December 13, 2014 12:30 pm -

A Mississippi pastor dressed a horse in a wedding dress and stood outside the federal courthouse in protest of same-sex marriage, while totally missing the point that a horse cannot consent to marriage, whereas two men or two women can.

[su_center_ad]”I thought it was laughable and I believe he was going for a ridiculous protest and he certainly got one,” said Eddie Outlaw, an LGBT advocate.

WJTV reports that Reverend Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte was the mastermind behind the spectacle.

“The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married,” James said.

James explained that after a federal decision was made in November to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in the state, he is hoping Judge Carlton Reeves will change his mind.

“I’m a Mississippian and I’m praying and hoping that we will remain a state that only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman,” he said.

“The argument is not about sin or religious belief or what the church says about marriage equality. It is strictly about benefits, rights, protection extended by government not by the church,” Outlaw said.

James stood outside with his horse for more than two hours as people honked their horns or stopped to take pictures.

“I’ve had 100-percent support so far, thumbs up, tooting on the horns, I’ve even had a couple come out and give me a hug and hug the horse,” he said.

Yeah well, it is Mississippi.

“I think the good reverend should probably focus on what he can do to minister to the needs of the LGBT community and not get involved with hot button interests like marriage equality right now,” Outlaw said.

The federal court of appeals is scheduled to hear arguments about Mississippi’s ban on same sex-marriage on January 9th in New Orleans.

Hey I know! Maybe if those opposed to same-sex marriage all bring cross-dressed horses, that’ll work.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Neigh-Sayer: Mississippi Pastor Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress To Protest Same-Sex Marriage

  1. fahvel December 13th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    are these kind of folks normal (in all senses) to the american landscape or do you guys have really profound spelunking researchers???

  2. neworleans878 December 13th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    On his sign: “This might even be possible if the band on same sex marriage…”

    Either there’s music I’ve never heard or he’s a product of Mississippi education…

    (at the :30 mark)

    • PH December 13th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      I thought I was the only one to notice that he appears to be somewhat illiterate!

      • Candide Thirtythree December 14th, 2014 at 1:34 am

        It’s Mississippi, the state of illiterate. Worst state in every category there is and they still vote nothing but republican, they never learn anything.

  3. rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    PETA will have something to say about that

  4. Snick1946 December 13th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Some of the most vicious, downright nasty opposition to gay marriage and to gay rights in general seems to come from the Black clergy and their churches. Sort of ironic, in a sad way. .

  5. Carla Akins December 13th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Although none of this makes sense, he should have at least tried to marry two horses in order for the analogy to work ( so to speak)

  6. arc99 December 13th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    This poll from 2011 tells you all you need to know about the ignorance infesting Mississippi

    Poll: 46 percent of Mississippi Republicans want interracial marriage ban

  7. Jones December 13th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    That horse is purtie…is she taken or not?

  8. Wayout December 13th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It’s not the consenting part point that the Pastor is trying to make, it’s the consummation part. Any attempt for two men or two women to “consummate” their “marriage” would be an un-natural act, as sex with a horse would be. Come on folks, this isn’t rocket science.

  9. mmaynard119 December 13th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Allen West got divorced and is getting remarried?

  10. Suzanne McFly December 13th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Because sex with an animal is so similar to sex with a willing human right?

  11. King Robert December 13th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, talk about cherry picking your Bible, how Typically Bigoted Christian Conservative of him o.O

    1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (The Message) 11 Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. 12 We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders

  12. Snick1946 December 13th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Wonder if he’d like to turn back the clock on interracial marriage in Mississippi? Oh, wait….

  13. bpollen December 13th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    1. Homosexual behavior is exhibited in other species within the Animal Kingdom (“the natural world”) and, as such, is very “natural.”

    2. People already have sex with horses without the benefit of wedlock:

    3. How is a horse or a dog (Canis lupus Santorumensis) give consent, vocalize their wedding vows, sign the marriage certificate, etc?

    4. Isn’t it ironic that his stance on same-sex marriage is virtually interchangeable with the idea that it’s “unnatural” for him to marry a white woman?

  14. Candide Thirtythree December 14th, 2014 at 1:23 am

    There’s no fool like an old fool.