Attacking the messenger

A christian threw slop on me today. He didn’t like what I had to say in my most popular blogpost “Why doesn’t God want women to preach?” so he threw slop on me.

This seems extremely vague and horribly referenced. I have read multiple websites concerning this very issue and this is the only one where I read and feel judgment from the writer and spite. When I read this I read a one sided report based off of flimsy evidence. As I stated earlier I have visited a number of sites and this is by far the least informative. When looking for an answer to this question take in account the translations for the original words were not written in English. Much like these fellow sites provide. Information like those below is what creates a compelling argument as on this site it seems as if it is a one sided conversation with a cheap conclusion.

So he covered me in slop because I was saying something he did not want to hear. He thought that if he diminished me, the message would be diminished because it was coming out of a slop-covered mouth.

Matthew 23 is the harshest chapter and the strongest words that Jesus had to say. He called religious leaders vipers. He called them vipers because they killed by trying to impose their interpretation of the law upon others. They were killing converts. They were laying hard burdens on the shoulders of everybody, because they said so, but they themselves had devised ways to get around those laws.

I was curious about this man’s choice of the word spite and looked it up. This is what it means – malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice.

Yes, my writing is judgment against those who kill a woman’s right to answer her calling to preach or pastor a church. There is judgment against those who spitefully write posts and preach sermons against women. But spite? I don’t desire to harm or hurt anybody. How can allowing a woman to preach hurt anybody? If she is speaking the gospel, the words are just as true out of her mouth as it is out of a man’s mouth.

This man chose to attack the messenger who brought the news. You can look at his links and see all the same old stuff against women. Frankly, I am tired of it. I am standing up against this women haters.

Will you join me in speaking up in practical terms how women are affected by these christians who seek to demean all women? Will you stand up and tell them where it hurts and why it hurts? Will you tell them that Jesus called the religious people vipers because their words were deadly against the people?

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

  1. Suzanne says:

    I looked at his links. The first author says there are only masculine pronouns in 1 Tim. 3 but, in Greek there are non pronouns. This author doesn’t read Greek.

    In the second link, Matt Slick says that “usurp authority” is only in the KJV. But he has not read the Bishops Bible or Geneva Bible and many others.

    These links could not be more devoid of scholarship. They are nonsense.


  2. Suzanne says:

    “No pronouns” of any gender.


  3. Tom Parker says:


    These guys that will not allow women to use their God given talents are Pharisees in every sense of the word. They will give an account to God.


  4. Karla says:

    I am exasperated, frustrated and so over these people’s tactics of dismissing, marginalizing, other’s opinions and knowledge and their condescending voices!! Blessings and prayers to you


    • Welcome! Glad you joined us. It is up to us to make the difference. There is no white knight in shining armor. I am with you completely, and that is what it takes – people who are fed up. People who demand to be treated fairly. Thank you for reading.


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