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Pres. George W. Bush warns against criticizing gay marriage

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President George W. Bush warned against scrutinizing gay couples, saying that you shouldn’t criticize others unless, “you’ve examined your own heart.”

When asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values, Bush said, “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own.”

In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president also said, “I mean, it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.”

While in office, Bush opposed gay marriage and pushed to ban it at the state level.

However, the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal ban on same-sex marriage, was overturned by the Supreme Court in June.

By: Steffen Wood