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Mike Luckovich-Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter-My Caregiver (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 OP
Wow... Spazito May 2023 #1
Wow +1 speak easy May 2023 #2
Rest Assured modrepub May 2023 #3
And I'm sure they would say that they're in God's hands. BlackSkimmer Jun 2023 #28
As Do I modrepub Jun 2023 #30
I don't think he's evangelical Quanto Magnus Jun 2023 #31
He's Southern Baptist, but his particular church split off from another Baptist church in 1977 deurbano Jun 2023 #32
Amazing people. twodogsbarking May 2023 #4
I try hard not to be sad. They have been blessed with a long life together, brer cat May 2023 #5
They would not want you to be sad COL Mustard May 2023 #9
I agree with you on this LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 #21
I love these two so much.😪💕 nt Raine May 2023 #6
They are such wonderful people mcar May 2023 #7
I wish them both the best COL Mustard May 2023 #8
My best friend, a Republican (who has since soured on 'politics') always said that DemocraticPatriot May 2023 #17
I also agree soldierant May 2023 #23
Amazing BidenRocks May 2023 #10
Perfect, BidenRocks. "Mission accomplished." calimary May 2023 #11
Hand in hand. ChazInAz Jun 2023 #25
They hopefully will both outlive trump Submariner May 2023 #12
May I have half of their grace and love... Thunderbeast May 2023 #13
Voting for Jimmy Carter was my first vote. PoindexterOglethorpe May 2023 #14
Oh I thought Luckovich said that :). Love them truly. Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #15
These two have to be considered among the most beautiful souls ever. LoisB May 2023 #16
Luckovich doesn't just do satire... Wounded Bear May 2023 #18
💖💖 Hekate May 2023 #19
Bittersweet . . . . . and cause for tears Stinky The Clown May 2023 #20
To have a love like theirs stage left May 2023 #22
K&R for a wonderful Luckovich! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2023 #24
Luckovich captures the pure joy, peace, and confidence of the Carters with My Caregiver. No fear. thatcrowwoman Jun 2023 #26
Thanks, Luckovich. I needed that. (nt) Paladin Jun 2023 #27
Reminds me a lot of my parents. n/r Jilly_in_VA Jun 2023 #29
We don't deserve Jimmy Carter. LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2023 #33
History will be kind to him. alfredo Jun 2023 #34
 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
28. And I'm sure they would say that they're in God's hands.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 11:15 AM
Jun 2023

Though I'm not in the least religious, I admire their strong faith.

modrepub

(3,521 posts)
30. As Do I
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 11:31 AM
Jun 2023

I'd classify the Carters as Evangelical (born again) but I'm not a religious scholar or whatever you'd call someone who categorizes a person's faith. If my assessment is right, then I find it curious and at the same time disheartening to see people who profess their strong faith out in the open disparage President Carter (on any topic for that matter).

To their credit, the Carter's have largely ignored any condescending remarks tossed their way. Makes sense since I believe in their minds, there's only one opinion that counts and that's the opinion of their Creator.

Peace be with you and them (the Carters).

Quanto Magnus

(921 posts)
31. I don't think he's evangelical
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:01 PM
Jun 2023

I saw him speak at a UCC conference event back in the late 80's, I thought the church he attended was part of UCC and why he spoke at it. UCC includes non-denominational churches.

deurbano

(2,898 posts)
32. He's Southern Baptist, but his particular church split off from another Baptist church in 1977
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 01:03 PM
Jun 2023

when that church wouldn't accept Black members. He broke ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000, when they rejected women in leadership, and he wrote an essay about that decision in 2009. (Links to two articles below)

https://apnews.com/article/ne-state-wire-us-news-ap-top-news-ms-state-wire-baptist-e0fb39dc916d48c1a8fa5bf72f5deb32

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson.

The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

Nearly four decades after he left office and despite a body that’s failing after 95 years, the nation’s oldest-ever ex-president still teaches Sunday school roughly twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his tiny hometown of Plains in southwest Georgia. His message is unfailingly about Jesus, not himself....

The church was formed in 1977 from a split when another church refused to accept blacks as members. Lowden was hired in March as Maranatha’s first black pastor. On any given Sunday, Lowden said, the congregation is a “mix of everything.”...

https://religionnews.com/2015/05/01/jimmy-carters-essay-on-cutting-his-southern-baptist-ties-goes-viral/
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter can still command people’s attention. His 2009 column on why he quit his church for women’s rights — “Losing my religion over equality” — has abruptly gone viral...

...His determination to promote the rights of women led him in 2000 to sever ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, over its rejection of women in leadership....

brer cat

(24,810 posts)
5. I try hard not to be sad. They have been blessed with a long life together,
Wed May 31, 2023, 06:12 PM
May 2023

their faith is deep and unwavering, they are assured of their future. Yet it will be painful to say good bye.

COL Mustard

(6,122 posts)
8. I wish them both the best
Wed May 31, 2023, 07:29 PM
May 2023

I didn’t vote for Carter but he’s a wonderful man, the kind certain other former Presidents can only dream of being. But he certainly has earned my respect and admiration over the past 40 years. And I always loved Mrs. Carter. She was always the steel magnolia.

DemocraticPatriot

(4,645 posts)
17. My best friend, a Republican (who has since soured on 'politics') always said that
Wed May 31, 2023, 08:22 PM
May 2023

"Jimmy Carter is the best 'ex-president' that we have every had..."


and I agree.

soldierant

(7,145 posts)
23. I also agree
Wed May 31, 2023, 10:42 PM
May 2023

and to find the number two, you have to go all the way back to John Quincy Adams.

But Obama might ust be #3, IMO.

BidenRocks

(842 posts)
10. Amazing
Wed May 31, 2023, 07:30 PM
May 2023

Together to the end.
I do not see this as sad.
I see it as mission accomplished!
Go together. You both deserve it.
A truly, happy ending!

calimary

(81,946 posts)
11. Perfect, BidenRocks. "Mission accomplished."
Wed May 31, 2023, 07:35 PM
May 2023

Indeed indeed indeed. They’re both gonna go to Heaven when they die. Probably on the Express-Up elevator.

Submariner

(12,531 posts)
12. They hopefully will both outlive trump
Wed May 31, 2023, 07:36 PM
May 2023

because they have earned the privilege and deserve that experience. They are such good people.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,982 posts)
14. Voting for Jimmy Carter was my first vote.
Wed May 31, 2023, 07:56 PM
May 2023

My sister had the good fortune to be in Plains, GA, on election night.

I wish I could have met him, or at least at some point been in the same room with him.

thatcrowwoman

(1,229 posts)
26. Luckovich captures the pure joy, peace, and confidence of the Carters with My Caregiver. No fear.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 09:31 AM
Jun 2023

What a heart-warming portrait of the Carters.
They are together and they are not afraid, readying for their journey home over Jordan,
back to the Source of all Being from whence we came.
🕊thatcrowwoman

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