Bishop Harry Jackson has urged pastors to fight the “radical homosexual agenda.”

Speaking at the Family Research Council's (FRC) Watchmen on the Walls conference, Jackson, a minister at the Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, said pastors need to “lead the people” in fighting the “radical homosexual agenda that is trying to take over the nation.”

Wearing a camouflage shirt and pants, Jackson told the crowd that church leaders need “to bring a New Testament apologetic on why homosexuality is not the will of God, why God didn't make anyone that way, and why it's all right to speak out and keep on speaking.”

“We're not just fighting a political battle, but we're dealing with principles and powers and this present darkness in the land,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Jackson was a leader in speaking out against marriage equality in Maryland and Washington, D.C., where gay and lesbian couples won the right to marry legislatively. Voters in Maryland later upheld the law approved by lawmakers.

(Related: Franklin Graham prepared to have his head “chopped off” for opposing gay rights.)