During his sermon yesterday, right-wing pastor and radio host E.W. Jackson ranted that the rainbow flag is “an accursed thing” and declared that U.S. embassies that are flying them in honor of Pride Month are shaking their fists in God’s face.
Jackson praised the Trump administration for denying requests from embassies to fly a rainbow flag during Pride Month and blasted embassies that have reportedly flown them nonetheless.
“Most people don’t know that these State Department folks are defying the president of the United States and flying the rainbow flag,” Jackson told his congregation. “That’s an accursed thing. The rainbow was given to us by God as a sign that he would not destroy the earth by water again, and you’re going to appropriate that as pride in homosexuality? Are you kidding me? Talk about blasphemy. Talk about arrogance. Talk about boldness. Talk about shaking your fist in God’s face.”