My wife’s church (a Southern Baptist type) recently hired a woman as head pastor and now the Baptist Association wants to kick them out because of it. Ahhhh, Christian tolerance and love. A spokesman for the Assoc. said that he could find no basis for women pastors in the Bible. What the hell does that have to do with anything? He also stated that the Assoc. doesn’t have a specific “to or not to do” list and that each church must make its own decisions, but that having a woman as a pastor is a big no-no. This woman has increased membership and donations and appears to be well-liked. I say if she’s doing the job she was hired to do, it shouldn’t matter if she wasn’t born with a penis. BTW, I’m an atheist and am actually loving all of this furor. It goes well with these recent Southern Baptist events that occured here:
A well-respected head pastor of one the largest Baptist churches is caught doing his Peeping Tom bit at a motel and trying to cash a $25,000 check written to and signed by himself. (The bank caught and called the church). The morons at this church let this man have carte blanche with the money AND gave him complete acces to the tithing records!!!
Another “well-respected” head pastor started at the church when it had a $200,000 debt. Now, 3 years later, it has a $850,000 debt and the church has not purchased or improved any ownings!! The preacher also “forgot” to file federal income taxes for 4 years!! He said that he wasn’t trying to deliberately (sp?) rip off the gov, but that he “suffered a mental block” in “forgetting” to file. BTW, he got FOUR MONTHS for the tax evasion!!!