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Jesse Jackson demands Phil Robertson 'repent', turn from Christian view on gays

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It seems that Jesse Jackson, the liberal activist who claims to be a "reverend," is not happy that Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson is sticking to what he clearly believes is the biblical view on homosexuality, and demanded he be more contrite and repentant, Newsmax reported Friday.

"Mr. Robertson's language was hurtful and painful to many people … [and] he's been unrepentant," Jackson told Newsmax's "The Steve Malzberg Show."

"When people make mistakes, and people do make mistakes, you should be repentant and contrite and then seek forgiveness," he said.

Newsmax readers weren't impressed with Jackson's remarks, insisting the race-baiting agitator worry about his own repentance and his own standing before God.

Jackson has a very long history of controversial remarks.

In 1984, Jackson sparked controversy when he referred to Jews as "hymies" and New York City as "Hymietown" while speaking with Milton Coleman, a black reporter from the Washington Post.

Jackson apparently believed the reporter would not print the comments due to a perceived racial bond.

But the comments were exposed, sparking outrage.

At first, Jackson denied making the statements, then claimed Jews conspired to defeat him.

"The Nation of Islam's radical leader Louis Farrakhan, an aggressive anti-Semite and old Jackson ally, made a difficult situation worse by threatening Coleman in a radio broadcast and issuing a public warning to Jews, made in Jackson's presence: 'If you harm this brother [Jackson], it will be the last one you harm,'" the Post said in a wrap-up of the controversy.

In 2008, Jackson said he wanted to cut off Barack Obama's private parts in a comment that was picked up by a hot microphone.

Jackson apologized for both incidents.

He has also called for revolution and claimed that semi-automatic rifles can blow up railroads. He also falsely claimed the recent partial government shutdown has its roots in the Confederacy.

Most recently, he demanded executives from A&E and Cracker Barrel meet with him over Robertson's comments in what appeared to be part of an effort to secure some form of sanctions from the two companies.

Now that A&E and the Robertsons have buried the hatchet, he wants Phil to turn his back on what the Duck Dynasty star believes is Christian doctrine as expressed in the Bible.

Robertson, however, has already said that won't happen.



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