Several thought-provoking statements in this 60 Minutes piece. One that sticks out in my mind is that “women want a place in the hierarchy of the church, and a seat at the table.” One more time folks… there is no hierarchy in the church. Matthew 20:25, Mark 10:42, 1 Peter 5:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:12, etc.
Topple the hierarchy, and I believe the displacement of women soon follow. Making a hierarchy “all-inclusive” only serves to strengthen the pyramid scheme that Jesus didn’t want in the first place. It’s a modern-day Tower of Babel that will only foster further separation between the artificially created “clergy class,” and “the laity.”
Before my evangelical friends dismiss this entire argument because the piece deals primarily with the Roman Catholic Church, ask yourselves if you’re guilty of the same. We need to stop asking questions like “should women be behind the pulpit?” and start asking “Should there should be pulpits at all?”
What do you think?