E. W. Jackson, the far right crackpot preacher who almost because Lt. Governor of Virginia a few years ago, told his radio audience that Obama and other Democratic leaders need to undergo exorcisms because they’re all possessed by demons. I can’t wait for Gordon Klingenschmitt to tell us the names of the demons.
“I’m very serious about this,” Jackson said. “We’ve got to cast the devil out of these folks. I’m serious. We’ve got to cast the devil out of these folks because—I really believe this—these folks are demon-possessed. They are demon-possessed. They are controlled by the devil. They don’t know it, but they are, which is why they can say some of the things that you’ve heard them say.”Jackson was especially outraged about Obama’s support for marriage equality.
“[Obama] was the first president to ever speak before this homosexual group [the Human Rights Campaign],” Jackson fumed, “and he went before them and he said he was looking forward to the day when we would all admire same-sex relationships, we should admire them. Now the only person I can think of who can come up with that stuff is the devil, because that’s devilish.”
“That’s demonic,” he added.
There’s a popular meme with the cover of a book that is titled Everyone I Disagree with Is a Nazi. For the Christian far-right, everyone they disagree with is possessed by demons. And they actually try to back this up with things, in their warped minds, constitutes “evidence.” Like images of Obama having a fly land on him is considered proof of his demon possession. These people seriously believe that. And they have the right to vote. Frightening.