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Americans are Furious After Jimmy Carter Tries to Put Words in Jesus’ Mouth

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Jimmy Carter has developed a bad habit of putting his foot in his mouth, so to speak.

Recently, he was at it again by trying to put his own words (and political agenda) in the mouth of the Son of God.

Now, Jimmy Carter is a Christian, and has long touted his years of active membership in the Southern Baptist Convention (which he left in protest in 2000).

So, when the HuffintonPost wanted to get a dissident Christian political voice to prop up it’s liberal agenda, Carter was an obvious choice.

In an interview with HuffPost Live, Carter was asked whether or not Jesus would approve of gay marriage, as if he has the authority to answer such a question.

Carter’s response demonstrated precisely why he has no such authority:

“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.”

It’s true, as Pulpit and Pen pointed out, that Jesus never explicitly addressed the topic, but that had more to do with the fact that gay marriage wasn’t a thing 2,000 years ago.

What Jesus did do was encourage, nay insist, that his followers obey the Word of God, which, of course, condemns homosexuality as an “abomination.”

So, yeah, it’s hard to imagine that Jesus would give a thumbs-up to gay marriage, no matter what Jimmy Carter might think on the subject.

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