Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, believes that Jesus Christ would have been in support of marriage equality.
The 39th US president, Jimmy Carter, who served 1977 to 1981, sat down with HuffPost Live to talk about his views on same-sex marriage, which are surprisingly liberal considering he is a 90 year-old baptist preacher now.
He told HuffPost, “I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture. … I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else.”
Carter, a democrat, has always been progressive though. In 2000, he made headlines for severing ties with the Southern Baptist Church over their opposition to female pastors. In 1973, he supported legalised abortion in spite of his “personal opposition” to the issue.
Jimmy Carter appeared on HuffPost in promotion of his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.
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