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What Draws Women to a Religion That Says Men Should Be in Charge?

posted on September 24, 2018

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on the tension that conservative evangelical women face in seminary. Zauzmer writes, “This is the challenge and the contradiction of being an evangelical woman today: Embracing the beliefs of a community that teaches it’s the will of God for men alone to lead churches and families, while also fiercely arguing for women’s equal worth.” The John C. Danforth Center’s own R. Marie Griffith said, “Seeing something as God’s divine order, there’s a clarity to that. I think there’s also a strong dislike in many quarters of feminism and what some of these women believe feminism stands for – an anti-child or anti-family emphasis they perceive in feminism.”

Read at The Washington Post