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    Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    and some of the people in Virginia will vote for this demented fool

    Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Virginia’s newly minted Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson says his faith and values inform his conservative stances on issues such as abortion and marriage — and some of his past statements critics are now highlighting as extreme and offensive.

    “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,” Jackson told reporters at a campaign stop in Fredericksburg. “Attacking me because I hold to those principles is attacking every church-going person, every family that’s living a traditional family life, everybody who believes that we all deserve the right to live. So I don’t have anything to rephrase or apologize for. I would just say people should not paint me as one-dimensional.”
    A few of his 'nice, Christian' words included such phrases as:
    “Homosexuality is a horrible sin, it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of,”

    “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.”

    He has also called Democrats “slave masters” and compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan. He also has said the Democratic Party has “An agenda worthy of the Antichrist.”

    “Liberalism and their ideas 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, now that’s a fact,”
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Seriously, how dare a black man be a christian and seek political office when he should keep his mouth shut and take the welfare check the democrats want him to live on. Somebody needs to give him his comeuppance. Uncle Tom been reading too many books and we can't have that

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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    and some of the people in Virginia will vote for this demented fool



    A few of his 'nice, Christian' words included such phrases as:
    “Homosexuality is a horrible sin, it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of,”

    “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.”

    He has also called Democrats “slave masters” and compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan. He also has said the Democratic Party has “An agenda worthy of the Antichrist.”

    “Liberalism and their ideas 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, now that’s a fact,”
    Not to defend this guy or what he says but...why should he have to apologize? Those are his views and he has a right to stick to them. Just as you have your own views and you have a right to stick to them also. Would you apologize for something that you believed in? If not then why the hell should this guy? And whether they are right or wrong to you is of no consequence and irrelevent. I would hope that you would at least recognize that this person, and every other person on this planet has a right to their views and calling him a "demented fool" just shows that you are being no better than what you are trying to claim him as. Remember, whenever you point a finger at someone you have 3 more fingers pointing at you.
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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Not to defend this guy or what he says but...why should he have to apologize? Those are his views and he has a right to stick to them. Just as you have your own views and you have a right to stick to them also. Would you apologize for something that you believed in? If not then why the hell should this guy? And whether they are right or wrong to you is of no consequence and irrelevent. I would hope that you would at least recognize that this person, and every other person on this planet has a right to their views and calling him a "demented fool" just shows that you are being no better than what you are trying to claim him as. Remember, whenever you point a finger at someone you have 3 more fingers pointing at you.
    Jackson should apologize because prejudice is morally wrong and he is actively promoting it. A person has the legal right to exercise free speech, but that doesn't absolve you of ethical responsibility.

    More importantly, his actions are utterly unacceptable for anyone running for elected office. He is sworn to serve all of the citizens of the state of Virginia, but by refusing to even apologize, he demonstrates that he prioritizes bigotry above his duty.

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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Not to defend this guy or what he says but...why should he have to apologize? Those are his views and he has a right to stick to them. Just as you have your own views and you have a right to stick to them also. Would you apologize for something that you believed in? If not then why the hell should this guy? And whether they are right or wrong to you is of no consequence and irrelevent. I would hope that you would at least recognize that this person, and every other person on this planet has a right to their views and calling him a "demented fool" just shows that you are being no better than what you are trying to claim him as. Remember, whenever you point a finger at someone you have 3 more fingers pointing at you.
    I agree with this. I just wish politicians against abortion in any way, shape or form and those who oppose gay marriage would temper what they say. They are entitled to believe anything they want to believe. If religion guides their views? Who are we are challenge them?

    But. They need to find a way to communicate their opinions so that they don't look like idiots.

    Only a guy without a brain cell working would say this:

    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.”
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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with this. I just wish politicians against abortion in any way, shape or form and those who oppose gay marriage would temper what they say. They are entitled to believe anything they want to believe. If religion guides their views? Who are we are challenge them?

    But. They need to find a way to communicate their opinions so that they don't look like idiots.

    Only a guy without a brain cell working would say this:
    That would be a nice start.

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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with this. I just wish politicians against abortion in any way, shape or form and those who oppose gay marriage would temper what they say. They are entitled to believe anything they want to believe. If religion guides their views? Who are we are challenge them?
    We are citizens of the USA that is who we are. And we should challenge politicians who want to limit law abiding citizens rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    We are citizens of the USA that is who we are. And we should challenge politicians who want to limit law abiding citizens rights.
    We do that every two years.
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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Seriously, how dare a black man be a christian and seek political office when he should keep his mouth shut and take the welfare check the democrats want him to live on. Somebody needs to give him his comeuppance. Uncle Tom been reading too many books and we can't have that
    Are you a Christian? Do you concur with his statements about homosexuals? Because so far I have to assume you do agree with him.

    p.S. Nice race card there buddy.
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    Re: Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Uncle Tom been reading too many books and we can't have that
    Judging from what he says sometimes, I'm not sure he reads much at all.


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