Jesse Lee Peterson

Jesse Lee Peterson: Black Americans Are In 'An Evil State,' Which Is Why They Didn't Back Ben Carson

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on the “Gun Owners News Hour” with Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt last weekend, where he repeated the thesis of his most recent book , which is that racism in America does not exist, but rather is a myth perpetuated by people like President Obama who was raised to hate white people and is incapable of feeling love.

Peterson told Pratt that once Americans “dispel that notion that racism exists,” liberals will lose power because “their father the Devil” feeds on such lies.

The two then, for some reason, started comparing and contrasting Dr. Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential candidate, with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the pastor who became a right-wing lightning rod during Obama’s first presidential campaign.

Peterson told Pratt that African American voters didn’t support Carson’s presidential bid because they’re in an “evil state” and “prefer evil over good.”

“And yet, in their fallen state of anger, most blacks see Dr. Carson as the enemy and they see Jeremiah Wright as the good guy,” he said. “And even though Jeremiah Wright speaks evil, he is evil, but because they’re in that evil state, they identify with him over a good, decent man like Dr. Ben Carson. And blacks would never vote for him, the majority would never vote for him because any time a person who’s good like that, they see them as a sell-out, they don’t accept good, they prefer evil over good and they call evil good and they call good evil.”

Earlier in the program, Peterson expounded on his theory that President Obama has been sympathetic toward the Black Lives Matter movement because he was raised by a mother who "hated her own race” and grew up without his father so “he doesn’t feel love, he has nothing but anger in his heart.”

Pratt evidently thought this was very perceptive and said that the president “has developed a very cold shell to cover that with and when I see him, it’s almost like looking at a robot, the lack of human emotion that’s on display.” Meanwhile, he said, the president has a “Mt. Vesuvius” of anger bubbling underneath.

Peterson agreed that “Obama is evil, he’s cold-hearted, he doesn’t care about anyone but Obama” but voters have never really understood “how wicked this man is.”

Roger Stone: Trump Thinks 'His Election Is Guided By God' To 'Save This Country'

Roger Stone, a confidant of and former adviser to Donald Trump, told far-right activist Jesse Lee Peterson on his radio program last week that the GOP presidential frontrunner developed his self-confidence from the knowledge that God has a hand in his campaign.

“I think that he believes that his election is guided by God,” Stone said. “I think that he believes that he’s been put here at this time and place to save this country. I don’t think he talks about it that way because, as you know, some non-believers would accuse him of being insane, but I think that there’s an internal guidance here that is very much a part of him.”

“I do believe he has divine guidance,” Stone added.

Jesse Lee Peterson Blames Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown's Mothers For Their Deaths

In a column yesterday, far-right radio host Jesse Lee Peterson lashed out at the people who criticized Donald Trump for suggesting that women who have abortions should face “some form of punishment.”

Peterson, who doesn’t even support women’s suffrage, wrote that “the failure of men is failure to address the evil in women,” urging male leaders to be tougher on women and “fight back.”

“Men who apologize and retreat from telling the truth come back defeated,” he wrote. “People suffer and die because men and women do not heed wisdom.”

He claimed that children suffer because women see themselves as victims: “We see the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown out front acting innocent and sweet. In reality, these women are primarily responsible for the inner rage that drove the teens to their deaths.”

The failure of men is failure to address the evil in women. Children suffer for it. With no correction, victims continue to create victims.

Donald Trump said a woman should be punished for having an abortion if it became illegal, and the liberals went nuts. He eventually put out a statement saying a woman should not be punished, but only the abortionist. He said, “The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.” Whether or not she’s a “victim,” in most cases the woman is an accomplice.

A victim (or “survivor”) shifts responsibility and judges and victimizes others. A mother like this destroys her children spiritually if not physically.

I write about such mothers in my book, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood.” One black woman became pregnant by a man who refused to take responsibility for the child. She tried to abort her son with a coat hanger, and killed his soul: Louis Farrakhan grew up as one of the most evil leaders today, deluding blacks in his mother’s anger and victimhood.

We see the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown out front acting innocent and sweet. In reality, these women are primarily responsible for the inner rage that drove the teens to their deaths.

Barack Obama said that his wife is “the boss.” I guarantee you she despises him for it. An angry woman cannot respect a weak man. And many Christian men are just like Obama.



Men who apologize and retreat from telling the truth come back defeated. People suffer and die because men and women do not heed wisdom. People would rather be angry and outraged on behalf of “women” (or politics) than listen and consider the truth in statements.



It is painful to watch conservative men pander and cater to women – grown men like Ted Cruz, whom I have respected and appreciated over the years, using women’s words, making meaningless, emotional statements that do not suit a man, even allowing Carly Fiorina to speak for him. Cruz said of Trump, “Real men don’t try to bully women.” He said, “Donald Trump is intimidated by strong women.” He said of his wife, “Heidi is my best friend in the whole world; she is the love of my life.” He said of his daughters: “I’m not looking forward to telling the girls why Donald Trump is launching insults and attacks at their mommy.”

