CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An anti-LGBT religious leader who once led the unsuccessful push against marriage equality in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to speak in Charlotte on Thursday.

Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., will bring his “Reconciled Church” movement to the Queen City during a special event at Nations Ford Community Church. The bishop’s movement, backed by megapastor T.D. Jakes and the anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council, says it’s goal is to create a racial reconciliation in the nation’s communities through the work of churches.

Jackson’s Reconciled Church might very well have a worthy goal, but his history and statements have very often been entirely exclusive of and hostile toward LGBT people — despite the Reconciled Church’s claim to be an “apolitical Christian action.”

Jackson is most well-known for his push against the extension of marriage to same-gender couples in Washington, D.C.

According to the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project, Jackson has called LGBT-headed families “discombobulated, Frankenstein structures” that are “out of order” with God. He’s also called the push for marriage equality is part of “a satanic plot to destroy our seed,” and “an assault” which “corrupts, perverts and pollutes.”

Jackson has also said that gays want to “recruit” children.

“Folks who cannot reproduce want to recruit your kids,” Jackson once said. “What we’re facing is a radical force of people who want to change the way America looks the next twenty years, and we need to stop this thing now … We need to steal back the rainbow—we can’t let the gays have it.”

Jackson’s Reconciled Church was created at a gathering of 100 pastors in April. In attendance at the event was Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. The group has been tracked as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

9 replies on “Bishop who calls marriage equality a ‘satanic plot’ to hold event in Charlotte on Thursday”

  1. Bishop Jackson is a good man and great preacher. He’s taken a great stand for morality. Need more like him. The “Reconciled Church” is also doing good work too.

    1. I’m sorry but humans are naturally moral creatures without need of religion or preachers to point us down that path. For example, I give you New Yorkers on 9-11, Bostonians after the marathon bombings, or many Americans after natural disasters strike their fellow citizens. If you’re bleeding in the street no one is asking your religion or your politics, they’re instead trying to help you, many times with no concern for their own safety.

      1. I’m sorry but that is comparing apple and oranges. America is the way it has been (although flawed) because of the traditional Judo-Christian Values that help undergird what this country has done overall…especially in helping folk locally, nationally and internationally. No one should have any issues helping one that is homeless, destitute, and indigent because of tragedies. Life happens. The issue is some behavior amongst people that should NOT be. No matter what one says and how they try and justify under the false guise of “civil rights”, or progressive, etc. The LGBT lifestyle should not be. It is not natural, not normal. But those that are…. are pushing their views and the greater society writ-large. Not a hater or a basher and NEVER condone violence. But that lifestyle isn’t right. But there is hope for those that are. One can change and be set free from what is really bondage.

        1. I guess that is why humans formed societies about 100,000 years before they created religions. As for lifestyles, being gay is life, not a lifestyle. Sexuality is as genetically based as your favorite color is. In addition, brain studies from the 2000’s have identified numerous biological markers, not to mention the 1000+ species in the animal world that demonstrate homosexual behavior. But I guess your excuse will be that animals are atheist.

      2. So man created God …or in your thought “god”, must be your line of thought. That’s pretty much laughable ‘cart’ before the ‘horse’ mentality. But discussing 100,000 year old stuff is not today, 2015. Oh so you may also think a person is born gay? Hummmm. Another laughable anecdote in my opinion. Especially since I know people who had horrible upbringings and they were gay or had tendencies toward the LBGT lifestyle only because they were molested or raped in their childhood. Horrible stuff was done to them. So they grew up confused and broken until help came and God helped heal. They had no struggles to be gay until the horrible breach of mistrust/violence. LGBT will argue almost any point to get their alleged ‘civil rights’ or “it’s not my fault that I am like this” mantra out there. A person is born a particular color of their skin but you can definitely decide what you will or won’t do to or with a person. And as children…we were all born with (as you may put it) tendencies that are not right. Children are usually born : stubborn, selfish, many have temper tantrums etc unless someone teaches them the way they should act and behave. So please don’t use the “I was born with it” note because that is an excuse to not deal with the real issues under the skin. But again there is hope for the broken and hurting, for real.

  2. Maybe in 20 years all the anti-LGBT folks will have died off and humanity can get on with actually PROGRESSING instead of fighting tooth and nail to remain stagnant.

    1. So man created God …or in your thought “god”, must be your line of thought. That’s pretty much laughable ‘cart’ before the ‘horse’ mentality. But discussing 100,000 year old stuff is not today, 2015. Oh so you may also think a person is born gay? Hummmm. Another laughable anecdote in my opinion. Especially since I know people who had horrible upbringings and they were gay or had tendencies toward the LBGT lifestyle only because they were molested or raped in their childhood. Horrible stuff was done to them. So they grew up confused and broken until help came and God helped heal. They had no struggles to be gay until the horrible breach of mistrust/violence. LGBT will argue almost any point to get their alleged ‘civil rights’ or “it’s not my fault that I am like this” mantra out there. A person is born a particular color of their skin but you can definitely decide what you will or won’t do to or with a person. And as children…we were all born with (as you may put it) tendencies that are not right. Children are usually born : stubborn, selfish, many have temper tantrums etc unless someone teaches them the way they should act and behave. So please don’t use the “I was born with it” note because that is an excuse to not deal with the real issues under the skin. But again there is hope for the broken and hurting, for real.

  3. I hope this bishop burns on the lake of fire forever. The same goes for Franklin Graham, who has his own special place in Hell for his lies and hate. May God have mercy on their lying, sorry, trashy souls. Amen.

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