A Dumb and Offensive Protest Against Marriage Equality

A Dumb and Offensive Protest Against Marriage Equality December 17, 2014

Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Mississippi came up with an incredibly stupid and offensive way to protest a court decision striking down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. He put a horse in a wedding dress and said that if gay people are allowed to marry, it would lead to that. It’s kind of disturbing that bestiality is the first place the bigots go on this issue, comparing human beings to horses and box turtles.

The pastor, Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, brought the horse to the federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge’s ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage.

“The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married,” said James to News Channel 12.

The horse came with white flowers tucked into its harness and a bouquet. James waved signs at passersby that featured messages mocking the proposal to allow gay marriage in the state.

One read, “Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold?”

James hopes to change the mind of U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves who struck down Mississippi’s same-sex marriage ban ruling last month. Despite that ruling, gay couples still cannot marry in the state pending the outcome of a state appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans which is hearing arguments in the case on Jan. 9.

Yeah, I’m sure the federal judge will have his mind totally changed by such a compelling argument. My eyes just rolled to Istanbul and back.

"david coxill - Ed's Blog and his other writings are being added to the Center ..."

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time
"I read Dispatches daily for several years, before life circumstances caused me to fall away ..."

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time
"Thank you for sharing, I just came here to make sure his blog friends & ..."

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time
"Thanks for letting this thread's readers know this."

Saying Goodbye for the Last Time

Browse Our Archives