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Jimmy Carter: Jesus Never Said Anything About Gays

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Ex-President Jimmy Carter argues that Jesus Christ never condemned gay people, never mentioned anything at all about homosexuality, in fact.

In his new book, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter, Carter says that he believes in civil ceremonies -- but is OK if certain churches want to bar homosexual couples from getting married.

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Carter writes:

"Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.

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"I draw the line, maybe arbitrarily, in requiring by law that churches must marry people. I’m a Baptist, and I believe that each congregation is autonomous and can govern its own affairs. So if a local Baptist church wants to accept gay members on an equal basis, which my church does by the way, then that is fine. If a church decides not to, then government laws shouldn’t require them to."