Former President George W. Bush refused to answer a question about same-sex marriage during his recent trip to Africa. He said he is retired from politics.
Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, both Dallas residents, were in Zambia last week to open a clinic that will screen women for cervical cancer. They spent several days helping to renovate the clinic before its reopening.
The Zambian clinic is not the first Bush foray into the health of people in Africa. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, was signed into law 10 years ago during the Bush administration and continues to provide medications for persons living with AIDS in Africa.
While he was in Zambia, a local reporter asked Bush whether same-sex marriage was compatible with Christian values.
He answered by referencing a parable.
“I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of somebody else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said.