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?




  1. Steverin

    Like Allen West he’s a black Republican white supremacist.

  2. Robert

    “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.”

    Oh, really Mr. Jackson? How would you like it if I said there’s a direct connection between being a young Black male and being a murder? How about if we start with this chart.

  3. Robert

    Let me fix my post above.. meant to say “… being a murderer?”… then look at the chart and then look at what percentage of the population makes up those figures.

    Mr. Jackson should look at cleaning up his own house before he starts attacking others.

  4. Brian Opsahl

    Look what happens when the republicans find a black man they are willing to promote.
    He is an absolute idiot on most issues and clearly lost on all the others.

  5. Robert

    There are many fine Black candidates out there who probably have very conservative perspectives, but I suspect most know people like Mr. Jackson are just being used by the Republicans to pander to their base, and shy away.

    Homophobia is rampant within the poor and lower middle class Black community. The Republicans know this and find candidates like Mr. Jackson to appeal to them in an effort to whew them into the Republican party. They haven’t found that candidate yet in my observation.

    In all fairness, I think the Black community as a whole is becoming less homophobic than even 5 years ago, due in part to the role the President and Mrs. Obama have played in changing attitudes. But its still out there more so than in the general society. 95-99% of homophobia is religion based as most believe its somethings that chosen. Gay people no more choose to be Gay than Black people choose to be Black.

    This is a great video where people are asked when did they choose to be straight.

    PS – The good thing is many in the younger generations don’t have the same prejudices the older generations did.

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