New Book Highlights “Systematic Oppression, Degradation” Of Women In Bible

July 21, 2013 by  
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St. Paul

Washington, DC––Fresh off her groundbreaking sermon denouncing “the misogynist St. Paul” for depriving the demoniac girl of her spiritual gifts in Acts 16:16, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori has published another landmark piece of scriptural exegesis.  In a new set of essays entitled The Great Amend, Schori highlights the systematic oppression, degradation, and misunderstanding of women throughout Holy Scripture. Prominent examples include Delilah, long viewed as a villain, actually a sexually-liberated freedom-fighter; Jezebel, a trailblazing political leader and forerunner to such modern figures as Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi; and Eve, an independent, free-thinking woman who was ostracized by the all-male establishment because of her dietary preferences.  “By far the most egregious example of the oppressive patriarchy within the Bible,” Jefferts Schori observes, “is a particular teenage girl, about three-quarters of the way through the book, who is forced to consent to an unwanted pregnancy.  Any fair and just society would have provided her access to proper reproductive services — including safe, legal, state-subsidized abortion.”

  • Chris

    This is plausible. Which makes it brilliant.

  • Ronnie

    Oh, those cray-cray Episcopalians!! They’re always ahead of the curve!! Gotta love ‘em!!

  • Rob in Maine

    Wait… is this satire?

  • Danielius

    This is still less surreal than the usual Piskies stuff, because it does not feature an additional paragraph which affirms the Bible as Holy Scripture and the only normative authority for Christians to live by.

  • Jay

    There are also evangelical and Anglo-Catholic folk in TEC who will shake their heads in weary recognition of this so-very-plausible Piskie establishment-sounding meme. LOL!

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  • Matthew2626

    Yes.