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Words of Wisdom

July 3, 2013 - Karin Elton
In this world today heroes are hard to find. Those Granite Mountain Hotshots come to mind and also former President Jimmy Carter, who has become a great humanitarian.

In an interview for Time magazine, Carter "calls on Catholics to accept female priests, America to denounce the death penalty and Obama to stay out of the Syrian war.”

He said religious people in power can be very influential. “I think there’s 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.”

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/06/23/jimmy-carter-a-sunday-interview/#ixzz2XzS16IZ8

 
 

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