They prayed as if girls are potentially good, but boys are potentially bad.
One of the petitions.
That the church will continue to appreciate the contributions of women.I guess it implies or presumes that the church could be in danger of ceasing to appreciate the contributions of women.
That little girls will grow up to be proud of their womanhood,Does that imply that without our prayers little boys might be likely to grow up disrespectful of women?
and that little boys will grow up to be respectful of women.
I looked through the publication, and found it consistent in its agenda or attitude of promoting females (which is not a bad thing), while it unfortunately also had an attitude of praying to“restrain” males in various ways from their possibly inherent “badness” towards women.
The sad and irritating irony is that this small city of Oceanside is the home of one of the world’s largest Marine bases, and has seen many males wounded, disfigured, crippled or killed in war.
I wish I had had the courage (or foolishness) to have added the following petition.
That little boys will grow up to be proud of their manhood,
and that little girls will grow up to be respectful of men.
If it’s good for the gander, it’s good for the goose. Equality, man!