A prominent black pastor, upset over the direction the Democrat
Party has taken, is asking Christians to change political
Bishop E.W. Jackson of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True To America's National
Destiny) has launched a project called "Exodus Now," which calls
for a "mass exodus of Christians from the Democrat Part."
"We believe that the Democrat Party has shown itself
to be anti-Christian, anti-Bible, anti-family, anti-life and
anti-God, and it's time for Christians to come out," Jackson
explains. "We are focusing 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."
While S.T.A.N.D. is encouraging people to vote their conscience,
the group's founder asserts, "We have stayed away from either
endorsing Mitt Romney or saying that this is a call to vote against
President Obama and make it personal. But I will say this," Jackson
adds. "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."