I dunno, I grew up Orthodox and it was accepted that the priest's wife was almost on a par with him as a part of the church leadership, but responsible for different aspects of church life. Sure, this could be code for free labor, but the position also came with tons of authority and status.
I guess it just doesn't seem surprising. Single pastors finding it hard to find jobs in which marriage counseling is one of the big responsibilities of the job? Might as well be vegan chefs finding it hard to be hired as steakhouse cooks. Non-smokers finding jobs in tobacco shops. Teetotalers recommending wines.
Note that these same-gender acts are a result of idolatry, not the cause of God's anger. Once again, as in the Old Testament, when Paul uses the word "nature" he "apparently refers only to homosexual acts indulged in by those he considered to be otherwise heterosexually inclined; acts which represent a voluntary choice to act contrary to their ordinary sexual appetite." Paul is referring to people who have "exchanged" or "giv[en] up" their true -and therefore heterosexual -nature. The words "exchanged" and "gave up" clearly indicate that these were people presumed to be heterosexual by "nature" who were turning their backs on their true nature.
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