We have heard Mark Herrings comments from others in the Democrat party as well. They aren’t new, but they are despicable. Comparing the abuse of blacks in America from slavery to Jim Crow to homosexual’s desire to have legal marriage isn’t just insulting. It is shameful. If Mark Herring isn’t ashamed, we have a responsibility to make him feel it anyway.
News guardians desire for full disclosure requires that we tell you we have a personal relationship with E.W. Jackson. We should also tell you we have nothing but respect for Bishop Jackson and his view here, but disagree with him on how marriage should be handled. For the record we disagree with Mark Herring too. We firmly believe that the Constitution is clear and government has NO AUTHORITY to be involved in taxing, licensing and sanctioning marriage at all. . But that is a discussion for another day. Here is what E.W. Jackson has to say:
Norfolk, VA – Former Republican nominee for Lt. Governor E.W. Jackson is rallying supporters across Virginia and the U.S. to save state Marriage Amendments which ban expanding the definition of marriage to include same sex couples. Jackson spoke to a crowd of over a hundred people outside the Norfolk Federal Courthouse where the challenge to Virginia’s Marriage Amendment was heard yesterday. Jackson took the Attorney General to task in what he alleges to be a violation of his oath to uphold the Constitution of Virginia.
“Attorney General Mark Herring took an oath less than a month ago to uphold and defend the Virginia Constitution. The Marriage Amendment is part of that Constitution. Mr. Herring had barely lifted his hand off the Bible he swore on before he set about to make a mockery of his oath to the people of Virginia.” Jackson stated. “The AG should be upholding the rule of law, not undermining it.”
Bishop Jackson also accused Mr. Herring of anti-Christian bigotry and racial insensitivity if not outright racism. He said, “Mark Herring accuses us of being on the ‘wrong side of history,’ equating our stand with that of segregationists of the past. What he is saying is that Protestants and Catholics who hold to the word of God are unjust and evil. In fact he is saying that the Bible and the God of the Bible are evil. And by comparing same sex marriage to the history of Americans of African Descent, he is showing either gross ignorance or a gross disregard for slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK and the other elements of that sad chapter in our history. Enslaving and discriminating against people because of the color of their skin is very different from holding to the specific teaching of scripture that homosexual behavior is sin. To equate sexual behavior with being black is an exploitation of the black community to manipulate people emotionally to make a case which cannot be made logically. The Attorney General should apologize to the black community and to all the people of Virginia and either uphold the law or resign.”