In 2009, I preached a sermon entitled, Gendercide. I preached it again in 2014. Ironically, I preached that sermon both times in November. Now in November 2017, I want to make the manuscript of it available to you.
The harassment, violation and even destruction of girls and women continues unabated in our world. In the United States, it is winked at and even celebrated from the football field to the White House. We now have officials in Alabama using Jesus and his parents as an excuse for molestation. But Christian fundamentalists are not the only problem. There are atheist comedians who are as bad or worse. I leave you with this first sentence of my sermon, Gendercide:
Jesus counter-acted the obliteration of women.
I hope you will take the time to read it, share it and then on Sunday, join us in worship where we believe in the equality and power of women; women serve in our church as deacons, ministers, teachers and trustees. We remember that it was a woman to whom the Resurrected Christ first appeared and trusted with the mystery of his victory over death and obliteration. ~See you Sunday