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A Special Message from Bishop Harry Jackson

 

United for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

For three years, I have stood shoulder to shoulder with Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage, fighting to protect marriage in Maryland and in our nation's capital.

Together—for the first time in Maryland—we have built a true rainbow coalition of Blacks, Latinos and whites, Republicans and Democrats, Catholics, evangelicals, Mormons and Jews, all working together to protect and preserve marriage. It's a new phase in the battle for marriage—and critical as we head toward a referendum this fall.

The National Organization for Marriage has done so much to protect marriage, not only in Maryland, but in similar battles all across the country.

It's no wonder groups like the Human Rights Campaign and The New York Times are trying to tear our coalition apart.

My answer? Not a chance!

The ugly insinuations and outright lies I have seen over the past two weeks are nothing short of reprehensible. They're trying to create the impression that NOM is exploiting racial division—using Blacks and Hispanics to further its political agenda.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Same-sex marriage isn't about civil rights. It's about our civil responsibilities. As Americans and as people of faith, we have a duty to stand up, engage, and speak the truth about marriage. And when we all stand in unity, no one can stop us.

Same-sex marriage supporters have it all backward. It is the Democratic Party elites and gay marriage leaders that are pushing an agenda of division.

In the weeks following California's vote on Proposition 8, I witnessed some of the most vile and disgusting attacks on African-Americans that I have seen in the past 20 years. Why? Because gay marriage activists thought they owned the black vote—but 70% of African-Americans voted in favor of Prop 8. So gay marriage supporters engaged in a campaign to silence, bully and intimidate Black voters.

NOM is doing a new work in the battle for marriage. They are building a national grassroots coalition. They are supporting state groups like ours in Maryland working to preserve marriage at the state level.

And now NOM is fighting back with a campaign to build our coalition even stronger. A donor has offered to match every gift up to $200,000. And every dollar of that gift will help to identify new leaders, organizers and grassroots activists who can stand up and speak the truth about marriage.

NOM is standing for marriage, and to make our voices heard. I hope you will join me in standing with NOM today.

Sincerely,

Bishop Harry Jackson
High Impact Leadership Coalition

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This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.

26 Comments

  1. Greg
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Oh look - NOM put a black guy on their blog. That completely cancels out all of their race baiting and divisive tactics. Nothing here to see NAACP.... NOT.

  2. Ash
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Well said, Bishop Jackson. God bless him!

  3. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Bishop Jackson. The coalition NOM is building crosses all former boundaries. It's a coalition based on ethics and the truth of marriage. It joins people together in that truth.

    The opposition's victories have occurred behind closed doors, in secret. Their goals aren't based on truth. They're based on deceit. The opposition doesn't like what's happening with our coalition. Their deceit has been brought to light. As witnessed by their divisive tactics and lawbreaking, they'll do anything to stop us.

  4. Good News
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!

  5. Victor
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    He doesn't seem to grasp the issue. NOM's stated goal is to provoke conservative black leaders into denouncing gays who will then accuse them of bigotry. Thereby driving a wedge between two traditionally Democratic voting blocs. Because, as the NOM documents state, this charade is all about politics.

    Who pays Brian Brown's salary? How much does Jackson get?

  6. Fitz
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Greg (writes)

    "Oh look - NOM put a black guy on their blog. That completely cancels out all of their race baiting and divisive tactics. Nothing here to see NAACP.... NOT."

    Divisive?? - The gay left & activist judges have abused their power and dragged the entire country into a divisive war over the very definition of a fundemental social insitution. Thats divisive and then some...

    Victor (writes)

    Victor

    Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    "He doesn't seem to grasp the issue. NOM's stated goal is to provoke conservative black leaders into denouncing gays who will then accuse them of bigotry. Thereby driving a wedge between two traditionally Democratic voting blocs. Because, as the NOM documents state, this charade is all about politics."

    You dont seem to "get it" - there already is a wedge between two traditionally democratic voting blocks...that wedge was driven when gays decided they wanted to redifine marriage. NOM simply is giving voice to the overwelming number of African Americans who oppose same-sex "marriage".

    Democratic politicians are selling blacks down the river when they support same-sex "marriage". No single voting block in either party is more against redefining marriage.

    Black voters know that no real progress is possible for their people until we start to rebuild the insitution of marriage and that we cant do that until we secure its basic definition.

  7. Roberto
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    It appears to be working...Reverend Jackson is in direct opposition to the NAACP. So I guess NOM has succeeded in driving a wedge between black people, too, not just blacks and gays. It's still a hate agenda, isn't it?

  8. phc
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    "...we have built a true rainbow coalition..."
    Yes! Let's take back the rainbow. It's first and true meaning is a symbol of God's Covenant with His people, like Marriage is a covenant and also helps us understand God's Covenant with us.

