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3 comments | Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bishop Harry Jackson , senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in D.C. recently sat down with NPR host Tony Cox to discuss homosexuality in the Black church.

Bishop Jackson recently spoke on a panel at the National Black Church Summit in Philadelphia. The summit is an annual event sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition. He was invited to balance out the more liberal viewpoints with his more conservative views on social issues. This is exactly the position he takes during this radio interview on NPR.

Bishop Jackson cites homosexuality and same-sex marriage as contributing factors to the breakdown in traditional families.This doesn't surprise me at all. If Jerry Falwell can blame us for 9-11 then Bishop Jackson can definitely blame us for the heteros not being able to keep their relationships together.

Make sure you listen closely to Bishop Jackson's response when Tony Cox reminds him that slave owners and white supremacists used certain scriptures to oppress Black people. Cox asks Bishop if he ever wrestled with using scriptures in the same vein to opress LGBT people, his response is typical.

You can listen to the interview here .

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<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

He was read DOWN at the Black CHurch Summit, though I guess he's the type that reels from a read by trying to read another less shady person.


April 05, 2007 11:18 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The scriptures are not used to "oppress" anyone. It is clearly the right and duty of a Pastor to say what is right and what is wrong, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable within the church. Not only is homosexuality not acceptable, but other things also are unacceptable.

So, the cry baby arguments that GLBT people use to cry "victim" of oppression is dismissed!

April 08, 2007 2:07 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Captain, it's nice to know pastors can't be held accountable for the things they preach or the way they interpret scripture.

I guess it's true then what one pastor told me then, that Harriet Tubman is in hell because she didn't obey her white slave master (1 Peter 2:18; Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-25).

As the captain says: Oppression dismissed!

April 10, 2007 1:38 AM


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