top ten reasons why men shouldn’t be ordained

A friend of mine sent me this and, after I laughed myself silly, reading it out loud to my husband who was also chuckling away,  I could NOT resist re-posting it from the original blog, “Christian Feminism: Because We’ve Read the Whole Book!”   And, just for all of you men who are “getting their knickers in a twist” (as my Scots Nana would say), my male pastor, Keith Tyson, added his bit:  “Hmmmm. Pastors only work one day a week which seems to perfectly suit men for the job. They can sit around, drink and watch sports the rest of the week. I think that upends these ten reasons” …..   Food for thought, fellas.  Imagine how unreasonable it would seem to you to be given reasons as senseless as this if you were a woman called to ministry!

Top 10 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Be Ordained

10. A man’s place is in the army.

9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent.

8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be “unnatural” for them to do other forms of work.

7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of creation.

6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is easily demonstrated by their conduct at football games and watching basketball tournaments.

5. Some men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.

4. To be ordained pastor is to nurture the congregation. But this is not a traditional male role. Rather, throughout history, women have been considered to be not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more frequently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.

3. Men are overly prone to violence. No really manly man wants to settle disputes by any means other than by fighting about it. Thus, they would be poor role models, as well as being dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.

2. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, change the oil in the church vans, and maybe even lead the singing on Father’s Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the Church.

1. In the New Testament account, the person who betrayed Jesus was a man. Thus, his lack of faith and ensuing punishment stands as a symbol of the subordinated position that all men should take.


5 thoughts on “top ten reasons why men shouldn’t be ordained

  1. As a female pastor who is more than tired of the list(s) of why people of my gender should not be pastors: 😉

  2. ROFLOL!
    I’d like to add to reason 2: Men can also find an outlet for their gifts by volunteering to do home maintenance and gardening for single mothers who are survivors of domestic abuse. Men can take their wives along to chat with the single mum while they do this work, so that there’s no appearance of evil.

  3. More reasons:
    >Satan is called he from Genesis to Revelations, proving that males sinned first.
    >Allowing males to play a role in church will masculinize the church and drive away female worshippers.
    > God calls the church his bride, evidence that he wants the church to be feminine.


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