God did not create a separate flock of clergy men and did not make them immediate decedents of God. It is from the so called lay men the clergy group is formed. No one is born as a clergy man, he is born as an ordinary man, his studies and special way of life has put him an elevated position as clergy and it is needless to hype that clergy men are superior and lay men are inferior. As clergymen are automatically in the ruling side they themselves make a distinction like clergy and lay people. It is just to strengthen their monopoly in the church.
Already the church is divided into maximum number of entities, we have hell lots of denominations and why then we have again a clergy and laity division. I don't think there is any major transformation happening in the process of one becoming the so called clergy from layman. I strongly believe that there is only an external difference that is the dress both the parties wear; the former wear religious habit and the latter civil.
Why we need to have Laity Voice at all. It itself means the laity is suppressed thus the laity needs to voice out against clergy. The laity needs to make its voice heard. So a subliminal message is being spread that the clergy is the ruling party. The true spiritual beings are the laity because they have simple faith whereas the clergy men are arriving at faith through their philosophical and theological pursuit thus hardly we can see any faith in them.
Wherever there is a hierarchy automatically corruptions, politics and hunger for power pop up. Jesus did not establish a separate flock as clergy it was just a need of the society, someone had to be there to initiate the prayer and other rituals for the particular community and in course of time it got formalized and a new group named clergy is formed.
What we need to become is basic human, being a Good Samaritan is the greatest spiritually. We preach a lot about charity but our eyes always remain closed towards our needy brethren. Church and clergy are just means for the end and our end is heaven. Let us not get hooked up with church and clergy. The church is always giving important for rules and rituals but we human beings are not for laws instead law should be for us.
Church has to get revolutionized. Church has to keep space with the changes and modernity. Jesus Christ was a revolutionary and the church should keep the human dignity always up not keeping believers divided like clergy and lay men. Both the parities can't remain as separate entities, instead both are complimenting each other. Therefore, both are equally important and decorate same status.