Our Coptic Orthodox church here in Albuquerque still meets in an individual home (at least until January, when the new church building will be ready, God willing). A woman even lives there full time in the house, since it is, after all, her house. She does not, however, officiate at the liturgy.
Such opinions are pure (wrong) speculation, as there is no proof otherwise, just twisted pseudo-historical inference. Remember a few months ago when everyone was up in arms after some "scholar" claimed to have found evidence of homosexual marriages blessed by the Church? This is more of the same. There is a certain substratum of academia that is actively hostile to religion, especially Christianity, and this one of the more covert ways that they seek to destroy it. Don't buy into it.