Jackson: ACLU, FFRF Represent ‘Demonic Power’

Bishop E.W. Jackson, the irrational extremist who was nearly elected lt. governor of Virginia last year, was another one of the wingnuts spewing inanities at the Watchmen on the Wall conference put on by the Family Research Council last week. He said that the ACLU, FFRF and other pro-church/state separation groups, represented “demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer.”

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  • Kevin Kehres

    All those wing-nuts in the same place….where’s FEMA when you need them?

  • Alverant

    God must not be that powerful if his prayers require government support and endorsement.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I went to the Watchmen on the Wall. Total rip off! No Dr. Manhattan. No Roger Waters.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Alverant, it’s a “going through channels” thing. The whole “ordained order” business, all that. You know: God talks to the Spook, the Spook to Jesus, Jesus to the archangels, down through the angelic bureaucracy until you get to the schlubs who talk to the Prophets and Saints, who now and then pass notes to the Popes, who forward them to kings and princes, who give orders to the dukes, who tell the counts what to do, who then have the knights and squires direct the peasantry.

    That’s how God designed the Universe, and so when the Government (king, princes, dukes, you know the drill) are prevented by the forces of Satan and demoncracy from doing their part the whole machinery gets gummed up. Before you known it the peasants are revolting and it all comes apart.

  • whheydt

    Re: D. C. Sessions @ #4:

    Reminds me of a bit of dialog in Adrienne Martine-Barne’s _The Dragon Rises_.

    “Sir, some of Gyre’s ships are revolting.”

    Admiral, “*All* of Gyre’s ships are revolting. Some of them are currently mutinying.”

  • colnago80

    And this asshole is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Must be something in the water up in Cambridge.

  • raven

    He said that the ACLU, FFRF and other pro-church/state separation groups, represented “demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer.”

    Their god isn’t very powerful then.

    Has anyone seen him around lately? He appears to have gone missing. Perhaps he is even sick or dead. Oh well, someone will call the police and have them do a welfare check.

  • celcus

    A few demonic dirty hippie types can “shut down the power of god”? That’s a pretty pathetic god, he worships. Just saying.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    He worships a puny god.

  • doublereed

    You have no idea how refreshing it is to see “Bishop E.W. Jackson” rather than “Lt. Governor Candidate E.W. Jackson.”

  • eric

    Well thanks Jackson, now I can’t get C&C music factory out of my head. I got the power! Dum, dum, dum dum dum….

    And @3 – that was Modus-worthy.

  • ebotebo

    And all those ol’ fuggs, even ol’ fuggs older than I! Praise jeeebus!! Halleluyah!!!

  • cptdoom

    It is pretty chilling – all the good snarky responses above notwithstanding – to hear an alleged man of god and a member of a group that was considered sub-human for centuries declaring that people who don’t agree with his political agenda are “not simply human beings who disagree,” but an actual demonic forces. Those commenting on this blog may not believe in such forces, but I fear some extremist will hear words like that and decide to take matters into his own hands.

    It’s also ironic that Jackson represents a religious movement – Protestantism – that itself was considered a demonic force by the Catholic Church (which was still teaching kids in the 70s that certain kinds of Protestants could never expect salvation).

  • blf

    ACLU, FFRF Represent ‘Demonic Power’

    And the problem is… ?

  • David Eriksen

    eric @11

    I believe you were thinking of SNAP!

  • colnago80

    Re doublereed @ #10

    Doubly so as the State Senate in Virginia is evenly divided between the two parties so that the Lieutenant Governor is the tiebreaker. Given the lockstep that the two parties have been voting as of late, that gives him almost as much power as the governor.

  • thebookofdave

    He said that the ACLU, FFRF and other pro-church/state separation groups, represented “demonic power moving to shut down the power of God that comes through prayer.”

    And in the midst of his warning against the evils of ACLU and FFRF, Right Wing Watch comes from out of nowhere and *BLAMMO!* substitutes the good bishop’s rallying call with his own quote cleverly distorted to expose its full context, a classic bait-and-switch. Let this serve to remind you of the importance of eternal vigilance, and unceasing spattering of prayer in every public setting imaginable. For truly you battle not merely flesh and blood in a town council or courtroom, but invisible powers and principalities of darkness!

  • Ichthyic

    wait… just what is this clown a Bishop of, exactly?

    In June 1998, Jackson was consecrated a bishop. Later that year, he and his family moved to Chesapeake, Virginia, and began holding weekly Bible studies. Out of the weekly meetings, Jackson and his wife founded Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational church, in 1999

    so.. he’s a bishop of the church.. he made up to be a bishop in…

    fascinating con he’s got going there.

    another embarrassment for Virginia.

  • John Pieret

    there is power in the name of Jesus

    There a a lot of places in the world where there is power in the name of Allah. We kind of had a plan where we couldn’t be caught up in that kind of dueling requirements to pray for any particular gods. It’s a shame they hate America so much!

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Kevin Kehres @ 1

    FEMA my ass! Why these people aren’t on a DHS watch list with a Predator drone with their names on it is beyond me.

    Oh, they’re mostly-white, right-wing, Christians and only dark-skinned Muslims can be “terrorists.”

    Silly me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/connorbd BrianX

    Ichthyic:

    Unfortunately, it’s probably a legitimate use of the term — the Greek episkopos that it originally traces back to (by a fairly convoluted series of sound changes) means “overseer”, so that’s probably as good a title for the head of an independent church as any, even if it does sound a bit puffed up.

  • Ex Patriot

    Prayer, idiots talking to themselves, need I say more?

  • Moggie

    Ichthyic:

    so.. he’s a bishop of the church.. he made up to be a bishop in…

    Talk about under-achieving! I wouldn’t settle for anything less than pope in a church I made up.

  • Artor

    “I went to the Watchmen on the Wall. Total rip off! No Dr. Manhattan. No Roger Waters.”

    At least they had The Comedian there! He fits right in with the fascist, pro-rape message.

  • throwaway

    Alright! Go team! Way to really push back against those pesky prayers! We’ve been struggling against these invisible muttered words lofting up to our greatest enemy, YHWH, but it seems as though we have them outnumbered and their precious YHWH is on the ropes! Like arrows, alighted by demonic rage (fuchsia, I am told), our transgressions against the most Holiest Country Ever (Except For Vatican City [But Not Really We Just Need To Placate The Catholics]) Beloved By Some Thing Which Only They Can Hear Proclaim Its Affections flit and shriek across the sky, intercepting multiple invisible mumbled requests! The tide is surely turned in our favor, comrades!