When I mention Al Sharpton, I never use the title "Reverend." I don't
use that title because he professes to be a minister of the gospel of
Jesus Christ, yet he supports abortion. I can't get over that and
don't use that title that man has given him.
Stating that, I present this without further comment: http://bit.ly/xMlpao
Del. Emmett Burns and the Rev. Al Sharpton don't agree on the issue of
same-sex marriage—and that's putting it mildly.
The five-term Democrat who represents Randallstown and Woodlawn, had
some unkind words for Sharpton during an interview Thursday with
Kenneth Burns, a State House reporter for WNAV in Annapolis.
"Al Sharpton is a pompous ass," said Del. Burns, adding that Sharpton
"doesn't speak for anybody but himself most of the time."
Sharpton, a Baptist minister, recently released a video in which he
supported the passing of a same-sex marriage law in Maryland.
Del. Burns, a pastor at Rising Sun Baptist Church, opposes the bill
and in the past has sought to pass an amendment to the Maryland
Constitution defining marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Burns went on in the interview to criticize Sharpton's preaching credentials.
"What kind of a Baptist preacher is he?" Del. Burns said. "He has
never pastored a church. He's never had a congregation. All he does it
run around the country and suck up to big movie stars so he can preach
at their funerals when they die."