June 28, 2011 - 2:03 pm

BY WESLEY P. HESTER

Not celebrating the passage of New York’s gay marriage legislation last week was Republican U.S. Senate candidate E.W. Jackson. 

While I have compassion and pray for those who choose to lead a homosexual lifestyle, New York’s decision to allow same sex people to marry is another government sledge hammer used to shatter our Judeo-Christian culture,” said Jackson, the founder of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, in a statement.

Jackson said that he spoke for “most black citizens” in finding it “offensive that sexual preference has been elevated to the equivalent of a racial characteristic such as skin color.”

Describing New York’s law as “amoral and anti-Christian,” Jackson added that “it is clear that until there is a federal constitutional amendment, the effort to sully marriage will march forward with the help of radical homosexual activists and corrupt politicians.”