In Pursuit of Women Rights Rather Than Organized Religion

First a Big Questions, hour long talk show about what different religions are doing to women rights and gender equality:

The panelists in the following debate are Archbishop John Onaiyekan, MP Ann Noreen Widdecombe, Late Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry, an English actor, comedian and writer. The topic of the debate is: The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World?

Towards the end of the debate MP Ann Noreen Widdecombe, who is a British politician, author and television personality, offers a convoluted logic why women can be MPs but not priests; the specific question is tackled at 1:20:50 in the timeline:

Additional reading suggested by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times:

The elephant in the room in many such debates is what had been beautifully identified by Jesus himself: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5)

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