web analytics
August 20, 2014 / 24 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Home » News & Views

Tea Party Preacher’s ‘False Religion’ Remark Upsets Jews

“Non-Christians Have a False Religion" but the Jews are an exception, says a Virginia Tea Party preacher-candidate in a splendid show of how to put your foot in your mouth.
E.W. Jackson Jr.

E.W. Jackson Jr.

E.W. Jackson, the Republican Tea Party candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, has labeled all non-Christians as having a “false religion” but when confronted by Jews, he said they are an exception to the rule.

“I’m a Christian. I’m a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ,” he said. “Of course, like every Christian, I believe that he’s the only way. But we understand that Christianity came out of Judaism. We have deep and profound respect for Judaism. We do not view Judaism as a false religion. I can’t say that about everything. But that is true of Judaism.”

Amen, brother. Hallelujah!

But his generous acceptance that Judaism is not a false religion did not satisfy the crowd at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center.

The moderator, Joel Rubin, asked Jackson, “Is Islam a false religion?” the Virginian-Pilot reported.

The Muslims didn’t get off the hook as well as the Jews, and Jackson didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he asserted, “Look, I’m running for lieutenant governor. I’m not running to be theologian of Virginia. I am a preacher. That means I’ve got to serve people who are atheists and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and Mormons and of every background. So I don’t want to try to get into a theological analysis of what I think of various religions.”

So much for the Buddhist and Muslim vote.

If Jackson does not want to discuss his views on other religions, one would think the ordained minister would button his lip a bit more.

So far in the campaign, Jackson has denounced Planned Parenthood for killing more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan.

So it looks like he has lost the KKK vote, too.

His previous comments from the pulpit and elsewhere are likely to cost him a lot more votes. He has said that parents’ sins cause birth defects and that yoga leads to Satanism.

But, no, no, that is not what he believes come campaign time.

“I do not believe that birth defects are caused by parents’ sin unless, of course, there’s a direct scientific connection between the parents’ behavior and the disabilities of the child, such as a child who might develop birth defects if his or her mother was addicted to heroin,” he has said in self-defense during the current campaign.

“I do not believe that yoga leads to Satanism. One of my ministers is a yoga instructor. What I said was that Christian meditation does not involve emptying oneself but filling oneself … with the spirit of God. That is classic Biblical Christianity,” he explained.

So maybe he will win back the yoga vote.

Homosexuals are not exactly crazy about Jackson, who has declared that “homosexuality poisons culture,” but he argues his comment was taken out of context.

“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; 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,” he said.

Homosexuals need not worry because Jackson added, “I respect every human being, I don’t believe that there’s any second-class citizens in Virginia, I don’t treat anybody any differently because of their sexual orientation.”

Jackson wants voters to think that he can separate his views as a preacher from his functioning as Lieutenant Governor.

“I’m not going to spend the campaign talking about these issues, so let’s get it out of the way now,” he told a gathering in the Virginia suburb of Manassas, outside of Washington, D.C.

Time will tell if telling the Jews they aren’t so bad after all will win him the Jewish vote.

For the time being, the polls show that the voters are not thrilled with either Jackson or the Democratic party candidate, State Sen. Ralph Northam.

A new poll published on Wednesday shows that with election day two weeks away, 12 percent have a favorable view of Jackson, compared with 9 percent for Northam. However, a hefty 20 percent of the respondents have an unfavorable view of Jackson, compared with 5 percent who do not like Northam.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

14 Responses to “Tea Party Preacher’s ‘False Religion’ Remark Upsets Jews”

  1. I think the real issue here is not that he’s a jesus freak nut bag but that he turns to pander voters of any group save a very few when he thinks he’ll get their votes that way. If he wants to be an ass it’s his business. If he’s shucking voters to get a high position beware. (As if they all didn’t.)

  2. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    Oh my goodness, someone thinks his religion is true. And Judaism as well. But he doesn't throw Voltaire's cloak over every religion in the world and "Jews" are upset. Because we all know how solicitous the Torah is of other "gxds!" People should read Sefer Yehoshu`a some time and grow up!

  3. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    Ugh! I have no idea why that multi-posted like it did! If I knew how to fix it I would. My apologies to all.

  4. I think Bishop E W Jackson is a good guy. The problem is that he has a problem talking to people outside his faith group. People outside his faith group also have trouble understanding him. Rav Ovadia zt"l and Rav Shach zt"l (lehavdil) had that problem but they did not themselves run for office. This guy is and perhaps he is making a mistake. I am convinced that he would, if elected, be fair to all, but I doubt he will get the chance. If I lived in VA I might well vote for him.

  5. I'm not getting the article. A Christian who believes Jesus Christ.. wow! Such controversy. Not getting it. Does freedom of religion still exist in America?

  6. Anna Karp says:

    With so many problems this country has it is so sad that we as a jewish group are worried about whether a Christian minister believes in Christ. Wake up America I wonder if the jews in Europe worried about these things as they were going into the crematories.

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Twisting himself like a pretzel.

  8. Cody Flecker says:

    Islam is a false religion. A so called religion based on war, and based on the extermination of all those that do not believe in Allah, or any other Moon God. When I see Islam begin to treat woman as equals, or treat believers of other faiths as equals, I will give them equal status as a true religion, up and til that time, they are an out caste sect.

