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04/19/2007


Virginia Lt. Governor Candidate EW Jackson Confronted with Past Anti-Gay Remarks: VIDEO

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Virginia Lt. Governor candidate EW Jackson is confronted by a WJLA anchor on his past comments about gays, specifically that gay people are "perverted" and "frankly very sick."

Jackson told the reporter that he could "absolutely" reconcile the "notion of respect" for all constituents with his past statements and that frankly, he's offended by the notion that he can't teach the Bible and serve the state in elected office.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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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 Now that it has been repealed and chaplains are allowed to wed gay couples, so too will God repeal his blessings.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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E.W. Jackson Claims His Anti-gay Comments Have Been Taken 'Completely Out of Context' - VIDEO

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Virginia Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee E.W. Jackson, who claims to know better than the Pope on gays, has also made the outlandish claim that his past homophobic comments have been taken 'completely out of context' and defended his remarks in a debate on Tuesday, explaining that he only uses that rhetoric in sermons. Fortunately, the folks over at American Bridge have put together a super-cut of some of Jackson's comments so you can make your own judgement.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

You may also recall Jackson's other 'out of context' claims, including his comments linking homosexuality and pedophilia and his assertion that 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.'

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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."


GOP Nominates Anti-Gay Pastor E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia

Anti-gay Pastor E.W. Jackson joined Ken Cuccinelli and Attorney General nominee Mark Obenshain on the Virginia Republican ticket over the weekend.

JacksonJackson told the Washington Post that he has never been hateful about homosexuality:

“I think people always try to put that in the context of being hateful and it’s not,” he said. “It’s a particular worldview that every Christian for the most part who goes to church across this commonwealth shares: that marriage should be between one man and one woman. And anything else is an attempt to redefine an institution that really can’t be redefined. But I also like to let gay folks know that that same religious faith requires that you care about everybody, regardless. . . . It’s about religious principles, but never, ever about hatred or bigotry.”

Jackson has linked homosexuality and pedophilia: "I know their people say, well, it’s unfair to associate homosexuality with pedophilia or some of these other previsions. But I believe that there is a direction connection because what they really want is absolute sexual freedom."

Jackson has said gays are psychologically sick: "Their minds are perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality. When they talk about love they’re not talking about love, they’re talking about homosexual sex. So they can’t see clearly."

He commented on the Democrats' embrace of marriage equality this way:

Later this month when Democrats make same-sex marriage part of their official Party Platform, the former practicing attorney says they will be spitting in the face of every Bible-believing Christian in America: “They will be saying, 'We don't care what you think, what you believe, or what the Bible or the God of the Bible says. We know better than God.'”

And he 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.”


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