Skip to comments.Barring Women as Leaders in Church May Be Bad for Their Health, New Study Finds
Posted on 04/21/2021 7:34:55 PM PDT by marshmallow
Past studies have shown participating in religious services and in the life of a religious community can be good for your health.
(RNS) — Going to church is generally touted as good for the soul.
But there is also evidence church attendance can be good for your health — unless, that is, you are a woman at a church that bars women from preaching or other leadership roles.
A new study published in the American Sociological Review has found that women who attend churches with such restrictions report worse health than those who attend churches with women in leadership roles.
The study suggests sexism can counter some of the health benefits associated with religion, said co-author Patricia Homan, an associate professor of sociology at Florida State University.
“Women who attend sexist congregations have the same health as those who do not attend religious services at all, and have worse health than women who attend inclusive churches,” said Homan.
A number of past studies have shown that taking part in religious services and belonging to a religious community can be associated with better health outcomes. Regular worship attenders are less likely to smoke, may be less likely to use drugs and may live longer than those who don’t attend services.
That health effect of religion appears to be tied to active participation in a church. Those who have religious beliefs but don’t attend can report poorer health outcomes. (Atheists, by contrast, also seem to report better health.)
Gender discrimination, on the other hand, can be associated with poorer health outcomes. In a previous study, Homan looked at the effects of what she called “structural sexism” at the state level. She found that states that had fewer women political leaders, larger gaps in wages and workplace..............
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AAAGGGHHHHH....I’m a woman...and find this stoopid....studies...shmudies
Probably the churches that adhere to the Bible have older members than those who don’t and thus have poorer health.
So, how many women in the last 5,000 years have had health issues related to denial of Priesthood?
In real news, they found divorce raping men is bad for their health.
You know what we used to say about stuff like this during the Cold War: toughsky shirtsky.
There are plenty of positions of various levels of leadership for women in the church.
They are not eligible for some of them.
Men are not eligible for all positions in the church, either.
Its life. Moms cannot be fathers. Fathers cannot be mothers. You cant be anything and everything you want.
A new study published in the American Sociological Review .... . . was found to only be fit for use as bathroom tissue.
Interesting correlation related to this:
Marrying women that are bothered by this is bad for the man’s health
Women do not want to become nuns. Why does anyone think they aspire to high positions in the Church?
“But the talking snake said it was okay!”
Sure, there are women who can be counted on to uphold Biblical teaching; I’ve sent them as lay representatives to general conferences (to cancel out the votes of liberal ministers). That said, overall, it’s a disaster. That’s probably why Paul cautioned against it.
Anyone who wants church leadership so badly that not getting it harms their health, shouldn’t lead anything. Such a person is quite broken and in need of care.
Our Lord Himself specifically chose 13 apostles (12 plus one to replace Judas), even knowing one would betray Him. He could have chosen one woman or a thousand women but did not.
...as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world with out end.
Jesus already barred women leaders in church.
You guessed wrong. Churches who hold to the truth of scripture attract tons of young families. The liberal churches are the ones with the post-menopausal lady leaders in sweaters and polyester.
Can Biden declare Fauci to be the new Pope, Dalai Lama and Ayatollah?
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