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Jimmy Carter: Jesus 'Would Approve of Gay Marriage' and Some Abortions, Too

He was considered the nation's most religious president – which proves sometimes people are right to mistrust religion. Jimmy Carter said this week, "I believe Jesus would approve of gay marriage." He added that Jesus would not approve of abortion "unless it was because of rape or incest or if the mother's life was in danger." "I think Jesus would encourage any sort of love affair that was honest and sincere, and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don't think that gay marriage damages anyone else," he said. Carter admitted "I don't have any verse in Scripture" to support the view during an interview with Marc Lamont Hill (a radical leftist who admires cop-killers) on HuffPost Live. "That's just my own personal belief." But his open-mindedness has its limits. "The only thing I would draw a line on, I wouldn't be in favor of the government being able to force a local church congregation to perform gay marriages if they didn't want to," he said. The line was familiar. In 2012, Carter announced that he supported same-sex "marriage" just after he published his own study Bible, the NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter. He said at the time in a separate interview with The Huffington Post that he drew the line "maybe arbitrarily" at preventing the government from forcing its way into the sanctuary. He added that "there is some fallibility in the writings of the Bible," because it was "written down by human beings deprived of modern day knowledge." Apostasy has been one of Carter's long-term interests. He and Bill Clinton helped found and promote the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in hopes of creating an "inclusive" alternative to the Southern Baptist Convention, though it has never come close to rivaling the SBC. In the more recent HuffPo interview, Carter boasts that he still teaches Sunday School every Sunday that he is home in Plains, Georgia. (Note to Jimmy: Next week, lead a study on James 3:1). Jimmy Carter doesn't understand the Bible any better than he understands the U.S. government or foreign relations. Unfortunately, this particular error carries an infinitely higher penalty.  


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