Hattip to Allahpundit at Hot Air. Well, in addition to being an anti-Catholic bigot, the worst President not named James Buchanan or Barak Obama has now indicated that Christ would approve homosexual marriage.
“I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if you’re a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. There’s nothing doctrinal about this, by Carter’s own admission. It’s just “I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.”
None of this is surprising. Carter has always viewed God as being in lockstep with his views, even as those views have changed during his life. For Jimmy Carter Christianity has always been about worshiping a God who, mirable dictum!, always has the same beliefs as James Earl Carter, Jr. If there is conversion in Carter Christianity, it involves God catching up with the views of Jimmy.