Sunday on CBN News’ “The Brody File,” former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said he did not believe there should be a constitutional right to same sex marriage.
Partial transcript as follows:
BRODY: Conservative Christians are real concerned about the culture nowadays, especially on the marriage issue. They want a candidate that is going to fight on this issue. Are you their guy because they are concerned about the marriage issue?
BUSH: Well, I’m concerned about it as well. I think traditional marriage is a sacrament. It’s talking about being formed by one’s faith, it’s at the core of the catholic faith and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, committed child-centered family system is hard to imagine. So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide, I don’t know what they are going to do, we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.
We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul.
BRODY: Do you believe there should be a constitutional right to same-sex marriage because that’s the argument in front of the Supreme Court?
BUSH: I don’t but I’m not a lawyer and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace. What’s interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you. It’s thousands of years of culture and history is just being changed at warps speed. It’s hard to fathom why it is this way.
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