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"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
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"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That's important stuff. Eric Mataxis dot com. We'll be right back. Welcome back. Few minutes left with E .W. Jackson. Sweet Land of Liberty is the book. Sweet Land of Liberty. Just a beautiful, hopeful title. Stand America dot U .S. is where people can find you. So you sound like a very busy man. What are you doing generally? Well, look, to tell you the truth, I am now in my 70s. I am dedicated to the rest of my life to helping save this country because I really believe that America is on the precipice. And we could end up with something unlike anything we even imagined could happen. And what I mean by that is a kind of totalitarian country. Oh, yeah. And you see the signs of it already. It is happening. And unless we stand against it and understand we are in a war, unless we fight against this in every way we can, it's going to happen. Listen, this cracks me up too because you're black. I mean, I was on a panel about Christian nationalism at the NRB recently. And when people talk about white nationalism, I just laugh. I think to myself, are you out of your mind? That's like being in Nazi Germany and saying, you've got to worry about those Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks, they're going to take over. It's like, no, no, no. I think the problem is with the national socialists, not with the Bolsheviks. So when people talk about white nationalism or Christian nationalism, I think, are you out of your mind? We're dealing with atheist globalism. They do not believe in any of the founding values. They don't believe in liberty. They want to crush you. They want to destroy the family. They want to destroy this nation. They want to destroy our borders. And we have people drugged up enough that they do not seem to comprehend what we're facing. And I find that sad because we just had Memorial Day not too long ago. We remember D -Day. This is the country that stopped Nazism. This is the country that at least put the brakes on communism. We got China breathing down our necks now. But for people to say those things, I really do find it highly offensive because what they're really trying to do is marginalize us and discredit us and say, oh, these people are just like the Nazis. And they don't know. We hate all forms of totalitarianism and oppression of people and robbing people of their rights. But you can't have a free nation without God. That's the thing that they don't understand. Let me make one other quick point, too, because it goes to your book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. You know, I tell Christians all the time, you don't want to offend people. You ought to be willing to give your life for Christ, let alone offending. And God may not call you to do that, but he calls every Christian to be willing. So if you can't even speak to somebody because you're afraid they might get offended by me being a Christian. My goodness, how in the world are you ever going to lay your life down for him, which is what he calls us to be willing to do. And of course, he calls us to die to self. So whether you die, you know, by being killed or you die to self, we're called to die to self. And Bonhoeffer said, you know, when Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die. When you die to self, you're not worried about offending people. You're not worried of people looking at you funny. You're worried about what does God think and what did he create me for? We've got less than a minute left. Just any final thoughts, E .W. Jackson? Well, one, one of the quotes in my book, it's not the skin. It's the sin. And we focus on complexion and all of that when the real problem of human beings is estrangement from God. And the only antidote for that is the blood of Jesus Christ shed for our sins. Well, you couldn't have wrapped it up better. That is a that is a fact. And I think we have to understand that this nation could not exist and freedom could not exist without faith. But we have a government that cannot enforce faith. And so we have to encourage it. We were not putting it in our laws. Everybody has to go to church and have a quiet time. No, it is free and it is beautiful. It is liberty. The book is Sweet Land of Liberty, Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slaves, Sweet Land of Liberty. I've been talking to the author, Bishop E .W. Jackson. Bishop Jackson, thank you so much. Thank you. Twenty -five hundred feet. Time to pull our chutes. Twenty -five? Did you hear you could save up to twenty -five percent off grocery store prices at BJ's Wholesale Club? Did you say save up to twenty -five percent at BJ's? Yeah, save up to twenty -five percent at BJ's. Whoa, that's like saving up to one -fourth of... That's gonna leave a mark. BJ's, absurdly simple savings. Shop today. Not a member? Go to BJ's dot com slash simple savings..
