I have a new ‘non-cognitive elite’ celebrity spokesbot for NOM: Jimmie ‘J.J.’ Walker
I know that the National Organization for Marriage, as part of its battle plan, has been on the lookout for new “talent” to represent its anti-gay worldview. And it has strict criteria:
[W]e also recognize the opportunity – the disproportionate potential impact of proactively seeking to gather and connect a community of artists, athletes, writers, beauty queens and other glamorous non-cognitive elites across national boundaries.
Washed-up former 80s teen hearthrob and fundamentalist Kirk Cameron recently rose to the challenge by appearing in a video for NOM’s Champions of Marriage nonsense. But I think there is an untapped mother-lode of talent for them, a DY-NO-MITE one at that, in another non-cognitive, over-the-celebrity-hill prospect – Jimmie J.J. Walker.
He recently told CNN that not only is he against marriage equality, the portrayer of the minstrel-worthy 70s TV icon JJ on Good Times reveals that he has enough cognitive function going on to realize he will look stupid for holding the view.
CNN: You’re also against gay marriage.
Walker: Yeah I am. There’s just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I’ll give you the other side of it, no it doesn’t affect me, no it doesn’t change my life. There’s just traditions that need to be dealt with. I’m a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I’m totally against it. In 100 years from now, people are going to go, ‘Who was against gay marriage?’ And I’ll be one of those idiots and say, ‘That’s me.‘ I’m just against it on moral grounds, that’s it. I’m as much a heathen as anybody. I just don’t believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don’t like it, I don’t accept it.
Hat tip, Towleroad.