Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, best known as a former stand-up comedian who made famous the catchphrase “dyn-o-mite!” on the 1970′s era sitcom “Good Times,” said he is against marriage equality “on moral grounds.”
Walker, appearing on CNN to promote his new memoir titled “Dyn-o-mite,” said that marriage is a tradition that “must be upheld” eventhough he admits it has no effect on his own life.
“Yeah I am (against same-sex marriage). 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.
“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.”
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