Influential Black Bishop: ‘Time To End The Slavish Devotion To The Democrat Party’

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) -- A conservative Bishop is strongly urging African-Americans to break ties from Democrats.

Bishop Earl Walker Jackson, Sr., a Republican primary candidate for Senate in Virginia who introduces himself as the chairman of Ministers Taking a Stand, urged “Christians in the black community” to distance themselves from the Democratic Party – a party he describes as “anti-Christian, anti-church, anti-Bible, anti-life, anti-family and anti-God.”

“It is time to end the slavish devotion to the Democrat Party,” he said at the beginning of his impassioned speech. “They have insulted us, used us and manipulated us.”

He added, “They have saturated the black community with ridiculous lies … they think we are stupid”

He additionally accuses Democrats of attempting to use scare tactics on African-American voters, insinuating that some liberals have said blacks would have voting rights revoked, Martin Luther King Day would be abolished and the nation would return to slavery if they did not vote Democrat in the four-minute missive.

According to the official website for Staying True to America’s National Destiny (STAND), the statement was made as part of a movement called “Exodus Now,” which urges members of the black Christian community to leave behind the Democratic Party.

During his speech, Jackson also accused Planned Parenthood of “kill[ing] unborn black babies by the tens of millions” and “[being] far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.” He also referred to the non-profit reproductive health organization, the Democratic Party, and liberal civil rights leaders as “partners in … genocide.”

Jackson additionally criticized those who equate the civil rights movement with the gay rights movement, criticizing in particular those who liken the struggle to legalize gay marriage with the push to legalize interracial marriage.

“[B]lack Christians remain in that party?” he rhetorically asked. “The civil rights establishment has embraced the lies and betrayed the black community and God Almighty for 30 pieces of silver from the Democrat Party.”

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