E.W. Jackson: In his own words

September 4, 2013

Here is a sampling of E.W. Jackson’s public comments that have generated attention. The remarks were collected from appearances during this year’s lieutenant governor’s race and last year, when he ran for the U.S. Senate. (Related: Jackson keeps GOP establishment at arm’s length in Va. lieutenant governor campaign)

“I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult. But I’ll tell you, the programs that began in the ’60s -- the programs that began to tell women, ‘You don’t need a man in the home. The government will take care of you,’ that began to tell men, ‘You don’t need to be in the home. The government will take care of this woman and take care of these children’ -- that’s when the black family began to deteriorate.” (Video)

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“The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat Party and their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.” (Video)

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“The Democrat Party has equated homosexuality with being black, which is another outrageous lie. They can keep their homosexuality private. You and I cannot hide being black.” (Video)

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On homosexuals: “Their minds are perverted; they’re 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. And so, they can’t see clearly.” (Audio)

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