Jimmy Carter continues to spout nonsense in his old age. Over the weekend he was on with Huffpost Live and said that he believes Jesus would approve of both gay marriage and abortions in the instances of rape and incest.
On Gay Marriage:
Regarding whether he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage, Carter replied “I don’t have any verse in Scripture,” but added, “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage.”
“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 said.
The 39th president did add a caveat concerning religious liberty and the right to “opt out” of same-sex marriage.
“The only thing I would draw a line on,” he said, is “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. But those two partners should be able to go to a local courthouse or to a different church and get married.”
You know why Jimmy Carter doesn’t have a verse in scripture? Because there isn’t one! The Bible is more than clear that homosexuality (sodomy) is a sin. For Carter to suggest that Jesus would be accepting of gay marriage is him showing his epic ignorance of both God and the scriptures.
Especially 1 Corinthians 6:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Could’t be more clear.
Mr. Carter said that abortion has always been a struggle for him, because he does not believe Jesus would be in favor of most abortions.
“I have had a problem with abortion. This has been a long-time problem of mine,” he said.
“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. So I’ve had that struggle,” he said.
I am glad to hear Carter admit that he believe Jesus wouldn’t favor most abortions, but the idea that He would favor any of them is contemptible. Our lives are extremely precious to God, as we are His creation, His handiwork. We are filled with His breath! No, I don’t believe God would be ok with the killing of innocent life – ever.