|Womyn protesters for ordination in stoles, Lilith Fair tshirts and Andre 3000's hairstyle.|
So, the protests begin because somehow it's all about civil rights. A case can be made for a "civil rights" violation. Just as much as the idea that gays cannot marry in the church and divorce is not permissible can be seen as violations of civil rights. However, in the Church, there is another sense of order. This order is established by Christ. It's not a power play or an oppression but a deeper challenge to service and...get this...OBEDIENCE.
In Jackson, we don't have any protests scheduled this evening at our Cathedral. Not that I'm aware. Either we don't have a body of dissidents so large to protest. Or perhaps our people accept and abide by the Church's traditions. Or maybe, with the many roles women have in the diocese, especially as "pastoral administrators", what's to complain about?