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    Baptist Missionary Training School (American Baptist), which I recently saw described in some fundamentalist Baptist website as having been an institution singularly responsible for the horror of many Baptist women thinking they could actually have a leadership role in the church, I do as well.

    When my parents moved from Illinois to Texas after my dad's retirement, they attended a Southern Baptist church for awhile, until my mother had heard all she could stand from the minister about women's proper role of subservience, and at her insistence, they then switched to a much more liberal Disciples of Christ church whose minister's dedication to things like caring for the poor and homeless was in many ways responsible for me beginning to go to church again after a number of years of absence.

    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security." -Ben Franklin

    by leevank on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:05:35 AM PDT

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