Friday, December 12, 2014

Baptist Minister & Horse Protest Gay Marriage in Mississippi

Rev. Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, wanted to protest same-sex marriage earlier today. So he went to his local federal courthouse and communicated his disapproval with some makeshift signs.

Oh, and he brought along a horse that was clothed in a wedding dress:
"Although (the protest) is ridiculous, so is the same-sex marriage status," he said. "That's the point I'm trying to convey to Mississippians today, and I'm hoping that (U.S. District Court) Judge Reeves will reconsider his ruling and that Mississippi will stay a state that will only recognize marriage between a man and a woman."

As Charlotte grazed on an area of grass in a median along Court Street, James held signs in both hands as passersby stopped in the middle of the road to grasp what exactly was happening. One passing driver yelled, "Your horse is pretty!"
Rev. James' signs read:
The next unnatural law. Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold? This might even be possible if the band (sic) on same sex marriage is lifted. Where do we draw the line?...
And...
Marriage is one man and one woman. Anything else is a perversion.
Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down on 11/25/14, but that decision is in the midst of being appealed.

1 comment:

Donny Jacobs said...

Pity the poor animals who are forced to become objects of human ignorance! And it had to happen in Mississippi, where the literacy rate is worse than just about anywhere else in the USA!