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  1. Gina B

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    Should only men be allowed to moderate the BB? As a guy do you think you're less likely to take a female moderator seriously when she asks you to calm down or to edit one of your posts?
    What about the entire baptist board? Do you feel the women should be more separate from the men?

    I'm just curious as to your thoughts on it. I've been on a lot of boards. On some the men are just as hard on the women as they are on the men, on some the men treat them more gently, on one the women can either post in the women's section or not at all unless unless it's a simple comment or question, but forget about disagreeing with a man, if you do you risk suspension or being kicked off for your unChristlike attitude.
    I've swallowed my pride and posted on all types. Ok, not really, I got almost kicked off the last one and that I didn't get kicked off was an accident, the owner didn't get the sarcasm in my apology and took it seriously. Ha! I never posted again though because, well, they don't seem to like me fer some reason. [​IMG]
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  2. Jim1999

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    I think the question has little meaning on this Board. Respect is generally shown to the ladies, with a few exceptions. Doesn't matter to me who the moderator is.

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  3. donnA

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    Not sure why a woman would not be able to disagree with a man. I guess they would have to kick me off then. If I disagree and think something is not biblical I'm going to say so. I'm sure they would dislike me a lot more.
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    Certainly, women should NOT moderate the Pastor's boards or any board that would be perceived as such.

    I agree with Jim1999. I don't see that as a problem here. The people who do not respond to a request to calm down most probably would have ignored that plea from a man or woman.

    I feel very 'respected and protected' here. Once a gentleman posted a slightly terse reply when I cut and pasted something political without checking it out first. I quickly removed it and apologized and he posted several posts assuring me that he hoped he had not hurt my feelings and really was not meaning to sound harsh.

    So, Gina, I don't see that as a problem here!
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  5. Gina B

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    I don't see it as a problem either. [​IMG] Don't get me wrong!
    But other people may think differently, that's why I ask. Like that one board for example! Some of the male posters on here post here, and a number of pastors. It's a board for IFB/KJV's and they would seem to think it's a MAJOR problem, I want to see how widespread this attitude is among Baptists, particulary IFB's. I probably should have posted this in the fundamental baptist forum, but I wanted to get everyone's opinions. [​IMG]
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  6. Jim1999

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    I am a retired Baptist minister and I sit almost every Sunday under a female minister at our Anglican Church.......even though my Baptist group will not ordain women.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. Charlotte Marcel

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    I think sometimes groups of people misinterpret the Bible and try to use it to justify their own agenda.

    Do you let it deter you when you know you are not liked? I think ,that above all is the vast difference between men and woman...woman let things like that mean something. While men don't at least to my knowledge let something like that change their actions whatsoever. Is it self-confidence? Woman seem to back down more easily, while men usually don't.

    This is just a personal observation. Don't play into the mind games Gina. If you want to play with the big boys, pull yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. That's what a man would do, he sure wouldn't worry about peple "liking" him or not.

    God Bless You,
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  8. I Am Blessed 24

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    I have not been a member of any other forums so I can only speak for this one. I don't see it as a problem here.

    If a moderator gives me a warning or asks me to remove something from a post, I will do it whether it's a man or a woman.

    They have both been given the authority to be a moderator and they can ban you regardless of their gender!

    JMHO,
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    Since this ain't anybody's church--per se--I'm gonna go along with what Diane said--don't matter to me--except on the Pastoral threads!

    Gina--I've been readin' Star Wars novels a lot lately--and have seen all the movies---they had this lady on Episode II who was a "Changer"--just a question--can you change yourself into Judge Judy just in case WebMaster "wants" you to moderate somethin'--just wonderin'--my sister is a "changer"--she'll change her mind about every 15 minutes!!

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  10. Terry_Herrington

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    If a man cannot be corrected by a woman he has a problem with authority. I doubt very seriously that this man would listen to a man moderator either, unless forced to do so.

