Representatives of the non-violent organization, Soulforce, as part of their "American Family Outing," designed to break bread with, and sensitize, various churches concerning the legitimacy of, and issues surrounding, Gay people and their families, visited with Bishop Harry Jackson [Pictured], Founder of High Impact Leadership Coalition, and Hope Christian Church.
This is the letter sent by American Family Outing to Bishop Jackson asking for a dialog regarding Christianity and homosexuality. This letter is clearly the height of civility!
What's remarkable to me, and I'm sure to most people, particularly to those of my generation, are the parallels between the twisted and hateful rhetoric used by White Supremacists, including selective biblical allusions, during the civil rights era for African-Americans, and the current crop of such clergy as Bishop Jackson who indulge in the false gospel of exclusion and denigration, and even duplicity, to justify their prejudices, all in the name of Jesus, of course. [This is the response that Soulforce made to the duplicity that is evident when one watches these two videos.]
Given all of the above, these two videos are worth 10,000 words, so I'll leave it at that!
THIS FIRST VIDEO IS THE SPEECH BISHOP JACKSON MADE DURING THAT VISIT:
NOW WATCH THIS SUBSEQUENT INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP JACKSON ON THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, OWNED BY PAT ROBERTSON.