Monday, September 18, 2006
Pastor Hides Behind Skirt In Dismissal Of Grandmother Sunday School Teacher
Though one does not want to unduly interfere with the affairs of an autonomous church and though I am ambivalent about lady preachers, I can't help but feel that a 81 year old Sunday school teacher dismissed in large part because she is a woman has somehow gotten a raw deal.
What makes this case most vexing is not so much that the church in question forbade women from the get-go from ascending to positions of dogmatic instruction but that this lady was relieved of her duties after fifty years of service.
So why was it OK for her to be teaching all this time then all of a sudden her classroom ministrations transfigured into an ecclesiastical outrage that could no longer be countenanced?..............................
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