Right Wing pastor compares rainbow flag to Confederate flag, says they should all be burned.

By |2019-06-11T13:14:20-08:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Comparing the LGBTQ rainbow flag to the Confederate flag is quite an act of mental contortionism. 

Courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

Right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson used his most recent Sunday sermon to decry the rainbow flag as “an accursed thing” and rant that U.S. embassies that are flying them in honor of Pride Month are shaking their fists in the face of God. Jackson followed that up by dedicating nearly his entire “The Awakening” radio program on Monday to the same issue, declaring that “the rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag” and proclaiming that “we need to burn every rainbow flag in this nation.”

“I have a major problem with this,” said Jackson, who was the Republican Party nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2013 and unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2018. “I don’t want the gay flag being flown at our embassies any more than I want the Confederate flag being flown at our embassies. And there is a very simple reason: It does not represent the United States of America … As far as I am concerned, the rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag. That’s right, I said it and I mean it. The rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag in that sense. It is a flag that represents the interests of a special group and their own interests, not the interests of our country.”

“To me, it’s idiotic, it’s stupid,” he continued. “The only reason why it’s done is because these homosexual activists and radicals have so intimidated people throughout the culture, throughout the government, throughout the society that everybody thinks you’ve got to kowtow to them.”

“Flying some other flag to compete with the American flag is an insult because I have no relationship to that flag,” Jackson said. “Just as I have no relationship to the Confederate flag, I have no relationship to the rainbow flag … Don’t put it on public property because public property belongs to all of us and all of us aren’t down with that! In fact, most of us aren’t.”

“The idea that a man should be sexually attracted to another man is a lie, or that a woman should be attracted sexually to another woman is a lie,” Jackson concluded with disgust. “We need to burn every rainbow flag in this nation. Not we, but the LGBTQ community needs to burn it and renounce that mess and say, ‘Lord, forgive us for our sin and rebellion against you and bring us to the cross.’”

This asshole speaks for a consistently dwindling number of superstitious bigots hiding behind their religion to attack those they do not understand and condemn a love and joy they will never feel.

The Christian right lost their last shred of credibility when they rallied around the thrice-married, serial adulterer.

And now all they have is their hate to give them a sense of purpose. 

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8 Comments

    • HRH June 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Bullshit! The mission of every (corrupt) corporation is to protect themselves.

  1. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I need to find and purchase the largest goddamn drum of Vasoline or KY Jelly and send it to the good Reverend so he is able to shove his bible up his ass with as little pain as possible when he feels anti gay hatred coming on.

  2. Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    THE commandment from Jesus: “Love one another, as I have loved you.”
    That’s it. PERIOD.

    Call me odd, I never felt intimidated nor have felt I need to kowtow. I see people who want to be accepted like anyone else in this land of ‘freedom” (for now). Perhaps the “esteemed” pastor should remember when his “kind” were not allowed the freedoms that they are now. My GOD, does he even remember the civil rights movement? How would he like to go back to picking cotton? Except we’ll let him do weed now, and watch him pocket half the crop.

    • majii June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      It is because I was forced to grow up under Jim Crow during my formative years [the first 17 years of my life] that I cannot find it within myself to discriminate against any other human being. I clearly remember how that felt, and I don’t wish what happened to me to happen to anyone else. Jackson is a little older than I am, but you can be d@mn sure he remembers. He seems to be forgetting that those who seek to persecute and abuse others tend to have a long list of “Others” they’d like to act against, and it’s very likely the group of persons of which he is a member is on that list.

      • Anonymous June 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        majii, as white as white could be, I was in grade school/junior high. When I asked my church going parents WHY they had to go through this, I was told I was too tender hearted.
        Don your dress, girl, we love the Lord.

  3. Anon June 12, 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Wait until he hears “the cross” is not a thing. Each quadrant represents one of each of air, fire, earth, and water. At the point of this intersection is man – us – represented symbolically by a carpenter, who dies to his lower nature, waking to his higher nature. This is universal symbolism, long before any Jew was nailed in storytime. We are supposed to transform, and wake to our nature. Not after a bodily death, but here. We save ourselves, not with guns, but through waking to that nature.

    Word, deed, and creed are realized as one – as god(s), man, and nature are realized as one.

    Or, if you are a Christian, you worship the symbol itself as a concrete thing, missing the message that it describes us. There’s no thing elsewhere to worship. We can’t know nonduality.
    The Christians are simply ignorant, and quite probably retarded.

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