Rutherford: Ladies have the Right to Vote in the Church

Rutherford argues that ladies have the right to vote in ecclesiastical elections, as the right of election of officers belongs to the Body of Christ, every member of it.  Such voting is not an act of ruling.  Rev. Fentiman compares Rutherford’s position to that of Thomas M’Crie’s justly famous letter arguing for head-of-household voting. 

Ladies have the Right to Vote in Ecclesiastical Elections  1644  2 pages, from The Due Right of Presbyteries, pp. 476-77, with a 3 page Introduction by Rev. Travis Fentiman