To the editor:
I like Eileen Ford. Her passion for truth is wonderful and she is fearless in exposing corruption in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
I agree with her that Jesus would be excommunicated if he showed up at church nowadays ("Insights an Outbursts" column, the Times, Thursday, May 10) — kicked out of any and all Protestant and Catholic churches I've ever set foot in. The church I attend sings hymns about Jesus and presents lessons and sermons about Jesus, but is really only a bastion for the promotion of feminism.
As to Eileen's comments on "radical feminism," let me be brief and direct.
The following passage is from the Word of God. An epistle of Peter, the fisherman friend of the Rabbi from Nazareth. And remember that the city of Gloucester holds a Fiesta each summer in honor of Peter. It reads:
"You married women, in the same way, must be submissive to your husbands, so that any who refuse to believe the message may be won over without argument through the behavior of their wives when they see how chaste and submissive you are. You must not adopt the external attractions of arranging the hair and wearing jewelry and dress; yours must be the inner beauty of character, the imperishable attraction of a quiet and gentle spirit, which has great value in the sight of God. It was in that way in ancient times that those pious women who set their hopes on God made themselves attractive. They were submissive to their husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham, and called him Master.
"... You married men also must be considerate in living with your wives. You must show deference to women as the weaker sex, sharing the gift of life with you, so that there may be nothing to interfere with your prayers."
The "feminists" around Cape Ann, be they on a board of selectmen, in the pulpits masquerading as ministers of Christ, or just hangin' around the kitchen, will have to answer to their creator for rejecting what is written above, and, more gravely serious, teaching others to defy God by distorting his truth about femininity.