Nicholas Kristof Connects Church Sex Crimes with The Refusal To Ordain Women

It’s kind of an add-on line to the whole piece, which you should definitely read. It details a string of abuses of children by pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention and then nods to the much better-known (and still emerging) revelations of abuse in the Roman Catholic Church before stating the obvious:

I suspect it’s no accident that these crimes emerged in denominations that do not ordain women and that relegate them to second-class status.

 

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2 thoughts on “Nicholas Kristof Connects Church Sex Crimes with The Refusal To Ordain Women

  1. I’m amazed your buying into this. I suspect that sexual misconduct runs through all churches as it runs through all society. This article is dangerous in its oversimplification of the problem.

    Search sexual misconduct in whatever denomination you choose (even yours) and you’ll find it. It’s an abuse of power at best and a crime of violence at the worst but has nothing to do with churches who only ordain men. It can even happen in denominations who ordain women. How individual churches deal with it has nothing to do with it either. Some churches are just ignorant of the psychology involved.

    Mom

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