VA-LtGov: E.W. Jackson’s Words Keep Coming Back To Haunt Him
Sure, you can count on regressive yahoos eating up the raw meat that Bishop E.W. Jackson, Virginia GOP candidate for Lieutenant Governor, throws to the hard-right “base.” But in the reality-based world, this sort of clowning doesn’t cut it:
E.W. Jackson, Republican candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, claimed during a 2012 interview that President Barack Obama would force schools to start “teaching all children homosexuality.”
In an interview with Christian activist Dean Welty uncovered by Right Wing Watch, Jackson criticized Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, claiming the president “shakes his fist at God” and that any self-professed Christian who backs him is “twisting themselves into pretzels to justify” their support for Obama.
“No Christian has any excuse for remaining in a party that has in effect declared war on God,” Jackson said.
Jackson continued, “[Obama] will use.. the power of the federal government to force schools to start teaching all children homosexuality.”
In another 2012 video surfaced by RWW, Jackson said he wanted to see gay individuals “delivered.”
Jackson, a Baptist minister, won the nomination for lieutenant governor in May during the state party’s convention. Since then, many of his incendiary remarks on homosexuality, abortion and race have come to light.