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E.W. Jackson Says He Knows Better Than the Pope on Gays

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, says he knows God better than the Pope, who said in an interview late last week that the Church should stop obsessing over gays and abortion, and, referring to homosexuality, has no business "interfering in the spiritual life of a person."

JacksonJackson said he disagrees, in a sermon given on Sunday,, the Times Dispatch reports:

“The family was ordained by God. He ordained it one man and one woman in the bonds of holy matrimony,” Jackson said. “(In the Bible) I don’t hear anything about two people of the same sex being married,” he said.

Jackson said Sunday: “I know even the pope has said when we talk about these things, we imply a kind of intolerance. That is not the point at all. The point is to be true to the word of God. The point is to stand up and tell the truth. There is no better way found, ever, to raise children than with a mother and a father in the home. Even sociologically, you can make the argument.”

But Jackson said that “this is not about hating people based on their sexual orientation or based on same-sex relationships or having bigotry against them,” but about whether “this culture is going to remain a culture based on Judeo-Christian values and principles, or whether we’re going to become something else.”

In describing himself, Jackson said: “I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is really who I am. I am called to do something in addition to that right now, but there is no higher priority and no higher office than being a proclaimer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Jackson has claimed he has never been hateful about homosexuality, though his statements tell a far different story. In addition to linking homosexuality and pedophilia, Jackson has said that gays are "perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally" and has said pro-gay rights liberals “have done more to kill black folks whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did.”

Jackson also said on Sunday that unless you are a Christian, "you are engaged in some sort of false religion."

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  1. "Judeo-Christian values and principles"...

    You mean the values that have seen most straight people continue to have children out of wedlock, get divorced, have secret affairs, have sex on the down-low, cheat on their taxes, steal from their neighbors, shoot each other, use corrupt practices at work, do anything to steal an election, hate anyone who's different from themselves, and more?

    Those values and principles?

    Posted by: johnny | Sep 24, 2013 9:23:07 AM


  2. @Johnny
    You forgot to also mention the Judeo-Christian values and principles of enslavement as well as the genocide of the Native Americans.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Sep 24, 2013 9:36:59 AM


  3. "Jackson has claimed he has never been hateful about homosexuality", these massively screwed-up charlatans ALWAYS say something like that immediately followed by "... they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally."
    Who cares what this NOBODY says, thinks, does or pukes up in his daily mentally challenged routine?

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 24, 2013 9:37:32 AM


  4. He knows God better than the Pope? This is what's wrong with Christianity. What a jackass.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 24, 2013 9:38:36 AM


  5. Go get a job, you talentless fool.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 24, 2013 9:41:47 AM


  6. gays are "perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally" ~ Says the man who believes in a sky fairy.

    Posted by: scottyc | Sep 24, 2013 9:42:56 AM


  7. “The family was ordained by God. He ordained it one man and one woman in the bonds of holy matrimony,” #

    ... which is why half the figures in the old testament have more than one wife (Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Solomon, etc, etc).

    Posted by: Petes | Sep 24, 2013 9:46:04 AM


  8. "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
    --Thomas Jefferson

    Can't happen soon enough.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Sep 24, 2013 9:50:14 AM


  9. The Evangelical Christianists have no earthly use for The Holy See. They never have-they just partner with them in their fight for the "preborn zygotes", homophobia, and subjugation of women. If the theocrats got their way -they would then have to fight over whose version of the fairy tale is the acceptable version----it would be comical if it weren't so hate-filled and dangerous.

    Posted by: nick | Sep 24, 2013 9:50:53 AM


  10. These morons who believe in 'god' really are a disgrace to humanity.

    How can people choose to be so wilfully stupid, as to believe in 'god'.

    Posted by: MaryM | Sep 24, 2013 9:53:14 AM


  11. When someone smiles like that, turn around and run FAST

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 24, 2013 10:00:35 AM


  12. Another gay face asshat.

    Sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 24, 2013 10:05:10 AM


  13. many people do know God better than the Pope.. but this man is clearly not among them

    Posted by: JMC | Sep 24, 2013 10:13:36 AM


  14. Rev. E. W. Jackson = the face, intelligence and soul of another Teabagistani American politician. Watch out, Virginia, or you may get what you vote for!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 24, 2013 10:18:14 AM


  15. I didn't hear anything in the Bible about everyone freeing their slaves, either.

    Posted by: Dback | Sep 24, 2013 10:26:56 AM


  16. The point of him raising the topic is to create a wedge issue false problem that he alone can "solve". It's an age-old campaign tactic.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 24, 2013 11:30:46 AM


  17. What a cliche

    Posted by: Lucas H | Sep 24, 2013 11:48:26 AM


  18. (In the Bible) I don’t hear anything about:
    -flying airplanes
    -using electricity
    -owning a dog
    -shopping at WalMart
    -manufacturing automatic assault weapons
    -eating bananas
    -etc, etc

    So, if I am to understand him correctly, if the Bible doesn't mention it, it is not allowed.

    Posted by: Chadd | Sep 24, 2013 12:00:51 PM


  19. Umm, given that the rate of out-of-wedlock births is highest in the most religious states, and more than 70% among African-Americans, perhaps the good Reverend should aim his preaching a little closer to home.

    Posted by: DW | Sep 24, 2013 12:53:45 PM


  20. @ "Umm, given that the rate of out-of-wedlock births is highest in the most religious states, and more than 70% among African-Americans, perhaps the good Reverend should aim his preaching a little closer to home"

    Um, based on his politics he'd probably blame Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for that. That's what right-wing pigs do.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 24, 2013 1:03:29 PM


  21. And now the republicans are working on alienating the Catholic vote. Just keep talking all you GOP chuckleheads.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 24, 2013 1:15:11 PM


  22. Dude looks like Will.I.Am after 20 years and too many facelifts.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Sep 24, 2013 2:40:29 PM


  23. His expression suggests having a live wire up one's posterior.

    Posted by: BG | Sep 24, 2013 5:54:58 PM


  24. the man is the best thing to happen to the democrats in virginia since forever. he shows just how radical the state top has become

    Posted by: walter | Sep 24, 2013 8:04:13 PM


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