Heavenbound?

Now it is down to 20%, my husband Don said. 

Last week he told me that only 25% of men will get to heaven.  He said that every morning when he opens the newspaper he sees some other awful thing that a man has done. He wonders how the church can hand over the keys to all males, just because they are males.  He wonders how a church can restrict the women in the church just because they are females, when it is the men who do 90% of the crime in the world.

Read below to see  what brought on the harsh indictment.

“She proudly tells how the director of the Girl Child Netowrk, in Zimbabwe, was so inspired by a story in the book about women who made traditional crafts that she decided to teach the girls in her network to do the same. Many of these girls had been raped because of the myth in parts of Africa that if a man is HIV positive and has sex with a virgin, he will be cured.”  (Smart Women don’t retire – they Break Free, written by The Transition Network and Gail Rentsch)

Now it is down to 20% of the male population that will get into heaven, Don said.  I sure hope it is more than that, but what I would like to know is how many male pastors are going to get into heaven?  You may remember that one of my former pastors is serving time in prison because he raped his granddaughters.

Friday night, ABC’s 20/20 did a story called Compassion or cover-up. Teen Victim claims rape; forced confession in church.  The churches cited are affiliated with the Independent Fundamental Baptist organization. Take a few minutes to read this.  The actual program had pastors speaking the most awful things about disciplining females. These are pastors in the United States. Look at how he treated a teen age girl in his congregation.  Listen to Jocelyn Andersen and Cindy Kunsman discuss this on Blog Radio. 

Are these men any different from the African men who exposes a girl to HIV just because they believe that having sex with a virgin can cure them of HIV? Both are evil.

There is no equality for women when men treat them this way.  When pastors allow abuse of members in his congregation and do not condemn the males for what they have done, and when men use women for their own selfish reasons, we know that women still do not have equality. 

When Southern Baptist churches do not allow women to be a deacon or to preach the gospel simply because they are women, they, too, are guilty of perpetuating this travesty against women.

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About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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