Family Minister Kristina Schroeder made the comments when asked in an interview with German weekly Die Zeit how she explained to her young daughter the use of the masculine form for God.
“The article is not important,” she responded, adding that it was fine to use “das” instead of the traditional “der” when referring to God.
The remarks were immediately denounced by members of Schroeder’s own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).
“This intellectualized nonsense leaves me speechless,” Christine Haderthauer, Bavarian social minister, told top-selling daily Bild.
I am going to put this in the ‘I don’t care what gender God is’! But for one thing I know, it sure isn’t bho! Even if bho thinks he is!
letget on December 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM
God has no gender. But He describes Himself in anthropomorphic terms so that we can understand Him and His principles.
davidk on December 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM
A tall order, to be sure – Americaland still can’t decipher the gender of John Boehner.
Jeddite on December 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM
^ I should have added, I believe in God, His Son, and His Spirit. I do so with faith and trust, but that is just me.
The gender of God makes no difference whatsoever.
letget on December 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM
This intellectualized nonsense leaves me speechless
Great quote, I’ve felt this way about US politics for the past 4 years straight.
JeremiahJohnson on December 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Only 2 choices: Either she’s a man, or he’s a woman.
Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on December 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM
I’ve heard that in the original Hebrew, God is referred to in the neutral gender.
Maybe next they will argue about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
I don’t deal with these kinds of Kleinigkeiten.
Glenn Jericho on December 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM
Frauen sind die dominierende Geschlecht.
Seth Halpern on December 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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