It is clear that during the early Christian era women served as deacons, priests, bishops, apostles, teachers, and prophets. It wasn’t until the fourth century that dominant Christian leaders, all men, twisted and distorted Holy Scriptures to perpetuate their ascendant positions within the religious hierarchy.

–Ex-president and noted church historian Jimmy Carter channeling Dan Brown in his speech to the World Parliament of Re;igions

(Via Midwest Conservative Journal.)