Bishop Earl Walker Jackson Sr. (E.W. Jackson) has issued a plea for all Christians to leave the Democratic Party.
Like Barack Obama, Jackson is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Unlike Obama, Jackson served in the U.S. Marine Corps and knows what it really means to serve your country. Following law school, he was a practicing attorney for 15 years in Boston. During his time in Boston, he served as chaplain for the Boston Red Sox for 5 years and as a Protestant chaplain for the Boston fire department. He was involved with The Samaritan Project to help churches that had been damaged by arson. In 1998, Jackson was ordained as a bishop and head of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia.
In 2009, Bishop Jackson launched a national grassroots organization aimed at restoring America’s Judeo-Christian foundations. S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True to America’s National Destiny) is dedicated to restoring the faith, values and Christian culture that America once had but has since lost. Earlier this year, Jackson ran for U.S. Senate in the Virginia primary, but was soundly defeated by fellow Republican George Allen.
In his plea for Christians to make an exodus from the Democratic Party, Jackson refers to the Party as cult-like and cites the following reasons for his statement and actions:
- Rejection of biblical family model and values
- Open hostility to anyone who expresses their Christian values including Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A and Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas
- Actions taken against cities and towns for displaying crosses at memorials
- Actions taken against anyone who invokes the name of Jesus during prayers at official events
Jackson expressed his disappointment in the way journalist Mary Elizabeth Williams with Salon.com wrote about Gabby Douglas’s tribute to God. Williams wrote:
“I’ve often wondered what it is about Christians like Douglas that unnerves me so … Douglas and her ilk seem to espouse a faith based on what is commonly referred to as ‘The God of Parking Spaces.’