Voters in Virginia have decided on a Tea Party candidate to run alongside Ken Cuccinelli in November’s gubernatorial election—Bishop E.W. Jackson will be the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. A former U.S. Marine and Harvard Law graduate, Jackson and his wife also founded Exodus Faith Ministries, a Christian church in southern Virginia.
In 2008 and 2012, Virginia elected Barack Obama by 53 and 51 percent of the vote respectively. In 2012, E.W. Jackson ran for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in which he received less than 5 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. On Saturday, however, voters in the state elected one of the most conservative and intolerant candidates on the ballot—Jackson does not hold back when it comes to strongly denouncing people and ideas he disagrees with.
Here are the five most outrageous statements made by E.W. Jackson.
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