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Bitter Bishop Harry Jackson Vows to Ruin Political Careers of Marriage Supporters


As D.C.’s gay marriage law passes through the City Council, Bishop Harry Jackson is here to explain how it all went wrong. And how he’s sooo not over this.

Jackson is going to work harder, faster, and stronger next time, because men of Jesus have unlimited stamina!

We’re going to have to start earlier and take straw polls earlier. Our opposition had been working with these [council members] for five years. They’d invested time and money, and, to their credit, my opposition applied extreme political pressure on 30 or 40 people in the city, in the mayor’s office and the city council.

But they have not changed ordinary people’s opinions. It’s a faux change. For instance, they created a gay organization of clergy. Our side has done the opposite, mobilizing a grass-roots effort with 1,200 churches in D.C.

When “next time” is, we’re not sure, since D.C.’s lawmakers already cast their vote, and this thing is all but a sure thing when the bill gets a second up-or-down the week after next. But if none of that works, Jackson is going to use all his might, climb Mt. Sinai, and railroad the politicos who voted for equality.

In future races, religious people are going to start going after people’s political careers. In D.C., some very vulnerable black councilmen went along with the city council, and some of these guys will not be sitting in those chairs in 2010 elections. Many in our coalition are wising up, looking for candidates. Political action committees are going to be formed. You’re going to see a bloodletting that is going to mark a new style of engagement for people who are against same-sex marriage.

This is amusing, because gay rights supporters are promising the same thing to politicos who vote against their positions.