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Virginia Republicans Nominate Bigotry To Lead Them

Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia – we have a problem! On November 5, of this year you will go to the polls to elect your State Governor and just last week, the Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, won the Republican nomination – seriously? Not only did he win the nomination – but he did so by acclamation! What’s up with that?

Obviously, Virginians haven’t thought this through! Cuccinelli is an ultra-right ideologue with an agenda. And…if that isn’t enough, The Virginia Republican delegates selected E.W. Jackson for Cuccinelli’s Lt. Governor. Now, if that isn’t a pair to draw to!

Let’s look at this.

Cuccinelli is a pro-lifer who believes that life begins at conception. As a former Virginia Senator, good ole boy, Ken, introduced legislation that would prohibit children of illegal immigrants born in the U.S. from becoming citizens. Additionally, he believes that an inability to speak English in the workplace qualifies as grounds for termination.

He is a major 2nd Amendment advocate who believes that a person should only be disqualified for conceal carry permit by a court ruling based on the applicant’s past actions. So, I guess, if a person has a history of mental illness, but hasn’t committed a violent act YET, that person should be given a liscense to carry a firearm.

According to Cuccinelli, the only sex-education that should be taught in public schools is absitenance education.

As to homosexuality, Ken says, “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. … They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”

 Additionally, Ken Cuccinelli is a friend of big oil and gas and very much against prioritizing any form of green energy. According to his Wikipedia profile:

“On February 16, 2010, Cuccinelli filed a request with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reopen its proceeding regarding EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health. He also sought judicial review of EPA’s finding in Federal court. His press statement explained, “We cannot allow unelected bureaucrats with political agendas to use falsified data to regulate American industry and drive our economy into the ground”.On March 19, Cuccinelli announced that the total number of states supporting Virginia’s position is now at least 15.

“On April 1, 2010, Cuccinelli announced he would challenge the March 2010 standards for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks finalized by the Obama administration and Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act.”

However, if those things don’t give Virginians a good enough reason to send Cuccinelli packing, looking at the agenda of E.W. Jackson should absolutely deliver the message.

Earl Walker Jackson

Earl Walker Jackson

Earl Walker Jackson, Sr. is a minister, an attorney, and a politician. He is the founder and current president of  Staying True To America’s National Destiny (S.T.A.N.D., an ultra-conservative non-profit organization that’s dedicated to restoring America’s Judeo-Christian ethics.

Jackson claims that he was raised as a Democrat, but his religious views led him to “embrace conservatism.” In 2012, he recorded a video encouraging all African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party claiming that it had abandoned the values of the black community and that blacks had “developed a slavish devotion to the party.”

Right Wing Watch has given us a pretty good insight into just what those American Judeo-Christian values are to Jackson:

Jackson on gays and lesbians:

  • Referred to gays and lesbians as “perverted,” “degenerate,” “spiritually darkened” and “frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally.”
  • Said regarding homosexuality: “it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of.”
  • Argued that gays seek to “sexualize [children] at the earliest possible age” and use “totalitarian” tactics.
  • Claimed gays are hurting black women: “I’ve heard a lot of young black ladies that a lot of young black men seem to be gay. I’ve heard them complain about it, they say ‘so many of these guys are homosexuals’ and they are frankly frustrated by it.”
  • Demanded the reinstitution of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell : “The military has been decimated by this lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender policy that has now been implemented. It’s an abomination and it’s only going to weaken us militarily and they need to undo it,” warning that the policy’s repeal is a “disaster of historic proportions.”
  • Contended that homosexuality is “killing black men by the thousands” and said of gay rights advocates: “what they’re promoting is killing people.”
  • Called GLSEN founder and anti-bullying activist Kevin Jennings a “radical homosexual activist” who should have been “imprisoned” in a letter demanding he resign as head of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.
  • Said there is a “direct connection” between gays and pedophilia.

