Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sydney Anglicans blame housing shortage and high rents on working women!

In response to Julia Gillard's proposal to get teenage mothers off welfare payments, Archie Poulos at Sydney Anglicans writes ...The most expensive part of family life is housing. The price of housing, both for rental and for purchase is set by what the market is willing to pay. If we have more families on two incomes, then more families will be able to pay more for housing. This pushes up the price of housing. Some years ago I charted female participation rate in the workforce against housing rental costs. While I know there are other significant factors, it was very illuminating to observe that rents followed participation rate, only lagging by about a year. Would Archie prefer that teenage mothers and their children, be poorly skilled and uneducated, so that they remain locked into a poverty cycle of welfare dependency? No wonder Sydney Anglican evangelism has found a home in Africa...nothing like keeping the women at the bottom of the social structure... or there's always Prince Chaming" to the rescue! The Anglican Church League published an article by Phillip Jensen, where he suggests that current education programs are flawed. He states that education liberates women when really their future is biologically determined. He supports his article about keeping women as domestics, by citing Jesus and his love of little children within the context of Biblical gibberish (Genesis 1:26-28) (Romans 8:29, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 3:10). Phillip states ... There can be few tasks more Christ like than giving up ourselves to care for little children (Mark 10:14)...Then go for it Phillip! Go and look after some disadvantaged and homeless children because that is what Jesus was getting at! $260 million would have provided a good deal of support or did Jesus only care about children from affluent families?

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