The Courage to Change

A hero of mine since I was barely able to understand the vastness of the world, Jimmy Carter makes a major change in his life. He has decided leave to the Southern Baptist church after 60 years.


My decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when th e 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.

Thanks to the varied and wonderful Nag on the Lake


pattinase (abbott) said...

A hero of mine too and if we had listened to what he said in the seventies, we could have avoided some of today's pain.

Charlieopera said...

Wouldn’t it be nice if the current President felt the same way about equality and pushed for the rights of gays to marry rather than play that political pawn against equality?