It is timely. First we have to make women aware of how they perpetuate dumbing-down womanism in the church. When jealous, insecure women compete with other women for attention, place, and space in any environment they are damaging womanhood. Creating a hostile environment for women of force is a man’s best weapon against womanhood. First lesson of feminist doctrine. It starts with us. It is not enough to visualize women in prestigious positions in the church. The African American community has lost many battles using this model. Females must break our anti-womanhood patterns, leave the lost little girl habits behind and grow up. Appreciate ourselves and therefore become able to appreciate others in their entirety. Becoming less in our binge to overpower other women and become more self-empowered.
I don’t take this lightly. I very much take Jesus’ prayer for unity in the Fourth Gospel seriously. Our eschatological hope is that the church will be one, and that we will all be united in belief, practice, and love.
But sometimes we need to separate. We need to say hard words to those who are not living the way that Jesus laid out for us. We need to divorce.