"Jackson opined about Witches, Buddhists, and other non-Christian “spiritual” people in his 2008 book “Ten Commandments To An Extraordinary Life.”
“There are those who engage in witchcraft, fortune telling, Tarot Card, tea leaf and palm reading and other “spiritual” practices. These practices are wrong and dangerous. They are spoken of as an “abomination”—a particularly detestable sin—in the sight of God. They bring a terrible curse on the person who engages in such things, and you do so at your own peril. [...] Non-Christian religions have their own values which are often highly questionable. Yet there is a remarkable deference paid to any religious system that does not include Christ as the Son of God. Affinity for anything but what is truly of God is the nature of spiritual death?”
That’s just a taste, Jackson is full-blown adherent of Christian spiritual warfare principles, thoughhe’s been trying to soft-peddle his ardent Christian beliefs as more and more scrutiny has been paidto the many, frankly outrageous, statements he has made over the years.
“He was soft-spoken and earnest as I questioned him about how his religious beliefs interact with his political views. Christian values make us free, Jackson told me, and people should live as they see fit as long as they don’t hurt others. While he opposes same-sex marriage, he said he wouldn’t support any sort of ban on gay sex. He also said there shouldn’t be any legal sanction of a religion, and that he would oppose a constitutional amendment naming Christianity as America’s official religion. But that doesn’t mean that our culture isn’t historically Judeo-Christian, he added, and influenced by the Bible. Acknowledging that isn’t an imposition of religion.”
This creates a quandary of sorts for voters in Virginia concerned about the treatment of minority religions: which E.W. Jackson do we believe? Do we believe the “soft-spoken and earnest” Jackson who tells us he opposes legal sanctions on any religion, and that he opposes naming Christianity as America’s official religion, or do we believe the man whose rhetoric implies that there’s disaster on the horizon if Christians don’t “rise up?”"
There's more actually in the link, but I clipped the most relevant of it.
Which version of this guy do YOU believe? If you could say anything to him (or those who may vote for him), or ask him anything, what would you say/ask?Answer Question
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:38 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:49 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:07 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 5:49 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 7:15 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 7:52 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Probably not, but I'd have know about the people running against him.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:35 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:52 PM on Jun. 13, 2013
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