Lifelong Baptist Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would Support Same-Sex Marriage (VIDEO)

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At 90-years-old, former President Jimmy Carter is still actively fighting for human rights across the globe and rejects any sect of Christianity that supports discrimination against other human beings.

In 2000, Carter made waves when he decided to leave the Southern Baptist Convention, an organization which continues to condemn homosexuality on its website.

“We affirm God’s plan for marriage and sexual intimacy – one man, and one woman, for life. Homosexuality is not a “valid alternative lifestyle.” The Bible condemns it as sin,” the SBC wrote.

Fifteen years later, the US Supreme Court ruled last month that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, thus making marriage equality legal nationwide. And Jimmy Carter couldn’t be happier about the decision.

On Tuesday, during an interview with Huff Post Live, Carter told Marc Lamont Hill that he believes Jesus would approve of same-sex marriage, saying that there are no Bible verses in which Jesus actually condemns same-sex unions.

“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.”

Here’s the video via Huffington Post.

Indeed, nowhere in the Bible does Jesus ever criticize homosexuality. Instead, Jesus urges people to “love one another” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s commonly known as the “Golden Rule,” something most conservative “Christians” fail to practice today.

This isn’t the first time Carter has expressed this belief either. Last September, “the world’s most famous Sunday School teacher” received a question about how his religious convictions shape his views on the LGBT community’s struggle for equality.

“I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone because of who they were,” Carter replied. “And the sexual orientation of a person is just like the color of their skin or whether they are poor or rich or whether they live in a foreign country or our country.”

Spoken like a true champion for human rights and all-around great human being, and now Carter can add another victory to his long list of achievements.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info