Blogenfreude sent this link to me, and said "thought you might have some fun w/it." When I clicked over and read this screed by Evangelist Phil Kidd, I thought it was a parody of one of the generally batsh*t preachers who send me random, bible-beating emails like Pastor Billy Ball of Faith Baptist Church in Primrose, Georgia. But it appears this guy is the real deal.
Kidd makes it clear where he stands on the role of women in the church right at the top, with "Hey Lady Shut up!":
The Bible says everything that has breath has a right to praise the Lord. But there are some times when the Scripture commands woman to shut up!Um. Do you think he has issues? What's with the "long tongued"?! Kidd does have a web site, btw, Fighting the Good Fight of Faith, that has to be seen to believe. Kidd says his "ministry has extended into tent revivals, camp meetings, church revivals, and youth camps all across The United States and other countries" but I haven't heard of the guy; perhaps he's a third or fourth stringer looking to work his way up the fundie charts.
First, they are commanded to shut up concerning the Authority of the Church. I Timothy 2:12 tells us that a woman is not to usurp authority over the man. God never has called a woman to preach. I know some "mainline" churches are ordaining woman to pastor their churches. Even radio and television are now promoting female pastor's. What a sad day, seeing woman open the bible and expound the scriptures. Eve, in the Garden of Eden, in a perfect surrounding could not even quote on verse correct. I sure would not trust a woman to expound truth in this sin cursed mess we live in. Some sorry Baptist Churches are now letting woman teach men and boys classes. No wonder America has turned "Sodomite". Too many young men have had too many woman as their voice of authority.
Second, they are commanded to shut up concerning the Administration of the Church. Usually when I start dealing with the business of leadership in the church most pastor's bow their heads. Why? Because Pastor's all across this this land are allowing woman to hold positions that they have no right to hold. It makes me sick to watch a woman stand on a platform and lead a choir with men in it, or even worse to see a woman lead the whole congregation! Singing is an important part of the worship service. This office is not a calling, but it should be led by a man with leadership ability.
...Third, women are commanded to shut up concerning the Apparel of the Church. 11 Timothy 2:9 commands the woman to dress in modest apparel. I have personally seen that in a large percentage of churches, the long tongued, rebellious, bobbed-haired, preacher-hating, pants-wearing, liberal-minded women have determined the standard of dress for the church. The cowardly preacher is afraid to cross this group. He knows if he does, these loud-mouthed women will take their weak husbands and go to another church. Sadly, most woman pull their hair, grit their teeth, and even yell back when the preacher deals with modest dress. Some will even get mad just reading this article. I say to you, SHUT UP!