President Jimmy Carter said that states such as Texas have the right to reject gay marriage if the citizens have vote against it.
Carter, in an interview with WFAA (an ABC affiliate), stated that he is inclined to letting states act individually.
“I’m kind of inclined to let the states decide individually. As you see, more and more states are deciding on gay marriage every year. If Texas doesn’t want to have gay marriage, then I think that’s a right for Texas people to decide.”
Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, has also voiced his support in favor of religious leaders who do not wish to perform gay marriage ceremonies within their church.
“I don’t think that the government ought ever to have the right to tell a church to marry people if the church doesn’t want to. I’m a Baptist, and the congregation of our church will decide… whether we’ll marry gay people or not.”
In the past, President Jimmy Carter has expressed his support for gay marriage. Carter believes that Jesus would not deprive any one of their equal rights.
“I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone,” Carter said.
“I think discrimination against anyone and depriving them of actual equal rights in the United States is a violation of the basic principles of the Constitution that all of us revere in this country.”
Recently, Jimmy Carter traveled to Sandersville to campaign for his grandson, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter.
Carter also spoke out about the war against the Islamic State and the role of the United States. He spoke of whether it should be the Turkish or the U.S. authorities that should be sending ground troops to Kobani.
Carter asserted that, “He [Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu] ought to let the Turkish ground troops be helping us. He has demanded something that I’m sure President Obama is considering and that is no fly zone over that area”
As the Inquisitr recently reported, Carter was in favor of sending in ground troops to fight the extremist Islamic group.
Carter has also praised President Obama’s reaction to the Ebola situation.
“He reacted quite well,” said Carter. “This was much more serious than what everybody thought but I think once President Obama was informed accurately about the situation by the CDC, he reacted quite well. He tried to launch a worldwide effort to raise funds and he sent about 3 thousand troops in.”
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