Jackson on Obama and Democrats:

  • Wondered how the Democratic Party “managed to hold on to black Christians in spite of an agenda worthy of the Antichrist.”
  • Proclaimed that “the Democrat Party has shown itself to be anti-Christian, anti-Bible, anti-family, anti-life and anti-God… We’re calling people to come out of the Democrat Party and not support candidates who represent its values and the rebellion that it represents against God. That certainly would include President Barack Obama.”
  • Claimed that Democratic Party supporters are “insulting their faith and blaspheming their God” by supporting a “coalition of the godless.”
  • Warned that ministers who support Obama “are going to have to answer to God” if they encourage “their congregations to support this abomination.”
  • Said Democrats believe “that the Bible is a lie and indeed they are saying that God is a liar.”
  • Argued that “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.”
  • Maintained that Obama “seems to have a lot of sympathy for even radical Islam” and “clearly has Muslim sensibilities,” arguing that Obama “certainly does have a lot of affection and favor for Islam, that seems to be his priority…Christianity, I don’t really think about that with him, I really don’t, that’s a joke.”
  • Compared Democratic leaders to “slave masters” who make sure that black people who disagree with them are “punished.”
  • Insisted that Planned Parenthood “has been far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was.”
  • Predicted that African Americans will “overwhelmingly” vote against Obama as a result of his endorsement of marriage equality and a move of God to “stir the hearts of His people” and push them against the Democrats.
  • Maintained that the President and First Lady are both Communist sympathizers who dislike America.

Now, I have to ask the question – “Is that REALLY what Virginians want representing them?








Divine Scrutiny In The Voting Booth – God Is Watching

Divine Scrutiny In The Voting Booth

God is Watching

By Nicole Nichols

I’ll bet you didn’t know that when you cast your vote in November you were being tested! And, I’ll lay another wager that you had no idea that God was the proctor of that test! How many of you went to the polls realizing that you were under such divine scrutiny?

jacksonPrior to the election, Dominionist Pastor Harry Jackson was making predictions that black and Hispanic Christians would vote for Romney over Obama because of Obama’s stands on abortion and same-sex marriage. He asserted that re-election of President Obama would bring “divine judgment upon America,” and that God was already hard at work trying to remove anyone who favors same sex marriage from office.

Gee, I thought that God was all-powerful and that if he wanted something like that done he could do so with a nod of the head! My bad. Little did I realize that he would have to tax himself to accomplish such a feat. At any rate, if Jackson is correct, God really didn’t do so well this time around.

So now what? I mean, African Americans and Hispanics voted and President Obama was given another shot at running the United States of America. The sky didn’t fall, and the Rapture didn’t come. The Mayan Calendar ended in a whimper and the mighty right-wing zealots are still licking their wounds.

Well, Jackson has somewhat of an apocalyptic view. He now believes that God has redirected his focus from those in office to the voters who just didn’t see things his way. Now God is going to “take out” those who voted for Obama as well as those who “don’t care about homosexual marriage.” He says that God doesn’t like the fact that voters chose “race over grace.”

Jackson serves as Senior Pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland. He is also a regional bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches. He founded and chairs the High Impact Leadership Coalition which is comprised of a group of ministers who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.

Believing that President Obama is in a “committed relationship” with black voters, Jackson has claimed that relationship has become an “adulterous” one.

Jackson: “The black community is in an adulterous relationship with President Obama,” Jackson said. “He is asking us to stray from the most basic tenets of Scripture – that marriage is an institution made by God for man and woman to become one and procreate. He’s telling us it’s fine to hold onto our beliefs but that it’s also okay to accept his stance on a position that goes against that core belief.”

“This is no different than a married person having a relationship with someone other than their spouse,” said Jackson.

In actuality, Jackson is nothing more than a water boy for the Family Research Council and the National Organization For Marriage. He doesn’t see that because his ego is too fragile. NOM bought him for 20 thousand a year and whenever they need to appeal to the black community, guess who they parade out?  This tactic is certainly nothing new. However, it is demeaning both to Jackson and the black community.

While relaying his predictions on Trinity Broadcasting Network, he stepped into applauding the notion of the Seven Mountains Mandate, which advocates dominion over the seven areas of culture in our society, claiming that Christians will prevail and “replace Obama’s False Church.”

Jackson is but one of many who have been duped and bamboozled into doing the dirty work of the religious right. Much like the drug lords who send children into their gutter to deliver their wares, so as not to get their hands dirty or attract too much attention, the dominionist cult is not much different. When there is a job to do that might end badly, or might garner negative attention they rely on their lackeys to deliver. They truly are master manipulators.

This, however, doesn’t absolve Rev. Harry Jackson. Jackson is an educated man. But, like so many, his ego can be appealed to and stroked enough to make him believe that he truly is somebody who is valued. Just as there are millions of mainstream Christians sitting in the pews of steeple jacked churches across this country every Sunday never realizing that their minds are being warped with the dogma of a cult and by a malevolently twisted cult leader.