Testify, Jimmy

Longtime readers know that my objections to organized religion span a number of issues, but nothing irks me more than the patriarchal insistence on subjugating women.  So my heart fluttered with delight and gratitude when I read this editorial, in which the famously devout humanitarian and former president, Jimmy Carter, tells the Southern Baptist church where to stick its patriarchy.

Thanks to bosefius for the link.

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10 thoughts on “Testify, Jimmy

  1. I always thought Jimmy Carter was too good a person to be a politician, but this kind of decency and candor is really unbelieveable!  He has always aimed at doing the right thing, and for the most part he’s been villified for it.  I hate to think of the nasty slams he’ll take for this article.  Jerry Fallwell must be turning over in his grave!

  2. Jimmy called me and ask why I severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention 15 years ago, and frankly, he’s being a bit of a copycat. Actually, many of his positions on various issues have pissed off the Southern Baptists for years and I’m thrilled to see him take this step. I have tremendous respect for President Carter. He is a humanitarian of the highest order and i applaud him.

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