Jackson views BLM as a cultural disease, far worse than the current pandemic and one that will cause generational harm.
At the core of his criticism is BLM’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who has publically stated her belief in Marxism which Jackson views as being a communist.
Jackson pushed back against criticism of law enforcement, arguing that it could motivate officers to abandon their career choice, and at a Black Lives Matter co-founders’ belief in Marxism, a philosophy often associated with communism and socialism.
“COVID is a medical problem and a disease problem that is going to run its course,” Jackson said. “I think Black Lives Matter could so infect the culture of our country, so divide us racially that it could take a generation to undo the damage they are doing.”
Cullors noted that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was referred to as a communist while he was alive, but now, decades later, people only discuss the work he did to advance equality.
“I’m working on making sure people don’t suffer. I’m working to make sure people don’t go hungry,” Cullors said in the YouTube video. “I do believe that we can get to a place where there’s a socio-economic system that doesn’t oppress certain groups of people and only uplifts a few.”
Cullors praised the recent verdict in the George Floyd case, however she made clear that she believes more needs to be done.
Jackson believes BLM is “out of sync with the word of God,” criticizing BLM for having different reactions to shootings if it involved a police officer, and accused the organization of not really caring about the people they advocate for.
When Cullors advocated for a place where there are “no jails or prison or surveillance” in an Instagram post, it elicited a strong response from Jackson who said;
“….the United States should start considering anyone who is a Marxist or communist a “threat to our national security.” He said holding those beliefs calls into question whether they have greater loyalty to China than to the United States.
Who is Pastor E.W. Jackson.
From Wikipedia; an American conservative politician, Protestant minister, and lawyer in Virginia. He was the Republican Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in the 2013 election. Jackson was a Republican primary candidate for the United States Senate in Virginia in the 2012 election, and sought the nomination again in 2018. He is head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries, located in Chesapeake, Virginia and founder of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), a Christian political organization.
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