James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States, he is perhaps on of the few outspoken president of the time, going against the public opinions on gay marriages and race discrimination. From a young age, Carter showed a deep commitment to Christianity, surprisingly he is not a Republican.
Love him, hate him, we have to admit that he chose not to attack the Iran military during the hostage crisis. America can easily win the war with Iran, but the death toll will be enormous. Looking back, he made the right choice. President Jimmy Carter stands for:
- legalized abortion
- Equality for women
- Against racism
- Against death penalty
- Against Guantanamo Bay and torturing
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. – Jimmy Carter
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. – Jimmy Carter
We can’t equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs. – Jimmy Carter
Small Facts about President Jimmy Carter
Elected to the presidency in 1976 as an outsider who promised to transform the nations cynicism towards Beltway politics, Jimmy Carter served a tumultuous single term in the nations highest office. This American Experience program traces Carters fascinating political career from his modest beginnings in Plains, Georgia, to the deeply religious leaders tenure as the 39th President of the United States
When Did You Choose to Be Straight?
Street interviews conducted by Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker in Colorado Springs prove that asking the right question can be more important than anything you can tell someone.