“Mommy?” Who has Ted Cruz talking this way? Who finds this appealing? This is not what it means to be about family. I said on my radio show that, hearing this, I would never vote for Ted Cruz. He is a weak man. There are no “strong women.” And men don’t say, “Real men don’t try to bully women.” If a woman attacks you, you fight back.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/8/16

  • David Lane blasts President Obama for defending Muslims: "What happened at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., was not just unholy, but an abomination."
  • Jesse Lee Peterson says that Trayvon Martin's parents "gave no love while he lived, but profit today from his death ... Now that he’s dead, they want to pretend they loved him."
  • Phyllis Schlafly has issued a 15-page report arguing that "Marco Rubio is the candidate of open borders, Obamatrade and mass immigration, making one last attempt to pull off one big con."
  • Speaking of Rubio, it looks like Eugene Delguadio is following his presidential campaign and trolling him for having taken money from a gay donor.
  • Landon Schott has a theory: "I believe the gay community unconsciously chose the rainbow as their banner because, on some level, they desire the presence of God without passing through the judgment of God."
  • Finally, with the Carolina Panthers having lost the Super Bowl last night, it looks like Rick Joyner will have to wait a little longer to see the start of the prophesied Third Great Awakening.

Jesse Lee Peterson: We're In A 'Race War' And Only A Real Republican Like Trump Can Stop It

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson joined “Breitbart News Daily” today to promote his new book, “The Antidote,” where he warned that America is in the midst of a “race war” and that the election of a Democrat or a “RINO Republican” as president would only worsen it.

Peterson, who is black, told the program’s host, Stephen Bannon, that “over the last seven years, Steve, black Americans have — not all, but many of the young black folks have—been going around the country, knocking out white people, raping them, killing them, robbing them,” while Obama administration has done nothing because “they don’t care about white Americans.”

If “Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or any of those RINO Republicans” are elected president this year, he warned, “it’s over for our country, the moral values are out of the window and the races will be divided, we could end up having a race war on our hands.”

He quickly added, however, that “we already have” a race war that’s “happening to white folks by so-called people of color and especially black people.”

Earlier in the interview, Bannon asked Peterson to respond to charges that Donald Trump is racist. Peterson responded that Trump “is not a racist, he doesn’t hate anyone,” and that it in fact is the people who think Trump is racist who “are the ones who are hateful.”

He went on to contrast Trump with Obama, whom he said is “an evil man” and showed “more concern for the Muslim than he did for the American people” in his State of the Union address last night

Conservative Activist: Liberals Are 'Children Of Satan' Out To 'Defeat Men'

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson is out with a new book called “The Antidote,” in which he argues that the U.S. hasn’t been able to end racism because racism never existed in the first place but rather is a creation of liberals who have “instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community.”

Unsurprisingly, Peterson’s message went over very well in an interview last month with “Political Cesspool,” an infamous racist, anti-Semitic radio program.

Peterson explained to the program’s host, James Edwards, that “Barack Obama grew up hating white people” and has “an inner conflict because he doesn’t feel love, he feels a sense of void since his father was not there.”

Thus, he said, Obama “identifies with Black Lives Matter and others because they’ve been raised without fathers and they’re filled with anger and hatred that starts in the home first, but they’ve been told that it’s white racism.”

The president and the protesters all “lack the love of a father and hate their mothers and grandmothers, and they don’t love God at all,” he added.

This got Edwards to talking about how liberals “don’t respect the authority of scripture,” tracing liberalism’s supposed contempt for the Bible and fathers back to the “infamous” 1954 desegregation decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

“You’re right, liberalism is evil,” Peterson agreed. “The people who are liberals are children of the lie, their father is Satan, and they are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. The battle is a spiritual battle between good and evil, right versus wrong, so liberals are children of the darkness, and we need to understand that they are doing exactly what their father’s nature is, and that is to destroy good.”

Edwards then attacked liberals for having “weakened men” through such policies as no-fault divorce, which he said, derogatorily, “is as much of a liberal initiative as the Civil Rights Movement and radical feminism.”

Peterson agreed that the government and liberals are “using women and children to defeat men so they will never turn back to God.”

Later in the interview, Peterson explained that “the man is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the man, so if the men are weak, then of course the children of Satan are going to take over.”

Jesse Lee Peterson: Only 'Traitors' Like Obama Disagree With Trump On Muslim Immigration

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson is coming to the defense of Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country, writing in WorldNetDaily over the weekend that only “traitors” like President Obama disagree with Trump’s plan.

Peterson laments that just seven years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans elected “a man with a Muslim name and sympathies” who “sides with the enemy.”

