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Thu May 23, 2013, 11:18 AM

Virginia Lt. Gov. nominee: Not sorry for hate speech ‘because I’m a Christian’

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia says that he is a Christian and has no reason to apologize for his history against of hate speech against LGBT people, liberals and abortion providers. It was only after African-American minister E.W. Jackson won the nomination at the Virginia Republican Party Convention last week that many became aware of his history of saying gay people were “perverted” and “sick people psychologically.”

“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,” he said last year. He has also called Democrats “slave masters” and compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan.” “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,” Jackson said in a 2012 interview.

On Tuesday, Jackson told reporters that he had no intention of apologizing.

“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 during a campaign event in Fredericksburg, according to The Washington Post. “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.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/22/virginia-lt-gov-nominee-not-sorry-for-hate-speech-because-im-a-christian/

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Reply Virginia Lt. Gov. nominee: Not sorry for hate speech ‘because I’m a Christian’ (Original post)
cleanhippie May 2013 OP
trotsky May 2013 #1
Arugula Latte May 2013 #6
MineralMan May 2013 #2
The Link May 2013 #3
trotsky May 2013 #4
Initech May 2013 #5
HughBeaumont May 2013 #7
sarisataka May 2013 #8
City Lights May 2013 #9
msongs May 2013 #10

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 11:21 AM

1. Wrap your bigotry in your religion, and now it's protected.

Because, as even liberal believers often say, it is rude to criticize someone's religious beliefs or tell them they are wrong.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:09 PM

6. But ... It's "Faith"!

 

Back away -- there is an electric force field surrounding everything labeled as "Faith"!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 12:10 PM

2. And that's what the right means by "Freedom of Religion."

They want to be free to be as bigoted as they want to be, because they believe their religion demands it. They want freedom to hate anyone who doesn't believe as they do, doesn't look the same as they do, and doesn't think anyone should dictate their behavior. Freedom of Religion is only for right-wing Christians. That's what they mean by it.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 12:17 PM

3. Out of curiosity, when the President opposed gay marriage on religious grounds.

 

Was he a bigot? Were his words hate speech?

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Response to The Link (Reply #3)

Thu May 23, 2013, 12:57 PM

4. Did the president say anything close to what that bigot did?

Calling gays "perverted" or "sick people psychologically"?

You're trying, I'll give you credit, but if you think that's somehow equivalent you're going to just make yourself silly. Have fun.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:07 PM

5. When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:16 PM

7. And . . . I really have nothing to add to that.

"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt."

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:18 PM

8. Radical ideas of a Jewish man on Christian principles

"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye?

You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye"
(Matthew 7.1-5 ESV)


“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

And one very important and forgotten or misunderstood by those who like to preach what is good and bad-
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? (Matthew 5:43-47 )

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:20 PM

9. No, you are an ugly "Christian."

Get it right next time, E.W.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 01:47 PM

10. white christian values made his people slaves. does he support those values as well? nt

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