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James Walkinshaw: Fairfax GOP Candidate Jason Remer Appoints Hate Group Leader as His Campaign Manager

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From the James Walkinshaw for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors campaign:

Springfield, VA — James Walkinshaw, Democratic candidate for Braddock Supervisor, released the following statement in response to Republican Jason Remer’s appointment of hate group leader as his campaign manager.

“It is deeply disturbing that Jason Remer appointed the leader of a designated hate group as his campaign manager. If he knew that his campaign manager leads this hate group and was comfortable with it because he shares the group’s bigoted philosophy, he’s too extreme to represent our community. Or if he was so disengaged that he didn’t know his own campaign manager leads a hate group, he’s too reckless to represent our community. If Jason Remer were elected Braddock Supervisor, how can we know that he wouldn’t appoint — on purpose or by mistake — hate group leaders to serve on his staff, or to positions of leadership on County Boards and Commissions.”

Click here to view a video of Walkinshaw’s response.

See below for background information on hate group leader Albert Strong, his appointment as Jason Remer’s campaign manager, and a small sampling of the hate and bigotry propagated by his organization, the Virginia Christian Alliance.

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Summary

In a July 14 email to his supporters, Jason Remer announced his new campaign manager, Albert Strong. Remer also posted several pictures of himself with Strong to social media, including what appears to be a strategy luncheon. Albert Strong is one of ​eight board members of the Virginia Christian Alliance and is listed on IRS forms as a Director of the organizatio​             n, a designated anti-Muslim hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Henrico-based Virginia Christian Alliance is one of just 39 hate groups identified in Virginia  and one of just 100 anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States. Other groups identified along with the Virginia Christian Alliance include the neo-nazi Traditionalist Worker Party, the White Nationalist Patriot Front, and the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center​, “Anti-Muslim hate groups exhibit extreme hostility toward Muslims. They often portray those who worship Islam as fundamentally alien and attribute to its followers an inherent set of negative traits…these groups generally hold that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion.”

Virginia Christian Alliance Highlights

Note: VAChristian.org includes hundreds of posts promoting hate and bigotry, many of those are articles from other organizations sharing the philosophy of the Virginia Christian Alliance. The highlights below are articles written by Board Members​ or ​“Advisors” of the Virginia Christian Alliance, representing the views of the organization itself. The most prolific among them are VCA Founder Greene Hollowell (all posts​) and Advisor Dan Wolf (​all posts).

How Should Christians Respond [To Islam]​: “Resist the building of new mosques by using the law, and if your elected officials will not enforce the law, replace them with elected officials who will.”

Islam — An Overview:​ “I​slam is not just a religion, but an ideology with a religious component. This ideology is not only contrary to our society’s foundations, but is incompatible with it. At its core is the notion that man is not by nature free; he is a slave.”

“Christianity Offers Hope. Islam Offers Only Fear and Fatalism.”

Homosexuals Do Not Deserve Discrimination Protection​ — “Why should a person whose primary self-identification is that of a sexual deviant be singled out to be protected?…The homosexuals are very sensitive and easily get upset if anyone questions their status.”

The homosexuals know they are involved in self-destructive acts and want to be free but they have these friends saying it’s ok, it’s normal, God made you that way.

Baptist Church in Richmond Moves to Open Membership to Homosexuals — “Homosexuals make up 75% of the pedophiles.”

A Current Overview of Homosexuality in America — “Same-sex and gender-confused people are fundamentally disordered and their sexual acts are immoral.”

“​The Islamic are ⅓ Religious — Mohammed/Allah, ⅓ Government — Sharia Law, ⅓ Barbarian

Warriors — Jihad. Their message is clear that they want to kill us and the Jews.

Washington Post and Other Media Coverage of the Virginia Christian Alliance

Christian Post: Virginia Christian Alliance says Churchgoers Should ‘Drop Out’ of Boy Scouts

Washington Post: ​Hate Groups on the Rise in Maryland

VirginiaPatch: 39 Hate Groups Are Active in VA, Number Skyrockets

Think Progress: ​Anti-LGBT Groups Hope to Make Virginia ‘Ground Zero’ in Fight Against School Transgender Protections

Washington Post: ​VA Health Board Agrees to Move Ahead With Review of Abortion Clinic: “When a man looks in the mirror and sees a woman, he has serious problems.”

Blue Virginia: E.W. Jackson, VA Christian Alliance Attack Transgender Health Commissioner

July 14 email announcing Albert Strong as Campaign Manager  Remer

Social Media Posts with Albert Strong