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WATCH: Progressive Preacher Jay Bakker Speaks Against NC’s Proposed Marriage Ban

Jay Bakker, son of scandal-prone televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, spoke before a group in Durham, NC, about the state’s proposed amendment banning marriage equality. “”Everyone up above the Bible Belt is watching, wondering what’s gonna happen,” said the younger Bakker, who runs the inclusive Revolution Church from New York City. Voting against the State Marriage Protection Amendment “sends a message to this country that we believe in equality.”

In the years before her death, Bakker’s mom, Tammy Faye, became something of an ally to the LGBT community.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 23, 2012
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  • 9 Comments
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      (null comment because it’s the only way to subscribe, grrrr!)

      Apr 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      LOL. He should stay in dumpy Durham, NC.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jozef
      Jozef

      He has a church in CLT. It’s amazing how the biggest push against Amendment 1 is church groups. Go NC!

      Apr 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      And then he insults them by telling them their self-esteem should depend on what people up north think of them, and they’re probably too stupid to realize it.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 3:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cowtownruss
      cowtownruss

      @CBRad: I would like to have heard more of Jay Bakker’s message/opinions–thought the clip was too short. I didn’t get the feeling that he was trying to insult the listeners from North Carolina at all. That being said, I feel I must reply to CBRad’s comment about people from North Carolina being too stupid to realize when they are being insulted. I am originally from the south and there is a very broad misconception that just because someone may have a “southern draw”, or may live in a sort of “remote” area, that they are less intelligent and don’t understand “things” as much as their northern neighbors. This is not true. I think the fact that they cared enough to show up there that day to show their support, and listen to the young man’s good, simple message about LOVE, speaks volumes. I would like to ask CBRad if he/she even believes in God or the LOVE that God has for EVERYONE? and if not,…why would you even take the time to listen/watch a video with a preacher in it? If you are a believer, then maybe you now realize that comment was kind of harsh and insulting itself. It’s OK though, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and thank God! we can express them and talk about them. God bless you CBRad.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @cowtownruss: First of all, I have nothing against the south or southerners. And “the south” is very varied. It’s just North Carolina, which has produced irksome horrors way beyond its share. And Durham is the worst city in an already horrible state.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @cowtownruss: Whether I believe in God or not is beside the point. Reverends in NC, specifically Durham, have shown themselves to be as rotten as the rest of the population.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @CBRad: Remember that, out of the entire South, NC is the only state to have put off an amendment like this for this long. That’s at least one point in their favor… even if it winds up passing this time.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Hyhybt: It’ll take a lot more than that to redeem that state. Black, white, gay, straight….they’re all horrors.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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