The current Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia is a Tea Party favorite who has made a name for himself by mixing his love of the lord with his hatred for the LGBT community.
His name is E.W. Jackson, an Africa America member of the Tea Party who has become famous, or infamous, for his outrageous tirades against gay Americans, President Obama and continuous praise for his love and admiration of his "lord and savior," Jesus Christ. According to Right Wing Watch, a video has surfaced from 2011 of Jackson claiming that God created the Tea Party and that God will no longer bless the United States military due to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, comparing the current state of the military to the Bible tale of Sodom and Gomorrah.
God created the Tea Party?
“The Tea Party is a move of God to stir this nation’s back to its conscience and back to its senses...I remember saying, 'God we prayed Lord but we didn't win,' but you know what God said to me? ‘You won, you won.’ I couldn't figure out what that meant until I began to hear some of the things I heard and then I realized what it meant: it meant that maybe the best thing that has ever happened to this country was the election of the last president because he has awakened a sleeping giant and I trust that now that we’re awake we will never go back to sleep again."
The military is no longer "blessed" by God because of the repeal of DADT.
“How in the world can we expect our military to be blessed by the hand of almighty God if we allow our military to become the equivalent of Sodom and Gomorrah? God is not pleased.”
When it comes to the multiple branches of the current Republican party, the one constant is their love of God and religion. The establishment Republicans, such as Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, have appeared to be growing tired of the extremism of the Tea Party, understanding that the radical group is holding back the party as a whole. With rhetoric like Jackson's pouring out of the fanatical right, the Republican party will only suffer in the long run and with the midterm elections only a year away, the party needs to quickly change their image if they want to repeat the success of the last midterms in 2010.