Bishop Harry Jackson Jr.

Harry R. Jackson Jr. is a Conservative Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, and serves as a regional bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches. He is also a social conservative activist and commentator. Jackson is the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, which is composed of ministers who heavily oppose marriage equality and abortion.

Views On Equal Marriage Rights And Abortion

Jackson believes marriage equality and abortion are morally wrong. He believes abortion and marriage equality are causing the erosion of the African American family, saying,

He also believes that gay marriage will lead to polygamy.


Jackson Gay Marriage Will Open the Door to 'All Kinds of Crazy Stuff'

Comparing gay marriage to polygamy

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Jackson also believes that gay people are trying to force kids to be homosexual and compares LGBT activists to Adolf Hitler and Satan.


Jackson Take Back Rainbow from Gays Before They Recruit Your Children

Conservative Christians Must "Steal Back the Rainbow"

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Jackson has agreed with Pope Benedict XVI's early belief that condoms and other contraceptives promote AIDS.


Jackson is a prominent activist against marriage equality. Jackson began writing about the African American family in the late 1990s, and gained national recognition through his columns for Charisma magazine, in which he frequently wrote about abortion and gay marriage. In 2009, he began leading the movement against legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C. A group led by Jackson filed a lawsuit the District of Columbia after the D.C. Board of Elections refused to allow a ballot initiative on the issue of marriage equality, claiming such an initiative would violate D.C.'s Human Rights Act. In January 2010, the D.C. Superior Court upheld the board's decision. Jackson appealed to the D.C. Court of Appeals, but the court upheld the Superior Court's decision in a 5–4 vote. Jackson then appealed to the United States Supreme Court, but it was rejected without comment in January 2011. On March 26, 2013 he is doing an anti-gay marriage march in D.C. with Tony Perkins of the FRC and other conservative activists.


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