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Old 12-20-2012, 09:10 AM
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Women Banned From SPEAKING by Christian Union!

A university's Christian society has banned women from speaking at events and teaching at meetings, unless they are accompanied by their husband, it has been revealed.

The Bristol University Christian Union (BUCU) had originally decided women would be allowed to teach at meetings after their international secretary resigned in protest, but the group has since changed its policy.

The Huffington Post UK has seen the email sent out by president Matt Oliver to all BUCU members which said: "It is ok for women to teach in any CU setting... However we understand that this is a difficult issue for some and so decided that women would not teach on their own at our weekly CU meetings, as the main speaker on our Bristol CU weekend away, or as our main speaker for mission weeks.

"But a husband and wife can teach together in these."

Oliver then warns the society members to "guard the way we all talk about it in the coming weeks, making sure we’re not gossiping".

Caitlin Greenwood, vice president of Bristol University's atheist, agnostic and secular society, said the decision violated the student union's policy.

As a secular society, we think gender equality is a fundamental human right. Most people would agree that women have an equal right with men to speak at universities, regardless of their marital status.

"This is the kind of thing the Union's equality policy is meant to guard against, and the CU's status as a faith society does not exempt them."

Rebecca Reid, a member of the university's feminist society wrote on the group's Facebook page and said: "I'm Catholic and I think that's obscene." Student Lucy King added: "So it's ok for women to teach, as long as they're not the most important speaker?!? This is really unbelievable."



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Old 12-20-2012, 09:45 AM
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Re: Women Banned From SPEAKING by Christian Union!

The apostle Paul was quite clear about women teaching men - verboten.

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