Here is a perfect example of why people think the church is a big joke!
This isn't about a "literal" interpretation of the Bible. Nobody interprets is in a literal sense at all points. If they did, they would still not be eating pork!
CNN.com - Sunday school teacher dumped for being female - Aug 21, 2006: "The minister of a church that dismissed a female Sunday School teacher after adopting what it called a literal interpretation of the Bible says a woman can perform any job -- outside of the church.
The First Baptist Church dismissed Mary Lambert on August 9 with a letter explaining that the church had adopted an interpretation that prohibits women from teaching men. She had taught there for 54 years."