A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a female professor's claims that she was fired unlawfully from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's School of Theology. Leaders at the seminary maintain that women should not have authority over men, referencing an epistle in the Bible where Paul states: "I permit no woman to teach or have authority over a man" (1 Timothy 2:12). The professor, Sheri Klouda, says she is not surprised by the judge's ruling: "Generally speaking, federal courts try to avoid becoming entangled in matters dealing with religious institutions." The problem is that although there are anti-gender discrimination laws, religious institutions can protect their practices, even if they are discriminatory with regards to women. Of course the real question is, if this case involved another religious institution and not the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. (and the religion of our President—and Britney!), would the outcome, and media attention, have been different? [CBS News]