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Jimmy Carter supports same-sex ‘marriage’ as he launches his new Bible
Life Site News ^ | March 20, 2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 03/21/2012 5:51:35 AM PDT by IbJensen

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former president Jimmy Carter has been strongly identified as a "Born Again" Christian and as a liberal Democrat for nearly five decades. He is once more blending those roles as he promotes "his" latest book, his own study Bible.

The NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter contains the full text of the New International Version of the Bible and the former president’s prayers, reflections, and asides.

During his book tour to promote a study of the Scriptures, Carter mentioned he supports same-sex "marriage."

President Carter told Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, senior religion editor of The Huffington Post:

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. (Emphasis added.) However, he said he drew the line, “maybe arbitrarily, in requiring by law that churches must marry people."

"If a church decides not to, then government laws shouldn't require them to," he said, adding his own church accepts "gay members on an equal basis."

When Raushenbush pressed him about whether he believed the Bible is God’s word, Carter answered, "the basic principles of the Bible are taught by God, but written down by human beings deprived of modern day knowledge. So there is some fallibility in the writings of the Bible. But the basic principles are applicable to my life and I don't find any conflict among them."

"There are many verses in the Bible that you could interpret very rigidly," Carter said, "and that makes you ultimately into a fundamentalist."

"Fundamentalists," he wrote in his 2005 book Our Endangered Values, tend "to demagogue emotional issues" and "are often angry and sometimes resort to verbal or even physical abuse against those who interfere with the implementation of their agenda." Carter applied this term to figures as divergent as the Ayatollah Khomeini and Pope John Paul II,toatheist neoconservatives and his fellow Baptists.

He contended the "mandated subservience of women by Christian fundamentalists" contributes to the Islamic practice of female genital mutilation.

Carter wrote that he exchanged harsh words with the late Pope John Paul II during a state visit over what Carter classified as the Pope’s "perpetuation of the subservience of women." He added, "there was more harshness when we turned to the subject of 'liberation theology."

The former president, who has released recordings of the Sunday School classes he teaches and written previous books about the Bible, disassociated himself from the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. He and former President Bill Clinton attempted to realign the Baptist faith in a more liberal direction by calling for a new Baptist convention in 2008. The formation of this new Baptist body, he wrote, constituted an "historic event for the Baptists in this country and perhaps for Christianity."

Carter, whose single term in office was marred by turbulence at home and abroad, has denounced those who disagree with his political views in strident terms.

Pro-lifers, Carter wrote, "do not extend their concern to the baby who is born." He instead suggested the nation support contraceptive sex education, taxpayer funding of international "family planning," and embryonic stem cell research.

In addition to nuptial vows, Carter encouraged the military to end the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy in 2007, and in 2010, he told the website Big Think it was time to /www.lifesitenews.com/news/jimmy-carter-weve-had-a-black-president-now-its-time-for-a-gay-one">elect "a gay person" president.


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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; jimmythegeek; obamatwin; religiousleft
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Who, pray tell, identifies this imbecile as a 'born again' Christian?
1 posted on 03/21/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Mr. Jiminy Carter—Desperately trying to be relevant.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 5:57:18 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: IbJensen

That stupid, anti-Semitic sonuvabitch needs to just croak off and make the world a better place. My tagline says it all.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 6:00:26 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: IbJensen

Blessings from Jimmy carter at your next door marriage: a life long art of sado masochist abuse blessed behind chocolate covering tax payer paid for the manufacture of an eternal soul of poverty and hurt now bound to hell.

Congratulation Jimmy and all of the RINOs who have been intimidated by Satan, now using the only unforgiving means of pimping, ie. the church as a means to offend and reject the Holy Spirit.

Highway to hell? Nah, 100% garranteed ticket to hell.

(sarc off)


4 posted on 03/21/2012 6:00:42 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: IbJensen

In the words of Ronaldus Magnus: “There he goes again.”

Need anything else be said. May those words haunt him for all eternity.


5 posted on 03/21/2012 6:01:04 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: IbJensen
I personally identify him as a "born again" asshat.

CC

6 posted on 03/21/2012 6:01:15 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: mkjessup

He is the definition of a red neck antisemite racist biggoted liberal who has never stopped bleeding for a crack head. Jerry Springer should invite him to his show with his RINO girlfriend and explain a thing or two.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 6:03:34 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: IbJensen

Everyone else is a demagogue, but not this self-important, pedantic, braying ass!


8 posted on 03/21/2012 6:06:32 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: IbJensen

Matthew 7:22 comes to mind.


9 posted on 03/21/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: IbJensen

The Queen James Version.

Freegards


10 posted on 03/21/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: IbJensen

Jimmy Carter??? Os he still alive?/s


11 posted on 03/21/2012 6:09:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Arm_Bears

and he has his own bible.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 6:10:19 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: IbJensen

What arrogance. He’s going to “correct” God’s inspired word?