“Knowing the administration’s desire to overrun us with Muslims, Trump’s position makes a whole lot of sense,” he writes … unless, of course, you’re a traitor.

For many American citizens, the murder of nearly 3,000 of our own on 9/11 by Muslim fanatics was a wake-up call. The naïve way many of us had viewed the world melted under shattering reality in the space of one chilling morning.

Unfortunately, after the immediate shock passed, most went back to sleep and stayed asleep. Just seven years later, a man with a Muslim name and sympathies, Barack Hussein Obama, was elected president, and four years later, was re-elected. Now after Paris and San Bernardino, it couldn’t be clearer that he sides with the enemy. God help us.

Paris and San Bernardino brought some of the post-9-11 reality back to us – that Muslims represent a clear and present danger. It was another wake-up call for some, and for others, another opportunity to deny their country’s need for self-preservation by siding with the enemy.

The deniers are cowards – and traitors.

After San Bernardino, Americans rejected Barack Hussein Obama’s call for gun control and massive Muslim immigration. The people instead clamored for Muslim control.

In this environment, one man, Donald Trump, dared to voice what was on the minds of millions of Americans, and called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., until we can get a grip on our nation’s security. Knowing the administration’s desire to overrun us with Muslims, Trump’s position makes a whole lot of sense.

Unless you’re a Quran-believing Muslim, liberal or RINO Republican.

This all points to the insanity of today’s world, where Muslim savages follow a seventh-century madman who grew up without his father, and waged bloody jihad against Jews, Christians and other “infidels.” And yet, almost all of our leaders – instead of standing against the atrocities committed by members of the “religion of peace” – are actually supporting their reign of terror by doing nothing to stop it. Worse, they’re actively working against the few who – like Donald Trump – are standing up for the American people.

They are cowards, and they are traitors.

Jesse Lee Peterson: Obama Trying To Replace 'The White Man' With 'Some Black Person That Agrees With Him'

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson gave a typically confounding interview to Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg yesterday, explaining that President Obama has expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement because he “grew up hating white Americans” and wants to “replace the white man” with “some black person that agrees with him.”

Peterson, who was on the program to promote his new book “The Antidote: Healing America From The Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood,” explained to Malzberg that President Obama’s mother “taught him that America was a racist society against black people” and so he “grew up hating white Americans.”

This hatred, Peterson said, along with the “emptiness” left by his father’s absence, left the president with “a lot of anger, so that’s why he can relate to Black Lives matter and others.”

“I know for a fact, and right now I’m the only one who’s saying this, that racism is an illusion,” Peterson continued. “It doesn’t even exist. And that’s why, over the last 40 years or so, we have not been able to end this idea of racism, because it doesn’t exist.”

Instead, he said, politicians like Obama are pretending that racism exists “in order to redistribute power and wealth.”

“And that’s why Barack Obama has promoted this insanity that’s happening around the universities,” he concluded, “because he wants to replace the white man, take the power away from him, and put in some black person that agrees with him, and that’s why he’s pushing it.”

Conservative Pundit Links Paris Attacks To Mizzou Protests: 'Dear White People: Your Days Are Numbered'

Leave it to conservative pundit and WorldNetDaily columnist Jesse Lee Peterson to link the protests over the treatment of students of color at the University of Missouri to the terrorist attacks that killed over 120 people in Paris on Friday.

In a column for WND yesterday titled “Dear White People: Your Days Are Numbered,” Peterson contends that while “Europe has been in the process of handing their continent over to Muslims … white Americans are handing over their country to black malcontents — and Muslims.”

“Somewhere along the way, whites in Europe and America have lost their connection to God and have decided to give up defending their communities and freedoms,” he writes.

“It’s time for whites in America, and in Europe, to stop the madness,” Peterson concludes. “If it isn’t stopped, your way of life – and possibly your life itself – will be stopped.”

This has been a brutal couple of weeks for those with white skin.

It started with a three-ring circus at the University of Missouri, another landmark in the slow death of white America. And it drew to a close with the actual deaths of scores of French citizens.

The University of Missouri will never be the same now.

Weak, liberal whites have created monsters in their schools. The monsters are now eating them, and threatening to eat others.

By Thursday, chaos reigned across the country as students protested their schools and called for heads to roll.

The situation will not get better until white Americans put an end to it. In fact, it will only get worse.

And with clear evidence that white Americans are standing by as their country is going down in flames, Friday evening we heard news of the Paris attacks and concert hall massacre of mostly white French by Muslim terrorists.

Somewhere along the way, whites in Europe and America have lost their connection to God and have decided to give up defending their communities and freedoms. Europe has been in the process of handing their continent over to Muslims. And white Americans are handing over their country to black malcontents – and Muslims. Friday it was reported that the first wave of Syrian immigrants had arrived in New Orleans . Where was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to stop this? Where are the protests from outraged Americans?

