Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"If I Can't See You, It Means You're Not There!"

Evidently the Southern Baptist Convention is stuck at this level of human development, judging from their bookstore's censoring of a magazine with a cover article on -- gasp! -- female clergy. You can read about it here.

5 comments:

Ringelstruempfe said...

I know it's shocking and inconvenient. I know our church "fathers" didn't want it either; but:

We are out there!

(Sorry. Well, not really, but I do understand that it may hurt when reality hits you over your head...)

Beth said...

Yeah, and something else that's really sad is when you're a female clergyperson and the Southern Baptist pastor in town chooses to sit beside you at the local ministerium meeting and then never even acknowledges your presence while he greets, chats with, and welcomes all your male colleagues.

Can you tell I've been there, done that?

P.S. said...

Thus far I've gotten the "Isn't she so cute, pretending to be a little pastor!" patronizing kind of reaction. Gag me. But over time, in relationships with specific pastors and lay people, respect has grown. Not full acceptance, but a recognition of giftedness and some sort of call.

Joolie said...

OMG. and naive little me thought women were fully human.

ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

Now there are three PS faith-related bloggers!