Pastor E. W. Jackson is running for the crucial job of Lt. Governor in Virginia. Can we dispense with which party he’s in? It’s a critical post in VA because that state’s senate is split and the Lt Gov casts the tie breaker. He’s quite a piece of work and exhibit A for why pulpits and ballot boxes mix like domestic bliss and anabolic steroids:
The Corner — Most people are dead spirits. As such they have the nature of Satan who does not want to have anything to do with God or anyone related to Him. Of course they are not aware that they are imbued with the nature of Satan. They would be mortified by the idea of becoming Satanists or devil worshippers. Satan benefits far more from people who do not know they serve him than from those who knowingly bow to him. Your spirit was made for attachment. It is either attached to God or to Satan, but it is not neutral, no matter how much people think themselves to be.
We live in the most interesting times in human history. These are the days spoken of in Scripture, the days of fulfillment. This is therefore an era of unprecedented spiritual activity on both sides as the conflict races to a head. Those who are in Christ are on the winning side. Part of what must happen during this period of great harvest for the kingdom of God is a massive wealth transfer. It is not going to happen by theft or governmental policy. It is going to happen supernaturally. Those invested in God’s market are going to reap a windfall. Make up your mind now to buy in.
Jackson is a preacher so perhaps that stuff should come as no surprise. But I’m not sure if he’s speaking figuratively or not there on the wealth transfer. My guess is that’s one of the milder blows on a soothing dog whistle for rich conservatives that Jackson issues from time to time or will soon, assuring them the reason they’re rich is because that’s what God wants. The flip side of that is poor and struggling middle class people are in that shape because that’s how God wants it. Which conveniently means that helping rich people is God’s Will and helping less fortunate people is going against The Lord. Actually Jackson goes one better, You’re a Vessel for Satan!
He’s also black so he fondles that tender blind spot in so many neoconfederate Teaparty types. Nice bit of self-serving dogma on so many levels, no? Maybe not precisely what Hippy Jesus had in mind, but then again Jackson is
in the conservative fundie racket a preacher fer chrisake, he knows how Republican Jesus felt about tax cuts and carried interest for hedge fund managers and don’t you forget it …
It’s funny, except he’s got a real good chance of winning folks. Which means if Crazy Cooch wins the VA Governorship, it could mean a spree of this fundamentalist creepy voodoo shit enacted into policy. Including the kind of voodoo that found a home under Reagan in voodoo economics and wrecked millions of lives, the kind of bullshit magic that has tangible, practical and well received results for the already wealthy.