In a radio interview from this morning, Virginia GOP lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson said the Democratic party is “anti-God” and that it’s no place for Christians.
Jackson made it clear that he believes voting Democratic is a fundamentally un-Christian endeavor. In an interesting moment during the interview, WLEE radio host Jack Gravely pointed out that he’s a Christian and sometimes votes Democratic.
But Jackson held firm, saying that the Democratic “has become an anti-God party.”
“I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party,” Jackson continued. “And these are all things I think Christians hold to very dearly.”
Alex Seitz Wald of Salon writes:
Democrats see Jackson’s latest comments as evidence that the party isn’t serious about being more inclusive after [its] much-discussed autopsy report issued earlier this year. ‘The actions and rhetoric of E.W. Jackson and his scandal-plagued running mate are an embarrassment but the sad fact is that they are the standard bearers of today’s Republican party that are pouring in resources in direct support of the Virginia Republican ticket. It’s high time for the Republican party to stand up to the extreme elements that are calling the shots in today’s GOP, but I won’t hold my breath,’ DNC communications director Michael Czin said.
Listen to audio of Jackson’s interview below.
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