"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"It's, uh, it's an extraordinary thing. You know, when you, when you talk about all of this stuff, I mean, I think a lot of people, most people in America understand this stuff. It's only the liberal elites that are frankly just, they're, they're nuts. They, they have bought a narrative and they will not let it go, but growing up myself in a working class environment, middle -class America, whatever, this is most people understand this stuff, especially if you're growing up like, like I did in the seventies, you went to Harvard law school in the seventies, you country had begun dramatically to move beyond the ugly side of this narrative and was allowing folks like you to go to Harvard law school and, uh, unfortunately let Barack Obama go to Yale law school. And, uh, but it's kind of funny how people want, they, they want to ignore all that and they want to get, they want to get caught in that, that bitter narrative and it makes you feel good. Cause you feel emotionally or rather spiritually superior. Uh, and I bought into that. Listen, I drank that Kool -Aid when I was at Yale. I got all this junk when I was at Yale and it's only by God's grace that I have seen past it. We're going to be right back. We're talking to Bishop E .W. Jackson. The book is sweet land of Liberty. We'll be right back. Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues. Come on, get rhythm. When you get the blues, get a rock and roll. Welcome back. We're talking to Bishop E .W. Jackson. What does EW stand for? Earl Walker. I was named after my godfather, Earl Walker, uh, EW Jackson. All right. So you're talking about your story, uh, growing up. And I didn't know most of this, that you were in foster care. You were, you were headed for trouble and your father put you on the right path. You, you go to the Marine Corps, uh, which will often straighten out people. And, um, and then you end up at Harvard law school. When did you know that, uh, you know, you, you wanted to achieve some measure of success, go to law school, go to divinity school, uh, become a pastor. How did that, how did that all happen for you? Well, again, my father began to instill in me the moment he took me out of foster care and it was dramatic. I mean, it happened in literally one hour. He picked me up off the street, took me to my foster home, told my foster mother that he was taking me and she became hysterical. I mean, literally crying, weeping because she'd had me since I was 14 months old. But my father said to her, if I don't take him, we're going to lose him. Cause he, he saw that the foster family had not been able to keep you on the street and they couldn't because I was resentful. Eric, I was a young kid. It's why, and in some ways I have a lot of empathy for these kids who are committing all these crimes. Cause my attitude was, well, my mother and father are here to talk, to tell me what to do, nobody's going to tell me what to do. Um, and so he taught me, look, son, you can do anything with your life, that your gifts and talents and abilities will allow you to do, and you better go do something. My father had a sixth grade education. He was a third class welder and he used to tell me, I better not see you come to my workplace. You better be working with your brain and not with your brawn. And you know, when I was about to apply to law school, I had three professors, all of them white, who told me I wouldn't try to get into Harvard law school because you know, black people don't do well on standardized tests. And so you ought to lower your sights a little bit and be a little bit more realistic. There's an example of actual racism. Yeah. Uh, isn't that beautiful? Yeah. You black people, you know, you got some things you're, you're good at, but standardized tests as a rule, when you got that color skin, that's not going to work for you, uh, while you kind of, uh, it seems like you proved them wrong. See, it made me angry because when I heard that, I thought, well, wait a minute, because my father always said, you go over, under, around, or through obstacles, you don't let anything stop you from accomplishing what you want to accomplish in life. So I, you know, I did very well on the LSATs once they told me that I said, well, let me just figure out what's the LSAT all about. I think the LSAT is considered technically a standardized test. Just so happens it's a standardized test. So you did pretty well in the law school admissions test, right? I'd been a straight A student and I thought to myself, and they said, well, because it's culturally biased and black people don't get the culture. And I thought to myself, my ancestors have been here 200 years. I think I've got the culture. I think I understand the culture. And you know what? Even if there is a little cultural bias, uh, because look, this is no joke. Uh, I grew up in a working class European immigrant home and I remember the SAT in the late seventies, there was a little cultural bias in there. I remember one question about a surge suit, right? A blue surge suit. Now I know, oh, a blue surge suit, but growing up in that world, I didn't know what that was, so I would have gotten that one wrong, you know? So yeah, there's, there's some truth to that, but guess what? If there's a will, there's a way. And somehow, uh, you found your way through, even though, you know, I started taking practice exams on my own. I timed myself. I did it again and again and again and again. I wanted to walk into that test knowing exactly what I was facing. So, but here again, I, it wasn't that some, some thing happened and suddenly whatever racism might've been there, I just saw opportunity and I went for it. And that's the message. This is just the beginning of my conversation with Bishop E .W. Jackson, the book is Sweet Land of Liberty, Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slave's Sweet Land of Liberty. We'll be right back with E .W. Jackson..
