Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Jimmy Carter acts on discrimination against women in the Southern Baptist Convention

Former US President, Jimmy Carter has severed his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention after a recent announcement which discrimates against women in that denomination. Jimmy Carter has expressed his views here.

If you wish to express your appreciation to Jimmy Carter, you might care to write to him at The Carter Center.

I first read the news in The Age here. Please compare the difference between The Age headline and The Guardian/Observer headline. Definite downplay in The Age. As well, The Age left out these words:

"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status ..." (Article 2, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)

You might like to write to The Age at as I have done this morning:

Jimmy Carter’s resignation from the Southern Baptist Convention is welcomed by many women of faith around the world. Thank you to The Age for publishing the article from the Observer. What a pity however that The Age provided such an insignificant headline compared to the one in the on-line edition of The Guardian/Observer. Could I remind those responsible for this significant downgrading of the headline that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. The Observer is clearly on the side of the solution. The Age is clearly still part of the problem.


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