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Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women

28 Mar

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After more than 60 years together, Jimmy Carter has announced himself at odds with the Southern Baptist Church — and he’s decided it’s time they go their separate ways. Via Feministing, the former president called the decision “unavoidable” after church leaders prohibited women from being ordained and insisted women be “subservient to their husbands.”

“The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world”

via Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women.

How many people does the LCA need to watch leaving before eyes are opened?  When will congregations start to take initiatives of their own?

In this time of Lent, Lord forgive those who abuse women in the name of religion in all churches.

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in sociology, theology

 

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One response to “Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women

  1. lcamyopinion

    March 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    amen amen amen

     

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