"It is simply self-defeating for any community to discriminate against half its population."

Posted: 20 July 2009 in civil rights, feminism, human rights, religion, women's rights

Jimmy Carter stands up to his religion for his morals and women everywhere (h/t to Feministing):

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.

That is quite the example.

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