KARL: I saw a journalist in Zambia asked you about gay marriage and whether it is compatible with Christian values. And you had an interesting response.
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BUSH: I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of somebody else’s eye when I have a log in my own.
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BUSH: I meant that I’m not going to answer the question then and I’m not going to answer it now in terms of the political question about whether or not, 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.
KARL: Have your views on this evolved at all? I mean you were —
BUSH: Jon, I didn’t, you didn’t hear my answer. I’m not going to weigh back into those kinds of issues. I’m out of politics. The only way I can really make news is either criticize the president, which I don’t want to do, criticize my own party, or weigh in on a controversial issue. And I’m off the stage. Unless I’m promoting something I strongly believe in, and I believe that what we’re doing in Africa is incredibly important. And will continue to do so, so long as I’m ambulatory.