Instead of asking, however, why people are running away from churches faster than a squirrel will cross a busy street, most fundamentalist Christian leaders point to those leaving as if something were wrong with them.
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As much as I long to never again be asked to speak about being a woman in ministry, and as much as I want the day to come when the gender of clergy is not in any way interesting, we are not there yet.
For many who accept gender parity as the norm in contemporary culture, debates such as this appear quaint or even irrelevant. But the tension lingers over the role of women in church.
There is a four hour documentary airing on PBS this month in the Independent Lens series.
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