Friday, April 12, 2024

This Is What True Christian Do.

When you read that what do you think? Good or Bad?

If I tell you that this post is about President Carter, now what do you think?
Up Worthy
By Tod Perry
April 9, 2024

The former peanut farmer and Navy Lieutenant from Plains, Georgia, was also far ahead of his time when supporting gay rights. In 1976, while running for president, he said he would sign the Equality Act, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. “I will certainly sign it, because I don’t think it’s right to single out homosexuals for special abuse or special harassment,” he said.

He continued to advocate for gay rights as president. In 1977, the first gay delegation visited the White House. He also campaigned against California’s Proposition 6, which would have barred gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s schools and was the first Democratic president to endorse gay rights in the party’s platform in 1980.


"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,” Carter said. "I draw the line, maybe arbitrarily, in requiring by law that churches must marry people. I'm a Baptist, and I believe that each congregation is autonomous and can govern its own affairs.
That is a real Christian, one who believes in love and understanding, not one who preaches fire and brimstone.

1 comment:

  1. Richard Nelson4/13/24, 11:14 AM

    My memories of Jimmy Carter are being arrested blocking the entrance to the U.S Post Office when he re-instated the draft. Nine of us were carried out to a waiting police van. We went to court and the jury let us go. Trying to stop a larger evil was not a crime according to them. There is a Hartford Courant article about that day that I published some time ago on my site.