Jimmy Carter made some powerful statements on how religion is used to subjugate women:
“The most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls . . . largely caused by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare, unfortunately following the example set during my lifetime in the United States.”
Carter and his wife, Roselyn have traveled to 145 countries and have seen first-hand how poorly women are treated in different regions throughout the world. Carter has even remarked that:
“women are treated more equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion.”' --
I love this man...he's religious but unafraid to call out injustice, understanding that religion is used to deny women equal rights.
He could spend his days jetting to exotic locations but instead spends his time trying to make the world a better place for women and girls. Best President ever...