Minister criticizes women over spousal rape
Ron Hamman, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church of Wasilla, thinks that sex is required during marriage and that it’s impossible for spousal rape to occur. He has even said that if a woman brings a charge of spousal rape against their husband, it doesn’t fall in line with the bible.
Hamman’s latest column, “What the Bible says about a modern controversy,” was published in the Frontiersman Monday.
In it he says there have been allegations of widespread spousal rape in Alaska, even though he says he has never heard a woman accuse her husband of forcing himself on her.
Hamman says according to Biblical standards a wife’s accusation would not be sufficient proof in and of itself, and he says scripture requires married couples to have sex.
“Thus, if these allegations of spousal rape are due to the wife withholding herself in an attempt to control or punish her husband, she is out of line with God.”
Fortunately, the comment section on his article received widespread condemnation. Unfortunately, he probably just stopped several women from reporting abusive husbands, putting their lives at risk.