Rev. Jesse Jackson Will Marry Same-Sex Couples

Sep 9, 2012 Full story: EDGE 55

During the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., , Rev. Jesse Jackson told reporters that he supports marriage equality and that he would have "no problem" with performing a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple, the conservative website Human Events reported.

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Since: Jan 08

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#1 Sep 9, 2012
No problem with that.

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Sep 9, 2012
Holy SHTT !!!

This is HUGE !!!

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Sep 10, 2012
snyper wrote:
Holy SHTT !!!
This is HUGE !!!
The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.

Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Sep 10, 2012
Also, when is his son going to go back to work, or is he just going to remain on the federal government payroll, and not work to earn a cent of the taxpayers' money ?

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#5 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.
Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?
Aren't ALL religions 'self-proclaimed' anyway? You surely don't believe that god proclaimed some more official than others, do you? Some self-proclaimed religions have just been around longer than other self-proclaimed religions, but there's nothing to substantiate that any of them were divinely appointed.That's the reason why the governmnet just gives them all tax-free status. Anyone who wants to form a religion can do so and obtain tax-free status -- and assume whatever title they want: reverend, holy father, padre, monsignor, bishop, priest, monk, pastor, parson, deacon, elder -- even pope!

Now, scientist ... that's a different story! One actually has to have education and intelligence to be a scientist.

Do you understand now, my son?

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Sep 10, 2012
Umninimuzi wrote:
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Aren't ALL religions 'self-proclaimed' anyway? You surely don't believe that god proclaimed some more official than others, do you? Some self-proclaimed religions have just been around longer than other self-proclaimed religions, but there's nothing to substantiate that any of them were divinely appointed.That's the reason why the governmnet just gives them all tax-free status. Anyone who wants to form a religion can do so and obtain tax-free status -- and assume whatever title they want: reverend, holy father, padre, monsignor, bishop, priest, monk, pastor, parson, deacon, elder -- even pope!
Now, scientist ... that's a different story! One actually has to have education and intelligence to be a scientist.
Do you understand now, my son?
I'm just saying that the vast majority of people assume, correctly so, that a reverend has graduated from a seminary school, and is not just anyone at all who is a self-proclaimed reverend without any theological training at all.

Now if anyone, or everyone, proclaimed themselves a "Rev" like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have done, and said to the federal government (and other state and local governments) that they will not pay their taxes anymore because they are a "Rev", what do you think the government would say ?

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#7 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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I'm just saying that the vast majority of people assume, correctly so, that a reverend has graduated from a seminary school, and is not just anyone at all who is a self-proclaimed reverend without any theological training at all.
Now if anyone, or everyone, proclaimed themselves a "Rev" like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have done, and said to the federal government (and other state and local governments) that they will not pay their taxes anymore because they are a "Rev", what do you think the government would say ?
No, no no -- that's not how they do it. There's almost not a 'Reverend' alive who can live without the adoration and adulation of a congregation (including, and especially, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson), so Step 1 is to acquire followers, as Saul of Tarsus did, and in more recent times, Martin Luther, and Brigham Young, and L. Ron Hubbard ... and all the rest of the crafty operators.

Step 2 is to incorporate your growing following as a 'non-profit' religious organization. Step 3 is to start raking in the 'tithes'-- or whatever biblical term you can get away with -- under the guise of a 'ministry' of some sort ... and THEN you're all set! You sit back and let the group take care of you, because you're now their leader and a celebrity, who deserves to fly first class and live in style!(Granted, you may have to pay personal income taxes and the few tiny expenses that cannot be classified as being for the 'ministry'...).

What would the government say about THAT? I don't have to guess -- the evidence shows they say NOTHING, zero, zip, nada. When has our government ever decided to revoke the tax-free status of ANY religion? The religionists have the government by the balls, because our constitution guarantees freedom of religion, any religion, seminaries optional.

Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#8 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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I'm just saying that the vast majority of people assume, correctly so, that a reverend has graduated from a seminary school, and is not just anyone at all who is a self-proclaimed reverend without any theological training at all.
Now if anyone, or everyone, proclaimed themselves a "Rev" like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have done, and said to the federal government (and other state and local governments) that they will not pay their taxes anymore because they are a "Rev", what do you think the government would say ?
Sarah; Ordination is set forth by domination meaning who qualifies is up to said church, in there case its the american Baptist church ask them what there rules of ordination is, I don't know of any Pastors personally, that dose not file personal income taxes. Just like the rest of us, and the ones I know hold ether masters or doctorate degrees that's because MCC requires that among there long list of rules, and since you mention self proclaimed ministers don't forget Joel Osteen

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Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Sep 10, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
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Sarah; Ordination is set forth by domination meaning who qualifies is up to said church, in there case its the american Baptist church ask them what there rules of ordination is, I don't know of any Pastors personally, that dose not file personal income taxes. Just like the rest of us, and the ones I know hold ether masters or doctorate degrees that's because MCC requires that among there long list of rules, and since you mention self proclaimed ministers don't forget Joel Osteen
Who te hell is Sarah ???!!!

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#11 Sep 10, 2012
I love how they put comments that were made at the end of the page. It just makes that bigots look worse, especially the first one.
A Gay Christian

Lancaster, PA

#12 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.
Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?
So, what seminary did Jesus graduate from?
Brown Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#13 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.
Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?
I like Rev Bill Owens better. He has a functioning moral compass. Jackson and Sharpton do not.

Since: Mar 09

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#14 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.
Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?
He was ordained a Baptist minister on June 30, 1968 by Rev. Clay Evans in Chicago, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2000.
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#15 Sep 10, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The "Rev." Jesse Jackson is a self-proclaimed minister. Just like Al Sharpton, he never graduated from any seminary.
Why is it that black people can get away with being a charlatan like this, but a white guy never could ?
Oh honey don't kid yourself. The Midwest is full of storefront churches with white pastors who are barely literate and bereft of any formal credentials.
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#17 Sep 10, 2012
NoQ wrote:
The so called Rev Jackson & Sharpton are both nothing but racist. If you HO;MOS are as smart as you claim to be, then you have to agree with that. But I can see you Queers denying this, like you always deny the truth, cause Jackson is saying what you want to hear.
First thing in the morning and last thing at night....

hmmmmm......

who's queer?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#19 Sep 10, 2012
Good for him!

That is easy. But what will be harder is to get other black ministers to drop the homophobia. He can start with Meeks.
Brown Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#21 Sep 10, 2012
i am z wrote:
i want fart in jesse jacksons face
He may just want you to do the same. These days ya never know.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#22 Sep 10, 2012
Brown Lipstick wrote:
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He may just want you to do the same. These days ya never know.
I know you would love a fart in the face, just look at your username!
Brown Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#23 Sep 10, 2012
Do you have anything to intellectually offer.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#24 Sep 10, 2012
Brown Lipstick wrote:
Do you have anything to intellectually offer.
You're one to talk xD

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