Discretion with the Bible is the better part of moralityLetters to the EditorSydney Morning HeraldNovember 28, 2005
The Reverend could have simply quoted the Bible to refute Linda Morris because Linda, as a woman, has nothing valuable to say and should limit her participation to asking her husband to explain things to her.
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).