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Jimmy Carter Thinks America Could Elect a Gay President

Jimmy Carter Says America Could Elect Gay President — Agree?

News that the Senate refuses to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" or that the Czech Republic makes gay asylum seekers prove their sexuality by watching straight porn might make you think that homosexuals have a long way to go at home and abroad. But the ever-optimistic Jimmy Carter has faith that the American public is opening its collective mind enough to elect a gay president in the near future. He said:

"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."

Do you agree with the former president?

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secondstar secondstar 6 years
I wish we could elect someone based solely on their stance on the issues and ability to lead, with no bias of sex, race, creed, or sexuality. I realized that is about as likely as electing a unicorn, but it's a nice thought :)
stephley stephley 6 years
Just this morning read that there is evidence that 15th President James Buchanan "the bachelor president" was gay
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
What's the "gay agenda"?
cnlew cnlew 6 years
Only in the absence of true courage from a man should a woman be given a position of political or religious leadership. I don't see us at that point any time soon... An openly homosexual leader...I probably wouldn't vote for them, but that's more because their stance on major issues would not line up with mine being that I am a Conservative Christian (right-wing-nut-job) and most homosexuals tend to lean more liberal as Democrats are more sympathetic to the gay agenda.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
Haha...I don't even think most of America is ready to elect a female president--straight or otherwise--and I would say a gay president would come after that.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Very true Stephley!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
As much as I want to say yes, I don't think it will happen any time soon. There are more homophobes than racists, I think.
elramos elramos 6 years
Would it happen soon? I definitely do not see that. Will it happen eventually? Probably.
stephley stephley 6 years
You should say 'openly gay' - who's to say the U.S. hasn't already had a gay president? (Some historians think Lincoln is a possibility)
GTCB GTCB 6 years
There is absolutely no chance of that ever happening. The US legal system was designed, and is controlled by, a bunch of hyper-conservative puritans. Major and prominent politicians are denying evolution in America. Evolution! You think that they'll bat an eyelash to deny a gay or lesbian Presidential candidate?
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