EXCERPT FROM HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE-
Former President Jimmy Carter On Gay Rights: Jesus Christ Never Discriminated Against Anyone
A packed college auditorium roared with applause when former President Jimmy Carter took a stand for gay rights.
When asked about his views on human rights and the LGBT community,
Carter schooled the crowd at Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College with some of his Christian theology.
“I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone,” Carter said, according to a video from MLive.
The 89-year-old then likened discrimination based on sexual orientation to prejudice against a person’s skin color, economic class, and “whether they’re living in a foreign country or our country.”
“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,” the president said.
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BY: CAROL KURUVILLA
HUFFINGTON POST, RELIGION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014