Stinging over his defeat in the DC marriage battle, “Bishop” Harry Jackson vows that there will be a “bloodletting” when city council members come up for re-election.
In future races, religious people are going to start going after people’s political careers. In D.C., some very vulnerable black councilmen went along with the city council, and some of these guys will not be sitting in those chairs in 2010 elections. Many in our coalition are wising up, looking for candidates. Political action committees are going to be formed. You’re going to see a bloodletting that is going to mark a new style of engagement for people who are against same-sex marriage.
DC’s final vote on marriage comes next week. It is not expected that Congress will attempt to intervene.