Just a mild case of the Taliban disease

Vice President Joe Biden said that the Taliban is not our enemy.  The Houston Chronicle wrote an editorial about that.  They pointed out that the Taliban beat women in public for the slightest infractions of strict Sharia law.  They also pointed out that girls were denied educations and women were often denied medical care because the men couldn’t touch the women, and women couldn’t become doctors because they were not allowed to be educated as medical doctors.

Oh, but we are not like that. We want our women to get an education.  They can be anything they want to be.  But the fundamentalist SBC pastors say, “Ahhh, but you know, women really shouldn’t work outside the home.  The Bible says that the husband is to be the provider and the wife is to raise the kids and do the laundry” – you don’t really need an education to do that

I heard on the news that in Saudi Arabia school kids are still being taught that women are weak and irresponsible.

Oh, but we are not like that.  It’s the Bible that tells us that women are weak and need a leader husband to rule over her.  The Bible says it, we just do it.  Don’t blame us.

There is a Southern Baptist church five miles from my home that gives a packet to visitors.  Inside this visitors packet is the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.  Now the BF&M 2000 says lots of things, but the pastor doesn’t really want you to wade through all that.  All he really wants to tell you is that women can’t be pastors and that they should willingly submit to their husbands. (Scroll down to the Section on the Family at the end).

I wonder what that pastor thinks when he reads the Houston Chronicle about the Taliban and how they treat women.  I wonder what that pastor thinks when he heard on the news that in Saudi Arabia the school kids are learning that women are weak and irresponsible.

We have just a mild case of the awful disease against women, but we have the same disease.  It is spread in your local church every Sunday.

Will you speak up for women?  Join me in speaking up against all mistreatment of women in the church, and against churches that relish in promoting women as second-class Christians.

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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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2 Responses to Just a mild case of the Taliban disease

  1. TL says:

    good comparison. Remember when women were not allowed in church with slacks or pants on?

    Like

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