Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I knew I always like that man. Former President Jimmy Carter recently gave sexism in religion a good thumping. Carter severed his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention:
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.
You can read the complete essay here.