Somewhere, somebody missed the point:
The First Baptist Church (of Watertown, NY–ed.) dismissed Mary Lambert on Aug. 9 with a letter explaining that the church had adopted an interpretation that prohibits women from teaching men. She had taught there for 54 years.
The letter quoted the first epistle to Timothy: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.”
My religious roots are with the BGAV. This sort of hate-ful (as in “full of hate”) crap embarasses me to the end of my Baptist roots.
Where, oh where, did the church of my heritage so lose sight of what it used to stand for– the priesthood and equality of the believer?