Once again, Republicans come up with a black candidate who fits the bill as a first-rate loony
The Republican Party doesn’t often field black candidates for public office, but when it does, they’re usually wingnuts of the first order.
My favorite example is Alan Keyes, who was recruited from outside Illinois to carry the GOP banner against Barack Obama in a U.S. Senate race in 2004 (see HERE). But there have been others — Herman Cain and Allen West, to name just two.
And now there’s E.W. Jackson (above), a right-wing clergyman selected by the Republican Party of Virginia as its nominee for lieutenant governor.
Jackson is the homophobe’s homophobe, as he makes clear when he says there’s “a direct connection” between being gay and being a pedophile.
He also says gays are “frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality. When they talk about love they’re not talking about love, they’re talking about homosexual sex.”
He says gays “want to destroy the very faith which established this nation, its very foundation, because it is an affront to them and they want a sexually amoral society remade in their image.”
He says that “allow[ing] same-sex people to marry is another government sledgehammer used to shatter our Judeo-Christian culture.
He says liberals “and their ideas have done more to kill black folks whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did, now that’s a fact.”
Oh, yeah! This guy is going to be great boon to the Republican ticket in Virginia.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, the Republican candidate for attorney general in Virginia has SUPPORTED LEGISLATION requiring women to report their miscarriages to police.
Where do they get these kooks?