EW Jackson Goes on Ultra-Bigot’s Show, Whines He’s Being “Persecuted” for His OWN Past Statements!

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    Great catch by the invaluable Right Wing Watch:

    It’s a sad commentary on our media and culture today that anybody that expresses a Biblical worldview is marginalized and, frankly, not too put too fine a point on it, persecuted for doing so. And I think that’s a sad commentary.

    But look, it’s an attack ultimately on every church-going, Bible-believing Christian out there who holds to a traditional worldview and frankly, I think one of my goals is to champion their right to hold their views without being persecuted for it.

    I think Americans are tired of being told that holding to Judeo-Christian values somehow makes you can idiot, as you put it, makes you backwoods, makes you ignorant and unless you buy into the sort of contemporary morality of the day, you are a person to be shunned.

    Our Founding Fathers believed that there should never be a religious test and yet that’s what we’re seeing today. We’re seeing people apply a religious test and they’re saying anything you believed or said as a minister disqualifies you from serving as Lt. Governor because you hold to these Biblical views.

    In sum, EW Jackson is trying to hide behind religion – his own bizarre version, anyway – to try and excuse the dozens (hundreds?) of examples of his own bigoted, hateful, extreme, insane comments. Pathetic.

    By the way, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Bryan Fischer, just a few (there are many, many more!) examples of his ultra-bigotry, idiocy, and all-around insanity are as follows. Something tells me that the vast majority of Christians would not agree with Bryan Fischer on any of this crap.

    *Fischer: Obama Has ‘Muslim Sympathies’ and His Enemies are Evangelical Christians

    *Fischer: End Sexual Assault in the Military By Banning Women and Gays

    *Bryan Fischer, Boy Scouts on Parade, and Nazi Germany

    *Fischer: Striking Down DOMA Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Bestiality and the End of America

    *Fischer: Women Were Designed To Be Ruled Over and Focus Their Energy on Making a Home for Their Children & Husband

    *Fischer: The Boy Scouts Are Now the ‘Boy Sodomizers of America’

    *Fischer: Obama Plans to Forcibly Disarm Christians

    *Fischer: ‘Eventually All of America Is Going to Agree With Me’ to Ban Muslims and Mosques

    *Fischer: ‘Homofascists’ Will Force Christians to Wear Patches, Just Like Nazis Did to the Jews

    • kindler

      …believes that: you should give money to the rich, not the poor; that Planned Parenthood is the equivalent of the KKK; that yoga leads to Satanism; that Obama is a Muslim; etc.?

      Kind of ironic that his whole schtick is about claiming to want to free black people from the so-called Democratic plantation and yet he wants to imprison every Christian in the ultra-right-wing Republican plantation.  Don’t Christians get to choose their own political beliefs?

    • The Richmonder

      How long do you suppose it will be until Cuccinelli himself puts a tracker on Jackson so he–Cooch–at least has a few minutes’ head’s up before the press asks him if he agrees with what Jackson said?

    • Jackson Will Not “Back Off” From Extreme Ideology

      Candidate puts Tea Party doctrine over Virginians

      Richmond, VA – Yesterday on a conservative talk radio show the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson, made it very clear that he will continue to make his social agenda the centerpiece of his campaign. Jackson boasted on-air that he has not “backed off” of elevating his far-right ideology [Buzzfeed.com, 6/17/13]. During the interview Jackson doubled down on his controversial comments about the LGBT community.

      “This is just another example of Mr. Jackson promoting his rigid, extreme ideology in this race,” said Northam Campaign spokesman Brad Komar. “Jackson’s refusal to ‘back off’ of a narrow social agenda demonstrates just how out of touch he is with the families of Virginia. Instead of talking about creating jobs and growing the economy, he is determined to make this race about his radical agenda. Jackson’s divisive rhetoric will not create one new job or bring one new business to Virginia.”