"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Cause a lot of people don't know this. Well, look, that's one of the reasons why I wrote the book and why I'm so grateful to be able to talk about it because part of what I'm, my thesis is, look, I understand slavery. I've studied the history of slavery pretty well. I know that I am a descendant of slaves, but I also understand the history of the world enough to know that it wasn't unusual. It wasn't unique. It wasn't different. It was kind of the way the world was. So I have to look at America in light of that. And then in light of what we did about it, and in my view, we rose above it in a way that no other country ever has. And so that's something to celebrate. I'm not resentful of my country. In fact, it makes some people irritated. I've gotten some bad reactions. I tell people, you know what? I don't care how my ancestors got here. I'm just glad they got here because they got here at made it possible for me to be here, but also Eric, I really believe that the hand of God was behind engineering the existence of this nation. And when you peel away the obvious, oh, slavery was terrible. And yes, it was. But when you see the hand of God moving like he did with Joseph to put people where he wanted them to be at the right time, for me, there's nothing to do but celebrate and be grateful. Well, I mean, there's that famous passage from the story of Joseph, except we're at a time in this segment. I will quote the scripture when we return. Don't go away talking to Bishop E .W. Jackson. I want to put on my, my, my, my, my, my, my shoes. Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to Bishop E .W. Jackson, the brand new book, Sweet Land of Liberty, Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slave. So we were just talking about, you know, what you said, that how you got here, how your people got here through the slave trade, something that anybody with a brain knows is a satanic abomination, a wicked thing. But in the scripture, you know, in the story of Joseph, what man intended for evil, God intended for good. Now, if you don't understand God, it's impossible to get that. And I understand there's some people that they just get angry. But you were just talking about the fact that however you got here, you're in America and you're grateful to be in America because there is no country like America that has overcome so many of its own sins and things and continues to try to get it right. Just that idea is, is extraordinary. And when people try to kick that to the curb, you're thinking, wait a minute, no, no, no, no, no, no. Historically, this is a big deal. You got to acknowledge it. And the Judeo -Christian roots and foundations of our country have made us the most charitable nation that's ever existed, have made us the nation that's proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world more than any nation that's ever existed. You know, we've got so much to celebrate. And I say people ought to be obsessing about what God wants to do through you in a great country like this of such opportunity, rather than what you perceive others have done to you, real or imagined. And, you know, this is the other thing. I mean, not to put too fine a point on it, I was never a slave. You were never a slave master. And this idea of bringing the past into the present and trying to make us all relate to each other on the basis of institutions that ended 150 years ago, I think is really self -destructive. Well, look, it gets so crazy, right? Because my father grew up in Greece. The Greeks were enslaved by the Ottoman Turks for centuries. Many Greeks hate the Turks to this day, despise the Turks for that. Now that's understandable, but I have met Turks who are my brothers and sisters in Christ who love me and I love them. And to try to lock things in and to cling to this bitterness, I, you know, we go on and on tracing history and it just gets crazy. You and I know that black people today are enslaving other black people in parts of Africa today. Today. So it's at least very complicated. And when people try to say like, no, no, no, no, no, no, it's black people are the victims, white people are evil oppressors. It's very simple. That's Marxist lunacy. That really is not reflected in history..
"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"RedBalloon .Work. Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to Bishop E .W. Jackson. The new book, Sweet Land of Liberty. So you were just talking about something that's obviously very close to my heart. This idea that America is really God's idea. And he has been using this country. Liberty, real liberty, self -government is his idea. We see it, of course, in the covenant relationship that Israel has with God, directly with God. And here it is again. And of course, there are people trying to destroy it. And you are trying to help us understand how it's a glorious thing that we need to preserve. And we are in a fight. We're in a war to preserve these things. I duty learned to my country in the Marine Corps. I fell in love with my country when I became a Christian. Because I realized I was not here by accident. This is not just something that, you know, I plopped down from somewhere. But that this was the plan of God for me. And then I saw it in Acts 17, 26. He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth and determine their pre -appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. And realized I I had a role to play in being a steward, a citizen of this country. I wasn't sure how that would play out. But the only thing I knew was the Democrat Party. And I got involved in the Democrat Party and realized it wasn't very Christian. And so even back then, even oh, yes. No, I know. I know. It's interesting, though, because a lot of times people still think, you know, there are people who don't get involved politically. They go, it's all the same. You know, Tip O 'Neill, he's still the speaker, right? No. It gotten has worse and worse and worse and worse to the point where now it is, you know, led by cultural Marxists who are anti -American, anti -Christian, which I'm sorry to say that, but that's a fact and it's very bleak. But you and I both know this didn't start yesterday. This has been happening more and more as the years have passed. No, when I got involved with the Democrat Party, I met Barney Frank, who was at that point not an open practicing, openly practicing homosexuality or known as a quote unquote gay person. But it was clear that the policies of the party were very much in favor of abortion and homosexuality and these sorts of things. And I came under conviction at that point and realized, well, Lord, I thought you wanted me to somehow serve my country or be a part of shaping public policy. But all black people are Democrats, right? And all black people do poorly on standardized tests. These are facts, folks. You cannot kick against the codes. That's just the way it is. Turns out maybe not. So I had to leave. I had to leave the Democrat Party. Came under conviction. I mean, really came under conviction. So what state were you in at that time? Massachusetts. So you're in Massachusetts and this is the 80s. And this is the 80s. I just want to have a confession. I for voted Jesse Jackson in the Democratic primaries. I was a Democrat. I voted for Dukakis even after I had become a Christian. But then eventually I began to understand, you know, I don't think this is going to work. I think that that party no longer represents the values that I thought it did. But it's interesting that you were, you know, that you saw this at the time and you moved away. And were you involved politically? I had gotten, in fact, I had been appointed to the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee. So I was one of that top maybe 100 people who were fairly influential because when I got out of law school, I got some fairly important positions. And it kind of brought me into the center of the action, so to speak, politically. But it became apparent to me very, very quickly. Again, just as a matter of Christian conscience that I couldn't be a part of this, that there's something wrong here. And, you know, the interesting thing is when I saw how they were in violation of Christian principle, then I began to see, you know, they were in violation of a lot of stuff that didn't make sense economically, the role of government, taxes. There were a lot of things that they were off on. But what began was abortion and their views of homosexuality and trying to normalize it and regularize it that I realized I couldn't be a part of that. So I had to leave. And it wasn't easy because I figured I was going to get some harsh reactions from people I knew. Oh, this is no question because, you know, I cannot think, you know, when we're talking about the early 80s, I guess, is this the early 80s? Yes. I'm trying to think of who were prominent black conservatives. You know, it was pretty lonely for you at that time, right? That's right. There weren't very many. And in Massachusetts, I mean, it was Slim Pickens. Yes. So, yeah, you were really very brave to do this. This is a big deal. Well, you know, I've always said this. I don't owe my first loyalty to a race. I don't even owe my first loyalty to my wife and children whom I love with my whole heart. I owe my first loyalty to Jesus Christ. He's the one who bought my life. He's the one who saved me from hell and damnation. And I've got to obey him and follow him. And so as hard as it was, I was particularly concerned about how my father would react, a Roosevelt Democrat. But, you know, as always, my father said to me, said, son, it's a different world. Well, it's so funny because my in -laws, Suzanne's parents, were the classic FDR Democrats. And it's kind of funny because you want to say, yeah, well, if FDR was the Democratic Party, I could see how you might go for that. But things have changed. JFK is no longer the Democratic Party. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is no longer the Democratic Party. Jimmy Carter is no longer the Democratic Party. We are in a world so far removed from the best of the Democratic Party that you just got to get real. You know, what are you going to do? Pretend it's not true? And it's gotten worse. Oh, dramatically, dramatically worse. Yeah, it's gotten dramatically worse. So you have been, how long have you been hosting your radio show? I've been doing the radio show now for I think about seven years or so. Right. And you are on American Family Radio. American Family Radio. AFR .net. So you're a little bit like me in that you do a number of different things. So you've got your radio program, you're writing books. You pastor a church these days? I do pastor a church. That's what I thought. In Chesapeake, Virginia, yes. And what's the name of.
"bishop e . w jackson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Him in michigan former. Us olympic gymnastics coach. John gathered died by suicide. Thursday moments after he was charged with sexual assault and human trafficking in addition to to charges of sexual assault against children. Get it was accused of enabling former olympic team physician and convicted serial rapists and child. Sexual abuser dr. Larry nassar nassar survivor. Sarah klein was just eight years old when she began training and get her gym on thursday. She said quote he tortured and abused little girls myself included for more than thirty years and was able to cheat justice and georgia state. Republicans have introduced sweeping voter suppression legislation. Which would strictly limit eligibility criteria for absentee ballots as well as require witnessed signatures and proof of voter. Id for mail in ballots. The measure also bars advance voting on sundays which black churches use as part of their. Get out the vote. Efforts known as the souls to the polls georgia flip blue and both the twenty twenty presidential race and the two senate runoffs largely thanks to black voters. And the work of black organizers. This is ame church bishop. Reginald thomas jackson speaking at a fair fight action virtual hearing on the bell. Let's just be honest. This bill is racist. This legislation is submitted. Only because republicans loss because blacks exercise their right to vote and turned out in huge numbers and those are some of the headlines says democracy now democracy now dot. Org the quarantine report. I mean he goodman a warning to our audience. Our first segment today contains graphic descriptions of police violence. The led house of representatives is expected to vote next week kind of sweeping police reform. Bill that would ban show. colds prohibit. Federal no knock warrants establish a national police misconduct registry and other measures the bills called the george floyd justice and policing active twenty twenty one named after the african american men who was killed last year by a white minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. Video of the incident sparked international protests. This comes as the trial of the officer. Derek chauvin who's been out on bail begins march eighth meanwhile in rochester new york protests. Broke out this week after a grand jury decided not to file charges against the rochester. Police officers involved. In the death of daniel prude black. Father died last march from his fixation. While experiencing a mental health crisis officers handcuffed him while he was naked. Put a hood over his head in the freezing cold then pushed his face into the ground for two minutes. While kneeling on his back foods brother had cold the police while he was experiencing a mental health crisis meanwhile in kentucky the state senate unanimously passed a bill on thursday to ban. Some no. Knock police warrants. This comes nearly a year after twenty six year. Old briana taylor was shot to death in her own louisville home by plainclothes officers serving a no knock warrant and in georgia. The mother of ahmad arbery has filed a multimillion dollar civil lawsuit against the white men who chased down and shot to death her twenty five year old son while he was out for a jog lawsuit also accuses law enforcement officials and local prosecutors of attempting to cover up evidence about the killing tuesday. Mark the first anniversary of arborists murder. We begin today's show with one of the nation's leading civil rights attorneys. Benjamin crump he's represented the families of george floyd daniel prude maude. Arbery and many other victims of police violence welcome back to democracy. Now it's great to have you with us. Let's begin with this legislation that's going to. That's going to be on the house of representatives next week to voted on. Can you talk about This george floyd bill. Yes ma'am thank you so much for having me amen. Talking about these important historical matters that will hopefully change. Police in america changed the culture of policing in america. We need systematic reform. And the george floyd justice and count ability. Police enac is so crucial. Last year it passed the house of representatives. But mitch mcconnell the leader of the senate at the time refused to bring it to the floor as it is our hope that it will pass the house of representatives again next week which we fully anticipate on thursday and then it will go to united states senate where we anticipate. It may be a very partisan. Vote that vice-president kamala harris may have to be the desired and vote that gets it pass The united states senate and then the expectation is for president. Joe biden to sign this historic piece of legislation within his first one hundred days of his administration. And that is crucial. Amy because aside from banning choke jose no not once it also speaks to have a national database of these police who are engaged in this excessive use of force and misconduct. So they can't simply be Exposed for killing a black person brutalizing a person of color and then go down to street in the next city and get another job as was the case with tamir rice. The twelve year old kid who was killed on the playground the officer that killed him just three months prior had been terminated from another police department where they said he was an fit to be a police officer and then he got a job in cleveland within two weeks he then killed this little twelve year old chow playing on the playground by himself. And that's why we need this bill and also it speaks to qualify immunity that the supreme court put forth giving police officers way to get out of jail pass when they kill Especially marginalized person of collar and graham. V kana and garner. v tennessee. Where literally all the police has to do is say three little words and they will be justified in whatever way they kill us. They say i felt fear. I felt threatened and the supreme court said well. You can't monday morning quarterback the police. You were not there. You don't know what this object if you're words but we have video. Oh we have objective ever this and that. This was an excessive use of force. When you shoot you have a gan. Another black man in the back running away from you. How could you say that you were empty of your life. We got example of example whether as terrence crutcher walking away with his hands up. whether it's jacob blake junior walking away trying to get away from the police. Whether it's a qualm mcdonagh. I mean how these situations the police try to say. They were in fear of their life. Even though the black people were running away from them when they killed us so that's why we have the passed legislation that have systematic reform and a change in coacher can truly say that the courts respect.