I have been on the fringes of Primary for years, so the policy that men ought not be teaching Primary classes alone make some sense–personally, I think we should be two deep regardless of gender. Obviously, we want our children to be safe.

Yet, if I were a man, I think I would have a hard time with this as that gender has been singled-out as dangerous. In essence, my church is telling men that they cannot be trusted by virtue of their gender.

I would have a really hard time with that. I am not sure it would make me leave the church, or anything, but I think it possible that I would turn down a call to serve in Primary. Really, if you feel I need to have an escort to teach 7-year-olds, maybe I just shouldn’t.

What do you think? Is this a fair requirement? Does it bother you?