Fix It Jesus: Why The List Of Featured Preachers/presenters For The Progressive National Baptist Church Annual Session Has No Women?
Reader question, why in 2016, would any Black Church denomination host an entire annual session and not feature one Black woman? According to some this is a fail and the Progressive National Baptist Convention should be ashamed of itself.
"This culture of patriarchy in many black churches puts women and children in a compromised position. It relegates women to praying grandmothers, ushers, and secretaries—roles that are critical to maintaining the culture of the church, but considered marginal in its operation. This culture meanwhile confines children to roles of entertainment, good for Easter speeches and children’s chorale selections on youth Sundays, but worthy of neither respect nor, often times, civility. What’s more, the youth who consistently see women in positions of powerlessness and children in positions of vulnerability will likely either maintain these traditions of patriarchy or eventually leave the church all together upon entering adulthood."
Do you agree?