A Feminine Genius Responds to Jimmy Carter

Posted at Catholic Insight

Joan of ArcJimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, is making the rounds of the major media outlets and talk shows pedaling his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. The description on Amazon.ca reads in part:  “A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse.”

Of course, Mr. Carter takes special  aim at the Catholic Church, accusing us of suppressing women because we don’t allow them to become priests. In the process, he shows his complete ignorance of all things Catholic. In an interview on MSNBC, he opined that in the Catholic Church,  “women are not qualified to have an equal role in the service of God as men. And of course, men all over the world take this as a proof that they can abuse their wives or pay less pay.”

I wrote a response to Mr. Carter on my blog at Catholic Insight. I invite you to read it over there.


Photo Source: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Bayonne, France; Statue of Jeanne d’Arc in the Guardian Angels’ Chapel of the cathedral.






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9 Responses to A Feminine Genius Responds to Jimmy Carter

  1. abcinsc says:

    Good for you! It’s maddening to have proven idiots like Carter take center stage and make money off their stupidity. Thank you for challenging him.

    • You’re welcome, Art. He’s exercising his free speech, I guess.

      • Biltrix says:

        What Art said… Thanks, Terry.

        I really need to bite my tongue when it comes to Jimmy Carter. He was Gov. of my home state of Georgia before he was president of the US. His track record in both competencies speaks for the man’s inability to relate to the real world. It does not seem to matter to him that his ideas don’t square with reality.

  2. Catherine M. J. Evans says:

    Nicely said. Someone tell Former President Jimmy Carter that Catholic women (and laymen) are common priests, prophets and kings. That the babies that are baptized and take communion come from us. That not all men are ordained priests and that doesn’t make them a problem. Good heavens!! Women can barely fulfill what they already have, those that are jealous of their fathers and brothers must have too much time on their hands, fiddling around with worry is the grass they perceive as greener on the otherside is pretty enough. Someone has no clue who an ordained priest is and the reason they think protestant communion is a symbol is because it is, we have Jesus real body and 3000 angels at each mass guard it and protestants just don’t so of course it is a symbol to them. Why doesn’t Jimmy put the proof where is big fat mouth, really is, and become a Catholic. Shut your trap Jimmy and I really mean that you oissed off Israel and now your pissin me off. Turn your thermostat down to 68○ and cool it.. Sounds like your book needs an apology to Catholic women everywhere. Jimmy, I don’t respect you now and want the US to get a little more formal because of this. You and Hillary are citizens now, act more like it. R.C. you’re being manipulated.

    • Catherine M. J. Evans says:

      I read part of his book and some interviews and still feel the same. However, he is trying to do a good thing so I can respect him for that. I don’t see how R.C. fits in except part of the foundation work. However, he did admit that the woman priest issue was not brought up when he wrote the Holy See while other issues were. I think he probably made rhetoric off the cuff remarks in his book because it was popular. I still feel he should become Catholic. I must admit I was upset that his loud unbridaled complaining in 2012 around the time of 9/11/2012 Embassy issue, Eygpt and Israel. Hillary had to leave the historic meeting with Burma to meet with Israel and smooth things over. John Kerry is dealing delicately right now to balance things and J.C.’s voice right now scares me on a worldwide level. His approach seems to have a 70s “most people get my drift” atttitude and that could distract from the important things he is saying.

  3. SaintlySages says:

    Abortionists act as if the human fetus were not a human person. But, if there is even the slightest chance that a human fetus is a human person, it would be reckless endangerment to harm it, just as it is reckless endangerment to fire a pistol into the air or in the direction of a crowd. Why are there laws prohibiting certain forms of reckless endangerment and not others?

  4. SR says:

    Job well done! Thanks for standing up for our Church and all of us. God Bless, SR

  5. Reblogged this on theraineyview and commented:
    I found this today, a few days after it was posted, and it says so much I’ve been trying to find the words for. Thank you, 8KAB.

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