George W. Bush Explains Why He Won’t Speak Out Against Gay Marriage: VIDEO


President George W. Bush refused to comment on whether he supports same-sex marriage in an interview with reporter Jonathan Karl over the weekend. The questioning was inspired by remarks he made in Zambia last week, ABC News reports:

Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values.

“I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week.

In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president explained his comment further.

“I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” Bush told Karl.

As president, Bush opposed gay marriage, and Republicans pushed ballot measures to ban it at the state level.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...