After 60+ years, Pres. Jimmy Carter has announced himself at odds with the Southern Baptist Church. He said the decision was "unavoidable" after church leaders prohibited women from being ordained & insisted they be 'subservient to their husbands.' Said Carter "At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime."
The Nobel Peace Prize 2002 was awarded to Jimmy Carter "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development".
Haiti — Former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn are leading a mission of hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers in the town of Leogane. The town was the epicenter of the quake in 2009. Many people there still have no home or live in terrible conditions.The Carters were both taking an active part in the construction of 100 one-room houses on 14 acres. This is the 88-year-old president's second trip to Haiti since the quake and third since 2009.