John M. Becker

MS Pastor Stages Mock Man-Horse Marriage Because Gays

Filed By John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Baptist church, Baptists, gay marriage, marriage equality, Mississippi, same-sex marriage, slippery slope

mississippi-man-horse.pngA Baptist pastor staged a mock one-man, one-horse wedding outside a federal courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday. The man was protesting a recent court decision striking down marriage discrimination in the Magnolia State, which is on hold while the state appeals.

Reuters reports:

The horse, complete with white flowers tucked into its harness and a bouquet at its feet, munched grass as the pastor, Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, spoke and waved signs at passersby.

"Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold?" one sign read...

Speaking in a video-taped interview with the Clarion-Ledger newspaper, James acknowledged that his horse bride was absurd, but said the spectacle served a point.

"Although it's ridiculous, so is the same-sex marriage status," he said.

Watch local CBS affiliate WJTV's report on the story, after the break.

WJTV News Channel 12

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