Question: Should The Church, Bow To The Whims Of Our Dysfunctional Society?
In my opinion, putting unwed mothers (the term implying that she became pregnant outside of marriage) into leadership positions sends the wrong message and violates Biblical prescription. Also, for me this issue cuts across more than one theological issue. The church bowing to the whims of our dysfunctional society serves no one and harms everyone....In my opinion!
When Philadelphia's St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birthday, and the tick-tock of her biological clock was getting hard to ignore. She delighted in her ministry but also wanted a husband and children in her life. The husband she couldn't do much about; he just hadn't stepped into her life...... Rest here!