In this clip, former President Jimmy Carter states that he believes Jesus would have approved of gay marriage, and speaks on the message of love that Jesus preached and how it would apply to same-sex marriage. “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage…that’s just my own personal belief…I think Jesus would approve of any love affair that was honest and sincere, and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don’t think that gay marriage damages anyone else.”
Important words from one of our most influential former Presidents. It’s hard to see how anyone who wasn’t actively peddling hatred and bigotry for political gain can argue with these sentiments. If America is really about freedom, then the freedom to live your life as you see fit and to love who you love far overshadows the ‘freedom’ of others to judge and impose those judgement on others.
Watch it here, courtesy of HuffPostLive:
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.