.O.P. Presidential debates, Michelle Bachmann was asked by a moderator if she would be submissive to her husband if elected president. It was almost as if she was egged on by the moderator. On NBC, she said "I was happy I was able to talk about my wonderful husband." The anchor responded "but the phrase 'submissive to your husband', I think it would raise some eyebrows." Bachmann responded by saying "Well yes, I think so. I think it's important to talk about respect."
    She equated the word submission to the word respect. Bachmann had to be tactful to avoid the criticism of both the faith community and those that stand firmly against words like "obedience" and "submission" in the Bible.