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Week of May 8, 2006
Beware poison of the '60s
Evangelist repents for going bra-less, having tubes tied
By RAMON GONZALEZ
"Women impregnated with the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling."
- Johnnette Benkovic
"We women have been gifted with the grace to bear life - physical life and spiritual life. As women of God, the grace to bear spiritual life flows from our intimacy with him and our union with his holy will."
"Women impregnated with the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling," Benkovic said. "Women have an influence, a power and an effect on men. She knows what to do." When women get it wrong, men get it wrong. When women get it right, there is possibility for change.
"Civilization will one day rise to the status of its women," she said, quoting Archbishop Sheen.
If women were to use their God-given power and influence for good, they would be able to reclaim this culture for Jesus Christ in one generation, Benkovic said to applause.
Many think women and men are equal but Benkovic emphasizes that they are different.
"God created women and men in his image for complementarity but they are wired differently," she said, noting women have a better connection between the left and right sides of the brain and therefore can do many things at once. When men watch football they can't think of anything else so that's the best moment for women to ask them for their credit card, she laughed.
"We don't care about sexes anymore," she lamented. While the Bible says there are two genders society says there are five, including gay, lesbians and transgender people. That's not right, according to Benkovic. "You are not going to be women for some time, you are going to be women forever."
The most sacred place is a woman's womb but "how many times have we violated that sacred hallowed place?" she asked. "God said be fertile and multiply;" nevertheless, many women go against God's will and use contraceptives and have abortions. "Everything in the world has been conceived in the womb of women. It blows me away to even think about it."
But despite their power, women cannot be priests, according to Benkovic. "It is not anthropologically possible for women to be priests. "A woman cannot impregnate. Only a man can impregnate. If a woman were to be ordained we would have a lesbian relationship because the Church is the bride of Christ."
It is the evil one that is making women desire to be what they can never be, the evangelist said. "What does the evil one do? What did he do in Genesis 3? He made Eve lust for something that she could never be. She made Eve lust to be God. Eve has never been a god. Adam has never been a god. You are never being a god and I'll never be God," she said.
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