WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., retired attorney and Harvard Law graduate, is declaring political war on the Democrat Party and the liberal Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the pro-life leader announced this week.
Bishop Jackson, who has fought for pro-life and pro-family causes for 25 years, formed STAND AMERICA PAC on April 1. The committee aims primarily to recruit and support conservative black candidates to run against liberals in Congressional Black Caucus districts.
"The black community has been deceived into voting for liberal black leadership which does not reflect their values," said Bishop Jackson in a press release Wednesday.
Jackson's strategy is to encourage black voters to register as independents and vote their Christian values. The typical black voter has conservative values at heart, he argues, pointing to the broad support among blacks for California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex "marriage." "The black legislative leaders supported it, but the black voters did not," said Jackson. "What does that tell us? These leaders are out of touch with the people. It is time to vote them out."
According to Bishop Jackson, CBC members insult the black community by "conflating the black struggle for civil rights with the demands of radical homosexuals for marriage and other special rights," which he calls "one of the most preposterous frauds ever perpetrated on a people."
In a recent speech before a black Christian men's group in Williamsburg, Virginia, Bishop Jackson said: "Homosexuals have no history of slavery, Jim Crow, lynching or being legally defined as 2/3 of a person. I have known people who have been delivered from homosexuality. I have never known anyone to be delivered from being black. The Democrat Party's commitment to abortion, homosexuality and moral relativism is an affront to the values of the black Christian community.
"It is a 'Coalition of the godless.' Black Christians do not belong in a 'coalition of the godless,' and should not vote for those who are."
Jackson said that the time is ended when getting elected to Congress in the black community requires no more than being a Democrat and play the race card. "We must demand that representatives of the black community start respecting the values of the people who elect them," he said. "STAND AMERICA PAC has been formed to make sure that happens."