“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 to help” — Jay Bakker, former NC resident, and co-founder of Revolution Church
A shout-out to Jay, who was in Durham this past weekend to hold a rally against the discriminatory ballot initiative. The son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker was raised in NC, and although he’s now based in New York, he felt the need to come down to speak out about Amendment One. The Christian Post:
Jay Bakker grew up in North Carolina in the limelight of his parents’ Praise The Lord ministry before it crumbled in the 1980s after his father pled guilty to fraud charges. Now the young minister is opposing the state’s efforts to pass a marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
The tattooed-laden Bakker, 36, now lives in New York City and is the co-founder of Revolution Church, which meets on Sundays in Pete’s Candy store, a bar. He was featured in a 2006 documentary “One Punk Under God.”
Since he is no longer a resident of North Carolina, he cannot vote on the issue but still felt moved to join the efforts opposing it.
…”My parents taught me to love people across the board and always be open to people,” said Bakker. “They were always into equality and reaching out to the marginalized and things like that.”
The same article, titled “Son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Speaks Out Against NC Marriage Amendment” at the Post, got this tweak over at Black Christian News: