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"The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority,"

7.20.2009



is unacceptable."

"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. This is in clear violation not just of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Moses and the prophets, Muhammad, and founders of other great religions - all of whom have called for proper and equitable treatment of all the children of God. It is time we had the courage to challenge these views."

- Jimmy Carter severes his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after six decades

Amen!

4 comments:

Bridget Beth said...

awesome!

Oh my gosh..off subject, but my word verification for putting this comment here is "bangs". What are the chances??!

Maryann said...

No way! That word verifier is creepy...

loverstreet said...

oh how i love jimmy carter. i always wondered about his connection to the SBC, but tried to justify that he was involved to challenge that group (by his own knowing or divine placement). anyhow, thank you for proclaiming female discrimination as unacceptable jimmy, both in word and deed.
my word verifier is not cool at all, btw. "deconlea"

Maryann said...

He's one of my favorites too.

One time I had a word verifier that was "kurdshat." Hands down, favorite.