If you stand up against the bullies – whether they’re radical black bullies on campuses, or Islamic bullies, they will go sit down.

But if you act with fear, they will run over you and your children.

You can’t prove anything to angry people. You just have to speak up, be honest and live your life. Telling the truth and setting a living example is the only way to change anything for the better.

The greatest civilizations in the world are being destroyed by the godless.

The godless have not been raised by decent parents. They’re looking for love in all the wrong places, and in the wrong way. And now they’re destroying the free world.

It’s time for whites in America, and in Europe, to stop the madness. If it isn’t stopped, your way of life – and possibly your life itself – will be stopped.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 11/9/15

  • John Kasich will be the next GOP presidential hopeful to head to Regent University to participate in a "Presidential Candidate Forum" with Pat Robertson.
  • Janet Porter warns Christians to "use your voice to defend the Constitution or the next one going to jail could be you."
  • Timothy Buchanan says that if you "scratch the surface of the worldview held by any godless Democrat ... hypocrisy inevitably gushes-out like water from a ruptured fire-main."
  • Allan Erickson explains that liberals and the media hate Ben Carson because "he makes Obama look bad, real bad.  And in that, he makes the Democrats look bad, really, really bad. He increasingly makes the MSM look bad. With each attack, Carson gets stronger. Figure that. And so Carson must be destroyed, otherwise, the work of the atheistic communists will be for nothing these last 100 years."
  • Jesse Lee Peterson is trying to raise $40,000 to launch a new web series.
  • Finally, Theodore Shoebat declares, once again, that gays should be put to death and that those who disagree are not real Christians: "Both the New and Old Testaments declare that that the sodomite is worthy of death, and yet when I point this out, the so-called Christians will say that I do not have 'the love of God.' Let me tell you something, such people are not Christians, and they themselves lack love. For if they understood love, they would know that the sodomite agenda — and the tolerance thereof — is utterly at war against love."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 10/26/15

  • Guess who said it: “It has not been easy for me, and, you know, I started off in Brooklyn my father gave me a small loan of $1 million.” 
  • A new warning from Jesse Lee Peterson: “Chaos is on the rise in our cities. And I blame Barack Obama for stoking it. He has opened the gates of hell on America.” 
  • The first couple denied a marriage license by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis have married
  • Speaking of Davis, Justice Kennedy appeared to address her case at a recent Harvard Law event where he said that “the rule of law is that, as a public official in performing your legal duties, you are bound to enforce the law.”

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 10/19/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jesse Lee Peterson warns that "if we don’t sober up quickly and deal with Black Lives Matter the way we deal with skinheads or the KKK, America will have a race war on its hands."
  • Peter LaBarbera offers up "62 Common Sense Truths in the Fight Against Homosexualism and Transgenderism."
  • Jennifer LeClaire has some helpful advice: "If you've slept eight hours, had a tall cup of coffee and you still feel like you've been run over by a truck, witchcraft could be attacking you."
  • Ben Carson says that if America was energy independent, "moderate Arab states would have ... turned over Osama bin Laden and anybody else you wanted on a silver platter within two weeks." Huh?
  • Matt Barber declares that Islam and liberalism are the "twin beasts of the apocalypse."
  • Richard Land says that "if a Muslim wanted to run for president, he would have to make it clear that he believed in separation of mosque and state."
  • Finally, a cavalcade of anti-gay activsts will be gathering for a conference in Salt Lake City next week called "Understanding Homosexuality – The Politically Incorrect Truth."

Jesse Lee Peterson: Gay Marriage Different Because 'It's Not About Love'

Right-wing activist Jesse Lee Peterson joined “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax yesterday to discuss his recent column comparing Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who is refusing marriage licenses to gay couples, to Rosa Parks.

When guest host Amy Holmes asked Peterson if a clerk should be able to cite his or her religious beliefs to deny marriage a license to a person like Davis who has been married multiple times, Peterson explained that it’s an entirely different issue because unlike such marriages, “homosexuality is not about values” and “it’s not about love,” but instead is “based on sex.”

While homosexuality is all about sex, he explained, anti-gay discrimination has nothing to do with sex.

“A marriage is between a man and a woman, not between two men and two women,” he said. “That has been the rule forever, ever since mankind has been on earth, so what homosexuals are trying to do is to get you to change the rules based on sex. And Kim Davis is not concerned about who they have sex with, but when it comes to comparing it to a man and woman being married, then it’s a different story.”

Religious Right Freaks Out About TD Jakes Comments on Gay Rights, Church-State Separation

Just after John Oliver’s pointed take on “prosperity” televangelists, Bishop T.D. Jakes, a Dallas-based megachurch pastor, best-selling author and media personality once described by TIME magazine as possibly “the next Billy Graham,” launches a four-week test run of a new daily talk show today. But Jakes has spent much of the last two weeks responding to a backlash from conservative evangelical Christians over comments he made about gay rights and church-state separation.

During an August 3 Huffington Post Live interview with journalist and scholar Marc Lamont Hill, Jakes said his thinking on homosexuality is “evolved and evolving” and that it is “absolutely” possible for the gay community and the black church to coexist. "I think that it's going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different." 

LGBTs of different types and sorts have to find a place of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe like anyone else. And the church should have the right to have its own convictions and values. If you don’t like those convictions and values, you totally disagree with it, don’t try to change my house, move into your own. And establish that sort of thing, and find somebody who gets what you get about faith, and, trust me, I’ve talked to enough LGBT and they’re not all the same.

Jakes said that members of the LGBT community, like all American citizens, deserve equal protection under the law.

We bought, the church bought into the myth that this was a Christian nation. And once you get past that, which a lot of people are going to criticize me because they’re still gonna think it’s a Christian nation, which is a whole different show, but once you begin to understand that democracy, that a republic actually, is designed to be an overarching system to protect our unique nuances then we no longer look for public policy to reflect biblical ethics…

If we can divide, or what you would call separation of church and state, then we can dwell together more effectively. Because atheists, agnostics, Jews, all types of people, Muslims, pay into the government, the government then cannot reflect one particular view over another, just because we are the dominant group of religious people in the country, because those numbers are changing every day. We need a neutralized government that protects our right to disagree with one another and agree with one another.

Jakes suggested a posture of spiritual humility: “Once you understand that you’re not God, you leave yourself an out clause to grow.”

How did the Religious Right hate this interview? Let us count the ways: Jakes spoke of his thinking on homosexuality “evolving,” a term used by President Obama to describe his move toward support for marriage equality; he encouraged LGBT people to find affirming churches; he spoke positively about church-state separation and described the idea that America is a Christian nation as “a myth.”

The Huffington Post interview was not the first time Jakes has said such things. On the Sunday after the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling, Jakes told his congregation, “I’m not really as concerned about this as a lot of people are. I’m really not as concerned about it. I think that we should not lose our mind about the world being the world and the Church being the Church. This is not a news flash.” He also said, “The Supreme Court is there to make a decision based on constitutional rights and legalities that fit all Americans. They are not debating Scripture," which led to applause from the congregation.

There doesn’t seem to have been a huge reaction to those initial comments on the Court ruling. But after the Huffingon Post interview, Heather Clark at Christian News published  an August 7 story – tagged “Apostasy” – with a headline blaring that Jakes had come out for gay marriage and LGBT churches and was evolving on homosexuality. The article fumed, “Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must legalize same-sex “marriage,” igniting a battle between the Church and State over the issue. In his comments on Monday, Jakes advocated for the separation of Church and State, which would allow for “all types of people” to have whatever rights they desire despite biblical prohibitions. He said that politics don’t need to be based on Christianity.

That seems to have set off enough outrage that Jakes posted a statement to his Facebook page on August 9 responding to the criticism. Without naming Clark or Christian News by name, Jakes slammed his critics:

Just because a so-called Christian publication chooses to misconstrue my words using lazy journalistic tactics to further their own agenda and draw attention to their site does not make their statements an accurate depiction of what I said or meant.

In that August 9 statement, Jakes affirmed his religious opposition to same-sex marriage while also reiterating his stance separating his religious beliefs from public policy positions, saying, “For the record, I do not endorse same sex marriage but I respect the rights that this country affords those that disagree with me.” His statement, which attracted hundreds of comments, also said, “I have come to respect that I can't force my beliefs on others by controlling public policy for tax payers and other U.S. citizens. Jesus never sought to change the world through public policy but rather through personal transformation.”

For the Religious Right, them’s fightin’ words. On August 10, Jennifer LeClaire at Charisma wrote, “Leaders from across the body of Christ were contacting me all weekend” about Jakes’ interview. The Washington Times also reported on the controversy. LeClaire took note of Jakes’ clarification on Facebook, but seemed unsure whether it was enough, noting that anti-gay activist Michael Brown was asking for more.

Brown’s column, which circulated on right-wing media, said Jakes’ HuffPo comments “appeared to be intentionally ambiguous.”

At best, your comments left your hearers in the dark; at worst, they gave the impression that you now support same-sex “marriage.”

Surely this is not a minor issue, and surely a shepherd has a responsibility to the sheep. What, dear sir, do you believe?

Brown seemed particularly offended that Jakes had encouraged LGBT Christians to find a church that they were comfortable with.

I thought the church was called to bring people to Jesus, to stand for righteousness, to care for the needy, to shine like light in the darkness, to declare God’s will and to live it out. And don’t you have a responsibility as a leader to warn people about deception?

He also took umbrage with the idea that the U.S. as Christian nation is a myth, and the suggestion that Christians shouldn't expect public policy to reflect biblical ethics, asking whether Jakes would have said the same about slavery or rape.

But is it a myth that America was founded on Christian principles and that our founders presupposed that Christian religion would be the foundation of democracy and morality? Is it a myth that, throughout our history, we have overwhelmingly professed to be Christian in large majority?

On August 11, Jakes posted another, somewhat exasperated comment to Facebook, noting that his answer to Marc Lamont Hill had spurred “a virulent diatribe in cyber-Christian land.” He said “the vast majority of people” seemed to understand his first clarification, but that for those who didn’t, he would try again, “rather than play ‘whack-a-mole’ with the online Christian media.” And, he predicted, “there are those that will never be satisfied.” From his second clarification:

I firmly believe that marriage is ordained by God as a union between a man and a woman… My stance on the topic has never wavered. It is fixed, steadfast and well documented...I believe that all sex outside of that sacred union is sin and that would include but is not limited to, homosexuality…

I also believe in balancing that truth with grace, so that the word becomes the personification of Jesus Christ, his love, mercy and compassion…Because truth absent of grace fails to exemplify my heart or the heart of the Father, I draw the line at the extra-biblical exercise of calling people names, ostracizing or humiliating them because our beliefs fall on opposite sides of the spiritual chasm.

That attitude hasn’t shifted the tide in the battle for men’s souls in the last 30 years…

My hope is that the church will always be “evolving” in how we address and minister to the LGBT community in ways that are in line with our biblically-based beliefs without losing sight of Christ like compassion.

On Wednesday, Jennifer LeClaire at Charisma said that the second “crystal clear” statement from Jakes “should put an end to the questioning.” But as Jakes had predicted, some people are still not satisfied.

Back at Christian News, far-right activist Jesse Lee Peterson slammed Jakes for trying to “ride two horses at the same time” in an attempt to “appease” both the “homosexual” and Christian community.

“He’s trying to back pedal by lying about what he said and what his intent was behind what he said,” Peterson told Christian News Network. “For this man to speak out of both sides of his mouth indicates that he is a hypocrite.”

He said that he doesn’t believe Jakes’ comments to the Huffington Post were misconstrued, but rather that Jakes’ was telling the outlet—as reported—that while he has personal beliefs about homosexuality, he simultaneously believes that homosexuals should have their “rights” as the nation operates outside of biblical values—and in that sense, Jakes does support same-sex “marriage.”

…Peterson also expressed concern about Jakes’ remarks asserting that homosexuals should attend churches that affirm their beliefs instead of seeking to change Bible-based churches… “A real man of God would not suggest that a homosexual go to a church that agrees with their lifestyle,” Peterson added. “He would suggest that they repent and turn to God.”

On Thursday, Joseph Mattera, who heads the U.S. Coalition of Apostolic Elders, weighed in via Charisma specifically to challenge Jakes’ comments “related to biblical ethics and society.”

The fact is, the USA is no longer a Christian nation. But that is different from saying it should not be a Christianized nation and/or that it was never originally founded upon Christian principles. 

The writings demonstrating America's Christian history are so numerous I will not attempt to debate that in this article. Suffice it to say that the wording of the Declaration of Independence showed a Christian worldview, the U.S. Constitution was replete with principles from Scripture, and all the original state constitutions based their civic laws as well as their public school education on the teaching of Scripture. 

Furthermore there was at least one Supreme Court justice who declared that America is a Christian nation.

…Jakes believes it is possible to have "neutrality" in regards to the ethos of a nation and its government. However, neutrality is impossible because every human government is based on some religious, ideological and philosophical foundation. Either it is man centered or God centered.

…Throughout human and biblical history, God's kingdom has been set against the kingdom and pride of men… God's Word never separates faith from policy and politics. There is no neutrality!

Political leaders who do not represent God's law/Word are illegitimate in the eyes of God and will ultimately be judged for their rebellious autonomy.

And on Friday, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer entered the fray. Fischer said Jakes’ comments were “enormously troublesome” and complained that he “couldn’t make sense” of Jakes’ clarification. Fischer was offended by Jakes’ “enormously problematic” description of the “myth” of the U.S. as a Christian Nation. He said he didn’t even know where to begin to describe how troubling it is that Jakes said policy shouldn’t be counted on to reflect biblical views. And he denounced Jakes’ description of homosexuality as a complicated issue.

“No it’s not, T.D. Jakes. Homosexuality is not a complex issue. It is an abomination. I mean, how simple and unambiguous is that? There’s nothing complex about that. It is contrary to the will of God. It is sexual perversity. What’s complicated about that?”

This isn’t the first time Jakes has found himself targeted by fellow Christians. He has previously faced criticism for preaching a prosperity gospel and teaching a Oneness Pentecostal theology that differs from traditional Christian understanding of the Trinity. Jakes publicly committed himself to a more orthodox understanding of the Trinity in 2012 under questioning from Mark Driscoll, then-head of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church – though it did not satisfy all his critics.

Peterson: White People's Anger Over Being Falsely Labeled Racist Will Lead To More Racist Attacks Like SC Shooting

Steve Malzberg interviewed Jesse Lee Peterson on Newsmax TV yesterday about the shooting at a South Carolina church where a white gunman killed nine black churchgoers in an attempt to start a race war, during which Peterson bizarrely claimed that racism is not an issue in America today.

"[President Obama] implied that racism is still an issue in America today for black people from white folks, when it's absolutely not true," Peterson said. "You have the Department of Justice and others calling it a hate crime even before they knew, before the dust settled, they called it a hate crime, which is encouraging or verifying for a lot of angry black people that racism is a problem."

Even more bizarrely, Peterson then went on to say that white people are being unfairly labeled as racist and so "white people need to start speaking up instead of holding that anger in" because otherwise more violent incidents like this will happen.

"They need to speak out to the country, to black Americans and tell them, 'I am not a racist, I am not your problem, you need to take care of your own life, you need to get married, raise your own children, get away from the government taking care of you, drop your anger so you can see that I am not your problem,'" Peterson advised. "White Americans have been made to feel for the last 50 years or so that they are to blame for the situation in the black family and in the black community when it has nothing to do with white racism but everything to do with the lack of moral character."

White people, Peterson said, are being made to feel guilty and fearful about being called racist which is building up anger inside of them that will lead to more white people carrying out violent race-based attacks like the one in South Carolina:

Jesse Lee Peterson: African Americans Were Better Off Before Civil Rights

Conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson told WorldNetDaily in an interview today that African-American “civil-rights leaders” are “worse than the Ku Klux Klan and skinheads combined,” blaming them for the recent riots in Baltimore.

WND notes that Peterson believes “that African-Americans are worse off now than they were before the civil rights movement.” The right-wing pundit told the outlet that African Americans can only make progress once they “overcome their false sense of victimhood and stop blaming whites.”

“Modern-day civil-rights leaders are the worst enemy of black Americans,” he charged. “These black ‘leaders’ are worse than the Ku Klux Klan and skinheads combined.”



Peterson believes the situation in Baltimore is an outgrowth of the culture of grievance adopted by too many African-Americans. He even charges that African-Americans are worse off now than they were before the civil rights movement.

“Blacks are less independent. The black family unit, for the most part, has been destroyed. Blacks today are more dependent on government programs and handouts,” he said.



“I cannot think of any notable positive developments taking place at this time,” he said. Regarding the disintegration of public order in Baltimore, Peterson said nothing will change unless blacks stop trying to blame everyone else for their community’s problems.

“Blacks need to get over their ‘blackness’ and become Americans rather than ‘African-Americans,’” he said. “They must overcome their false sense of victimhood and stop blaming whites. They need to stop relying on the government and leaders so they can become independent and think for themselves.”

Paranoia-Rama: Obama Behind Baltimore Riots, Military Coup Imminent & Bullet Ban A-Brewin'

When President Obama isn’t secretly ordering riots in Baltimore from the Oval Office, he is plotting a military coup through the Jade Helm 15 drill and a bullet ban through the EPA. Quite a week for our “apathetic,” “ lazy” president.

Peterson: Obama Is 'Pulling The Strings' In Baltimore So He Can Seize Control Of The Nation's Police Forces

Newsmax's Steve Malzberg interviewed far-right radio host Jesse Lee Peterson yesterday about the unrest that is currently engulfing Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, which Peterson predictably blamed on President Obama.

After Malzberg complained that America is being turned into a "criminal-friendly nation," Peterson declared that Obama is intentionally fomenting civil unrest in Baltimore so that he can seize control of every police force in the country.

"Barack Obama believes in the redistribution of wealth," he said, "he believes in the redistribution of power, so if he can keep these blacks angry and under his control by stroking them, they're going to bring the chaos. And once the chaos comes, then Barack Obama, as he said in his speech, he can federalize the police departments around the country so that he can redistribute the power and wealth. That's what this is all about. He is pulling their strings by stroking their egos and making the feel good about being wrong for his own personal gain":

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/7/15

Jesse Lee Peterson: 'Black-On-White Violence' Today Worse Than The KKK

African-American Tea Party activist Jesse Lee Peterson has carved out a niche for himself in the movement by telling white Americans that they are living under a reverse Jim Crow under Barack Obama’s presidency.

Peterson brought that shtick to the digital radio show “ Talkback with Chuck Wilder” last week, telling Wilder that “reports of white people set on fire by black people” show that African Americans are the new KKK and are in fact now “worse than what white Americans were back in the past.”

