He has called homosexuality a sin that's on par with drug addiction and gambling. He has criticized those in his church who accept homosexuality as "cowards" and called President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage an example of political expediency. "I'm scared of all these civil rights leaders and all these preachers kissing up to the president just because he's black," Bryant said in the 2012 video. "He's black and wrong. He's black and out of order." here
He was invited to be the keynote speaker at the 30th annual MLK Leadership Awards Breakfast by Angela Rouson, wife of State Rep. Darryl Rouson. He said he thought the event could be used as an opportunity for Bryant to change his views on gay marriage.
Mayor Rick Kriseman has declined a request to give the ceremonial key to
the city to the speaker