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E.W. Jackson: Using my past anti-gay statements against me is ‘persecution’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Monday, June 17, 2013

E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, was the guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program on Monday where he was treated to a sympathetic interview by a host who shares his radical views.

During the discussion, Jackson stood by his anti-gay and anti-abortion views and suggested that efforts to hold him accountable for his previous statements now that he is running for office was somehow an unconstitutional religious test.

Jackson seems to believe that things he said about political issues are not relevant to his political candidacy because he said those things in his capacity as a minister and so using them against him in his campaign amounts to anti-Christian persecution.

Watch:

Jackson has previously warned that marriage equality for gays and lesbians will result in the legalization of man-animal unions, and has referred to gays as “very sick people.”

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38 more reader comments:

  1. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to go into politics.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:09pm
  2. well if you never said it no one would know you are a damn bigot yeah so if you do say it n we all know you’re a bigot then you really don’t get to whine

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:14pm
  3. What is in the makeup of these extremest that think they could be good politicians. They all need to be lock in their hateful churches and not let out. They never know when to keep their mouth shut. I have wondered just how it feels to be holier than their God or Christ that they preach about.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:15pm
  4. Haha. Assclown

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:15pm
  5. Not it isn’t you piece of shit, I’m ashamed to live in the same state and breath the same air as the likes of him and all others that think the same way -_-

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:16pm
  6. cry me a river then drown in it, bigot.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:17pm
  7. He and “the Cooch” are going to turn purple Virginia into bright blue in November!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:18pm
  8. perhaps you should keep your mouth shut..,

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:19pm
  9. Oh Please …Whine much?
    Maybe it’s time you go back to your cabin, Thomas.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:20pm
  10. Jesus must be so proud of him….awwww….so precious…..Bless His lil ole heart….

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:21pm
  11. Once again, he is showing his IGNORANCE. He is not being PERSECUTED for what he said, he is just being continually REMINDED of his stupidity. The public will not forget what an idiot he truly is.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:23pm
  12. they are reminders of your past beliefs

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:24pm
  13. Typical bigoted idiot: “I’m the victim.”

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:30pm
  14. Oh yeah! He’s right: politicians aren’t supposed to be held accountable for their previous positions! How stupid of us to forget that!

    We should all just lean back in our chairs & drink his a$$hat Kool-Aid.

    Someone get him a Santorum Special.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:36pm
  15. hey, he said it!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:37pm
  16. What an idiot!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:38pm
  17. If he thinks this can we lynch him on a dildo?

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:43pm
  18. Where do these people come from? Even the College Republicans are turned off by these fanatics.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:07pm
  19. Persecution huh? Everybody wants to be Jesus until they get shanked by a spear……

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:16pm
  20. I love teabagger logic.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:22pm
  21. God save us from judgmental idiots!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:36pm
  22. How are you not responsible for things you said? Man up and take responsibility.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:49pm
  23. Poor, Poor man! and he doesn’t think his statements against the LGBT community are Persecution? SMH LOL give me a break.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:04pm
  24. um, actually mr jackson, these views are the things for which you are supposed to be held accountable. and the fact that you went on bryan fischer’s program, rather than on stephanie miller’s to unload this trough of shit corroborates this for us. you went on a conservative talk show to whine about being held accountable for your prehistoric world view. stand by your politics, which are just to the right of genghis khan. be who you are and fade into demogogic obscurity. please.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:17pm
  25. The definition of hypocrite.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:26pm
  26. this ignorant dolt is a vapid fool

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:37pm
  27. wow what a dickbag

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:40pm
  28. too bad you closed-minded BIGOT….that;s what ya get.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:46pm
  29. Mentally ill.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:47pm
  30. It is sad to see how these people of color, have forgotten all about the support of those people, who lent them their unconditional support, during their fight for equal rights. The oppressed have now become the oppressors. The Reverend Martin Luther King, is now turning in his grave with disgust!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:54pm
  31. What ftard!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:56pm
  32. Uncle BS!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:56pm
  33. Oh wait realized this wasn’t having to do with religion… hmmm well then… WELL… in politics majority doesn’t go without bringing up the past, I doubt he even knows the concept of persecution…

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:58pm
  34. Like the scarecrow, he needs a brain.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 5:13pm
  35. moron

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 5:19pm
  36. … Don’t-THINK-so D. Bag!!!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 5:30pm
  37. Jackass.

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:05pm
  38. now that’s a load of BS !!!

    Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:09pm