HOW ARE WE to deal with the evil of sexism in the church and society? I believe Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s insight that there is no way of eradicating sexism from society unless it is eradicated from the church first is still valid, for the institutional church has a powerful influence in shaping society’s perception of reality. If it is perceived in the language, teaching, and behavior of the institutional churches ... that God is imaged only as male, then society has received religion’s example and approval of its oppression of women.

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