  9. Dolores A. Brittain says:

    the bible is very clear that all Jews and Christians shall be saved in the end. This man simply told the truth, and so persecution will come because of that. People are so used to being lied to, and believing it that they cant even discern a the truth from a lie, and without the Holy Spirit imparted in your life, you wont.

  10. This is the first time frame in history where we have so many end times prophecies occurring at the same time. Earthquakes in diverse places, wars and rumors of wars, starvation, illnesses, and people traveling to and fro and knowledge increased. In just the last few decades man has started flying in mass. Our homes have pluming and heating, electric lights, cloths washers, dish washers, TV's and computers, and the BIG one,,, Israel is back as a nation.The rapture of the Church is on the verge of taking place. When that happens there will be no Christians in the world for a brief time and the antichrist will quickly take control of a new one world government. I wrote a book in 2012 that discusses salvation and prophecies written about in the Bible. It’s a short read and it’s totally free. I hope you will have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

  11. the bible isnt very clear about anything written in it.

  12. how can you possibly have a false religion? No god of any religion or mythology in history has ever deigned to show its face to the world at large, therefore they are ALL up to the beliefs of the individual. With that, ALL religions are false religions.

  13. i think you might need to learn how to read. The Jews arent upset because hw believes in Christ. They are upset because he said what they believe is a lie.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The Gaza Region
Live Updates: Hamas Rockets Land Along Coast, In Eshkol Towns (12:12pm)
Latest News Stories
The Gaza Region

12:12pm Multiples: Ashdod and surrounds 12:10pm Multiples: Gaza Belt communities 11:55am Multiples: Sderot (we haven’t forgotten you), Ashkelon Coast, Shaar Negev 11:53am Ashkelon 11:31am Eshkol – Multiple 11:26am Two rockets in Eshkol attack land inside town, as Hamas targets civilians. There is damage, but no injuries, besides shock. Three rockets from last night also landed […]

ZIM ship near Oakland, Ca port.

Longshoremen pulled a fast on anti-Israel picketers and are unloading the Zim ship that was blocked from unloading last week.

Wanted dead and not alive: Mohammed Deif

Deif may, or may not, have escaped the bombing raid. His wife, at least one of them, was killed. Is Haniyeh next?

Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem terrorists.

One by one, slowly but surely, the State Dept.is waking up.

Islamic State allegedly beheaded one American journalist, has threatened another with the same fate.

PRESS [F5] to refresh this page: 1:38am IDF Homefront Command directs Haifa and Carmel regions to also open public bomb shelters. Nahariya (Northern Israel) opened their public shelters as well, as per their mayor’s request, not the IDF.. 1:29am Ashkelon, Ashkelon Coast, Yad Mordechai, Zikim… (multiples all) 12:47am Reports that IDF has been targeting over […]

“Seeing the Bible come to life is quite remarkable” – Rick Santorum

The United States holds Hamas accountable for all rocket attacks on Israel, U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters at the daily oppress briefing Tuesday. Asked if the rockets that broke the cease-fire were launched from Gaza, she said, “It came from Gaza, and Hamas has responsibility for Gaza.” Harf also that there has […]

The body of a 21-year-old Ohio native serving as a lone soldier in the IDF was found on Tuesday, two days after he was reported missing, military spokesmen announced. Corporal David Menachem Gordon of the Givati Brigade was found with his personal Tabor rifle beside him. He had last been at the Tzrifin army base […]

The U.S. State Department has declared the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) a foreign terror group.

Fatah launched a diplomatic assault as Hamas terrorists renewed a military assault against the Jewish State late Tuesday.

Hezbollah has lowered the minimum age to join the terrorist organization from 18 to 16.

Gaza terrorists returned to ‘business as usual’ launching rocket and missile barrages against Israel late Tuesday afternoon.

Israel officials say a report that Gaza terrorists fired a Grad missile at the Eshkol Regional Council district was a ‘false alarm.’

Israelis are outraged as Hamas again violates an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire extended to reach an agreement intended to end bloodshed.

3 rockets landed near Be’er Sheva.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
ZIM ship near Oakland, Ca port.

Longshoremen pulled a fast on anti-Israel picketers and are unloading the Zim ship that was blocked from unloading last week.

Wanted dead and not alive: Mohammed Deif

Deif may, or may not, have escaped the bombing raid. His wife, at least one of them, was killed. Is Haniyeh next?

“Seeing the Bible come to life is quite remarkable” – Rick Santorum

The United States holds Hamas accountable for all rocket attacks on Israel, U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters at the daily oppress briefing Tuesday. Asked if the rockets that broke the cease-fire were launched from Gaza, she said, “It came from Gaza, and Hamas has responsibility for Gaza.” Harf also that there has […]

Israel waited 12 hours to deny an agreement. Abbas talked with Mashaal while Shin Bet busted coup plot.

People who made up stories about great miracles in the war lack the faith to see the everyday hidden miracles.

Israel will once again have turned victory into defeat if the rumored truce goes into effect at midnight

Hamas set up cells in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem and planned terrorist attacks on Temple Mount.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/tea-party-preachers-false-religion-remark-upsets-jews/2013/10/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: