Maryland Senate President Thomas V.
“Mike” Miller and Bishop Harry Jackson are speaking out against a
proposed gay marriage bill in the state.
Speaking Wednesday on the Marc
Steiner Show, Miller reiterated his opposition to the measure.
“I don't want to sound like one of
the Republican candidates for president, but I am what I am,” he
Miller, a Democrat, added that he would
not block the bill from reaching the Senate floor, and added that the
measure was likely to clear the chamber.
Jackson, a minister at the Hope
Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland who came to prominence
fighting the District of Columbia's gay marriage law and last year's
effort to pass a similar law in Maryland, appears to be preparing for
a third round.
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.
And while speaking at a spiritual rally
organized by the Family Research Council at D.C.'s Chevy Chase
Baptist Church, Jackson linked marriage equality to “perversion,”
“corruption,” and “pollution.”
“The power of the Queen of Heaven
bring a malady over this region and has created perversion,
pollution,” he said. “In the House of God, we declare that the
Queen of Heaven has no authority over Maryland. Jesus is lord in
marriage bills are also being considered in Washington state and New