Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage

In an interview with Marc Lamont Hill that aired on HuffPost Live, former President Jimmy Carter discussed his faith and being a born-again Christian.

During that discussion, he touched on two hot-button topics regarding faith — gay marriage and abortion.

When asked by Hill if Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter said he believed Jesus would.

“I believe Jesus would [approve],” Carter replied.

“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,” he added.

However, earlier in the interview, he said he didn’t think Jesus would approve of abortion.

“I have a hard time believing that Jesus would approve abortions unless it was because of rape or incest or if the mother’s life was in danger,” he said. “So I’ve had that struggle. I’ve had that struggle, but my oath of office was to obey the Constitution and the laws of this country as interpreted as the Supreme Court, so I went along with that.”

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