E.W. Jackson STILL Thinks Charleston Shooting Aimed at Christians

E.W. Jackson, failed candidate for lt. governor of Virginia, went on Gordon Klingenschmitt’s shitty little “tv” show and showed that he still thinks Dylann Roof murdered nine people because it’s part of a war on Christians. And, of course, demons!

While acknowledging that the shooter “was motivated by race,” Jackson was careful to point out that the fact that the attack took place in a church means that “this is clearly another attack on Christians and Christianity.”

“There’s increasing hostility against Christians because of the biblical positions that we’re taking in this sort of post-Christian world that we’re starting to live in and we’re starting to experience in our country,” Jackson said.

Yes, of course. Like when that guy shot up the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, it was part of the war on movie theaters. And when people shoot up schools, it’s a war on bad cafeteria food.

Klingenschmitt then added that the shooter, Dylann Roof, was “demon possessed,” which prompted Jackson to declare that the shooting “was a demonic spiritual act.”

“We, as Christians, understand that there is more behind this than just a human being going in an attacking other human beings because of their race,” Jackson said. “The fact that he did it in a church, we know is a satanic or demonic act.”

Isn’t that convenient? If you can blame it on demons, you don’t have to worry about actually changing anything that might help prevent it from happening again. Perfect!

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  • blf

    Cool! Demons!! Can we get a side-order of ghouls, Dr Egnor, and perhaps some extra Democrat Parties ? That would make the bestiary of mostly-imaginary fiends nearly complete.

  • NYC atheist

    Well, I for one, blame teh gheeeeyyyyys.

    Also Benghazi.

  • Al Dente

    NYC atheist @2

    Obviously Obama is to blame, along with the ghey demons.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The lovely thing about blaming supernatural causes is precisely that they’re not subject to empirical confirmation. And because of that, they lend themselves to any priors [1] that the speaker wishes to promote. In this case, the ages-old assignment of “demons” to just about anything has the benefit of always requiring that people spend more time praying, obeying religious authorities, and especially propitiating the gods/demons by donating to the witch doctors like Klinger.

    And it does work. There is a clear geographic correlation between right-wing Christian religiosity and natural disasters and other headline disasters such as mass killings.

    [1] The lovely backronym DERP = Determined Exponents Repeating Priors.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Obviously Obama is to blame, along with the ghey demons.

    I wonder if Klinger can tell them from the others by their being better dressed? He’s got quite a demon-spotters card collection, or so I’ve heard.

  • Al Dente

    I thing I find quite annoying about Christians like Jackson and Klingenschmitt is how they simultaneously proclaim the US to be a Christian nation, so us non-Christians are supposed accept Christian dogma being forced on us, and that Christians in the US are a downtrodden, persecuted group. I wish they would make up their minds on which position they want and stick with it. I also want a pony and a rocket ship.

  • blf

    I also want a pony and a rocket ship.

    Good start to the negotiations. Don’t settle for anything less than a functional TARDIS.

  • NYC atheist

    @7 blf

    How can they give you a TARDIS, when Obama and Soros have the only functional one known?

  • blf

    The lovely backronym DERP = Determined Exponents Repeating Priors.

    Or Deranged Eejits Regurgitating Phaerie tales…

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Gordon Klingenschmitt’s shitty little “tv” show …

    Strange scare quotes: is it not actually a television production, broadcast by aerial or cable?

    Do Klingenschmitt and his guests just stick their heads in a box with a rounded rectangle cut out of one side and pretend they’re “on the air!” as they talk? That would be much cuter than I think either GK or EWJ could actually carry off.

  • Ysidro

    When are Christians going to start speaking out about Christian on Christian violence?

  • blf

    Do Klingenschmitt and his guests just stick their heads in a box with a rounded rectangle cut out of one side…

    Yes, but they require a remarkably large team of experts — astonishingly big people with even bigger crowbars — to first remove Klingenschmitt’s and guests’s heads from arseholes and stuff them into the boxes. How the heads manage to stay in the boxes for the duration of the show is unknown, but probably involves superglue and repeated (albeit off-air) application of the crowbars.

