This far-right Oklahoma Senate candidate wants God to ‘burn the place down’ because of Gay Pride Month
Jarrin Jackson, a far-right Christian nationalist, MAGA Republican and conspiracy theorist running for a seat in the Oklahoma State Senate, hasn’t been shy about posting unhinged videos. Back in March, Jackson posted a video on Rumble that depicted him firing shots at an old printer — which he pretended was a Dominion voting machine. And now, he is calling for God to “burn the whole place down” because of Gay Pride Month.
June 1 marked the beginning of Gay Pride Month, an event that Jackson angrily rails against in an anti-gay video that People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch warned against in a June 7 tweet.
\u201cChristian nationalist Oklahoma GOP state senate candidate Jarrin Jackson is not a fan of Pride Month: "Straight dudes find it disgusting whenever they see other dudes kissing. It is gross. Being gay is gay. It's the most disgusting, despicable, stupid, \ud83e\udd2e thing ever."\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
The anti-gay video shows Jackson angrily declaring, “Pride Month is in full swing. I think it would be deliciously ironic and eternally entertaining if God comes back today, gets us up out of here, and then burns the whole place down. It would be amazing, not only because it would be just and righteous and deserving, but because everybody who celebrates this godlessness — which is very few, by the way — most people are doing it because they are coerced. They are compelled.”
In the video, Jackson goes on to say, “People find it disgusting, especially straight dudes…. whenever they see other dudes kissing. It is gross. Being gay is gay. It is the most disgusting, despicable, stupid thing ever. Insert barf emoji. And yet, we’re supposed to celebrate this?”
Outside of Oklahoma, Jackson’s Oklahoma State Senate campaign has been endorsed by Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers, another far-right MAGA Republican who pushes baseless conspiracy theories and promotes the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
Some Twitter users, in response to Jackson’s anti-gay video, wondered why he is obsessed the sex lives of other people:
\u201c@RightWingWatch Why are Christian Nationalists so concerned about the sex other people are having?\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
\u201c@RightWingWatch I always have to wonder what the obsession with gay sex is. It really does seem to be the number one thing on their minds.\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
Here are some more responses:
\u201c@RightWingWatch @JoeMyGod @JarrinJackson......classic self doubt about his own masculinity.....or lack thereof.\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
\u201c@RightWingWatch Weird. I don't feel threatened when seeing dudes kiss. Maybe that's because I'm straight.\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
\u201c@RightWingWatch And being gay has only been around since humankind has existed.\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
\u201c@RightWingWatch The problem with people like this is they just cant MIND THERE OWN FUCKING BUSINESS AND STOP TRYNG TO PUSH THERE BULLSHIT RELIGION ON EVERYONE !!\u201d— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1654614964
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