Oklahoma Pastors Plan to Wear Hoodies While Preaching on Jan 18 to Protest Proposed Law

The Rev. Jesse Jackson poses for a photo on Friday wearing a hooded sweatshirt known as a hoodie near the altar of East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he serves as senior pastor. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
The Rev. Jesse Jackson poses for a photo on Friday wearing a hooded sweatshirt known as a hoodie near the altar of East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he serves as senior pastor. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Several Oklahoma ministers are planning to wear hoodies when they preach at their churches on Jan 18 as a way to protest a proposed law they feel seeks to criminalize the wearing of hooded shirts that are popular in today’s culture.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will wear a hooded sweatshirt instead of his usual preacher’s robe when he steps into the pulpit of his northeast Oklahoma City church on the Sunday before the Jan. 19 federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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SOURCE: The Oklahoman
Carla Hinton