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Jimmy Carter: America is ready for a gay president

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Laura Donovan
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Former President Jimmy Carter believes America is ready for a gay president.

“I would say that the country is getting acclimated to a president who might be female, who might obviously, now be black and who might be as well, a gay person,” Carter said in a recent interview with Bigthink.com. “Because step-by-step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago… or 40 years ago.”

Though Carter believes America is ready to elect a gay president, he isn’t quite sure that president should be allowed to marry, at least according to a 2005 Fox News interview.

“My own belief is that there should be a distinction between so-called gay marriages, which I look upon as a possibility of a church- ordained blessing of God on a union, which I think should be between a man and a woman. But at the same time, that people who do have gay union in a court or in secular terms not relating to religion, should be treated with complete equality.”

Watch Carter’s Big Think interview here.

  • El Presidente

    Jimmy Carter = ASS CLOWN

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Annette-Hannah/557120096 Annette Hannah

    Billary was the first black president; obama is the first gay, non-American token ‘president’ — and together they are both zoned like a laser beam on the destruction of this country.

  • nomore

    Jimmy Carter is a moron. I don’t think anyone cares if our next president is a polka dotted transexual lesbian dwarf with a size 20 shoe as long they believe in and enforce a Constitutuionally limited government.

  • Skepticus

    Jimmy is making his brother Billy seem smart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Quinney/1619139154 Michael Quinney

    Jimmy must be upset that he has lost the title of “Worst President” and is now trying to get “Worst Ex-President Ever”. After all, a title is everything.

  • maquignon

    Who cares what this imbecile thinks? He was the worst president in history until Barak Obama came along. He gave us the Department of Education and 15% interest rates. Please no more Jimmy Carter. We don’t care what he thinks and he is not even amusing (he is pathetic); although he does inspire some amusing comments like Michael Quinney’s above.