Anti-gay pastor and Fox News contributor E.W. Jackson said yesterday that people shouldn’t “jump to conclusions” that the Charleston shooting was “some sort of racial hate crime.”
Instead, Jackson told radio host John Fredericks that the shooting may have been a result of the “growing hostility and antipathy to Christianity and what this stands for, the biblical worldview about sexual morality and other things.”
Just in case it wasn’t clear what Jackson was talking about, he went on to claim that gay people, President Obama and liberals in academia are the ones destroying these traditional values.
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” yesterday, Jackson similarly downplayed the racial aspect of the massacre, despite the fact that witnesses and people close to the suspect have all said that the shooter was motivated by racial hate.
Jackson, a Virginia GOP politician, also went on a Twitter tirade claiming that “intolerant” liberals are “filled with hatred like [Dylann] Roof”: