Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jimmy Carter's message: the fight continues against male-sanctioned female submission

From Australia-

What do Southern Baptists in the United States have in common with the Anglican Diocese of Sydney? They both require women to submit to their husbands.

What is going on?

Six years ago, former US president and noted evangelical Christian Jimmy Carter wrote about his difficult decision to withdraw from membership of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention over its rejection of women in leadership. He could no longer stomach his church's view that women were inferior to men by edict of God.

This newspaper published his piece in July 2009. At Easter this year it suddenly went viral, and is still going strong. Last time I looked it had 362,000 Facebook shares and 651 tweets.

Surprising? Perhaps not. In 2015, reactionary Christians are not only still preaching female submission but have hardened their stance in recent times.

More here-

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