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Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party
Charisma News ^ | 08/20/12 | Charisma News Staff

Posted on 08/20/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party

8/20.2012

Charisma News Staff

Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!”

Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party.

The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party's “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those who express a Christian viewpoint such as Chick-fil-A president and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy; the actions of organizations such as the ACLU and the Foundation For Freedom From Religion in suing cities and towns for displaying crosses at memorials or mentioning the name Jesus in prayer at official events.

Beyond all of this, Jackson says, Democrat operatives are also attacking Gabrielle Douglas, the 16-year old black American who won the 2012 gold medal in gymnastics.

“The accomplished young lady had the nerve to give glory to God for her win,” Jackson says. “This apparently offended liberals.”

Case in point: Mary Elizabeth Williams, journalist for the progressive online magazine Salon.com, wrote, “I've often wondered what it is about Christians like Douglas that unnerves me so ... Douglas and her ilk seem to espouse a faith based on what is commonly referred to as 'The God of Parking Spaces.'”

Jackson, founder and president of STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny), responds: “Progressives are indeed 'unnerved' by devout Christians. That's why they resort to ridicule, even of a 16-year-old Olympic medal winner. Williams says we worship 'The God of Parking Spaces,' but I would prefer Gabby's God of grace and kindness to the leftist's god of ridicule and persecution.

“Our Heavenly Father loves us and helps those who are humble enough to ask Him.”

Later this month when Democrats make same-sex marriage part of their official Party Platform, the former practicing attorney says they will be spitting in the face of every Bible-believing Christian in America: “They will be saying, 'We don't care what you think, what you believe, or what the Bible or the God of the Bible says. We know better than God.'”

Jackson's message to Christians is, “The Democrat Party has turned its back on Christians. It is time to turn our backs on the Democrat Party.”


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1 posted on 08/20/2012 7:49:37 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Bishop Jackson ran in the Virginia GOP Senate primary that was won by George Allen. From my meetings with him, he is the real deal. He should be a speaker at the upcoming convention - he is that good.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Bout time somebody had the guts to say the obvious!


3 posted on 08/20/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

If Dems were smart, they would run guys like this in elections. But, alas, they are not.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 7:52:41 AM PDT by travlnmn41
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I was wondering when something like this would happen. Most Democrats are nowhere near as radical as their leadership. Of course most GOP ‘leaders’ are nowhere near as conservative as the base, either.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 7:53:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: travlnmn41

Bishop Jackson is a Virginia Republican.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 7:54:26 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Kudos to the bishop for telling it like it is. Thank you Dr. for your tireless efforts on behalf of life and Christian ethics!


7 posted on 08/20/2012 7:54:35 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Psalm 144

I’ve been seeing a change - and part of a change with the GOP in Virginia.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 7:56:21 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

The “God of parking spaces”?????? I’m afraid to ask.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

wow! Along the same lines as the recent Catholic church video about the election...the sleeping, silent majority is not sleeping, not silent any more! AMEN!!!!!


10 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Mr. Jackson is spot on: membership in, affiliation with, or support for the party of abortion, faggotry and socialism is completely incompatible with a claim to be Christian.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 7:59:55 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

How to describe his Exodus Faith Ministries? Is it part of another denomination, or independent?


12 posted on 08/20/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Democrats trash all forms of morality in society from abolishing the death penalty for murderers to parolling child molesters. Support for abortion is only one kind of immorality they push American society to adopt.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 8:02:41 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Hope and change has become meanness, lying, fraud, cover-ups, and vindictiveness.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

GOOD GOOD GOOD!
(I normally do not favor clerics coming right out and directly telling us what political parties or candidates to vote for. I prefer that they limit their commentary to discussion of Christian or Jewish teachings... and leave the political choices to our, the parishioners’, intelligence to figure out for ourselves. But the current situation is so extreme, and the D party so strongly against so many important Judeo- Christian values..... I believe this is one of those rare times in history when the clerics just HAVE to speak out like this. Good job, Bishop!)


14 posted on 08/20/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

People need to understand that this entire Gay Marriage thing is an attack on the church.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 8:04:16 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Psalm 144
Most Democrats are nowhere near as radical as their leadership.

Oh, but yes they are. The mere fact that they maintain their devotion to the "D" party implies either that they're stupid or hypocrites. That's why, at local levels, the politicians try not to let you know what letter is after their name.

To be affiliated in any way with a party that is anti-family, anti-American, pro-homosexual, against the exclusivity of male/female marriage, the more they ignore the slaughter in our abortuaries nationally and the fact that their party's leader believes in deliberate, cold hearted, cruel, and vicious murder of newly born Americans makes me think that they're STUPID.

