George W Bush keeps up neutral stance on same-sex marriage
Former US President George W Bush has once again refused to answer questions on same-sex marriage, dodging an interviewer’s enquiry about his views on the “compatibility” of homosexuality and Christianity.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Bush talked about a comment he made last week on his visit to Zambia.
A journalist had asked Bush if he believed same-sex marriage was compatible with Christian values.
Bush responded: “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of somebody else’s eye when I have a log in my own.”
Today he told “This Week’s” Jonathan Karl he had not wanted to discuss the topic, as coming down on either side would be seen as a criticism of either President Barack Obama or the Republican Party.
“I meant that I’m not going to answer the question then and I’m not going to answer it now,” he said. “I just don’t want to weigh back in the debate. I’m out of politics.
“But I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” he added.
Bush also refused to reveal his stance on equal marriage in an interview earlier this year.