Letters: Right to be worried about Sharia

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Americans are right to be worried Sharia law might be applied to us

It is in agreement with a climate that is propagated in our churches, where male headship dictates what women and girls can do. In church bylaws, certain positions are to be held by men only. The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 limits women from being senior pastors, meaning they can pastor women’s ministries and children’s ministries. It also says wives must submit graciously to their husbands. 

The ground is fertile because the majority of pastors and churches teach male headship, which by its nature cannot put limits on what men decide. If we really do not want Sharia law, we must set women free in churches, thus changing the climate.

Shirley Taylor

Willis

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