Cancer-Stricken ‘Gay Marriage’ Advocate Jimmy Carter Packs Sunday School Class

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PLAINS, Ga. — Unrepentant former president Jimmy Carter, who told reporters last month that Jesus would approve of “gay marriage” and “any love affair,” drew record crowds to his Sunday School class yesterday following reports that cancer from his liver had spread to his brain.

According to reports, over 300 people attended the class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, some of whom drove hours to be present and to have their photograph taken with Carter. But because of the overflow with hundreds still waiting, Carter taught two classes instead of one to accommodate the crowds—one of which was held at a nearby high school.

Carter, 90, spoke briefly of his cancer diagnosis, for which he had obtained radiation therapy just days prior. He mentioned that doctors had discovered melanoma on his brain following surgery to remove part of his liver.

“I don’t have any other radiation scheduled, but I have four sessions of a supplemental medicine,” Carter explained.

After a less than a minute talk on the subject, the former president delivered a message on love and relationships.

“Anybody know what eros is?” he asked, referring to the Greek word for sexual expression or physical attraction.

“Nobody in here knows?” he asked after none provided a response.

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“Between a man and a woman!” a woman declared.

“It’s okay to mention it in church,” Carter stated, informing those gathered that his relationship with his wife Roslynn “didn’t begin with eros, I might say.”

Carter talked about other types of love as well, such as brotherly love and loving one’s enemies.

“Just being able to admit you might be mistaken and that the other person might be right” can help to improve a relationship, he stated.

Carter also told those gathered that they should look to God in hard times.

“Any time, we can just bow our heads and say, ‘God, I’m really troubled. I ask you to give me the strength to bear whatever is on my shoulders and to bear whatever comes to me,'” he said.

According to reports, Carter normally teaches about 40 people on weeks that he is present. Sunday’s attendance was by far his largest.

As previously reported, in an interview with the Huffington Post last month, Carter asserted that Jesus would approve of same-sex “marriage,” and really, “any love affair.”

“I never have run across any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith,” he said in being asked how much his faith was a part of his political career.

“How about gay marriage?” asked interviewer Marc Lamont Hill.

“That’s no problem with me,” Carter replied. “I think everyone should have a right to get married regardless of their sex.”

He said he would draw the line at forcing churches who oppose same-sex nuptials to officiate the ceremonies, but added that “those two partners should be able to go to a local courthouse or another church and get married.”

“Would Jesus approve [of] gay marriage?” Hill asked moments later.

“I believe Jesus would,” Carter replied. “I don’t have any verse in Scripture. I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage, 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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  • Cosmic Mastermind

    What does that mean? And why would the old laws no longer apply? Where does Jesus say okay, you can blaspheme now, and sleeping with your mother is fine?

    Saying that the coming of Jesus satisfies the covenant with God is a cheap cop-out. Christians continue to quote some of those Biblical laws as being still relevant while ignoring the ones that are inconvenient to them.

    “For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot
    or one tittle shall in any wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.” – Matthew 5 18.

    Is all fulfilled? To that question, preachers and pastors give a resounding NO. How can all be fulfilled if there is still “sin” in the World?

    And even if you disagree with this, if Jesus had “fulfilled the law” by the time of his death (or resurrection), ie, the end of the story in the New Testament, then ALL laws would be nullified, including the ones against homosexuality.

  • Cosmic Mastermind

    I’m not sure the Devil preaches anything.

  • Cosmic Mastermind

    What if God is gay? And what’s with gay dogs?

  • Blueray Andrews

    ,,,GODJEHOVAH created man, man created sin, and GOD sent His ONLY begotten son, JESUS, to offer all mankind salvation,,, but no sin will be allowed in heaven, without sincere repentance,,, and the gay lifestyle has already been judged as sin, just like murder, stealing, fornication, lying, etc…you can shoot the messenger, because He died on a cross two thousand years ago,,,choices, Eternity is about choices we make here,,,the judge awaits all of us,,,Shalom…….