Jimmie “J.J.” Walker has said he's
opposed to the legalization of gay marriage on “moral grounds.”
The 65-year-old Walker is best know for
playing J.J. Evans on the 70s television series Good Times and
his character's catchphrase “Dyn-o-mite!”
Walker appeared Monday on CNN
to pitch his memoir titled Dyn-o-mite.
In the interview,
Walker said he is opposed to marriage equality but conceded that he's
on the wrong side of history.
certain traditions that need to be upheld. I'll give you the other
side of it, no it doesn't affect me, no it doesn't change my life.
There's just traditions that need to be dealt with. I'm a believer
that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth
the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I'm totally against it,”
“In 100 years
from now, people are going to go, 'Who was against gay marriage?'
And I'll be one of those idiots and say, 'That's me.' I'm just
against it on moral grounds, that's it. I'm as much a heathen as
anybody. I just don't believe on moral grounds it should be done. I
don't like it, I don't accept it.”