I am a Southern Baptist woman. I like being a Baptist, and choose that over any other group of believing Christians. But the Southern Baptist Conventi0n has decided to freeze in place. Or more specifically, have decided that women are to freeze in place while the men are allowed to move on into this 21st century. No restrictions have been placed on the men. In fact, in the adoption of the Danvers Statement of Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood by the Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, it will be made very clear that the men are selected by God to have Male Headship over the women and over the families. This is going to have long-term results and women will suffer because of it. They will suffer because there is no way you can give men, or women for that matter, this kind of god-like power that this statement gives them without it having serious consequences. Remember that the serpent tempted Eve by saying “…you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” A man cannot be between his wife and God. That makes him a god, and her a lesser being.
So, no. I have had enough. Paige Patterson of the SWTBS and Al Mohler, do not speak for me. Mr. Piper and Mr. Grudem do not speak for me. I am a Baptist woman. And I claim my equality in our Southern Baptist churches.