Southern Baptist Inequalities

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I am WOMAN, hear me ROAR; the phrase women have been screaming since the beginning of time! The inequality of women is fundamentally out of sorts and despite improvements over the last 100 years, there’s far more work and acceptance that needs to be obtained before women have true equality in all aspects of their lives. In this paper, I will show how women incur inequalities in just about every aspect of their lives today, even after we have proven that we are more than equal to our counterparts. I will compare and contrast the inequalities of women in the Southern Baptist and Northern Baptist denominations of Christianity and then Liberal and Orthodox Jews. My initial conclusion is that women like other minorities will continually have…show more content…
In class, there’s been a mention as to how Southern Baptist churches women are not allowed to become Bishops and Head Pastors and in some cases they can’t even preach from the pulpit. According to SBCLife, it appears that this in fact has been the position of the Southern Baptist Convention since its inception. Here’s a direct quote from an article, I read on the topic, which I found to be very interested and revealing on the social issues within the Christian Baptist faith. “This has been the position of the Southern Baptist Convention since its earliest days, though a few Southern Baptist churches have disagreed and installed women pastors. In the current discussions of gender roles, there is a need for clear thinking about what the Bible says.”…show more content…
One might say, then your statement of women inequalities are not really on point. To the contrary, these women are needed to prove themselves way more than that of what a man has to do. Therefore, leaving the playing field very much uneven; in some cases, the women are obtaining degrees and doctorates and needing to start their own church to be the leader, because the men of these established organizations still have a problem sharing the limelight and pulpit with women who are in many ways smarter than them. I’ve come to the conclusion that as women we will have to work five times harder, achieve ten times more, and make sure I don’t take any sick days in order to garner the same respect an ordinary man has and receives. In and outside of religious beliefs, women are still burdened by inequalities, and until “OUR” men start standing up for us, advocating on our behalf, and demanding equal everything for their wives, daughters, and sisters; women will always have to struggle to obtain the very basics of what being a similar human being
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