|"It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy...." |
ATLANTA (BP)--Two days after launching his bid to lead a new Baptist movement, Jimmy Carter’s leadership of the Carter Center was rejected by 14 members of his advisory board.
The 14 advisory board members at the former president’s human rights center resigned in protest Jan. 11, citing Carter's controversial book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," and his lopsided advocacy for the Palestinian cause, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
|"... Is any interest group to be penalized for participating in the free and open political process in America? Your book and recent comments suggest you seem to think so." |
|Resignation letter by 14 Carter Center advisory board members|
Carter and former President Bill Clinton announced their initiative Jan. 9 to unite moderate and liberal Baptists along issues that align with the Democratic Party’s political agenda. A proposed 2008 confab, “Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant,” will coincide with a U.S. presidential election year when Clinton’s wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D.-N.Y.), is a possible candidate.
The advisory board resignations are the latest departures of key figures from the Carter Center, founded by the former president and his wife on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta. Read More