Saturday, September 20, 2008

More backbone at Lifeway Christian Bookstores.

image image In spite of the "Porn" spin, this story at Worldnetdaily  and Foxnews is good news.

Last week I pointed out where a pastor turned down lottery winnings because "his organization counsels against addictions, including gambling."  This week a bookstore won't openly display a magazine because women pastors are on the cover.

From the article:

Lifeway Christian Bookstores has pulled the magazine from its shelves because the chain's owner, the Southern Baptist Convention, reserves the role of pastor for men.

Reaction from the magazine shows what traditional Christian doctrine is up against.

Teresa Hairston, owner of Gospel Today, which describes itself as a magazine for the urban Christian community, told the Journal-Constitution she was shocked by the bookstore's decision.

Hairston can't seem to believe that any modern church would have a problem with women in the Pastoral office.

"Pastor" Tamara Bennett trumps scripture claiming another source for faith and life in the church other than God's Word... "winning souls."  Sounds sadly familiar.

"God's assignment is that no souls are lost and all are saved," Bennett said. "Gender is not how God sees it. We are about winning souls, period."


1 comment:

Daniel Stoddart said...

As a confessing Anglican, I feel your pain.