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November 2011 saw the ordination of several men from ALC at Concordia Chapel, Highgate, S.A. Small ribbons in support of women, who were not deemed suitable to join the men, were offered to those attending. A large number of people were happy to wear the ribbons, including faculty from ALC and parish clergy. A small card was also given to people stating:
As we celebrate this occasion with the church and the ordinands, there is sadness that, yet again, no women will be ordained. We invite you to wear this ribbon to the service and other celebrations as a gentle way of showing your support for the ordination of women.
Pastor Semmler laments the low number of men graduating from ALC, however, he demonstrates an intolerance for one obvious solution to the dilemma – the ordination of women.
The wearing of ribbons has been received enthusiastically by some. Perhaps they should become a permanent thing until women are finally ordained.