Tuesday, September 24, 2013

GOP's "Bishop" E.W. Jackson Says Non-Christians Engaged "False Religion"

All three of the Republican nominees for statewide office this year - Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, "Bishop" E.W. Jackson for Lt. Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General - are all insane extremists in my view.  But "Bishop" Jackson (pictured at right) truly takes the batshitery and bigotry to new levels.  Indeed, if one isn't a far right religious extremist and/or Kool-Aid drinking "Stepford Wife" robot , I candidly do not how anyone can support Jackson's candidacy.  Now, Jackson has made statements that insult non-Christian Americans and accuse them of engaging in a "false religion."  The Washington Post looks at this latest lunacy from Jackson.  Here are excerpts:

 At a morning sermon Sunday in Northern Virginia, Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor, said people who don’t follow Jesus Christ “are engaged in some sort of false religion.”

Jackson offered that view while describing a list of the “controversial” things he believes, and that must be said, as a Christian.

“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. But it’s the truth,” Jackson said, according to a recording of the sermon by a Democratic tracker.  

As for non-Christians, “I would expect they would be offended,” Ahlemann [the church's pastor]  acknowledged. “It’s not our purpose. And [Jackson] said he did not set out to offend people. It’s his purpose to proclaim what the Bible said as a preacher. That was not a political speech. That was a Bible sermon...Those of us who are Bible-believing Christians are very proud of what he had to say.”

Historically, it is a fact that this nation was founded by individuals who were Christians and wanted this to be a Christian nation. That’s truth. That is historical fact,” he [Ahlemann] said.  Jackson did not respond to a request for comment.

The historical truth is that the Founding Fathers did NOT want a Christian nation.  Most of the Founding Fathers were very distrustful of organized religion and the bullshit recited by Ahlemann is a myth fabricated by the Christofascists as a ploy to allow them to trample on the religious freedoms of others.

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