13 posted on 03/21/2012 6:12:15 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: IbJensen

What I want to know is who in their right mind would buy the Jimmy Carter Study Bible?


14 posted on 03/21/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: IbJensen

The “Eveready Bunny” of Idiocy continues to march on...for some unknown reason.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 6:14:59 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: IbJensen

This is Carter’s MO. He claims the most radical leftist cant is really a traditional American value, or in this case consistent with Bible teaching.

It’s really quite disgusting, as he claims that abortion, homosexuality, illegal immigration, outlawing capital punishment, grabbing guns - are not only American, but that all who oppose these policies are un-American.

Carter is a creepy human being, a liar who concealed his leftism and got elected by pretending to be a moderate. Just like the present miscreant.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 6:16:00 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: IbJensen

What is Zondervan thinking? They’ve made some pretty stupid moves in the past, but this takes the cake.


17 posted on 03/21/2012 6:21:36 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Linda Frances

He gives Christians a bad name. I knew over 10 years ago he was not a Christian when I read an article in a magazine where he gave a Q&A type interview and he believed there were many pathways to heaven. In any cult or statement of believe, the heart is Jesus, who do they say Jesus is?


18 posted on 03/21/2012 6:22:31 AM PDT by maranatha (Pray always for our military and their families)
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To: FourPeas

I believe this is a school of thought that examines how traditional ministries and digital media will converge. There’s several books out on the subject and I believe they have a website from which one can download the Holy Bible along with someone’s interpretation.

I would rather read and interpret the passages myself, or listen to a capable, traditional priest preach on the meaning of a particular Bible passage at mass.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

“Server not found”, can you provide a working link?


20 posted on 03/21/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: IbJensen
Since Jimma is putting his deep thoughts down on paper I have my very own suggested bit o’wisdom he can have for free, claim it as his own and so forth.

“Lust in the heart is like kudzu on chocolate cake, dig deep enough and you can find some good in it”

“The difference ‘tween me and Billuh is the difference ‘tween peanuts and peanut butta, he's more fun but I'm favored by the toothless.”

21 posted on 03/21/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: F15Eagle; .45 Long Colt; Buddygirl; Former Fetus; Bockscar; Graybeard58; JLLH; Outlaw Woman; ...

A Ping


22 posted on 03/21/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by WKB (Anything Obama: "What a revoltin' development this is")
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To: maranatha

I did not know that. Don’t we wish the media would differentiate, but they can’t because most don’t know what a real Christian or care.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Jimmah and Rozalind quit the traditional Baptist Church a decade or so ago due to their belief that homosexuality was a normal way for two same-sex perverts to achieve their filthy orgasms.

Something deeply flawed in the characters of these two.

Wonder how Amy’s doing?


24 posted on 03/21/2012 6:33:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Williams

“Creepy” is very appropriate for Carter. Also Obumu, Pelosi, Reid, Rahm, FranknDodd.
How is it you get to claim the moral high ground in words when you cherry-pick God’s teachings in actions?
This “progressive” attitude that the Bible and the Constitution are living documents - to be obeyed or altered as one desires - just negates hundreds and indeed thousands of years of the best of human thought. To believe that one’s personal opinion based on part-time study, notable only due to election to national office, is truly audacious in the extreme.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Graybeard58

Here. Try this. Sorry Beardsley. Read it again.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/jimmy-carter-supports-same-sex-marriage-as-he-launches-his-new-bible?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b1999a960a-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_20_2012&utm_medium=email


26 posted on 03/21/2012 6:35:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

Jimmy Carter = Habitat for stupidity


27 posted on 03/21/2012 6:35:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: IbJensen

Self important man.

How many copies will this edition sell?


28 posted on 03/21/2012 6:35:55 AM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

There’s no population breakdown for the category ASSHATS.


29 posted on 03/21/2012 6:37:01 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

Old liberals never die, they just keep making life miserable for the rest of us.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: IbJensen
He contended the "mandated subservience of women by Christian fundamentalists" contributes to the Islamic practice of female genital mutilation.

He obviously has not read Ephesians 5:25-32 which teaches not just that the woman be submissive to the husbands authority, but that the husband love his wife like "Christ loved the church" ie. sacrificially, as He laid down His life for us. Somehow, I don't think Christ wanted us to mutilate our wives' genitalia.

It is not a slave that is commanded, but a recognition of authority in family matters, and with that authority, comes responsibility. Husbands are responsible for the spitual health of the family, the sanctification of his wife, and are held accountable by God. To compare Christian marriage and relationship with Islamic chattel owning is the height of duplicitous thinking, and from one who claims to be a Christian is intellectually dishonest.

