Monday, September 04, 2006

chruch lady fired for...being a lady

"Since 1946, Mary Lambert has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Watertown [NY], and for the past 11 years, she's been the Sunday school teacher.

"But, last Thursday Lambert received a letter from the Diaconate Board telling her that she was dismissed from her position because the board had adopted the scriptural qualifications for Sunday school teachers.

"The letter Lambert received says, 'A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became sinner.'

"The letter was signed, 'Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Very truly yours, Kendra LaBouf.' Kendra is the wife of City Council Member and Pastor Tim LaBouf."




Chris Good said...

Honestly I believe after watching that story that something else was going on there. Nothing is as simple as it appears.
God uses everyone both man and woman. To think otherwise is just plain ignorant.

welch said...

You may be right, but I think that makes it even worse. If you need to get rid of someone for a legitimate reason then do that, but don't use the Bible as your cover story.