WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements
BY Trudy Ring
October 31 2013 6:40 PM ET
E.W. Jackson, the homophobic minister who’s running for lieutenant governor of Virginia, is denying that he called gay people “sick” and saying acceptance of gays in the military would incite God’s wrath — but he’s been taped making these remarks, and he’s being called out by Rachel Maddow, among others.
Interviewing Jackson for D.C. TV station WUSA, anchor Derek McGinty asked him, “Did you say that gay people live a sick lifestyle, they’re sick people?” Jackson responded, “Never said that. What I’ve said is I think that the movement, the effort to change the culture is an effort to pervert things.”
However, both Maddow, on her MSNBC show last night, and The Washington Post have pointed out that Jackson is on tape saying of gay people, “Their minds are perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality.” He’s also on tape saying something else he now denies, that “God is not pleased” with the possibility of military chaplains performing same-sex marriages.
The election will be Tuesday. Jackson, a Republican, is far behind Democratic opponent Ralph Northam in polls, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is similarly trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Watch Maddow’s segment below.
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