Monday, August 26, 2013 is Women’ Equality Day. It was 97 years ago that women were given the right to vote in national elections. Women still could not serve on juries, and it was not until 1975 that all states allowed women the privilege of serving on a jury. Or to be more exact, it was not until 1975 that all women in the United States could be judged by another woman instead of by men only.
We live in two worlds. We live in a world where women gained legal rights for equality, but where women have lost their Christian rights for equality.
Monday as we contemplate why it wasn’t until 1920 that women were given civil rights to vote, remember those women who bucked the system and demanded your rights – my rights. They were not demanding just their own rights, but they were looking into the future where all women would be equal.
Today I salute modern-day men and women who are demanding rights for all women in their churches and in their homes. We are not there yet.
Pray for equality for woman who God said was made in His image. Pray for equality in the last holdout against women’s equality. The first place where women should have been equal is proving to be the last place where she will find equality.