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VIRGINIA: GOP Nominates Anti-Gay Crackpot To Be Lieutenant Governor

This weekend the Virginia Republican Party officially nominated vicious anti-gay activist E.W. Jackson to be Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's running mate in the November gubernatorial race. Today Right Wing Watch posted a recap of statements by Jackson, many of which have appeared here on JMG over the last two years.  RWW writer Brian Tashman:

Jackson on gays and lesbians:
  • Referred to gays and lesbians as “perverted,” “degenerate,” “spiritually darkened” and “frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally.”
  • Said regarding homosexuality: “it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of.”
  • Argued that gays seek to “sexualize [children] at the earliest possible age” and use “totalitarian” tactics.
  • Claimed gays are hurting black women: “I’ve heard a lot of young black ladies that a lot of young black men seem to be gay. I’ve heard them complain about it, they say ‘so many of these guys are homosexuals’ and they are frankly frustrated by it.”
  • Demanded the reinstitution of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell : “The military has been decimated by this lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender policy that has now been implemented. It’s an abomination and it’s only going to weaken us militarily and they need to undo it,” warning that the policy’s repeal is a “disaster of historic proportions.”
  • Contended that homosexuality is “killing black men by the thousands” and said of gay rights advocates: “what they’re promoting is killing people.”
  • Called GLSEN founder and anti-bullying activist Kevin Jennings a “radical homosexual activist” who should have been “imprisoned” in a letter demanding he resign as head of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.
  • Said there is a “direct connection” between gays and pedophilia.
RELATED: Cuccinelli himself is a roiling cesspool of anti-gay animus. You may recall that recently he fought unsuccessfully to keep Virginia's ban on sodomy. In 2011 Cuccinelli ordered Virginia's Board Of Social Services to deny adoption rights to same-sex couples. That same year he fired an Atlanta law firm because it had refused to defend DOMA for the GOP.  In 2010 he declared that "gays are a detriment to our culture." Defying long-standing tradition, Cuccinelli has refused to step down as attorney general during his run for governor.

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