I don’t understand how in 2018 anyone, man or women, could think men only should be preachers/priests. This is not true in all parts of the faith but in a large portion of it. It stems from taking literally the words attributed to Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14, In all congregations….Women should remain silent…They are not allowed to speak but must be in submission…If the want to inquire they should ask their husbands at home. It is disgraceful for women to speak in church. This passage gives rise to odd behavior by male preachers who admonish men to give religious instruction to their women.
Conservative Christians like a phrase from the Bible to describe homosexuality, “an abomination.” They choose not to use the word from Paul to describe women preachers, “disgraceful.” On this site we see conservative Christians saying women are different from men and that is why they are not allowed to preach. That women in the pulpit are “disgraceful” is left unspoken.
We don’t really know if Paul actually wrote this nor why. It might have been inserted by scribes later when handwritten material was recopied. But, because it is there today it is used by those who benefit by not having women compete with men to become preachers. It is used against women.
Branches of he faith that choose to ignore that writing attributed to Paul are doing the right thing. Even better would be to take nothing from the Bible literally.
Again, it is the year 2018.