E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia is busy yelling “help! Help! I’m being repressed!” He is not happy that his own words are being used against him, and that is causing him to be irate.
Jackson has, in the past, compared homosexuality to bestiality, argued that federal disaster aid is unconstitutional (isn’t everything to people like Jackson?), claimed Obama is an atheist Muslim (doesn’t one preclude the other), and tried to claim that it’s alright for him to say all this because he’s a Christian.
Jackson must have loved meeting with the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. Really. This is despite a variety of racist things that Fischer has said in the past.
So, it is not surprising that, having a friendly audience, Jackson decided to claim he is being persecuted for being a Christian.
Jackson said “It’s a sad commentary on our media and culture today that anybody that expresses a Biblical worldview is marginalized and, frankly, not too put too fine a point on it, persecuted for doing so. And I think that’s a sad commentary. But look, it’s an attack ultimately on every church-going, Bible-believing Christian out there who holds to a traditional worldview and frankly, I think one of my goals is to champion their right to hold their views without being persecuted for it.”
We would like to know how calling Jackson out for his unChristian attack on Christ’s message of helping people in need out is persecuting him. Seems he’s not very Christian when it comes to anything that helps anyone but himself.
And, yes, as The Examiner put it “For those of you who missed it, Jackson is arguing that anyone who quotes him is guilty of unconstitutional persecution.”
He went on to say “I think Americans are tired of being told that holding to Judeo-Christian values somehow makes you can idiot, as you put it, makes you backwoods, makes you ignorant and unless you buy into the sort of contemporary morality of the day, you are a person to be shunned. Our Founding Fathers believed that there should never be a religious test and yet that’s what we’re seeing today. We’re seeing people apply a religious test and they’re saying anything you believed or said as a minister disqualifies you from serving as Lt. Governor because you hold to these Biblical views.”
In actuality, the people who have instituted a religious test tend to be men like Jackson who are obsessed with pushing their Biblical views on others. In fact, the Founding Fathers would have been appalled at Jackson, and not just because he’s a Black man running for political office. They were firm believers in keeping Church and State separate. They were also big on questioning the Bible.
Jackson can claim that he is being persecuted by those using his own words against him, but if he truly is a believer in freedom then he should be a firm believer that “no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based.”
It just seems he is whining because people are asking him to take the consequences of his actions and words.