TEApublican/TEAvangelical Bishop E.W. Jackson, the man who thinks doing Yoga will fill you with Satan and that the 3/5ths clause was an anti-slavery amendment, also believes that government-run social safety net programs are worse for the African-American community than slavery was. The reason? In Jackson’s diseased mind at least, slavery kept more families together. At the Juneteenth Celebration at King Lincoln Park in Newport News event Jackson told a crowd,
“I am a direct descendant of slaves, and I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult.
But I’ll tell you that the programs that began in the ’60s–the programs that began to tell women, ‘You don’t need a man in the home, the government will take care of you,’ that began to tell men, ‘You don’t need to be in the home, the government will take care of this woman and take care of these children,’–that’s when the black family began to deteriorate.”
Watch a video clip about Jackson’s comments from The Ed Show: