Allegedly, in a 2000 audio recording, Patterson tells a battered woman to “be submissive in every way” to her violent husband. Patterson uses words from the Apostle Paul, forgetting a few — I’ll get to that.
There are also the rape incidents he allegedly mishandled terribly. Not to mention repeatedly demeaning women.
I attended a Southern Baptist seminary and have been a Baptist theologian for decades. Do I have stories? I wouldn’t know where to begin.
This scandal raises a theology that most conservative Christians don’t want examined — their view of women. Paul wrote passages that have led countless Christians to deny women the right to be ordained or to even teach men.