E.W. Jackson Fumes Over Chicago’s Election of a Lesbian as Mayor

Given that right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson has dedicated many of his recent radio programs to railing against homosexuality, it was no surprise that he spent a good portion of yesterday’s program fuming over the fact that voters in Chicago had elected Lori Lightfoot, who is a lesbian, as mayor.

Jackson was particularly outraged by a line from Lightfoot’s victory speech in which she said that her election proves that “it doesn’t matter who you love.”

“I almost get nauseous every time I hear that because we know that’s a euphemism for, ‘It doesn’t matter who you have sex with,'” he said. “They’re not talking about love … They’re talking about who you have sex with. And specifically, they’re saying it doesn’t matter if you have sex with someone of the same gender. The euphemism is just disgusting. It really is, because this is a satanic, demonic twisting of language.”

“They’re talking about having sex with people of the same gender,” Jackson continued. “And God does care about that and therefore, we care, particularly when you want to enshrine it in public policy … When you try to enshrine it in public policy and you try to make it matter of public record and a matter of legislation and regulation, and you want to put the imprimatur of the government … on things that are inherently sinful and wrong, you are taking the hands of every taxpayer and putting our hands in your filth. You are making us complicit in the wrong, the defilement that you are doing.”

“You are trying to fundamentally transform our culture to make what is abnormal, normal,” he added, “and to force everybody—particularly Christians—to force Christians to accept and to participate in some way in putting our seal of approval on what is being done. That’s the issue. It doesn’t matter who you love? Give me a break. I mean, give me a break with that nonsensical, demonic twisting of the language. It’s not about who you love, it’s about who you have sex with. That’s what they’re talking about, and specifically about having sex with people of the same gender. And yes, we do care, because God cares. If God calls it an abomination, it’s an abomination.”