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Watch: Bishop Harry Jackson's New Crusade on Same-Sex Marriage

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Bishop Harry Jackson is continuing his crusade against same-sex marriage despite the recent defeat of a proposed referendum that would have blocked the D.C. Council bill allowing recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

The WaPo reportsDc "Jackson sent out a statement Monday stating that he and other opponents of same-sex marriage would file an initiative request with the elections board Tuesday. If approved by the board, the initiative would give District residents an opportunity to vote sometime next year on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. Jackson, who says he believes that most city voters oppose same-sex marriage, is hoping his proposal will slow efforts by the D.C. Council to legalize those marriages. Sometime this fall, council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) is expected to file a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District."

Peter Rosenstein, president of the Campaign for All D.C. Families, believes that Jackson won't prevail in his efforts: "It is our belief that once again Bishop Jackson will find that the laws of D.C. protect minorities from discrimination of the sort that he and his followers would like to inflict. I hope that when this initiative is ruled out of order that the bishop will then return to Maryland and leave the people of the District alone so that they may continue to celebrate the diversity that has made our city great."

Watch a new interview with Jackson posted yesterday on YouTube, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Cue the myna birds squawking "RAAAAACIIIIIIISM!" at anyone who points out his bigotry in 3, 2, 1…

    Posted by: Attmay | Sep 1, 2009 12:14:19 PM


  2. Keep counting, troll.

    Surely somebody has soemthing on this creep. All phobes are alike. There's a "smoking boy" somewhere.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 1, 2009 12:41:19 PM


  3. Here's just a few logic-bombs that this idiot doesn't seem to realize has exploded around him. First off, he talks about "family"...what the hell does he think my partner and our two children are? Second, he speaks of God...but seems to know nothing about him. He actually says the HE (the idiot Reverend) knows what's right. Not Jesus, not God...him. Wow! A demigod. How nice.
    Third, these bigots always want to put everything up for a vote of the people if their elected officials disagree. For a black man not to understand the dunderheadedness of that kind of vote I have two words for him: Abraham Lincoln.
    He's worried about becoming a "modern day Soddam and Gommorah" (sp? -- my apologies), yet he then seems NOT to understand that Jesus Christ showed up and died on the cross, and by His blood a new covenant was formed between man and God. These retards that run to bits of scripture (and quite frankly, seem to know nothing about the historic text rather spit out some bad interpretation of what was occurring in Soddam and Gommorah) are the very high priests and blasphemers that Jesus fought against. This guy is not a Christian, he is a charlatan who dresses in a white collar and minister's garb for a camera.
    Lastly, he's a racist and a homophobe. Period. That's all he is. Has nothing to do with religion, God, Jesus, Christianity, but all to do with this man's pathetic fear.
    You would think a minister like this would be more inclined to spend his time trying to get men to stay with and marry the women they've impregnated. You know, something that is actually sorely needed in D.C. But he ignores that. He ignores the reality of Washington D.C. because he's a little scared them homos are actually going to create loving families, assimilate into life without a problem - like most of us do - and he won't have a boogyman to scare people into putting money in his collection plate.
    You don't scare me, Reverend. But you also don't speak for most Christians. You're a scared, little man who really needs to return to scripture, preferably one of the gospels of Christ and read. Try and figure out who this man, which Christianity was based on, is actually about. It is certainly not what you stand for.

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 1, 2009 2:04:04 PM


  4. Can someone please arrange a visit to this Pastor by the Pastor Sylvia Hayward-Harris? She needs to school this fool on some actual Christian values like compassion and acceptance, because Pastor Jackson has none.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Sep 1, 2009 2:22:09 PM


  5. Just reinforces my belief that organized religion is a waste of time,energy and money that could be allocated elsewhere to actually help people. This ugly man with his ugly bling and his even uglier heart need to stop their hating and start some loving. What a waste of human life he is.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Sep 1, 2009 2:40:42 PM


  6. This man abandoned his wife and children to move to DC and move in with a man- so he can stop people from marrying!?!

    Color me confused.


    Posted by: Tom A | Sep 1, 2009 3:39:22 PM


  7. @Attmay

    If you only knew some of the epithets (racial and otherwise) that come to mind when I look at this Uncle Tom (or is it Aunt Ja-mama?) bitch. And I'm black.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Sep 1, 2009 4:04:25 PM


  8. Chitown Kev,

    I'm white, and I hurled every anti-white racial slur I could think of at Steven Anderson.

    David,

    You're the troll. You're also an unbalanced psychopath who resorts to name-calling when you lose the argument. I saw you trolling on a right wing site several months ago.

    Posted by: Attmay | Sep 1, 2009 8:00:56 PM


  9. Personally it's to pay Madame Harry no mind. The African American community in DC is more open minded than most people think.

    He's just blowing off hot air.

    Pay the queen DUST!

    Posted by: Chris | Sep 2, 2009 1:15:33 AM


  10. Ok, Heather has 2 mommies, but Shanikwa has 4 baby daddies!

    The DC Black community has much greater concerns that threaten its present existence than same sex marriage; it doesn't rank in the top 100 DC Black comm. concerns.

    Rev. Jackson - go back to PG County Maryland and volunteer at one of your county MANY failing schools (50% graduation rate), or one of the infinite challenges facing your predominately BLACK community.

    Posted by: The Pulpit | Sep 3, 2009 8:34:41 AM


  11. Okay, my good "reverend," let's put your civil rights up to a vote NOW. Today. Right this minute.

    Ready to get back to the plantation from which your relatives were freed following governmental action (and NOT by popular vote!)? I sure hope so because the majority of folks would vote to REMOVE your hard-won rights and turn you and your family into slaves once again.

    Being a slave to a ridiculous religion ain't nothin' like being a slave to the descendants of Strom Thurmond.

    Posted by: Adrian Kimberly | Oct 27, 2009 7:34:41 AM


  12. Ummmm, 9 justices spoke for the entire country when they ruled for inter-racial marriage. As a straight, Christian fellow, he's a blow heart trying to get his 15 minutes of fame. What an insult he is to all accepting straight people, hell, what an insult this bozo is to all humanity.

    Three words to the "Bishop:" Seek Professional Help

    Posted by: vincent | Nov 17, 2009 8:29:56 PM


  13. We as human beings, and as the people of the Lord Jesus
    christ, two of the same sex can't produce anything escept death. There can be no multiplication with 2men upside down to one another or two women in the same positions. I am a bonified woman created woman, I'm disgusted that some will say that they were created in this perveted manner. If you will tell the truth there is hope, as long as you live and continue to confess a lie you will never be free.GOD creates, man make, you were taken advantage of at some point in your life. Tell the truth snager tooth and shame the devil, let rejection, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and all other deamons you have encountered be loosed in Jesus Name along with the Blood of Jesus. It's not a point of being in slavery,for every homo,and every lesbian are already in slavery,there is a sin caused curse. I pray Salvation be received in Jesus Name

    Posted by: sally brown | Dec 30, 2010 2:25:43 AM


  14. Feh, let me know when (not IF) the sex-scandal breaks out on this guy...happened to Eddie Longstroke.

    Posted by: All The Same | Sep 3, 2011 1:54:26 PM


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