THERE ARE…DIFFICULTIES IN CHURCH CULTURE WITH SOME HARD THINGS TO FACE. I WISH IT WASN’T. DON’T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE G.O.P. ALL THE TIME, EITHER.
Recently I made a very important personal decision with which I have struggled for a very long time. As I’ve become more engaged in the Democratic Party platform, I have found my affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith incongruent with my true spiritual and intellectual values. A young, fiery, Baptist minister at a service I attended asked members of the congregation to stand up and give personal testimony. He was very specific in inviting the ladies of the congregation to participate as long as they did not “preach to the men in the congregation” as the Bible strictly prohibits women from “prophesying” to men. And that started it. I really had never thought about women’s role in the church, and from that point on I was on fire to understand what God’s real guidance was for women.
Was it possible that I was not qualified to speak instructively to the…
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