Jay Bakker, the son of televangelists
Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, on Sunday led a rally
against a proposed gay marriage ban in North Carolina.
Voters will decide on Amendment One
during North Carolina's May 8 primary. The constitutional amendment
would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and
lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic
Roughly 100 people turned out at the
Faith in Action: Get Out The Vote rally in Durham to hear Bakker and
other religious leaders speak.
“My parents taught me to love people
across the board and always be open to people,” Baker told NBC
“They were always into equality and reaching out to the
marginalized and things like that.”
Bakker lives in New York and is a
co-founder of Revolution Church.
“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 help.”
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Mario Cantone marries in Jay Bakker officiated wedding.)