I wonder why the Rev. Billy Graham himself is silent on this issue...
Son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Speaks Out Against NC Marriage Amendment
By Paul Stanley , Christian Post Reporter
April 23, 2012|12:53 pm
Jay Bakker grew up in North Carolina in the limelight of his parents’ Praise The Lord ministry before it crumbled in the 1980s after his father pled guilty to fraud charges. Now the young minister is opposing the state’s efforts to pass a marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
The tattooed-laden Bakker, 36, now lives in New York City and is the co-founder of Revolution Church, which meets on Sundays in Pete’s Candy store, a bar. He was featured in a 2006 documentary “One Punk Under God.”
Since he is no longer a resident of North Carolina, he cannot vote on the issue but still felt moved to join the efforts opposing it.
On Sunday, Bakker led some 75 people in a rally against the marriage amendment.
“I ignored all these amendments being passed and passed until it hit my hometown and I was like When I heard about it, I called down here and offered to help,” Bakker told WNCT News.
North Carolina is one of three states where voters will decide how to define marriage. The May 8 election is generating substantial attention on both sides of the issue, but recent polls show that a majority of North Carolinians are expected to cast their ballots in favor of the amendment.
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A Public Policy Polling survey of 1,191 likely voters conducted in late March showed voters favored the amendment 58 to 38 percent. A similar poll conducted by SurveyUSA showed almost the same numbers.
Here is Jay Bakker’s rationale for opposing it :
“My parents taught me to love people across the board and always be open to people,” said Bakker. “They were always into equality and reaching out to the marginalized and things like that.”
Perhaps because he is so elderly and ill that he is not even aware of the issue.
For some reason Franklin seems much more conservative (and orthodox?) than his father, who eventually moved to the smushy center in order to be uncontroversial and get along with everyone.