Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action for religions to stop using scripture to trample on women's rights.
He spoke about his new book out today, "A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski and responded to her question about what religion has to do with women's rights.
President Carter stressed that there is no room in Jesus' message for sexism:
"There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women. Never has a single word or action been alleged to him that would deprive women from their equal or superior rights..."
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Jimmy Carter Speaks Out On Religion And Equality For Women; Slams Sexist Biblical Interpretations: