Black Pastor E.W. Jackson Says 'Demonic' Democrats More 'Racist' than KKK, Proud Boys

Conservative Black pastor E.W. Jackson believes that Democrats in America are more racist than skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan and Proud Boys.

In his Wisdom Awakening program Tuesday, Jackson strongly condemned the legalization of marijuana in Virginia. He claimed that "demonic" Democrats spearheaded the effort to manipulate Black Americans into voting for them.

"The biggest and most destructive racists in America are not the Ku Klux Klan, it's not the skinheads, it's not the Proud Boys," Jackson said. "The biggest and most destructive racist in America today are the Democrat Party and the left and all of those associated with them. They are the biggest racists on the planet today. They are the biggest racists in America, and they are the most destructive."

Right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson says that legalizing marijuana is a "demonic" effort by Democrats to manipulate and control Black people.

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He continued: "They are the most destructive force in this country doing damage to these communities. And here's proof positive of it. They think that somehow Black folks are the primary users of marijuana ... All of this stuff that they're doing is demonic."

Earlier this month, Virginia's Democratic-controlled legislature approved a bill legalizing possessing a certain amount of marijuana. In doing so, it became the 16th U.S. state to legalize recreational weed. Beginning July 1, adults aged 21 and over can carry up to one ounce of weed.

The initial date was set at January 1, 2024. However, Virginia's Democratic Governor Ralph Northam wanted the date pushed forward because he believed continuing to punish citizens for possession would further harm the community. A number of GOP lawmakers in the state opposed the move.

Jackson insisted that drugs should never be legalized because doing so would "put the state's imprimatur on it and you say, 'It's OK.'"

"It's not OK," the pastor said.

"But I tell you who it is OK for. It's OK for those who want to manipulate people, and use people, and keeping them high is one way to help you do that," he continued. "I think that the attitude on the left is: Black folks, these minority people, give them some marijuana, give them a welfare check, give them a house, an apartment in the projects, and just let them go out there and do their thing and round them up at election time and get them to the polls to vote for us."

"No problem, you got 'em. Now that is about as racist as it gets," Jackson added.

In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Virginia said Jackson's remarks "just confirms Donald Trump and his incendiary rhetoric were a feature of the GOP, not a bug."

"No wonder Pete Snyder openly embraced Jackson's endorsement," the statement added. "Virginians overwhelmingly support the Democratic agenda, and far-right fanatics like E.W. Jackson and his ally Pete Snyder prove how extreme Virginia Republicans are."

Jackson endorsed businessman Pete Snyder in the Virginia's 2021 gubernatorial race. Earlier this month, Snyder defended Confederate statues in the state and argued that removing them would "wipe out" important history.

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