E.W. Jackson, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Compared Planned Parenthood To KKK

GOP Candidate Compared Planned Parenthood To KKK

E.W. Jackson, the conservative minister nominated to run for lieutenant governor by the Virginia Republican Party, once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan, Politico reported Sunday.

In a video posted to YouTube last September, the minister and activist urged black Christians to reject the "ridiculous lies" of the "Democrat Party."

"It is time to end the slavish devotion to the Democrat Party," Jackson says in the clip. "They have insulted us, used us and manipulated us. They have saturated the black community with ridiculous lies... They think we are stupid and that these lies will hold us captive while they violate everything we believe as Christians.

He continues, "The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide."

Watch Jackson's full video above.

On Saturday, Virginia Republicans selected Jackson over six other potential candidates to run with gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli, an outspoken tea party favorite. Jackson will be the first African-American nominee for a statewide post in Virginia in more than two decades.

Jackson spoke Saturday at the Virginia GOP convention, vowing to "get the government off our backs, off our property, out of our families, out of our health care and out of our way," according to the Washington Post.

Jackson is no stranger to inflammatory remarks. As BuzzFeed reported Sunday, the minister wrote in a 2010 blog post that Obama has a "Muslim perspective" on the world.

"Obama clearly has Muslim sensibilities," he wrote. "He sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective ... Those who are paying attention and thinking about these issues do not find it unreasonable to consider that President Obama is influenced by a strain of anti-Semitism picked up from the black community, his leftist friends and colleagues, his Muslim associations and his long period of mentorship under Jeremiah Wright. If this conclusion is accurate, Israel has some dark days ahead."

Cuccinelli will face off against former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe in November's general election. The Democrats have yet to select their candidate for lieutenant governor.

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