Skip to comments.Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party
Posted on 08/20/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party
Charisma News Staff
Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: Let Gods 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.
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.
Bout time somebody had the guts to say the obvious!
If Dems were smart, they would run guys like this in elections. But, alas, they are not.
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.
Bishop Jackson is a Virginia Republican.
Kudos to the bishop for telling it like it is. Thank you Dr. for your tireless efforts on behalf of life and Christian ethics!
I’ve been seeing a change - and part of a change with the GOP in Virginia.
The “God of parking spaces”?????? I’m afraid to ask.
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!!!!!
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.
How to describe his Exodus Faith Ministries? Is it part of another denomination, or independent?
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.
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!)
People need to understand that this entire Gay Marriage thing is an attack on the church.
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.
WTF is this supposed to mean?
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.
I don't have a clue. That's why I said "I'm afraid to ask".
It’s not going top make much of a difference when all 12 of the democrat Christians leave the party.
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.
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, Bostons longest running religious radio talk show, a full time co-host for Jackson & Jurkowitz on Bostons 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 Bostons 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, Intl.
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 Jacksons media appearances include CNNs Talk Back Live, ABC's Good Morning America, ABC's Politically Incorrect, Hardball with Chris Matthews, C-Spans Washington Journal, National Public Radio, Janet Parshalls 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is www.bishopjacksonministries.org
Bishop Jackson and his wife Theodora reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.
They apparently already have..............
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...
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.
Indeed. One non-white Conservative after another speaking... it might finally sink in to the Plantation Voters.
Yes, the God Of Lost Car Keys. Little gods.
Our God is bigger than that.
Party loyalty is always stupid. Look where it has taken conservatives since 1989.
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!
Democrat and Christian are mutually exclusive terms. It is way past time to recognize that.
God bless Bishop Jackson
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.
EW is the man!
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.
What the heck is “the God of Parking Spaces” supposed to mean?
Wow . . . someone has said it!
Catholic Bishops should be saying the same thing. but they are too busy eating with the devil at the Al Smith dinner.
"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."
Wow, what a man. People like him make me sick when I see all he has done and think about what I have done.
Just more ridicule from people who haven't got a prayer, and moreover, haven't got a clue.
Voting Democrat is always stupider.
I won’t dispute that even a little bit.
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.
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.
Then we could say in retaliation, that muzzies are praying to the god of prayer rugs, like Obamboozler and his ilk. I get it.
If Marxism, which underlies the Democrat philosophy, isn’t anti-Christ, then I don’t know what is, except for Islam.
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.
I’m so proud of your ecumenism, Dr. K!
Kudos for posting this article.
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.
Bishop E.W. Jackson is now listed as head of a terrorist organization by US GObamant
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