Former president Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday that he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, though he said that he doesn’t have “any verse in scripture” to corroborate this notion. “I believe he would. I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture…” Carter responded when asked by HuffPo Live host Mark Lamont Hill whether Christ would embrace same-sex nuptials. “I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage, but I’m not – that’s just my own personal belief.”

The one-term Democratic president also said that he believes Jesus “would encourage … any love affair that was honest and sincere.” And since Carter believes that gay marriage doesn’t “damage anyone else,” he said that he has no qualms about it. FULL REPORT