A Different World

Jimmy Carter: ‘I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage.’

I believe the handful of verses in the Bible that talk about homosexuality are taken wildly out of the context of the time - they are mainly about speaking against unequal, harmful relationships and inhospitality - and that it is not outrageous to believe a loving, mutually respectful same-sex relationship between adults would be God-approved.

Isn’t the purpose of marriage making each other better, through love and commitment?

Apparently, my view isn’t that far off from former President Jimmy Carter’s on this issue:

"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," he said.

Watch the interview here.