Speaking of Bishop Harry Jackson, is seems as if he was recently honored at the first-ever Paul Weyrich Awards Dinner, along with a gaggle of other right-wing activists:
Well over 230 conservative leaders and guests gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the life and legacy of Paul Weyrich, a colossus in the conservative movement, who perhaps now in death even more than in life reminds conservatives that while they hold a diversity of views, a real bond exists uniting them into one conservative coalition.
Fiscal conservatives, pro-life and pro-family leaders, foreign policy and national security conservatives of many different groups found themselves together in the same room for dinner at Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel for the first-ever Paul Weyrich Awards Dinner. There they paid tribute the man they knew as “Paul” and recognized those contemporary leaders who share his broad vision of conservatism.
Coalitions for America awarded Bishop Harry Jackson, the senior Black pastor of Hope Christian Church and leader of the fight against same-sex “marriage” in Washington D.C., the “Faith Community Leader of the Year” award. The bishop later spoke to LSN and said that unity is “something we have struggled with these last few years.” However, he was encouraged by the strides being made, especially with the recent Manhattan Declaration …”I come at these things as a person of faith,” Bishop Jackson told LSN. “None of the stuff that I do I consider political really at all,” emphasizing that he views his fight primarily as a “moral engagement based on faith.”
“But [Paul] was such a strategist in terms of saying, ‘take your principles, and then they have an impact,’ as opposed to just sitting on the outside saying ‘what to do, what to do.'”
The night honored many conservative finalists and all leaders outstanding in their fields and in their contributions to their movement:
The Paul Weyrich award winners were Media Person of the Year: Glenn Beck; New Media Person of the Year: Andrew Breitbart and Erick Erickson; Courageous Citizen of the Year: ACORN investigators Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe; National Legislator of the Year: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.); Local Elected Official of the Year: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Business Person of the Year: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and Solantic Chairman Rick Scott; Faith Community Leader of the Year: pro-family leader Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church; Conservative Hall of Fame – Lifetime Contribution: Phyllis Schlafly; Youth Leader of the Year: Students for Life executive director Kristan Hawkins; and Benefactor of the Year: mutual fund executive Foster Friess.