Harry Jackson No Longer Supports Civil Unions

Last year Bishop Harry Jackson created a bit of a stir when he told radio host Michelangelo Signorile that, while he was opposed to gay marriage, he supported civil unions.  He admitted that, among evangelical leaders, his view was in the distinct minority and that “a lot of people would disagree with me” but claimed that, as a “realist” he realized that ”gay civil unions are going to be the law of the land all over the country.”

Today, appearing on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Jackson stated that he does not support civil unions.  He gave no explanation for the devolution of his position, other than to say that once evangelicals agree to allow civil unions, gay activists will not stop pushing until they receive full equality and that he cannot accept that “interim step” because you have to be “either for it or against it.” 

Below is the audio from both Signorile’s show last October contrasted against Jackson’s statement today: