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.