Two of the most well-known Democratic politicians today, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are outspoken socialists, and Bishop E. W. Jackson called the fight against socialist Democrats "the greatest spiritual battle for the future of our country since the Civil War," according to The Christian Post.
"Socialism is Marxist ideology that denies the existence of God and places reliance on government," Jackson said. "It has been responsible for mass starvation, torture, murder and enslavement. It allows no freedom of speech or thought. 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."
Why is he talking about this?
Jackson recently launched the Campaign to Awaken the Church, calling on Christians to reject the increasingly socialist Democratic Party and fight to prevent the left from taking control of Congress.
"We have had socialists elected to legislature in Virginia," Jackson said. "A socialist was just nominated for Congress in New York — not to mention that without Hillary cheating, the Democrat Party would probably have nominated a socialist for president. It is now fair to say that the Democrat Party has become a socialist party."
What does he say is wrong with socialism?
Jackson listed numerous things he believed were wrong with socialism and the Democratic Party:
- Limits free speech
- Wants to abolish ICE
- Supports open borders
- Wants socialized medicine
- Seeking universal basic income
"If they could, they would persecute the followers of Jesus Christ into silence and submission," Jackson claimed.
About E.W. Jackson
Jackson is a minister who leads Exodus Faith Ministries. He is the founder of the nonprofit Staying True to America's National Destiny, or STAND, and is a staunchly pro-Trump conservative political activist. He unsuccessfully ran for the GOP nomination for Virginia's Senate seat.
The STAND ministry calls Christians to "register, vote, volunteer and contribute, not based on party or personality, but on Christian principle."