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Jesus says cockpit is no place for women

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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WestJet pilot Carey Steacy (CTV)


A Canadian airline pilot said that she was shocked after receiving a recent note that cited the Bible as a reason flying airplanes were “no place for a woman.”

WestJet pilot Carey Steacy told CTV that crews were cleaning the aircraft after a flight from Calgary to Victoria on Sunday, and they found the note from a passenger named “David” written on a napkin.

“The cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman,” the note said. “A woman being a mother is the most honour, not as ‘captain.’”

“PS I wish Westjet [sic] could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight,” he continued, observing that his views were “not PC.”

“It made me feel sad. It was just surprising,” Steacy recalled. “I can’t believe that there’s people that still think that way.”

In a post on Facebook, Steacy wrote that the passenger had been “welcome to deplane when you heard I was a ‘fair lady.’ You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. ”

The WestJet passenger’s note also pointed to a Bible verse, Proverbs 31, which many Christians believe defines the “perfect” woman as a wife who works in the home.

North Carolina writer Aubry Smith explained how the meaning of the passage became tainted for her after a male mentor forced her to learn it as a teenager.

“A Proverbs 31 woman forgoes her career and life’s aspirations for childbearing and child rearing,” she wrote. “A Proverbs 31 woman keeps a perfectly pristine house – in high heels and pearls.”

“Proverbs 31 woman acquiesces to her husband’s every wish. She is quiet and meek, never opinionated, and yet – a tigress in the bedroom,” Smith added. “A Proverbs 31 woman knits, crochets, and cross-stitches. She decorates like Martha Stewart and actually succeeds in her Pinterest crafts. A Proverbs 31 woman weighs 110 pounds and has perfect country-singer hair.”

Watch the video below from CTV, broadcast March 4, 2013.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/05/passenger-tells-female-airline-captain-bible-says-cockpit-is-no-place-for-a-woman/


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143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Geez..barefoot, and pregnant...blah, blah, blah.

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 8:03 AM
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If we we're meant to fly we'd been born with wings
jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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Did Jesus change his name to David?

 

m.garcia21
by Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM
How did they get jesus says a woman shouldnt be in a cock pit from some dude named david writting a sexist note. And proverbs doesnt say all that shit. They take shit too far.
VoodooVixen
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:56 PM
I always cringed when we studied that passage.
VoodooVixen
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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Who can find* a woman of worth?a
Far beyond jewels is her value.
11
Her husband trusts her judgment;
he does not lack income.
12
She brings him profit, not loss,*
all the days of her life.
13
She seeks out wool and flax
and weaves with skillful hands.
14
Like a merchant fleet,*
she secures her provisions from afar.
15
She rises while it is still night,
and distributes food to her household,
a portion to her maidservants.
16
She picks out a field and acquires it;
from her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17
She girds herself with strength;
she exerts her arms with vigor.*
18
She enjoys the profit from her dealings;
her lamp is never extinguished at night.*
19
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her fingers ply the spindle.*
20
She reaches out her hands to the poor,
and extends her arms to the needy.
21
She is not concerned for her household when it snows—
all her charges are doubly clothed.
22
She makes her own coverlets;
fine linen and purple are her clothing.
23
Her husband is prominent at the city gates
as he sits with the elders of the land.*
24
She makes garments and sells them,
and stocks the merchants with belts.
25
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and laughs at the days to come.*
26
She opens her mouth in wisdom;
kindly instruction is on her tongue.
27
She watches over* the affairs of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband, too, praises her:
29
“Many are the women of proven worth,
but you have excelled them all.”
30
Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting;
the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.*
31
Acclaim her for the work of her hands,
and let her deeds praise her at the city gates.
ThreeKidsEnough
by on Mar. 6, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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I'm a Christian, but the Book of Proverbs was written in a totally different time and culture. This guy is stuck in the 4th century BC! More power to her! As long as a woman--or man, for that matter--is competant, that's all that matter--in ANY field.
PamR
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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mcdun
by Humboldt California on Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:24 PM

“A Proverbs 31 woman knits, crochets, and cross-stitches. She decorates like Martha Stewart and actually succeeds in her Pinterest crafts. A Proverbs 31 woman weighs 110 pounds and has perfect country-singer hair.”

Those are direct quotes from the bible, by the way. LOL 

Proud2baMuslim
by Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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That was really stupid and unintelligent thing for the passenger to say but it's just as stupid that she gives a fuck about what some nobody who she doesn't know has to say. I wish my biggest problem in life was worrying about what some one whether I know them or not said about me.

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