Here's a piece on several women who have been dismissed from their positions in conservative congregations because they believed in women's equality and the church took a different view.
One of the stories is shocking: You have to imagine a 71-year-old woman showing up for church, one she attended for 50 years, and being arrested because she refused to leave.It's hard to imagine a religion which claims "there is no male nor female" in Christ, where open table fellowship defined it's origins has come to this point where elderly women are dragged off by the police for wanting to attend church. God save the church.
As worshipers settled into the pews at Allen Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Burrick grabbed his cellphone and dialed 911. When a dispatcher answered, the preacher said a former congregant was in the sanctuary. “And we need to have her out A.S.A.P.”
Later, 71-year-old Karolyn Caskey, a church member for nearly 50 years who had taught Sunday school and regularly donated 10% of her pension, was led out by a state trooper and a county sheriff’s officer..in handcuffs.