One Peter Five (featured in my blog list) published a piece on why he doesn't believe women should be lectors. For the record I, a woman, share that opinion and for many of the same reasons as enumerated in his post. Owing to God-ordained differences in roles, I do not believe women have any business being in the sanctuary of a Church.
Deacon Kandra who pens the Patheos-hosted blog "Deacon's Bench" took issue with the piece, holding it up for ridicule. What were his reasons? Well, he didn't quite get around to articulating his case. Since he doesn't have a comments section, he apparently doesn't want discussion and debate abut his writings. My suspicion is that he didn't like the nod to tradition evinced in One Peter Five but knew he had no sound basis. So he quotes the piece, says it's stupid and thinks his readers will fall in lockstep. Such is the intellectual vacuity of many of the Patheos pieces.
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