That a Southern Baptist pastor made such disparaging remarks about women in not surprising given the Southern Baptist Convention’s theological treatment of women. What is surprising is how many Southern Baptists pushed back. Logic would suggest that if women don’t have to accept husbands who beat them, they do not have to accept a theology that beats them down, either.
Anyone who publishes “best of” lists knows they usually generate plenty of criticism. Baylor University’s “12 Most Effective Preachers” lineup has been no exception. Released earlier this month, the lineup has been criticized by some for having only one woman, and by others for its lack of theological diversity.