Creep of the Week: Harry Jackson

By |2009-06-04T09:00:00-04:00June 4th, 2009|Opinions|

His name ain’t Baby, it’s Harry. Mr. Jackson if you’re nasty. And just like Janet, Harry has got his eye out for nasty boys. Specifically, boys who get nasty with each other and want their “nasty” relationship legally recognized in Washington, D.C.
Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, is losing his mind over the recently passed bill by the D.C. Council to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples in Washington, D.C. This doesn’t mean that gay folks can marry each other in D.C., only that if, say, Jane and Sally get hitched in a place where it’s legal for them to do so and then move to our nation’s capitol they won’t be greeted with, “Sorry, you aren’t married any more because you’re here now.”
To Jackson, this is pretty much akin to the 9/11. In his mind, Washington, D.C. is under attack by an invading homo army. “In traditional wars that are fought in armed conflict, there is always an attempt to seize the capital of the nation,” he wrote in a May 17 column for “The capital is a nerve center and defeating it always renders numerous aspects of the nation’s potential resistance impossible. In addition, the loss of the capital disheartens everyone except the most experienced warriors. Taking a nation’s capital in physical war in most cases means the defeat of the nation.”
In this same column Jackson gushed that former Washington, D.C. mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry was his TLF and BFF for voting against the pro-gay bill. Never mind that while Barry was mayor and a married father he was arrested for smoking crack in a hotel room with his girlfriend. But hey, God don’t judge.
So what’s a man to do when leading the charge against an army wielding softball bats and snappy wit? He pulls out the big guns, that’s what! Gun No. 1: Start a group. Gun No. 2: Get your referendum on.
According to the Washington Post,
“In paperwork filed with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, the group Stand 4 Marriage D.C. said it wants to begin the process of collecting about 21,000 signatures needed to overturn the bill that the D.C. Council overwhelmingly approved this month recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.”
Granted, Stand 4 Marriage D.C. doesn’t have a sexy acronym like Million for Marriage’s M4M. Plus, “Coalition for a Referendum Against Council’s Kafkaesque Same-sex Marriage Ordinance Knowing It’s No Good” is too long.
“It’s a declaration of war,” Jackson told the Washington Post. “We are sending a clear message this is going to be fought every step of the way.”
That’s right! Jackson’s got his war on. People are gonna die!
Oh, wait a minute. I don’t think that’s what he means. At least I hope not. He’s being metaphorical. It’s not like he’s actually going to start shooting gay married homos in D.C. or encourage other anti-gay “troops” to do so. Comparing gays to an invading army and claiming they’re out to destroy the American family is just talk! It’s rhetoric, not reality. I mean, this isn’t the abortion wars or anything. Right?

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