Could he mean a different Jesus, maybe some guy from Telemundo?
You might think Jimmy Carter would quietly sink off into the sunset, now that POTUS 44 has relieved him of that dubious distinction of worst President in Modern History.
But no, he just can’t help himself, can he?
“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,” Carter, who describes himself as a born-again Christian, told HuffPost Live.
Carter added, however, that churches that disagree with same-sex marriage should not have to perform them.
Carter also said he has “had a problem with abortion” because he doesn’t believe Jesus would approve of most abortions.
“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,” Carter said. “I’ve had that struggle, but my oath of office was to obey the Constitution and the laws of this country as interpreted as the Supreme Court, so I went along with that.”
Source: The Hill
This is the same Jesus who ended so many of his conversations with ‘go and sin no more’.
The same Jesus who took socially unpopular positions on things like Divorce and lust; whose cousin John the Baptist got his head chopped off for telling Herod that he was sinning by being married to his brother’s wife.
The same Jesus who told a Samaritan woman she had ‘been married five times’ and that the guy she’s got now is NOT her husband.
Carter thinks this Jesus would just accept whatever new (or not-so-new) social norms our cruddy culture churns out? Riiiight. Go back and read the Book again, Jimmy… from Genesis to Revelation.
You’re not going to find any cheerleading for the slaughter of innocents, or of unorthodox definitions of marriage.
If he wants to cheerlead for same-sex marriage? Go ahead, knock yourself out.
But putting a rubber stamp from Jesus on it?
Putting words in his mouth is not a great idea.