Thursday, April 12, 2012
Holy Cow, Jimmy Carter sounds like an Anglican
Last week, I came across an interview with former American President Jimmy Carter. He said:
"I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God’s eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews -– everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.
"There are some things that were said back in those days –- Paul also said that women should not be adorned, fix up their hair, put on cosmetics, and that every woman who goes in a place of worship should have her head covered. Paul also said that men should not cut their beards and advocated against people getting married, except if they couldn’t control their sexual urges. Those kinds of things applied to the customs of those days. Every worshipper has to decide if and when they want those particular passages to apply to them and their lives."
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/president-jimmy-carter-bible-book_n_1349570.html