And if they're not stupid, then they're too damn lazy to look at the forest instead of just the trees.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: circlecity
God of parking spaces

WTF is this supposed to mean?

17 posted on 08/20/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: mylife

It absolutely is.

When they are flaunting their sin in the streets, they often display clothing and items with religious overtones. Dressing as nuns, etc., they really are given over to depravity.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: laweeks
"WTF is this supposed to mean?"

I don't have a clue. That's why I said "I'm afraid to ask".

19 posted on 08/20/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

It’s not going top make much of a difference when all 12 of the democrat Christians leave the party.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 8:10:40 AM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

He will never get Christians that are on Government payroll or getting Government handouts to give them up. Those will never, in spite of Christian beliefs, ever give up the Democratic Party. The Democratic party are not Marxist but pure communists.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
It looks like he is independent with a Baptist background? Plus he's a former Marine, with a law degree and divinity degree from Harvard!

Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr. is author of the book, “TEN COMMANDMENTS TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE – Making Your Dreams Come True” published in the summer of 2008. He is also Founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational ministry headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia with a satellite church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is originally from Chester, Pennsylvania. After three years in the U.S. Marine Corp, he attended the University of Massachusetts (Boston), graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B. A. in 1975. He finished college in three years, and was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Key.

A 1978 graduate of Harvard Law School, he also studied theology at Harvard Divinity School and was licensed to preach by Ebenezer Baptist Church in Boston. Shortly after graduating from law school he became a tax associate at Coopers & Lybrand, and later a Deputy Commissioner of Banks for Massachusetts. He then served three years as Executive Director of the West Medford Community Center, a Human Service Agency. A gifted communicator, Bishop Jackson was a panelist on “Topic Religion”, Boston’s longest running religious radio talk show, a full time co-host for “Jackson & Jurkowitz” on Boston’s WHDH radio and host of a daily nationally syndicated program on Radio America.

During his career in Boston, he practiced law for 15 years and started Boston’s first and only all-gospel radio station. In 1996, he left law practice and radio to lead “The Samaritan Project”, a national outreach and racial reconciliation effort which distributed $500,000 to churches victimized by arson. In recognition of his national leadership, he was consecrated a Bishop on June 28, 1998 and moved to Chesapeake, Virginia to plant another church and establish the headquarters for Exodus Faith Ministries, Int’l.

Bishop Jackson served five years both as a minister for the Boston Red Sox Chapel services, and protestant Chaplain for the Boston Fire Department. He has taught Administrative Law at Northeastern University and business and commercial law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia.

He and his wife are the founders of the Chesapeake MLK Leadership Breakfast which brings together hundreds people from the greater Chesapeake area to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. King. They are also the founders of Youth With A Destiny, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth avoid gangs, drugs and violence through faith, education and positive activities.

He presently serves as a member of the Chesapeake Police Advisory Board, Commissioner on the South Norfolk Revitalization Commission and a Trustee of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Bishop Jackson’s media appearances include CNN’s Talk Back Live, ABC's Good Morning America, ABC's Politically Incorrect, Hardball with Chris Matthews, C-Span’s Washington Journal, National Public Radio, Janet Parshall’s America. He also hosts his own radio program on WYRM AM 1110 in Norfolk, which can be geared around the world on the internet. His editorial page contributions have appeared in newspapers around the country. His work has been reported by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and many other publications. He is often requested as a guest speaker for churches and other organizations.

He may be contacted for speaking engagements and book signings at 1-866-573-0772; through his administrative assistant at 757-214-9053 or by emailing him at exfmn@exfmn.org. His website is www.bishopjacksonministries.org

Bishop Jackson and his wife Theodora reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.

22 posted on 08/20/2012 8:11:59 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM (Sin Makes You Stupid.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

They apparently already have..............


23 posted on 08/20/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: LibFreeUSA

He is so right... we Christians get caught in all kinds of catch-22’s when we support one party over another or one politician over another. But on this one point there is no gray middle, there is no catch-22. You’re either in support of gay marriage or you’re not... As true believers in Christ, we do tolerate, but we don’t support... that is the key. God tolerates all sinners now, but there is no room for them in His kingdom unless they confess their sin and acknowledge Him as God and Savior...


24 posted on 08/20/2012 8:13:59 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: circlecity

They only pray when convenient? “God give me a place to park. Yes!”

