Democrats have been moving further and further away from the Judeo-Christian values that built our nation, and formally embracing gay marriage should be the step that triggers a mass exodus from the Democratic Party.
That’s the argument from Bishop E.W. Jackson, a longtime minister and a former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia. Jackson was raised as a Democrat but left the party over cultural issues in 1980. At the time he considered it a personal decision and did not feel compelled to urge others to follow his example.
In the intervening 32 years, however, Jackson says the Democrats have placed themselves increasingly at odds with scripture and a formal endorsement of gay marriage in the 2012 platform was the point of no return. Jackson says while there are many issues of concern in this campaign, Americans need to separate themselves from a party that “seems to have clearly committed itself to evil”.
The bishop is also appalled that Democrats and other supporters of the homosexual movement frequently compare it to the civil rights crusade for blacks in the 1950s and 1960s. He says race is a physiological characteristic and sexual orientation is a behavior that has been deemed sinful by God. “To equate, therefore, being black with sinful, wrong behavior is an insult to the black community,” said Jackson. “I’ve talked with a lot of black folks across this country, all of whom sense and feel that insult but they just haven’t had a platform to say anything about it.”
When reminded that Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have both endorsed gays serving openly in the military, Jackson makes clear that this is not a movement designed to enlist more Republicans but simply to send a message to the Democratic Party that its moral and cultural drift is unacceptable. He contends the stated moral principles of the GOP are far preferable to the Democrats but GOP candidates also have a tendency to veer away from those principles.