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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 09:18 AM
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The Original Sin
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But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.St. Paul

Hardly anyone noticed this summer when former president Jimmy Carter explained why he had decided to leave the Baptist Church. However painful and difficult, wrote Carter in an essay that appeared in the Guardian, his break with the denomination to which he had belonged for sixty years had begun to seem like the only possible response to past opinions expressed and codified by the Southern Baptist Convention. It was an unavoidable decision when the conventions leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be subservient to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors, or chaplains in the military service. This was in conflict with my beliefconfirmed in the holy scripturesthat we are all equal in the eyes of God.

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