Why Does The Democrat Party Still Have So Much Support From Black Christians? [VIDEO]

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Historically, since the Republican Party was founded in 1854, Republican presidential candidates always won the black vote, and, every black member of Congress was a Republican. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended this trend, however, in 1932. And, since 1972, Democratic presidential candidates have always won more than 80 percent of the black vote.

Congress reflects this trend. In the 114th Congress (2015-2017), alone, of the 48 black Congressmen/woman only three are Republicans. One black Republican serves in the U.S. Senate, [score]Tim Scott[/score]; two in the House, [score]Mia Love[/score] and [score]Will Hurd[/score].

Yet, Christian blacks are asking why this is the case, in light of the destructive policies the Democratic Party supports. And, they’re pleading for Christian blacks, especially, to leave the Democratic Party. In 2012 he was one of three candidates who ran, and lost, against Republican [score]George Allen[/score] in the Virginia primary for U.S. Senate. Of his many accomplishments and socio-political involvements, Jackson leads a national grassroots movement he founded in 2009 to restore America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Named, S.T.A.N.D., the acronym for Staying True to America’s National Destiny, his organization focuses:

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“particularly — not exclusively, but particularly — on black Christians who in our view have been held captive by the Democrat Party with a tissue of lies. We’re calling people to come out of the Democrat Party and not support candidates who represent its values and the rebellion that it represents against God. That certainly would include President Barack Obama.”

Bishop Jackson notes that the Democrat Party has “manipulated, deceived and misled the black community” for a long time, and it’s time “to awaken them that they are being used in a power game by Democrats who could care less about the black community, only care about staying in power, and they will use the black community for as long as they will allow them to use them.”

Jackson continues to plead that any self-describing Christians still part of the Democratic Party must leave it. He calling the Democratic Party “cult-like” and anti-Christian because it:

  • Supports abortion,
  • Rejects biblical marriage and family values,
  • Is openly hostile towards anyone who openly expresses his/her Christian faith, public figures like Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, and the Greens of Hobby Lobby,
  • Supports the removal of crosses from memorials and graves,
  • Supports actions taken against anyone who invokes the name of Jesus during prayers at official events.

When the Democratic Party officially endorsed same-sex marriage, Jackson said:

“They will be saying, ‘We don’t care what you think, what you believe, or what the Bible or the God of the Bible says. We know better than God.’”

And specifically during the 2012 Election, he urged all Christians in America to leave the Democratic Party, pleading:

“The Democrat Party has turned its back on Christians. It is time to turn our backs on the Democratic Party.”

Despite his plea, organizations like the Christian Democrats of America argue Christians can be Democrats and live out their faith. They are “committed to reforming social injustices, being a voice for those without a voice, and changing the perception of Christian values in action worldwide.”

They claim they are “not about focusing on only one or two specific issues,” (abortion, marriage), “taking scripture out of context,” “trying to control and obliterate sin and free will through legislation,” and being or “becoming a ‘radical liberal group’.”

But one former Democratic woman, who after she became a Christian, explains why she can no longer support the Democratic Party. When she heard the “get over the marriage issue” argument, that there are “much more important issues to confront,” she said:

“You can’t do that. We can’t separate who we are in Christ at the polls. No; don’t simply vote the party line just because.”

And on abortion, she argues, “The Bible is filled with Scriptures declaring the great blessing children are. Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward (Psalm 127:3). A woman is in anguish during birth and forgets the pain for the joy that a human being has been born (John 16:21).”

A Christian cannot believe God’s Word to be true and support a politician or political party that advocates the killing of children.

She adds, “Don’t vote for someone out of unchecked habit or blind allegiance. After all, the question isn’t who you vote for but whom you are led by at the voting booth.”

In 2013, when running for Lt. Governor of Virginia, Jackson explained that the Democratic Party and the welfare programs it’s created since the early 1960’s has destroyed the black family, and in many cases is worse than slavery. He said:

“The program that began to tell women, ‘You don’t need a man in the home, the government will take care of you,’ (and) that began to tell men, ‘You don’t need to be in the home, the government will take care of this woman and will take care of these children.’

“In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families. By now, by this time, we only have 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families with a married man and woman raising those children. It wasn’t slavery that did that, it was government that did that, trying to solve problems that only God can solve, and that only we as human beings can solve.”

And, founder of Instigator News Network, radio host, and author, Erik Rush, argues the victimhood mentality and social destruction of black communities was created by liberal democratic policies. In Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession, he details how the political Left used “economic and cultural social engineering to compromise (read “destroy”) the black family in America.”

Black authors and scholars Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele argue “white guilt” has done more harm than good, when liberals rationalize the need for destructive welfare policies. In, Shame: How America’s Past Sins have Polarized the Country, Steele delves into the roots of polarization in America since the 1960s, writing, that in decades of attempts to “dismantle our national hypocrisies—racism, sexism, militarism—liberals internalized the idea that there was something inauthentic, if not evil, in the America character.”

And, when blacks like these leaders, do speak out against the Left, they are vilified. Former GOP presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson told radio host Mark Levin, “white liberals” want to “shut him up” because he is a black conservative. He says,

“They are the most racist people there are. Because they put you in a little category, a little box. You have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?”

In light of this, two black women who agree with these black leaders, launched a website to make it easy for Democrats to change their party affiliation and register to be a Republican. (They urge democrats to vote for the GOP nominee Donald Trump).

“Stump for Trump” YouTube stars Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richards launched DitchandSwitchNow.com to educate viewers about closed primaries, and to provide them with state election websites, contacts, and instructions on how to change party affiliation.

“We’re ditching the media bias and the media trickery. We want you to ditch that Democrat plantation — and ditch all of the Democrats — and we want to you switch your party to Republican so that you can vote for Donald Trump in the primary,” Hardaway says in their video promoting “Ditch and Switch.”



Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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