E.W. Jackson has tried nearly every excuse and distraction he can think of to handle his long track record of saying idiotic and bigoted things, especially about gay people. But in a new interview with a local TV station, he just flat out lies and says he never said things he is on record saying.
Anchor Derek McGinty then asked: “Did you say that gay people live a sick lifestyle, they’re sick people?”
“Never said that,” Jackson responded. “What I’ve said is I think that the movement, the effort to change the culture is an effort to pervert things. But look, here’s the thing. I said that in the context of ministry. And as a minister, I teach what? The Bible. I’m not running to be minister of Virginia or bishop of Virginia.”
Of course, we’ve got him in an audio recording saying exactly that:
Their minds are perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality. When they talk about love they’re not talking about love, they’re talking about homosexual sex. So they can’t see clearly.
And another lie:
Later in the interview, McGinty asked: “Let me put this to you Reverend. You said that the U.S. Armed Forces are going to be punished by God because of the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell …”
Jackson cut him off: “Never said that. That’s absolutely, categorically not true. See that’s what I mean. I’ve never said anything like that because I don’t believe it. And there are other things that have been said that I said and I simply didn’t say them.”
We have him on video saying that:
The hilarious thing is that he calls the military “a repository of traditional values — truth, honor, integrity” — values that Jackson clearly does not have.