The Republican Party’s candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, E.W. Jackson, is also a Chesapeake-area pastor. During his Sunday morning sermon this week, Jackson told his congregants that he believes people who do not follow Christian tenets are “engaged in some sort of false religion.”
“Any time you say, ‘There is no other means of salvation but through Jesus Christ, and if you don’t know him and you don’t follow him and you don’t go through him, you are engaged in some sort of false religion,’ that’s controversial,” Jackson conceded. “But it’s the truth.”
Oh, the hypocrisy!
First of all, Jackson’s comments were made during a SERMON. I thought religion was off-limits? Remember when it was really cool that Obama was a Christian? I wonder how many Christian pastors would agree with Jackson? Exclusivity is standard Christian dogma.
But the Vile Progs are in a panty-twisting tizzy. Because,as you can see, Jackson is black. (A black Republican.) He is therefore held to a different standard than authentic black candidates. (And black Democrats are the only authentic black people.)
I am not a Jackson supporter. I never even heard of the man until last night. His bio says he’s a lawyer so I’m sure he is aware of the concept of separation between church and state. I’m not really sure how much his religious beliefs have anything to do with the duties of the lieutenant governor of Virginia anyway.
BTW – A Democratic “tracker” sat in church and recorded Jackson’s sermon and then gave a copy of the recording to the Washington Post. That’s how politics is done in the 21st Century.