Virginia Republican: ‘Jesus’ saved me from Harvard Law School

By David Ferguson
Friday, October 4, 2013 15:03 EDT
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Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. of Virginia E. W. Jackson told an interviewer Thursday that his faith in Jesus protected him from the leftist indoctrination he received at Harvard Law School.

In an appearance at Patrick Henry University, interviewer Marvin Olasky said that the roots of President Barack Obama’s liberal philosophy are actually just rote acting out of the leftist agenda that was inculcated into him at Harvard Law School. Jackson, too, attended Harvard Law and Olasky asked him if he agreed that the law program is a hotbed of radical liberalism.

“Oh, yes, oh, yes,” Jackson replied. “But I was converted in Harvard Law School and that’s what saved me. That’s the reason I didn’t drink the entire pitcher of Kool-Aid.”

“I ended up regurgitating a lot of it after…after…I got saved,” he continued. “You know, I gave my life to Jesus Christ in the semester…after the first semester of my second year. When I came back, I came back a very different person, and that helped me see through a lot of what I was being told.”

In the past, Jackson has remarked that if people sin, their babies will have birth defects. He wrote in his book Ten Comandments [sic] to an Extraordinary Life that practicing yoga can lead to Satanism.

The purpose of yoga, he alleged, is to empty oneself.

“[Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it. Beware of systems of spirituality which tell you to empty yourself. You will end up filled with something you probably do not want,” he wrote.

When the remarks drew jeers from both Christians and non-believers, Jackson tired to walk back both statements, saying they were “taken out of context” and that one of his best friends teaches yoga.

Watch the video, embedded below via YouTube:

Watch the full Patrick Henry University appearance, embedded below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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