Australia, the land of blokes and sheilas, was surprisingly progressive, and shortly after Federation the government passed an act to allow women to both vote and stand in the 1903 federal election.
In fact, Australia was the first country to allow women to run for parliament.
It’s sad that the leadership of Lutheran Germans who came to this country, as a result of world conflict, still haven’t adapted to the more progressive attitudes of the nation at large. It’s a wonderful example of irrelevance to the rest of the nation.
This collection of photos and cartoons, while humorous and telling, is cause for ongoing grief for women in the LCA who are deemed unfit for pastoral leadership. The longer this situation remains, the less relevant the LCA becomes.