Speaker takes aim at administration as over 200 attend Peninsula Patriots’ rally

by Sherry Hamilton - Posted on Oct 20, 2010 - 02:39 PM

To bursts of applause, shouts of approval, and several standing ovations, Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr. of Chesapeake, on Monday decried the nation’s "evil leadership" that "hates Christians" and is "undermining us worldwide." Jackson spoke at a meeting of the Peninsula Patriots at Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary.

He told the more than 200 people present that the government’s current policies had "awakened a sleeping giant"—an American people bent on "going back to the fundamental values that we believe made us great."

A graduate of Harvard Law School and a long-time Massachusetts resident, Jackson practiced law in Boston for 15 years. He said that, while a resident there, he "was in the statehouse back and forth for 17 years," and had seen conservatives win small battles here and there only to have the their opponents retool and force the issues again and again.

"Ultimately we lost the battle over the gay rights bill," he said.

Jackson said he and his wife of 40 years, Theodora, moved to Virginia—"a conservative state where we believed we could concentrate on what God brought us here to do"—only to see things move in a more liberal direction. Now, however, he sees hope.

"Thank God for people like (Virginia Attorney General) Ken Cuccinelli," he said. "A great, godly leader who’s not afraid to tell it like it is."