A cover of female pastors sends the christian taliban into a tizzy.
Gospel Today, the Fayetteville-published magazine, was pulled off the racks by the bookstoresâ€™ owner, the Southern Baptist Convention. The problem? The five smiling women on the cover are women of the cloth â€” church pastors.
Southern Baptist polity says thatâ€™s a role reserved for men.
Teresa Hairston, owner of Gospel Today, whose glossy pages feature upbeat articles about health, living, music and ministry, said she discovered by e-mail that the September/October issue of the magazine had been demoted to the realm of the risque.