For whatever reason, it is always a surprise to me, when someone points out that women cannot be pastors. Over the years, there have been few occasions in which someone says this directly to me. Usually, it is said to one of my parishioners, and usually, they do not know how, or with what to respond. At the very least, the statement is off-putting to a person, who is in practice, a member of a church, whose pastor is a woman. It is because of this awkwardness that I am writing this......