A Baptist pastor writes a daily piece in our newspaper. This pastor is big into manly macho things. In fact, recently his church held a series of power lunches where retired sports figures, a retired Houston weatherman, and Mattress Mac (a well-known respected businessman) were invited to speak. It was billed as a Power Lunch for men, but women could attend also if they so desired.
I glance at his daily writings just to see what he is up to, and the one today caught my attention. It was titled “Diary of a Dog.” The first paragraph spoke for the dog and chronicled every time he ate, went for a walk, went to the vet, etc.
He then made the comment that dogs are always content. They are always in love with their master. This pastor then says “If you don’t believe me, throw your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car. Drive around the block. Then open your trunk, and see which one is happy to see you!”
I wrote the following letter to the editor of our newspaper.
Not funny, Pastor. In the first place, you are not the master of your wife. I suggest sensitivity training which can be found in Luke 6:31.
I knew that I was pushing my luck as I have already had a letter to the editor in this paper this week. I ended that article which was about Texas women not getting the right to sit on a jury until 1955, with this sentence “Countries and religions should be judged by how they treat their women.”
When the newspaper appeared today, my letter was in it. I expect that this pastor will apologize to his congregation Sunday, but I won’t ever hear about it. There has been increased visits to my website today.
This week I had a letter to the editor published in the print edition of the Baptist Standard, and two letters to the editor printed in my local newspaper.
I work hard for women’s equality. I hope you are doing the same.