31 posted on 03/21/2012 6:39:52 AM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: IbJensen

Breathtaking ignorance. Simply breathtaking.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
The “Eveready Bunny” of Idiocy continues to march on...for some unknown reason.

Don't say "bunny". It scares Jimmah.


33 posted on 03/21/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: IbJensen
Carter wrote that he exchanged harsh words with the late Pope John Paul II during a state visit over what Carter classified as the Pope’s "perpetuation of the subservience of women." He added, "there was more harshness when we turned to the subject of 'liberation theology."

Carter, whose single term in office was marred by turbulence at home and abroad, has denounced those who disagree with his political views in strident terms.

Pro-lifers, Carter wrote, "do not extend their concern to the baby who is born." He instead suggested the nation support contraceptive sex education, taxpayer funding of international "family planning," and embryonic stem cell research.

I finally figured out why Jimmy Carter has lived so long.

God certainly won't have him, and Satan's needing him to mellow a little on the evil, before he lets Carter in.

34 posted on 03/21/2012 6:42:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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Carter answered, "the basic principles of the Bible are taught by God, but written down by human beings deprived of modern day knowledge.

There's his problem ...
35 posted on 03/21/2012 6:45:21 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: IbJensen
Who, pray tell, identifies this imbecile as a 'born again' Christian?

Liberal media. They wouldn't know any better. The Devil Wore Peanuts.
36 posted on 03/21/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: IbJensen

If people do not see that life, and this very election, is a spiritual battle between the forces of Satan (to destroy God’s people) and God’s people, they will never wake up. Morality is at the lowest point ever in America. This is a spiritual battle to so discourage the ones of us who are fighting for righteousness to give up and quit. But God tells us to put on the full armor of God and then to stand. I know many at freerepublic.com feel that morality has no place in the public discourse or in the election, but you could not be more wrong. What do you think laws are? Public mores. And we need to take this out of the hands of the left, who are passing their immoral laws faster than one can blink an eye. They have overturned every law of righteousness by making it appear to be ridiculous...and good Christians, even those who do not profess faith, but know there is a God, have not been prepared for the onslaught. Now we have Clinton and Carter to come along and basically say that belief in the True God requires throwing out His own Bible, and substituting it with theirs. Please pray along with me and many others who are praying for a spiritual renewal in America. Without that, there is no political solution to the mess we find ourselves in.


37 posted on 03/21/2012 6:48:18 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery
Many of us here have very little time left before our lives are over. To NOT do the right thing and rid the nation and the world of a platform for evil is tantamount to committing a sinful act!
38 posted on 03/21/2012 6:54:06 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Obadiah

More like Genesis 19 to me. Just don’t turn back and look when it happens.


39 posted on 03/21/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: IbJensen

You will know them by their fruits.


40 posted on 03/21/2012 7:16:17 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: IbJensen

Jimmy Carter is a man who raises doubts in my mind abaout a doctrine I firmly believe: Once saved; Always saved


41 posted on 03/21/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: IbJensen

Matthew directed Torah observance wherein homosexuality is described as “abomination”, no matter how much carter would try to alter it.


42 posted on 03/21/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: IbJensen

I’m surprised the KJV doesn’t burst into flames when Jimmah touches it.


43 posted on 03/21/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: crusty old prospector
What I want to know is who in their right mind would buy the Jimmy Carter Study Bible?

I don't know. But if everyone NOT in his right mind buys a copy, Bill Gates will look like a beggar-boy in comparison.

44 posted on 03/21/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: WKB
A Ping

Point well put.

45 posted on 03/21/2012 7:27:23 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: IbJensen

I know you posted the whole thing but I like to go to the source to print out stuff. I did find it by Googling “Life Site News”.


46 posted on 03/21/2012 7:30:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: IbJensen

It likely contains the gist of the vain laborious attempts by liberal pro homosexual polemicists who lust to negate the Biblical injunctions against homosexual relations, and even find sanction for them. And which stratagems have the effect them of disallowing the authority of Scripture itself.

An extensive examination and refutation of such attempts can be seen here: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/Homosex_versus_the_Bible.html


47 posted on 03/21/2012 8:00:52 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: IbJensen

Jimmy, John 8:44 has your number:

“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”


48 posted on 03/21/2012 8:21:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: IbJensen

Interesting that Carter uses the old “Jesus didn’t talk about homosexuality” crock. I’ve only ever seen that from leftwingers and God-haters, and yet Carter calls himself a Christian.

In effect, he’s saying that Christ, who was God in flesh, denies the truth of His own word. What other parts of Scripture does Jimmy think Jesus would deny?


49 posted on 03/21/2012 8:25:40 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: IbJensen

Messing with the Word of God is like playing with fire and he is going to get burned very badly !


50 posted on 03/21/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by CORedneck
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