Los Angeles has been poppin’ all weekend. From rallies to church visits, the candidates have pulled out all of the stakes…including sending their husbands to Black churches around L.A.—-no let me make that mega Black churches (it really does make a difference to distinguish them from the smaller churches), to woo Black voters.
This is a common occurrence, even with the so-called separation of church and state.
But I thought it worth mentioning, since no one else has, that President Bill Clinton, husband of presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton, who is being falsely touted as the candidate of gays in California, and I say falsely because all gays aren’t for Hillary (believe it or not), took time out to visit one with one of the most homophobic Black pastors in L.A., Bishop Noel Jones of City of Refuge.
But not a peep did I hear from the gay Hillary supporters, who are mostly white and probably haven’t a clue as they often do not about these matters. But nevertheless, I felt it worth mentioning because when Obama called on ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin to help him out in South Carolina, we had a lot to say then about that. So what makes Clinton any less worthy?
Bishop Noel Jones’ claim to fame…
Bishop Noel Jones traveled to Jamaica to tell the Jamaican people not to bow to pressure from American gay rights activists to change their anti-gay laws.
“If you have laws and legislation that ban certain things based on the principles of the Scriptures and based on your Christian background, then let it stand there. Who is having big debates with the Islamic people about it (gay rights)? Who is telling them to bend their laws? If your laws are based on your Christian points of view, then you must stand your ground.”—Bishop Noel Jones
The pressure being placed on Jamaica by United States homosexual interests, Bishop Jones hinted, is inconsistent with the best traditions of the United States.
“The thing that bothers me about America is if they are so democratic, why don’t they allow the rest of the world to be what they are? Their democracy says a person has the freedom to do many things, so why won’t they leave Jamaica alone?” Bishop Jones said.
Jones is known to socialize with self-proclaimed ex-gay Donnie McClurkin.
Bishop Jones, 54, is also a close friend and ministry associate of Bishop T.D. Jakes, who plans to bring Bishop Jakes to Jamaica next year to partner with him on a series of preaching engagements. Bishop Jakes, he described as a workaholic, who loves to have fun, and who is fiercely loyal to his friends.
He’s the twin brother of legendary singer Grace Jones who is considered "queen of the gay discos."