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Defending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s new homemaking degree against critics he views as outside the mainstream, a Southern Baptist state newspaper editor suggested that women are hard-wired for work within the home. Gary Ledbetter, editor of the Southern Baptist Texan, said in an editorial he believes there is a “sexist” element to criticism of the […] Read More

CNN reported Thursday that Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary expects about 15 women in its inaugural class of a for-ladies-only bachelor’s degree specializing in homemaking. Paige Patterson, president of the Southern Baptist seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, defended the program, which has sparked controversy in recent days, on CNN’s evening news program “The Situation Room.” “It […] Read More

Paige and Dorothy Patterson defended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s controversial new homemaker degree on “Jerry Johnson Live,” a Dallas-based radio program hosted by Criswell College President Jerry Johnson. During the Aug. 15 broadcast, the Pattersons explained the program and attacked its critics. Southwestern President Paige Patterson, former president of Criswell, said that they “continue to […] Read More

Is it “God’s will” for women to stay at home? Robert Parham and Paige Patterson took up the issue Monday morning on “FOX & Friends.” “We should never claim for the Christian faith what the Bible does not claim for itself,” Parham stated (Watch is here). “The Bible offers many examples of women, who we […] Read More

Christian homemaking will save the Southern Baptist Convention and the nation, according to the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, one of the nation’s largest training schools for pastors. Paige Patterson announced at the SBC meeting in San Antonio that his school was offering an academic program to train women how […] Read More

Starting this fall Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a program in Christian homemaking, the seminary’s president said Tuesday. “We are moving against the tide in order to establish family and gender roles as described in God’s word for the home and the family,” seminary President Paige Patterson said in his prepared report to the […] Read More

Wives will not work outside the home, if Christian marriages follow biblical principles, said a Southern Baptist Convention official on the eve of the denomination’s annual meeting. “The wife should not be burdened with the necessity of working outside the home,” wrote Tom Elliff, chairman of the convention’s Council on Family Life, in the June […] Read More