The “anti-God” party

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In a local radio interview this morning, Virginia Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson said the Democratic Party is “anti-God” and that Christians should leave it.


Jackson has said in the past that he thinks believing in God and voting Democratic are fundamentally incompatible, so WLEE host Jack Gravely asked if he still believes it. Gravely explained that he’s a Christian and tends to vote Democratic, just like his parents and family. Jackson didn’t back down.

“You are saying for us, we’re all wrong, leave that party. And all I’m saying to you is, if you said it before, you still have to believe it, why did you say it?” Gravely asked. “Oh, oh, oh I do believe it,” Jackson responded.

He continued: “I said it because I believe that the Democrat Party has become an anti-God party, I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party. And these are all things I think Christians hold to very dearly.”

Listen to the interview here.

Written By: Alex Seitz-Wald
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  1. Typical!Proven wrong and won’t admit it.And, since when was Jebus so allfired keen on ‘family values’?
    So many of these boring, idiocy spouting creatures around these days..If I didn’t know better I’d think they were cloned.

  2. While extraordinarily sad, I can’t say it surprises me.

    A republican trying to equate their party with God, and not being able to substantiate his claims beyond “I’m right and you’re wrong”?

    I think the last time we saw this much proselytizing and politicking was either the ramblings from the last Republican presidential race or the last time someone from the 700 club chimed in about the state of America. Or pretty much anytime you watch Fox News. Hmm, now that I think of it I guess they just never stopped putting their feet in their collective mouths….

    Sadder still for me is the population of people even remotely willing to take such silliness seriously, to say nothing of those that think your religious (or non religious) affiliation should have anything to do at all with your voting.

    But I see the ringmaster is making his way back to the center circle and the show is about to continue. I think I’ll make my exit, I’ve seen this act before.

  3. What’s the Republican party line on Matthew 19:21: “Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.””?

    Do they all do this, or just a few?

  4. He continued: “I said it because I believe that the Democrat Party has become an anti-God party, I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party.

    You can tell when these right-wing religinuts are lying! It is when they claim to thinking!!!

  5. In a local radio interview this morning, Virginia Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson said the Democratic Party is “anti-God” and that Christians should leave it.

    If only. That would be interesting to watch.

  6. Let’s see… The Democrats want to feed the poor and heal the sick. Nope doesn’t sound like any prophet I know of.

    As for caring for life- The Republicans only care about fetuses. Once you are born all bets are off.

  7. The Republican party loses its interest in young life the instant it is born. Lunch programs, education, medical care are all evil in Republican think. Jesus was very clear he wanted his followers to care for children.

  8. “…an anti-God party, I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party. And these are all things I think Christians hold to very dearly.”

    Yes, THEIR God, THEIR life, and THEIR family; everyone else can drop dead.

  9. I believe that the Democrat Party has become an anti-God party, I think it’s an anti-life party, I think it’s an anti-family party. And these are all things I think Christians hold to very dearly.

    (1) If by “anti-life” you mean pro-abortion, Christians are divided on that, with both sides citing scripture. If you mean any other kind of human life, Democrat policies concord better with caring about life than do Republican ones – consider gun regulation, healthcare or wars as three examples. (2) Every argument I’ve ever heard for Democrat policies being anti-family seems to define pro-family as “limiting what kinds of families are OK and financially penalising the poorest families”, since that’s what Republicans do compared with Democrats.

    Democrats see Jackson’s latest comments as evidence that the (Republican) party isn’t serious about being more inclusive after it’s [sic] much-discussed autopsy report issued earlier this year.

    There’s a lot of evidence the GOP is unwilling to embrace certain groups, but I don’t think Republicans accusing the Democrats of the same thing proves this charge applies to the GOP, because which specific group would it show the GOP is excluding?

    • In reply to #15 by Blasphemyman:

      The GOP has effectively become the “Fairy Party”.

      Or putting it the other way round – the “Fairy Party” has become the planet’s “Great Ogre Problem”.

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