Dembski's Seminary Enforces "Suffer Not a Woman to Teach"
This is a strange and outrageous story. I am linking to an overtly religious, dissident Baptist blog Grace and Truth to You because of the level of detail that it offers about the case.
In essence, a female professor of Hebrew, Sheri Klouda, was hired at Southwestern Theological Seminary, the same Bible school at which William Dembski teaches, around a year before the hiring of the current president, Paige Patterson. She was suddenly told that she would be dismissed due to my &%#@! favorite biblical passage of all time, I Timothy 2:12: "I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent."
Such bullshit in this day and age I cannot believe. Just another example of the Christian Taliban howling and pounding the tables over nothing. And is a mother not supposed to teach her son anything? Just how erratically can the fundy clown car drive? The good news is, even among conservative Baptists a lot of men are calling this for what it is--gender discrimination.
Let me tell you something. If it weren't for women, the damn churches would close. Women do all the work while men strut their stuff at the pulpit. I've seen it. Women let them get away with that because they tend to see preachers as sexy (I'm not kidding, it happens all the time), but it is high time that women walk away from church if they cannot speak in it.
How do you say "Tell it to the air, Baudelaire" in Hebrew?