Radio host and pastor E.W. Jackson said on his radio program “Awakening” that two gay people having sex is defilement and that he would sooner be dead than support equal rights for LGBTQ people and that Christians are the only people in the world who adhere to laws, reports The New Civil Rights Movement.
In his program, Jackson said that “Christians put the law of God above the law of man” and that “Our whole legal system is rooted and grounded in Judeo-Christian law” and because of that, Christians don’t ever have a problem following the law in the United States. Contradicting himself shortly after saying that, he went on to shun the Supreme Court for refusing to hear a case involving a bed and breakfast in Hawaii that denied a lesbian couple their services, which is illegal.
Jackson commented that gay people shouldn’t be able to have sex in a place built by Christians because he thinks that it is disgusting and also a way to defile a place that was “blessed and dedicated to God.” He has made similar comments in the past, saying that homosexuality is unnatural because some children may find it disgusting. I’m going to have to disagree with him strongly here – I really don’t believe that gay sex is disgusting at all. Or any kind of sex for that matter.
He then goes on to say that LGBTQ people are bullying Christians into “bowing to their will” and that “Christians are never going to bow down… You’ll have to kill us, but we won’t bow.” I tend to see things a bit differently, with these situations actually being reversed. It is usually the radical conservative Christians who want people to bow to their will with their pushing of religious freedom laws that allow them to legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. What LGBTQ people want is to be treated with basic respect.
Saying that he would be killed before supporting equal rights is a little extreme, don’t you think? I really don’t see the big deal with loving thy neighbor by treating them as equals. Isn’t that in the Bible somewhere?