    Before you wear out your keyboards telling me that women are to be in subjection to men, let me say, a woman is to be in subjection to her own husband. My wife is not under the authority of any other man than myself.

    Also, some men think that being in subjection means to be the slave of; this is not the case. It simply means that the man is ultimately responsibile for the family decisions, as far as God is concerned. My wife is in subjection to me, but she also works outside the house. While at work she is in subjection to her boss, be it a man or a woman.

    I have worked for women in the past and do feel that they are capable of making good, authoratitave choices, and they deserve the same respect that any man would receive in the same position.

    Long live Women's Liberation (just kidding).
     
  11. Baptist Believer

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    Nope. Women are equally as qualified as men to moderate all of the various forums.

    As someone who is comfortable with myself as a man and respects (and genuinely likes women), I take women seriously in all aspects of life. I have learned much from women and would be much poorer if I just listened to men.

    I’m fine with women serving throughout the board, even the “pastor’s forums” :eek: If pastors think they are above their people, they aren’t following the example of Jesus who lived a life of servanthood. Pastors need to be able to take correction from both men and women, even if their correctors are not ordained.

    I have absolutely no respect for a pastor who believes he or she is somehow more “spiritual” than the rest of us.

    Since almost all of us (except for those who are married to other BB members) know each other “virtually”, we are separate. Only our thoughts and opinions commingle here.

    Unfortunately I often come across pretty hard when discussing issues – especially when it involves something controversial I know quite a bit about. I do not make distinctions in my response based on the gender of the person I am responding to (women are worthy equals in my eyes), but it has taken some of our more sensitive ladies by surprise. (I have often had to apologize when I realized I had offended.)

    The day the BaptistBoard does that will be my last day here. :rolleyes: :(

    When that happens, you’re not dealing with men… you dealing with overgrown boys with no self-esteem and loads of arrogance. :mad: :rolleyes:

    Sister, we like you here and hope you continue posting away!

    And don’t forget to tell me when I’m wrong. (It’s been known to happen once or twice.) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Gina B

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    Thank you Baptist Believer. [​IMG]
    I was a bit taken back by the one board I mentioned that almost banned me for giving my opinion on something a pastor said and I've kinda thought about it ever since. I know it's common in a few churches, and wondered how many of those people who think like that might be on here and just don't really say it.
    But the response from the men so far has been great! [​IMG]
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    You brought up a good point Gina and I commend you for that... If we put a woman as a moderator in the Calvin/Arminian Debate Forum maybe we could get the brethren to tone it down a little... Hey it's a thought... Would one of you moderator ladies like to volunteer :rolleyes:

    I felt if this board was only compiled of men this place would turn into a free for all. I agree Women should bring themselves into subjection to their husbands... Don't forget ladies that he is the head.

    That is so true my christians brothers but let us not forget what holds the head in place... It is the neck... I may be the head but my wife Charlotte that I bid farewell to yesterday was my NECK... She kept this head out of many unfortunate situations in life with her strong neck and heart. There are many ladies baptist and otherwise on here that post with their heart and turn the head where it's suppose to be looking... AT JESUS... If we could have it the way we wanted it maybe a female and male moderator team in the difficult areas of the board... Just a thought... I thank all the lady moderators and posters on here... It is said it's a mans world but where would we be without our better part [​IMG] ... Brother Glen [​IMG] & Sister Charlotte [​IMG]
     
  14. Wisdom Seeker

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    Bro. Glen, my grandmother used to say "He might be the head, but I'm the neck that turns the head"

    I don't want the job of moderator of anything. It was offered to me a long time ago, but after a few days of prayer, God gave me a very clear and resounding answer of "NO". I can get egomaniacal with too much power. I have my issues. [​IMG]

    In Christ,
    Laurenda

    P.S. my grandmother's middle name is Charlotte. ;)
     
  15. Gina B

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    Haha Tynedale, I'll go whip them guys in the cal/arm forum into shape anyday I'm asked! :D
    Oh wait, you meant someone to be nice. :eek:
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