A Load of Pulpit: Pastor Mark Jackson Talks Down from on High

Published on 8-May-2014 by Xavier McSpaniel

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A Load of Pulpit: Pastor Mark Jackson Talks Down from on High

Mark Jackson was clearly unhappy being fired following the Golden State Warriors' 51-win season.

It's like arguing Donald Sterling is just a tiny bit misunderstood.

M-Jax's disdain for his former employers was crystal clear in the interview he gave to Dan Patrick:

Time heals all wounds, however. Later in the day, Jackson preached a short sermon to the faithful at the True Love Worship Center International -- the church at which he and wife Desirée serve as full-time pastors -- and it clearly demonstrated that the Hall of Fame player has already moved on.

Here's a partial transcript of his no-hard-feelings homily:

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Warriors way.
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they will always be my players
  • Blessed is Steve Kerr, for he will inherit title expectations
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after my job, for they will be banished to the D-League.
  • Blessed is Jerry West, for he shall be shown the door
  • Blessed is Dub Nation, for they will be abandoned for San Francisco
  • Blessed are the Lacobs, for they will be called sons of bitches. 
  • Blessed am I when people insulted me, persecuted me and falsely said all kinds of evil against me because I'm a God-botherer.
  • Rejoice and be glad, because great will be my reward ... Unless it is the Knicks job.