Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Southern Baptist Affiliate Seminary Cans Female Professor Because She Is Female

Originally published at Free Tennessee:

Despite the fact that her husband has chronic illnesses that require her to generate the primary income for their family, Hebrew Professor Sheri Klouda was dismissed from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas because she is a woman and despite her academic accolades.  Fundamentalist Seminary President Paige Patterson has maintained that scripture requires submission and silence from women in church and that men are more qualified than women to train men to be pastors at the Seminary, which has direct administrative and financial ties to the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention.  Charges of gender discrimination are flying around the faith-based blogosphere, according to Associated Baptist Press.

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