Peterson explained that it is all part of a “spiritual battle between good and evil”:

When you judge evil, when you judge the person, you become like the person you hate. And black Americans have been wimping and whining about Jim Crow laws and the KKK, and most of them don’t know anything about it because they were not around anyway, they’re just going on hearsay. But over the years, they have not been corrected and so now they have become like the KKK and Jim Crow law.

For example, we have seen black Americans – not all, of course – but we have seen them attacking white Americans in the knock-out game. Hardly a day goes by now when some white person somewhere in this country is not being — I mean, they are being attacked by blacks, whether it’s on a metro rail in New York or Philadelphia or here in L.A. We see them killing whites, we see them burning some whites — there have been reports of white people set on fire by black people. And those are the same things that they have been complaining about for years. And instead of dropping their anger and forgiving the way Martin Luther King suggested, they have hated, and now they are worse than what white Americans were back in the past.

Later in the interview, Peterson insisted that instances of “white-on-black violence” are all made up “because it’s literally not happening.”

He went on to blame President Obama for making African Americans “feel that it’s right to attack white people”:

But I have to tell you it is awful when it comes to black-on-white violence, and it’s only going to get worse because Barack Obama, Eric Holder and others used that Ferguson situation and they have created an environment that gives black Americans confirmation or making them feel that it’s right to attack white people. And unfortunately most white people are afraid of being called racist and they are catering to black Americans, they are bringing out the worst in them, Chuck, and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better due to the fear of white Americans.

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Miranda Blue, Friday 04/08/2016, 5:13pm
Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on the “Gun Owners News Hour” with Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt last weekend, where he repeated the thesis of his most recent book , which is that racism in America does not exist, but rather is a myth perpetuated by people like President Obama who was raised to hate white people and is incapable of feeling love. Peterson told Pratt that once Americans “dispel that notion that racism exists,” liberals will lose power because “their father the Devil” feeds on such lies. The two then, for some... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 04/05/2016, 10:50am
Roger Stone, a confidant of and former adviser to Donald Trump, told far-right activist Jesse Lee Peterson on his radio program last week that the GOP presidential frontrunner developed his self-confidence from the knowledge that God has a hand in his campaign. “I think that he believes that his election is guided by God,” Stone said. “I think that he believes that he’s been put here at this time and place to save this country. I don’t think he talks about it that way because, as you know, some non-believers would accuse him of being insane, but I think that... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 04/04/2016, 4:00pm
In a column yesterday, far-right radio host Jesse Lee Peterson lashed out at the people who criticized Donald Trump for suggesting that women who have abortions should face “some form of punishment.” Peterson, who doesn’t even support women’s suffrage, wrote that “the failure of men is failure to address the evil in women,” urging male leaders to be tougher on women and “fight back.” “Men who apologize and retreat from telling the truth come back defeated,” he wrote. “People suffer and die because men and women do not heed... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/08/2016, 6:31pm
David Lane blasts President Obama for defending Muslims: "What happened at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., was not just unholy, but an abomination." Jesse Lee Peterson says that Trayvon Martin's parents "gave no love while he lived, but profit today from his death ... Now that he’s dead, they want to pretend they loved him." Phyllis Schlafly has issued a 15-page report arguing that "Marco Rubio is the candidate of open borders, Obamatrade and mass immigration, making one last attempt to pull off one big con."... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 01/13/2016, 3:58pm
Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson joined “Breitbart News Daily” today to promote his new book, “The Antidote,” where he warned that America is in the midst of a “race war” and that the election of a Democrat or a “RINO Republican” as president would only worsen it. Peterson, who is black, told the program’s host, Stephen Bannon, that “over the last seven years, Steve, black Americans have — not all, but many of the young black folks have—been going around the country, knocking out white people, raping them, killing... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 01/06/2016, 11:52am
Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson is out with a new book called “The Antidote,” in which he argues that the U.S. hasn’t been able to end racism because racism never existed in the first place but rather is a creation of liberals who have “instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community.” Unsurprisingly, Peterson’s message went over very well in an interview last month with “Political Cesspool,” an infamous racist, anti-Semitic radio program. Peterson explained to the program’s host, James Edwards, that “Barack... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Monday 12/14/2015, 4:20pm
Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson is coming to the defense of Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country, writing in WorldNetDaily over the weekend that only “traitors” like President Obama disagree with Trump’s plan. Peterson laments that just seven years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans elected “a man with a Muslim name and sympathies” who “sides with the enemy.” “Knowing the administration’s desire to overrun us with Muslims, Trump’s position makes a whole lot of sense,” he writes... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Friday 11/20/2015, 5:21pm
Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson gave a typically confounding interview to Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg yesterday, explaining that President Obama has expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement because he “grew up hating white Americans” and wants to “replace the white man” with “some black person that agrees with him.” Peterson, who was on the program to promote his new book “The Antidote: Healing America From The Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood,” explained to Malzberg that President Obama’s mother “... MORE >