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."

Comments

  1. johnny says

    “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?

  2. Bill says

    “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?

  3. Petes says

    “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).

  4. Sean in Dallas says

    “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.

  5. nick says

    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.

  6. Chadd says

    (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.

  7. DW says

    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.

  8. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “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.

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