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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:30 PM
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Church minister fires teacher just for being a WOMAN
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Aug. 21) - The minister of a church that dismissed a female Sunday School teacher after adopting what it called a literal interpretation of the Bible.

The First Baptist Church dismissed Mary Lambert on Aug. 9 with a letter explaining that the church had adopted an interpretation that prohibits women from teaching men. She had taught there for 54 years.

The letter quoted the first epistle to Timothy: "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent."

"I believe that a woman can perform any job and fulfill any responsibility that she desires to" outside of the church, LaBouf wrote Saturday.

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http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/church-fires-teach...
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:37 PM
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1. But of course, in his world, there is nothing outside the church
"I believe that a woman can perform any job and fulfill any responsibility that she desires to" outside of the church,

He's clearly an out-and-out theocrat for whom the church is, or ought to be, the whole of society. Therefore, the only acceptable role for women, in his eyes, is "barefoot and pregnant". :puke:
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:08 PM
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4. So true.
He's a young guy too, which is scary. You'd hope their kind would be dying off, but it looks like there's a new generation of fundies coming up. The American Taliban has young blood.
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oddmanout Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:40 PM
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2. Yikes!!!
Sliding a little farther down that slippery slope...... Welcome to Gilead folks, A white males paradise! It is disturbing that the parishioners would allow this to happen without protest.


:wtf:


:dem:
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:41 PM
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3. Timmy was written by Paul
also known as Saul of Tarsus, if you look at the historical person he had a marked problem with women.This ruling however seems like Sharia Law comes to Christianity
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yasmina27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:53 PM
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5. Welcome the american taliban!
I just sent a message to that church with the same message.

If anyone cares to respond as well:

fbcwatertown@yahoo.com

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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:47 PM
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6. How dare she!
I'm horrified that they only fired her, and didn't go further.

It's becoming ever-clearer that standards of behaviour in our society are falling. In my day, being female was punishable by imprisonment for the first offence, or execution for recidivists.

Nowadays you see young people walking the streets, openly and unashamedly being female without raising so much as a glance. It's disgraceful.

We should never forget that God created Adam, not Adam and Eve. If He had meant us to be female, he would never have given us the Y chomosome.

This country has been going to the dogs ever since they started using this "fire" stuff.
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