Walther on Feminism: Is American Christianity functioning as a state church?

"Women's emancipation is making more and more progress. As was to be expected, it is also penetrating the church in America. For as much as one boasts that America has no state church, as Germany does, but that church and state are strictly separated here, church and religion are often used here to achieve political ends, or political principles and measures are also applied in the ecclesiastical field. Evidence for this assertion is that recently, among others, in the penitentiary of Johnson County in the state of Kansas, a woman named Lydia Sexton, who belongs to the fellowship of the United Brethren, has been employed as a chaplain. " - C F W Walther

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