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Jimmy Carter: Jesus would support same-sex marriage — but not abortion

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, says he finds Christian basis for supporting civil marriage rights for same sex couples. However, the Huffington Post reports, Carter does not believe Jesus would support abortion rights for U.S. women, except in three specific circumstances.

In an interview about how faith informs his political beliefs, Carter says it is difficult for him to spiritually reconcile certain reproductive rights afforded every human woman under international law with his understanding of the Bible.

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“I have a hard time believing that Jesus, for instance,” Carter tells HuffPo Live host Marc Lamont, “would approve abortions, unless it was because of rape, or incest, or if the mother’s life was in danger.”

Carter explains he has supported abortion rights in office because he took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which Carter believes protect the right to abortion. “That’s been the only caveat” to the ex-president’s ability to stay true to his religious faith while in politics, Carter says.

The former governor of Georgia’s interpretation of Jesus-endorsed public policy issues is more in line with United Nations human rights treaties in the realm of same-sex marriage rights.

“I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage,” Carter tells a Huffington Post reporter. “But that’s just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else.”

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Raw Story has previously reported on the various forms of sexual morality advocated for in the Christian Bible, many of which justified the enslavement of women and the sexual exploitation of their bodies.

Watch Jimmy Carter interpret the Bible to the Huffington Post, as it relates to women’s reproductive rights and same-sex marriage in the United States:

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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