E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s lieutenant governorship, said in an interview on Tuesday that he wasn’t prejudiced against the LGBT community, just its more politically active members.
“I don’t treat anybody any differently because of their sexual orientation,” Jackson said in a phone interview with conservative news outlet Newsmax on Tuesday. “But I do think that the rabid radical homosexual activist movement is really trying to fundamentally change our culture and redefine marriage and do a number of things that I just think are not good at all.”
While Right Wing Watch and other outlets reported on past remarks by Jackson saying homosexuality “poisons culture” and “brings the judgement of God unless very few things that we can think of,” and referring to President Barack Obama as the “first gay president” on Twitter, he insisted on Tuesday that he respected “every human being” and did not believe there are any second-class citizens in his state.
“What I really said was that the gay rights movement, so called, the homosexual activists, engage in some behavior that is absolutely horrendous, and that’s true, everybody knows that,” Jackson said in the interview. “From going into Catholic churches and desecrating the Sacraments to engaging in all kinds of demonstrative behavior to try to call attention to what they view as their plight.”
Watch footage from Jackson’s interview, posted on Wednesday by Right Wing Watch, below.
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"There's no greatest economy ever," said Cuomo. "You know these things ... he's doing well. He's not doing better than we've ever seen before, and you guys got the benefits of juicing the economy with this tax cut. Fair point?"
"Let me say this, I think it's a pretty darn good economy," said Moore. "I'll cite a few statistics. It's a pretty darn good one. We have the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years ... and for blacks and Hispanics and women."