Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: Failure Of Catholic Church To Ordain Women Is A Human Rights Abuse
Posted on 06/23/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT by markomalley
Its not news when irrelevant people spout irrational opinions, because it happens nearly all the time, but hey its been a slow day.
Lets get right to it. This week the Carter Centers Mobilizing Faith for Women conference will ask the question, Can religion be a force for womens rights instead of a source of womens oppression? Whats your answer?
Well, religion can be, and I think theres a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great religions, the major religions, have discriminated against women in a very abusive fashion and set an example for the rest of society to treat women as secondary citizens. In a marriage or in the workplace or wherever, they are discriminated against. And I think the great religions have set the example for that, by ordaining, in effect, that women are not equal to men in the eyes of God.
This has been done and still is done by the Catholic Church ever since the third century, when the Catholic Church ordained that a woman cannot be a priest for instance but a man can. A woman can be a nurse or a teacher but she cant be a priest. This is wrong, I think. As you may or may not know, the Southern Baptist Convention back now about 13 years ago in Orlando, voted that women were inferior and had to be subservient to their husbands, and ordained that a woman could not be a deacon or a pastor or a chaplain or even a teacher in a classroom in some seminaries where men are in the classroom, boys are in the classroom. So my wife and I withdrew from the Southern Baptist Convention primarily because of that
In the Islamic world that varies widely depending on what the regime is in the capital. Sometimes they try to impose very strict law, misquoting I think the major points of the Quran, and they ordain that a woman is inferior inherently. Ten year old girls can be forced to marry against their wishes, and that women can be treated as slaves in a marriage, and that a woman cant drive an automobile, some countries dont let women vote, like Saudi Arabia.
Yeah, the Catholic Church is just like the Islam religion in how women are treated. Practically indistinguishable. And in case he was unclear, later in the interview, Jimmy mentions the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
How can mobilizing religious communities for womens rights produce results?
To repeat myself in a way, I think that what the major religious leaders say is used by others who discriminate against women as justification for their human rights abuse. For instance if an employer, who might be otherwise enlightened, if he is a religious person and he sees that, he might be a Catholic, and a Catholic does not let women be priests, then why should he pay his women employees an equal pay [as men]?
In the United States that prevails all over. We have an average now of about 70% that a woman earns compared to a 100% that a man earns for doing the same job. And very few of the corporate boards have I think 50% women. Very few of them. And of course we have a very few percentage of women in our House of Representatives and in our Senate. We never yet had a woman president, but I think thats going to come in the near future. But I think in general terms this is a very derogating thing.
It is much worse in some of the third world countries where genital cutting is condoned and girls are forced to marry when they are as young as 8 or 10 years old and they have no voice in who their husband might be or when they get married. And you see the extreme case with Al Qaeda and particularly with the Taliban in Afghanistan. So these are the kind of things that permeate society in a very general way and it afflicts almost every single community in America and almost throughout the world. There is a sense that women are not quite equal to men both politically and economically and in religious terms.
I love Jimmys logic here: since the Church doesnt ordain women, then Catholic employers will feel its okay to pay female employees less. Never mind that Catholic priests earn less than anybody else in the Church that makes too much sense. Then again, Jimmy rarely made sense anyway.
I suppose I should give him credit for acknowledging that genital cutting is worse than the Catholic Church not ordaining women. Of course genital cutting is worse, but in his mind and in the minds of so many people who think like him its only worse in degree, but not in kind.
Hey Jimmy! How come its bad to refuse women their choice to be a womynpreest, but its great to give them the choice to abort their unborn daughters? Splain that justice for me!
Jimmy Carter. Baptist. Nuff Ced.
Just a senile old liberal,offering up his opinion when not asked.He can’t possibly last much longer.
Hey!There’s nothing wrong with Baptists.
There’s a whole lot wrong with Carter.
this makes me think he is trying to retain the title of worst president ever
**I love Jimmys logic here: since the Church doesnt ordain women, then Catholic employers will feel its okay to pay female employees less. Never mind that Catholic priests earn less than anybody else in the Church that makes too much sense. Then again, Jimmy rarely made sense anyway**
LOL! at old Jimmy.
Too bad the good Carter brother died young.
Where does this man hide in between the times he pops up to spouse idiocy?
Baptists shouldn’t presume to tell Catholics how to run our Church.
I'd be a happy man if I were to wake up tomorrow morning and learned the worthless POC finally died of liver disease.
Failure to abort after 20 weeks, too.
Jimmy’s a hater, which is why he thinks that everybody else is.
Hillary Flammond: My uncle was born in America.
Nick Rivers: Oh, really?
Hillary Flammond: But he was one of the lucky ones. He managed to escape in a balloon during the Jimmy Carter presidency.
Such a nosey old coot venturing where angels fear to tread. Roslynne is the more sane one.
Carter doesn’t speak for Baptists.He babbles all on his own.
-— Hey!Theres nothing wrong with Baptists. Theres a whole lot wrong with Carter. ——
Don’t worry. I’m not holding him against you. His real religion is progressivism, just like Pelosi, et. al.
Hey he couldn’t keep quiet once 0 declared Catholic schools divisive.
Former President Carter, a longtime Sunday school teacher, is walking away from the Southern Baptists because of the churchs stance on equality for women.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published today, Carter says Southern Baptist leaders reading the Bible out of context led to the adoption of increasingly rigid views.
Im familiar with the verses they have quoted about wives being subjugated to their husbands, he told the paper. In my opinion, this is a distortion of the meaning of Scripture. I personally feel the Bible says all people are equal in the eyes of God. I personally feel that women should play an absolutely equal role in service of Christ in the church.
So, yeah, don't blame the Baptists for him.
Carter is trying to maintain his claim to the worst president ever.
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