Walther published the following remark in Lehre und Wehre V. 12 (1866) p. 121:

Women’s Emancipation. In Massachusetts the Legislature has granted women the right to serve as preachers and to officiate weddings. Since women’s emancipation has not succeeded in the state, they have imposed it on the church. W[alther].

One response to “C. F. W. Walther Decries Women’s Emancipation”

  1. This is equivalent to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation where he freed the slaves in the South, where he had no jurisdiction, but left slavery intact in the northern states where he could have abolished it!

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