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Big Think Interview With Jimmy Carter

December 17, 2010
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Big Think interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.  One of the questions asked was whether or not he felt the country is ready for a gay President.  He offered a refreshingly positive outlook on the prospect.  Too bad his attitude isn’t more purvasive within his generation and in the South!

Jimmy Carter: Well I think the entire population of America has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays. And I would say that the answer is yes. I don’t know about the next election, but I think in the near future. Because step-by-step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago… or 40 years ago. So I would say that the country is getting acclimated to a President who might be female, who might obviously, now be black and who might be as well, a gay person. Yes, I would say the answer is, yes.

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