A pastor in Virginia is taking on the Democratic Party's long-time strangle-hold on the black voting bloc, telling fellow black Americans that it is high time for them to end their “slavish devotion to the Democrat Party.” In a nearly four-minute video (see at bottom) produced by the group Americans Taking a Stand, Bishop E.W. Jackson, pastor of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia, nails the Democrats for their support of abortion and homosexual marriage, and for eschewing Christian values, in the process challenging black Christians to make a mass exodus from the party.
“They have insulted us, used us, and manipulated us,” Jackson admonishes black voters of the tactics used by Democratic operatives over the past several decades. “They have saturated the black community with ridiculous lies” and think that they can “hold us captive while they violate everything we believe as Christians.”
Jackson charges the Democratic Party with creating an “unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions.” He adds that Planned Parenthood “has been far more lethal to black lives that the KKK ever was, and the Democrat Party and their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”
As for same-sex marriage, the Bishop says that the “Democrat Party has equated homosexuality with being black,” which he terms “another outrageous lie,” noting that while homosexuals can keep their lifestyle private, “you and I cannot hide being black.”
He goes on to point out that Democrats “say opposition to same-sex marriage is the same as opposition to interracial marriage. That is an insult to human intelligence. It is a lie. No Christian should support this. Yet the Democrat Party has declared same-sex marriage an official part of its platform. And black Christians remain in that party?”
Jackson charges that in joining with such brazen policies and the dishonest political rhetoric that goes with them, the “civil rights establishment has embraced the lies and betrayed the black community and God Almighty — for thirty pieces of silver from the Democrat Party.”
Challenging black Christians who have continued to support Obama and his destructive policies, Bishop Jackson says: “What do you call it when Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and my sins and paid the price for our freedom, and you join in covenant with a political party that doesn't even want God mentioned in their platform?”
“If your pastor tells you to vote for a party that disrespects Jesus, you need to leave that church,” Jackson declares. “Black pastors are also going to have to answer for whether they serve Jesus or the Democrat Party.”
Jackson concludes by challenging black voters: “It is time to come out of the Democrat Party and to refuse to support its candidates in their rebellion against God.... It's not about race, but righteousness, and you will stand before God to give an account for your choices and motives. We don't need the Democrat Party — or any party. We need God. God will take care of us. It's been a long time coming, but the time has come to take a stand. Come out from among them. Exodus Now!”
Like many black Americans, Bishop Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Harvard Law School, was once under the sway of Democratic Party principles. Indoctrinated by a father who was a Depression-era FDR Democrat, Jackson faced a “crisis of conscience” in the late 1970s when, as a Massachusetts resident, he was confronted with the true face of the Democratic Party in the person of Barney Frank, who even then was aggressively pushing the homosexual agenda. “How could I, as a Christian, be committed to a party led by Mr. Frank?” Jackson recalled wondering. “In the end, I could not. My desire to be in a right relationship with God and my faith was greater than my desire to be approved by my father, my family, or the black community.”
While the black community has been “the wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party” for the past 50 years, wrote Jackson in an October 1 Washington Times editorial, that trend may be changing as a new generation of black voters rethinks what it means to parrot the Democratic Party mantra. “In spite of the overwhelmingly liberal voting patterns of black voters, they are an essentially conservative community,” noted Jackson. “Americans of African descent are more pro-life and pro-family than the average white voter and as conservative on social issues as any white evangelical.”
The massive devastation to the black community via the 40-year abortion holocaust offers a sober reminder of what Democrats are officially demanding: the right for women to murder their babies at any time prior to birth. “President Obama, the iconic representative of the far left, believes that even a child born alive should be left to die without medical treatment if the mother intended an abortion,” wrote Jackson. “He championed this Mengelean position as a state senator in Illinois” — and reflects an unchanged attitude today.
Bishop Jackson represents a solid number of Christian and other leaders from the black community who are stepping forward to challenge the Democrats' assumed ownership of the black voting bloc. Jackson is one of the few to boldly call the party to task for its murderous and immoral party platform. His prayer is that the many black Christians who voted for Obama in 2008 solely because of his skin color will raise their level of expectation.
“Mr. Obama’s commitment to the radical left’s anti-Christian, anti-God politics may cost him the election,” he wrote, ”because a constituency he has taken for granted has awakened to the truth that being the first black president is not enough.”