Sunday, August 28, 2011

And ZING! right past the point.

Periodically I let the insanity of discussion among "egals" get the better of me and point out that no one, but no one, ever complains that their church prohibits them from scrubbing the toilets, or polishing the pews on church cleaning day or a dozen other menial tasks that don't come with fancy titles, cushy discretionary funds and comfy offices.

I did that this week, only to receive this response:

"I've never heard of a church denying someone the "right" to scrub the toilets. In fact they usually beg for someone to do it and I'm sure they would accept volunteers of any gender."



Annette M. Heidmann said...

Do you ever get any indications that you are making progress in this campaign? Not that that is entirely the point of witnessing to the truth, but it helps, right?

Kamilla said...

yes, it does help.

The indications are mostly by private email - every once in a while I get an encouraging not from someone who has been "listening in". That's the person I'm doing it for. I am under no illusions as to the likelihood of winning over one of the convinced.

God is still God, no doubt. But there comes a time when He does turn people over to their own passions - and I think this sort of thing is a good example of Romans 1 playing out before out eyes.

vielleur said...


I think I finally saw my first female garbage collector the other day. At least I think it was a female. But she was just driving the truck, not picking it up. The men were naturally doing that.

We won't have true equality in this country until half the garbage collectors are women.