  • John Pieret

    The fact that he did it in a church, we know is a satanic or demonic act.”

    Because satanic and demonic things are always going on in Christian churches.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    When are Christians going to start speaking out about Christian on Christian violence?

    Heh, heh, heh. I’m going to use that, though I don’t expect the dumb shits will get it.

  • NYC atheist

    @11

    win

  • D. C. Sessions

    Totally agreed.

    Modus, if you would please be so kind as to dust off one of the Internets in your collection and pass it to Ysidro?

    Thank you.

  • Georgia Sam

    Roof’s own words prove that his motive was racist, not anti-Xian. From his website, as quoted by the Daily Beast: “I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”

  • D. C. Sessions

    Georgia Sam, that just proves that the whole “racial” thing was misdirection.

  • Trebuchet

    @10:

    Strange scare quotes: is it not actually a television production, broadcast by aerial or cable?

    I can’t confirm, but probably not. Likely just on the internet, like Glenn Beck.

  • peterh

    Some fundies are so desperate to be oppressed that they will grasp at any possible straw to fulfill that fantasy. In some sad way, that seems to give their lives meaning. Perhaps some 50 – 100 years from now there will be a clinically-recognized Fundy Oppression Syndrome and have appropriate counseling & medication. . . . .

  • minnemooseus

    “he still thinks Dylann Roof murdered nine people because it’s part of a war on Christians.”

    He may be partly correct. Between the shootings and the church arson cases, there sure does seem to be a war on black Christians.

    I wonder if the black atheists are doing better?

  • Nick Gotts

    When are Christians going to start speaking out about Christian on Christian violence? – Ysidro@11

    Clever, but tasteless. These were real people who died at Roof’s hands, and although he appears to have been a Christian, there is no sign his religious upbringing or beliefs played any part in his decision to murder.

  • StevoR

    Dafuck!?!? If EWwww Jackson can’t see that this is clearly and unequivocally a crime motivated by racism then what would it take?

  • caseloweraz

    Klingenschmitt then added that the shooter, Dylann Roof, was “demon possessed,” which prompted Jackson to declare that the shooting “was a demonic spiritual act.”

    Sure, because demons, being Satan’s minions, must perforce work toward Satan’s goals — among which is to send souls to Hell. But killing nine innocent, observing Christians at prayer in a church will, per Christian theology, send their souls to Heaven. One demon, nine own goals. Why does Klingenschmitt not understand this? Because he’s as clueless about theology as he is about most everything else.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ caseloweraz : Yep. Guess he never read ‘Hamlet’ or if so forget the scene with Claudius at prayer whilst a would -be killer prince missed his opportunity to send him to, well, heaven?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeTpfr-tI7c

    Hamlet :

    “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying;

    And now I’ll do’t. And so he goes to heaven;

    And so am I revenged. That would be scann’d:

    A villain kills my father; and for that,

    I, his sole son, do this same villain send

    To heaven.

    O, this is hire and salary, not revenge.

    He took my father grossly, full of bread;

    With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May;

    And how his audit stands who knows save heaven?

    But in our circumstance and course of thought,

    ‘Tis heavy with him: and am I then revenged,

    To take him in the purging of his soul,

    When he is fit and season’d for his passage?

    No!

    Up, sword; and know thou a more horrid hent:

    When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage,

    Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed;

    At gaming, swearing, or about some act

    That has no relish of salvation in’t;

    Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven,

    And that his soul may be as damn’d and black

    As hell, whereto it goes. My mother stays:

    This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.”

    (Which kinda highlights the flaws of that theology too really -murder someone and still go to heaven for saying the right words and dyingat theright time, not exactly fair or reasonable is it?)

  • StevoR

    Er, oops. Make that source link :

    http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/hamlet.3.3.html

    instead. Mea culpa.