Bush, who interviewed in Zambia by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, was asked if same-sex marriage conflicts with Christian values. Bush replied “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own.”
He went on to explain “I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.”
During his Presidency, Bush opposed same-sex marriage and pushed for ballot measures to ban it at the state level.
Bush also sounded optimistic about the chances of immigration reform passing saying that “It’s a very difficult bill to pass because there’s a lot of moving parts. But it looks like they’re making some progress.”
George W. and Laura Bush were in Africa promoting their Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative to expand care and prevention of cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.