A prominent religious leader in Virginia is calling out the Democratic Party, urging his fellow Christians to take action before progressive lawmakers “succeed in completing the fundamental transformation of America.”
Christian pastor and conservative political activist E.W. Jackson issued his plea in a recent video promoting his new initiative, which he’s dubbed a “campaign to awaken the Church.” The minister, who ran unsuccessfully for the commonwealth’s Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, is encouraging believers to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
“Ask every friend and fellow church member, ‘Are you registered? Are you going to vote in November?’” he begins. “If you get anything but an enthusiastic, ‘Yes,’ show them this video and then follow up to make sure they register and vote.”
In the video promoting the campaign, Jackson issues a “solemn warning” to the Christian community, claiming the Democratic Party is attempting to remake the U.S. into a “socialist” country. He goes so far as to describe the topic as the “greatest spiritual battle” since the Civil War.
“Socialism is Marxist ideology that denies the existence of God and places reliance on government,” Jackson explains. “It has been responsible for mass starvation, torture, murder and enslavement. It allows no freedom of speech or thought.”
He adds, “Christians are its primary enemy because we believe in freedom and we worship the only true and living God. Yet, self-described socialists are getting elected in our country.”
Jackson shared the video as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist and a congressional candidate in New York, continues to gain overwhelming national attention for her far-left views, including her seemingly uninformed attack on Israel.
The 28-year-old candidate, who is all but guaranteed a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America and is a staunch advocate of a $15 federal minimum wage, supports a federal jobs guarantee and sees both housing and health care as fundamental human rights.
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As for Jackson, he suggested socialist-leaning lawmakers in the Democratic Party would “persecute followers of Jesus Christ into silence and submission” if given the opportunity “unless the Church stands up” to stop it.
The Christian minister also defended President Donald Trump, who has faced criticism from liberal and conservative Christian thought leaders, arguing the Republican president “stands up for God and he stands up for Christians and the Church.”
“If the left wins control of Congress, they will impeach the president,” Jackson predicted. “Doing so would precipitate a constitutional crisis and could destabilize our society.”