Theoretically at least, a verse from Leviticus had as much weight as a command from Jesus. This kind of Bible reading has dangerous consequences.
There is a difference between being “allowed” a vote and being listened to. There is a difference between being tolerated in a position, and being valued for the unique contributions to leadership only you bring.
When the focus is shifted to “okay, but how does this affect us?” it misses the whole point of who it truly affects.
We are living, sentient beings, full of life and wonder, and the way we treat each other should go some way in to reflecting that wonder.
"It feels wonderful to have an altar again."