    Look up Theology of the Body

  9. Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Roberto said, "It's still a hate agenda, isn't it?"

    That depends on you, Roberto. :)

  10. Diana
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Bishop, for telling the truth that the LGBT thugs hate to hear. We will not be silenced and we will support NOM's every move.

  11. Chris
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    What is NOM's position on Harry Jackson's public comments that "marriage equality is part of a satanic part to destroy our seed"? Does NOM agree with Reverend Jackson? Why or why not?

  12. Roberto
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    No, DOE, it depends on NOM, and they're getting an awful lot of negative press, which also reflects quite badly on the catholic church, NOM's main benefactor. Who knew hatred ran so deep within the catholic church?? I sure didn't.

  13. Regina Lule
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    roberto why don't you take your DELUSIONAL RANTINGS AND RAVINGS TO SOME gay forum, where there are more people who would find your DELUSIONAL RANTINGS AND RAVINGS more "insightful" than any of us do over here on the NOM comments board. After all as the saying goes, birds of a feather.....

  14. Randy E King
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    It is a well established fact that the marriage corruption movement is infested with the most blatant and sinister racists in the world. Hitler was a self hating homosexual for that matter.

  15. JR
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    "Hitler was a self hating homosexual for that matter." And many of NOM's most ardent supporters here are self hating gay men.

  16. Daughter of Eve
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Roberto, you're projecting. :)

  17. leehawks
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    So is JR

  18. JR
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I am a gay man but not self hating.

  19. TC Matthews
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Does "not hating" yourself mean you must agree with the gay agenda politics?

  20. Louis E.
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    JR,identifying as "gay" involves treating oneself as a helpless slave of the irrational desire to engage in same-sex sexual activity...that should count as "self-hating".

  21. ResistSSA
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I'll admit I was self-hating when I engaged in same-sex behaviors; that's why I fought against it and have never looked back. We've all been blessed with this amazing complementary status with people of the opposite sex, a gift (whether you believe it is God-given or otherwise) that allows us to contribute to the survival of and propagation of our species, while simultaneously experiencing a unified existence with our partner that cannot be experienced by same-sex couples because of their partnerships' inherent non-complementary status.

    As I've said before, my Mom told me growing up that "we all have our match on this earth." If you find yourself with someone of the same sex, you haven't found a match; it's like finding two left-footed shoes.

    And to continue the analogy, same-sex couples are like a person wearing those two left shoes on both feet, believing that it's the same as wearing a left and right shoe. And I suppose if all you ever had were two left shoes, you'd have no idea how much better a left and right shoe are!

  22. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    No one who engages in sexual behavior outside the bonds of man/woman marriage is going to be truly happy. It's contrary to our divine nature.

  23. Dean
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    @ResistSSA

    "I'll admit I was self-hating when I engaged in same-sex behaviors; that's why I fought hard against it and never looked back."

    You still are a self-hating homosexual male. You can "resist" all you want for the rest of your life, but you'll never be truly happy deep down inside, but if you want to live a lie just to appease others, then fine, it's your life but just remember, you're giving up your power to please others. Good luck with that.

    To "resist" is NOT the same thing as to "overcome"

  24. TC Matthews
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Dean, everyone makes their choices in life. You are free to make yours, just as Resist is free to make his. Both courses of action are choices.

  25. Skooter McGoo
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    This man LIES when he states that all gay men wear diapers and shove cell phones in their anus. The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.
    Marriage licenses are issued by the state, not the church. NO religion is necessary for a marriage to be legal valid or recognized. NOM is not about protecting marriage, it's about promoting hate towards all gay people. NOM promotes death to gays. http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/btb/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/nom-solution-2.jpg

  26. ResistSSA
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Dean -

    It's unfortunate for you that you don't have faith, the ability to get beyond your world as it appears to be. While I won't deny that I enjoyed the physical pleasure and relationships that I formed during the time period when I was participating in homosexual acts, I didn't like the fact that I was participating in such acts. And one day I decided that I was done with it, and I have never been happier nor felt better about myself. I've no desire to participate in homosexual acts anymore, none.

    In addition to being an ex-homosexual, I'm also an ex-smoker. But you would label me a smoker who doesn't smoke or something like that.

    My moniker is a call to people like you who have for one reason or another given in to the belief that they must live as a homosexual, that there is no other choice, that they can only be happy by succumbing to their same-sex attraction. And rather than try to break free, you look for ways to affirm your perceived status, and you buy-in to what the homosexual activists preach. You lack the faith to believe that you can change and that there is happiness "on the other side." The only way to learn that is to take a lap of faith; try it, want it, be it.

    I've overcome my same-sex attraction; I encourage others to resist and eventually they will overcome like me.