From Pine View Farm

Sermon in the Valley? 2

To Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr., homosexuality is sin, and he needs to preach about it. That’s why he fears new legislation that puts sexual orientation under hate crimes protection.

“We could find ourselves in a situation where we’re accused of inciting someone,” Jackson said of pastors who oppose homosexuality. “I am categorically opposed to the hate crimes bill.”

Just what type of sermons does he preach that he thinks will incite listeners to violence? Don’t sound like a rather well-know sermon that was given on a mount.

Inquisitorial minds want to know.



  1. Karen

    October 28, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Canada enacted the same law a few years ago & it had the preachers in an uproar. For the very same reason. I haven’t heard of anything lately, but I would like to know how they’ve dealt with it.

  2. Frank

    October 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I suspect that if it had been a problem, a news junkie like me would have heard about it.

    I have mixed feelings about “hate crime” laws–generally, what they do is increase penalties for things that are already crimes based on the motivation; I wonder whether that is appropriate.  At the same time, when I watch and hear of the antics of those who preach hate, I want them to stop and fear the effects of their words.