Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jimmy Carter leaves the Southern Baptist Church

Today Jimmy Carter announced he was leaving the Southern Baptist Church because he doesn’t agree with its treatment of women. He has been a member of this church for over 60 years.

Said Carter in an essay:
At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.

It just goes to show you; really good men can be President. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. He may not have been a man who was the best President but as President, he was the best man. He's done for others his whole life. I'm not sure another Prseident has done so much for people with his bare hands after he left office.

Way to go Jimmy Carter!

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