It’s an odd description. Point is clear: The smart set (we at Salon) look down on Christians. Of course, they’re the first to speak up when Muslims are in any way offended.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 8:14:04 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 103198
He should be a speaker at the upcoming convention - he is that good.

Indeed. One non-white Conservative after another speaking... it might finally sink in to the Plantation Voters.

26 posted on 08/20/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TigerClaws

Yes, the God Of Lost Car Keys. Little gods.

Our God is bigger than that.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 8:22:32 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: laweeks

Party loyalty is always stupid. Look where it has taken conservatives since 1989.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; DarthVader
Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

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Democrat and Christian are mutually exclusive terms. It is way past time to recognize that.

God bless Bishop Jackson

29 posted on 08/20/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Psalm 144
Most Democrats are nowhere near as radical as their leadership.

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to good they have no knowledge. Jer 4:22 KJV

O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. Jer 5:3 KJV

Some earlier morning reading that seemed pertinent.

30 posted on 08/20/2012 8:31:34 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: kingattax

EW is the man!


31 posted on 08/20/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: circlecity

Of course our God is the “God of parking spaces”. He is the God of everything. Silly leftists don’t realize that and that is the root of society’s problems.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 8:35:29 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

What the heck is “the God of Parking Spaces” supposed to mean?


33 posted on 08/20/2012 8:40:10 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Wow . . . someone has said it!


34 posted on 08/20/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Catholic Bishops should be saying the same thing. but they are too busy eating with the devil at the Al Smith dinner.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 8:41:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ArrogantBustard
POST OF THE DAY ! ! !

"Mr. Jackson is spot on: membership in, affiliation with, or support for the party of abortion, faggotry and socialism is completely incompatible with a claim to be Christian."

36 posted on 08/20/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Wow, what a man. People like him make me sick when I see all he has done and think about what I have done.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: circlecity; laweeks
What they mean by it, is that your God is so small that all you "use" Him for is to find you a parking space, i.e. you are petty and self-centered and so is your conception of God: God please make my team win, God please make my number come up, God help me find my car keys, etc.

Just more ridicule from people who haven't got a prayer, and moreover, haven't got a clue.

38 posted on 08/20/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Do not be rash with your mouth, utter not anything hastily before God." Eccles 5:2)
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To: Psalm 144

Voting Democrat is always stupider.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I'm left wondering here, if in the ah, ecumenism of this thread there were not an initial accident to it's elements. ; )
40 posted on 08/20/2012 8:50:02 AM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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To: arrogantsob

I won’t dispute that even a little bit.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 8:52:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

i followed his advice many years ago and left my dad’s party. and once out of that den of iniquity, i also had the sense to keep my distance from the other major party as well.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I voted for Bishop Jackson in our US Senate GOP primary in June. I’m hoping he has a speaking slot in prime time in Tampa. He would have the entire crowd on its feet! Next time I’m in his part of Virginia, I’m visiting his church.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 8:56:22 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
What they mean by it, is that your God is so small that all you "use" Him for is to find you a parking space

Then we could say in retaliation, that muzzies are praying to the god of prayer rugs, like Obamboozler and his ilk. I get it.

44 posted on 08/20/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
I'd normally say, 'God Bless Bishop Jackson' but I think it's clear that God has blessed us with Bishop Jackson!
45 posted on 08/20/2012 9:09:21 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

If Marxism, which underlies the Democrat philosophy, isn’t anti-Christ, then I don’t know what is, except for Islam.


46 posted on 08/20/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
the God of parking spaces

God hears their cries for parking spaces close to the front door of Target, or the P.O., or their urban dwelling. Maybe he even provides those spaces from time to time, caring for sparrows as he does.

47 posted on 08/20/2012 9:16:41 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I’m so proud of your ecumenism, Dr. K!

Kudos for posting this article.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: laweeks; circlecity

The “God of parking spaces” remark is most likely meant to be taken derisively, meaning, “You only believe in God when things go your way; thus, when that gymnast praised God for her success, it was a shallow praise because she only believes in God when things go her way”

That’s how I took the remark. In other words, that person believes Christians only praise and love God when things go their way, like when you get a good parking spot in a parking lot. Ergo, Christianity is false because its adherants only “believe” in God when things go their way.

While it’s true some are “fair weather Christians”, it’s unfair and false to paint all of Christianity with such a wide brush; this is to what I’m assuming the good bishop is referring.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Bishop E.W. Jackson is now listed as head of a terrorist organization by US GObamant


50 posted on 08/20/2012 10:25:32 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (all churches are hate groups? where?? who knew?)
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