Jimmy Carter says the Catholic Church is guilty of human rights abuses because they do not ordain women. Politicians in the USA are eager to criticize Christians.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, lately American politicians apparently feel they can tell the Catholic church how they should function.
Now Jimmy Carter’s Catholic church comments over the weekend are being bandied about. Jimmy Carter was asked by Time whether ”religion can be a force for women’s rights instead of a source of women’s oppression.” Jimmy Carter’s response:
“I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. … 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. This has been done and still is done by the Catholic Church ever since the third century, when the Catholic Church ordained that a woman cannot be a priest for instance but a man can. A woman can be a nurse or a teacher but she can’t be a priest. This is wrong, I think…”
Jimmy Carter goes on to equate the Catholic Church’s all-male priesthood to a “human rights abuse.” It’s estimated there approximately 600 million Catholic women in the world, but none may apply for the priesthood. In 2008, the Vatican formally declared its policy of excommunication of women priests who completed ordination.