The Minnesota Independent’s Andy Birkey reports that Bishop Harry Jackson has been mentoring organizers of a hard rock ministry and recently appeared on their radio program when they were broadcasting from the Heritage Foundation, during which they voiced their support for imprisoning gays and claimed that gays are really just committing extended suicide:
The leaders of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Intl., Inc., a hard rock ministry that holds Christian assemblies in public schools around the Midwest, said that locking up gays and lesbians in prison is the “right” and “moral” thing to do. A week earlier, the group said that countries instituting the death penalty for homosexuality are “more moral” than Christians in the United States. The group broadcast live from the Heritage Foundation last weekend, offering another example of the group’s close relationship with the conservative movement.
On the group’s radio show, broadcast live from the Heritage Foundation on May 22, co-leader Jake McMillian praised the actions of the African nation of Malawi which has recently arrested a gay couple for getting engaged.
“They are very conservative,” he said. “They sentence people for crimes against nature.”
Frontman Bradlee Dean added, “They are very moral; they uphold the laws.”
McMillian continued, “We have got countries all over the world that are standing for what’s right and what’s wrong. In Rwanda, there’s legislation right now that repeat offenders of homosexuality will spend their life in prison.”
“Yes!” interjected Dean.
“Because they love and value life and they love and value that which God gave,” said McMillian. “And so they enforce laws against that which destroys life which again is crimes against nature”
The group later brought in Bishop Harry Jackson, an anti-gay marriage activist in Washington, D.C., who praised the group’s work. “I believe a great awakening is about to come forth,” said Jackson. “I believe you are a part of it and those that hear the sound of your voice are revolutionaries.”
I recorded some of the audio from the program as the hosts rail against homosexuality as an abomination and a crime against nature before explaining how Harry Jackson has been reaching out to them and including them in events, including the recent Awakening conference at Liberty University, at which point Jackson praised their program as “amazing” and likened them to Martin Luther King Jr.: