The last time we featured Bishop E.W. Jackson on this humble blog, it was as a caption contest back when he was running for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate from Virginia. I asked you to replace the slogan on the axe and put some thoughts in the clergyman’s head.
We had two winners for that. One was: Axe The Tax, ‘I’m starving,’ by Uptheriver.
Another was TEA PARTY PROPERTY! ‘I’m really the one that’s the tool. Hope they don’t notice,’ by Miriam.
Now that Jackson is the official GOP nominee for lieutenant governor. And the Roanoke Tea Party is taking some credit for that.
And, some of his real-life utterances are getting a lot of press.
Allow me to run down some of his greatest hits:
On the odd and racist notion that black Americans should be counted as 3/5ths of a white person, for census purposes: “The 3/5ths clause was an anti-slavery amendment. Its purpose was to limit the voting power of slave holding states.”
On President Barack Obama: “The idea that Barack Obama is a Christian is laughable . . . [he] is, at best, a confused man [and] is, at worst, has the sensibilities …. of an atheists and a Muslim.”
On gays and lesbians: “. . .The reality is they’ll never feel satisfied because in their heart of hearts there will always be that place that God put there that says this is wrong, it is immoral, it is perverse, it is degenerate, and there is nothing they can ever do to overcome that so they got to try to change the culture hoping that it will make them feel at peace . . [homosexuality] “poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies.”
On Democrats: “The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was . . . And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”
On his bizarre statements: “I say the things that I say because I’m a Christian, not because I hate anybody, but because I have religious values that matter to me . . . So I don’t have anything to rephrase or apologize for. I would just say people should not paint me as one-dimensional.”