July 20, 2009

Why Jimmy Carter Left The Southern Baptist Church

Category: Opinion — jerry @ 5:19 am

As he explains:

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.

I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention’s leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be “subservient” to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service.

This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief….[Rest of his statement]

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  1. This post is featured on Angie the Anti-Theist Sunday School

    Comment by Angie Jackson — July 26, 2009 @ 10:20 am

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