Yesterday, Harry Jackson, leader of the anti-marriage equality effort in Washington, DC , hosted a “People’s Rally” in Freedom Plaza. The rally was backed by groups like the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage and we were on hand as well.
Jackson declared that “we are on the verge, I believe, of taking back this city” and stated that he was “disgusted” by the lack of leadership in this fight, though he praised the Catholic Church and other religious leaders for joining in the effort, saying God had called them together for this fight because if they don’t hang together, they will all hang separately.
Jackson also declared that this was not an anti-gay effort, but rather an effort to protect children from the redefinition of marriage and the family in order to prevent them from being taught that “Heather has two mommies” and “things of that magnitude from people they don’t even know.”
Jackson concluded by saying that marriage-equality is not a civil rights issue, because the only things that quality as civil rights issues are income, education, health care, housing, and justice, announcing that he was starting a 21 day fast because “we are in a David and Goliath situation” against the DC City Council which is “out of control” before declaring that “God is going to do a miracle among us”: