Bishop Harry Jackson has argued that gay marriage will kill the family, media watchdog reported.

Jackson, a minister at the Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, came to prominence fighting against the District of Columbia's gay marriage law and last year's effort to pass a similar law in Maryland.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to introduce a gay marriage bill when lawmakers reconvene later this month.

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In an op-ed published Tuesday at, titled The Marriage Meltdown, Jackson argued that the trivialization of marriage by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian is another reason to oppose marriage equality.

“For every high-profile celebrity wedding that makes headlines, it seems we are treated to at least two high-profile celebrity divorces. I am praying for people like Kim Kardashian whose marriage problems seem to suggest that there should be a public exam for marriage prior to the issuance of a license. Unfortunately, celebrities are not the only folks whose marriages are caving in under the cultural pressures of our generation,” Jackson wrote.

“The enfeebled state of marriage today is all the more reason to fight to preserve it and hopefully to restore it to its former strength.”

“In the few states where marriage has been redefined to include same-sex couples, various churches and ministries have already been threatened with the loss of their tax exempt status if they refused to perform ceremonies for same sex couples.”

“Lastly, we are fools if we think that redefining marriage to include homosexual couples is the end of the story. To the contrary, it is only the beginning. Groups advocating polygamy and polyamory have their arguments prepared and will begin advocating for the definition of marriage to be relaxed further to accommodate their preferences. Children may then be born to and even adopted by any number of ''families' with any number of mothers and fathers, sleeping with whomever they [wish] depending in their whims.”

“Redefining marriage will be the beginning of the end of the family as we know it,” he added.