Pastor Ken Adkins calls out African-American Jacksonville City Council members
Pastor Ken Adkins


Brunswick, Georgia pastor Kenneth Adkins had a busy holiday season, with a lot of time spent attacking Councilman Tommy Hazouri for desiring to expand Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance

He started off the New Year calling out four other Council members: Garrett DennisKatrina BrownReggie Brown, and Reggie Gaffney.

Adkins’ language was typically florid.

“These four African American Jacksonville City Council Members will vote on whether Transgendered Men and Pedifiles will be able to Pee Next to your 8 year old daughters and Granddaughters. (HRO) I hope Black Pastors hold them accountable and not allow them to come to their churches while supporting the bill to allow Homosexuals to sue your church and Christian business owners who refuse to be subservient to the Homosexual spirit,” Adkins wrote on a Facebook post (and all spelling/construction anomalies are in the original).

Adkins’ choice of targets was interesting. Katrina Brown, say some, is not opposed to the referendum that Adkins claims to support on HRO expansion. Reggie Brown voted against HRO expansion in 2012. Reggie Gaffney, meanwhile, employed Adkins as a campaign advisor earlier this year.

Adkins famously was present at the District 7 candidate debate that ended with Gaffney closing with a prayer: “Father, I ask you to remove Satan from this room.”

One wonders if Adkins’ latest outburst will marginalize the referendum bill that Councilman Bill Gulliford introduced in December.

Adkins left out two African Americans on Council from his latest screed: Sam Newby and Joyce Morgan.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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