Saturday, October 17, 2009

Carter quits Baptists

President Jimmy Carter has quit the Baptist church:

Said President Carter
" 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. This was in conflict with my belief - confirmed in the holy scriptures - that we are all equal in the eyes of God."

I don't see why the our President needed to concern himself over conflict with "the holy scriptures." Good gosh, rational thinking and common sense are certainly enough to lead anyone to knowing that all people are deserving of a fair shake.

...and by the way, why in the world do we designate between some soldiers being "just soldiers" while others are "... deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service." ??? (Preachers, paid by the government? Dat don't seem right, do it?)


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