ATLANTA (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter says much of the discrimination and abuse suffered by women around the world is attributable to a belief “that women are inferior in the eyes of God.”
Carter said such teachings by “leaders in Christianity, Islam and other religions” allow men to beat their wives and deny women their fundamental rights as human beings.
The former president made the remarks Wednesday at a gathering of human rights activists and religious leaders from more than 20 countries at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Carter said he doesn’t fault religions for oppressing women, but blames men who selectively interpret the Bible and other scriptures. He suggested there are other, more flexible interpretations.
Carter called mistreatment of women “the most serious and all pervasive and damaging human rights abuse on Earth.”
Is this guy for real? Oh Lord, unfortunately he is.
Sorry to inform the former Dork-in-Chief, but Islam is the religion that abuses and denigrates women. There aren’t a lot of stories of Christians killing their daughters to preserve family honor. Or Christian men cutting the noses off their wives to make them “too ugly for anyone else.”
April 7th, 2011 at 4:00 PM
“. And to lump them together, as stupid did, is WRONG too.”
That describes to a T the Jimmy Carter I remember. I noticed he mentioned the Bible directly but not the Koran. He was worthless as a President and he is dangerous as an ex-President.
April 7th, 2011 at 4:18 PM
Like a friend of mine just emailed me and said – “He threw Christians under the bus.”
Obama is as bad as Carter ever was but the difference is that Carter is still alive and still creating havoc around the world. we are looking at another generation of stupid when Obama is finally out of office. my God!!!!!!
April 7th, 2011 at 2:42 PM
You know I keep thinking Obama is the worst president ever. And then Jimmy keeps popping up.
April 7th, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Jimmy Carter’s greatest hits:
“I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.”
“I can’t deny I’m a better ex-president than I was a president.”
“War and good health are incompatible.”
“I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years…”
“We are completely in bed with the Israelis to the detriment of the wellbeing of the Palestinians.”
“In the year 2000 this solar water heater behind me, which is being dedicated today, will still be here supplying cheap, efficient energy…” (Speech upon installing solar panel in White House’s roof, June 20, 1979. Ironically, the solar panel would later dismantled by Ronald Reagan and really ended up in a science museum in China.)
April 7th, 2011 at 12:55 PM
The real point behind this post and his statements is moral relativism: Make no judgements – we are all tolerant of different cultures and accepting of them, even if they stone women, mutilate them facially and genitally, even if you run them over with a car or shoot them or behead them – this is all okay because we can’t judge other cultures. There is no right or wrong. Nothing is black and white. Evil and good do not exist.
That is moral relativism which is manifest in political correctness.
I used to be like that. I used to say “whatever trips your trigger is no business of mine” as long as it wasn’t illegal and it didn’t hurt me directly. Well, that’s wrong. I was wrong and it got to the point that I could no longer just accept some of the things that many people were doing in their private lives. It was tearing my soul apart – to sound corny.
If your religion prohibits alcohol or playing cards or dancing or caffeine – I can accept that that is your life choice. But I cannot accept maiming and killing a woman (or man) for adultery or theft.
Some things are just WRONG. Some things are simply EVIL.
Christians do NOT advocate any thing like this. And to lump them together, as stupid did, is WRONG too.
April 7th, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Jumping jehoozafax (sp), was Carter on that video you posted yesterday Roxy?
I can’t help but think that he is one horse that should have been sent to the glue factory by now.
April 7th, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Carter is an imbecile.
His comments are typical of liberals that are out of their freaking mind.
Please go away Jimmy, pls,pls pls.