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Virginia Bigot Says God Will Stop Blessing The Military Because Of Gay Rights: VIDEO

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E.W. Jackson, the current Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia, said on camera that 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' was the only thing that kept the United States military in the Almighty's good graces. Now that it has been repealed and chaplains are allowed to wed gay couples, so too will God repeal his blessings.

"How in the world can we expect our military to be blessed by the hand of almighty God if we allow our military to become the equivalent of Sodom and Gomorrah? God is not pleased."

Granted, Right Wing Watch reminds us, he said that two years ago in 2011, but it's important that Virginians be reminded of his past sentiments as election season approaches. While it's entirely possible he may have had a shift in opinion despite knowing better than the pope about gay issues, it seems unlikely even when considering his protests to the contrary.

The video of his speech can be seen AFTER THE JUMP...

More news from Virginia, via David Mixner:

A new poll released today by Quinnipiac Polling has sent chills down the spines of LGBT Americans. The poll shows extremist Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli gaining ground on Democrat Terry McAuliffe. There is a real gender gap with McAuliffe leading among women by 13 points and Cuccinelli leading among men by 6 points. 

If Republican Cuccinelli is elected he would, without question, becomes the nation's most anti-LGBT equality Governor in the country. His views on full equality for LGBT Americans are not conservative but extremist.

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  1. Interesting considering back in the 40's-50's....the same was said by some White Religious Freak for Intergrating/desegrating the military -- Virginia Bigot Says God Will Stop Blessing The Military Because Of Military Segregation.

    Posted by: disgusted american | Oct 30, 2013 9:43:56 AM

  2. Jackson has obviously never read about Napoleon, who said, "God is on the side of the strongest batallion."

    Posted by: Clayton | Oct 30, 2013 9:46:42 AM

  3. 2 things

    First - there is no 'god'. It is terrifying that this prospective lieutenant governor makes the disgusting lifestyle choice to believe in that 'god' thing.

    And if there was a 'god' why would something that is supposed to be on the side of good bless an army that over the last 13 years has led to so much unnecessary death in so many countries.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 30, 2013 9:48:13 AM

  4. @MaryM

    Um, Amen ...

    Posted by: klop | Oct 30, 2013 9:48:50 AM

  5. Hmm. We kicked butt in World Wars I and II, with a segregated military. Integrated forces in Vietnam and Iraq, not so much. Might want to ring up the Lawd and ask how that blessing's going for ya.

    Posted by: DW | Oct 30, 2013 9:50:56 AM

  6. Some should remind His Royal Anus, Jakson, that according to Mathew, 10: 14-15. the crime of Sodom and Gomorrah was Inhospitality to strangers, NOT 'Inflicted With The Ghey'

    "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”

    However, Rev. Jackson, Bearing False Witness?

    Well, that will send YOU straight to hell.

    Posted by: jenny 0 | Oct 30, 2013 9:58:13 AM

  7. When anyone says he's a republican, immediately think of these homophobes!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 30, 2013 10:16:30 AM

  8. Golly! It must be nice to be that close to God and know as utter fact just what God thinks about everything. I wonder if they text each other.

    Posted by: rroberts | Oct 30, 2013 10:40:07 AM

  9. Really! How does anyone on Earth know who God will and will not bless? This guy is just showing his mortal ignorance, not telling us anything about God.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 30, 2013 10:57:21 AM

  10. Considering he can apparently "hear god" (since he knows god isn't pleased), perhaps he needs an involuntary mental health review. Hearing voices is a primary indicator of significant mental illness.

    Posted by: Mark Austin | Oct 30, 2013 11:24:27 AM

  11. If "God" blesses the American military, why haven't we won a war since 1945? (Not that I think any of our wars since then are even remotely justifiable, mind you.)

    Posted by: jomicur | Oct 30, 2013 11:31:22 AM

  12. You don't seriously think clowns like Jackson, Palin, etc. bother their heads about little things like reality, do you?

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Oct 30, 2013 11:40:18 AM

  13. So, God was alright with the military killing people, but now that there are guys who like to bang other guys involved, God is completely against it?

    OK. That makes perfect sense, just like the Bible does!

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Oct 30, 2013 11:55:35 AM

  14. @JOMICUR Well, Ronald Reagan did kick butt in Grenada, but then, uh, Grenada didn't have an army so, um, well, it was kind of a victory, right?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 30, 2013 1:28:11 PM

  15. Somehow, "Thou shalt not kill" doesn't seem to factor into his thinking.

    Posted by: acorlando | Oct 30, 2013 1:34:34 PM

  16. @Clayton: funny quote from Napoleon. Supposedly, when it was pointed out that the Vatican might object to some arrangement, Stalin chimed in with the observation, "How many divisions did you say the pope has?"

    Then there's the quote from Fiddler on the Roof about being the "chosen people" - can't God choose someone else? (Hey, it's a gay blog - might as well get a Broadway show mentioned, if only to keep up appearances.)

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 30, 2013 6:12:31 PM

  17. Im often interested to know how they were able to come to the conclusion that they feel they must also say out loud.
    I am very aware so many that preach the bible or the "word of god"have very often not read the bible at all
    please explain if god created man and quite likely the mind that man has how do they explain the thoughts that that man has..doesnt it seem reasonable god also created the thoughts within the minds of the men he created..?
    And tho it is an awful discussion..isnt that god also the same one that suggested african americans should only be kept by whites as slaves..same god.?

    Posted by: Grant | Oct 30, 2013 8:08:02 PM

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