Jimmy Carter: Jesus Would OK Gay Marriage, Some Abortion

Liberals love to define the Bible the way they want. This time it was the 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

About half way through the interview on Huffington Post Live, Carter was asked his opinion of gay marriage, to which he gave the obligatory, “That’s no problem with me. You know, I think everybody should have the right to get married regardless of their sex.”

Carter then switched to the topic of abortion, noting his not-quite-pro-choice stance. He supported this by saying that Jesus would not approve of abortion, except in cases of rape and incest (because suddenly God wouldn’t care about the inherent value of a life in these instances, of course).

But then, interviewer Marc Lamont Hill herded Carter back over to gay marriage where the following ensued:

Carter skipped the point where Jesus defined a relationship between a man and a woman in Mark 19:4-6. Here is the NIV version from Biblehub.com:

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Pretty clear to anyone except a former president.

Carter followed on the heels of actor Ryan Reynolds, who appeared on HuffPost yesterday, calling gay marriage opponents ‘monsters.’

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller is a 2015 MRC Culture summer intern. He graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from The Catholic University of America.