In recent months, Pope Francis has emerged as a popular spokesman for a new direction in Christian ministry. Not everyone is happy with that new direction. Republican candidate E.W. Jackson lashed out angrily against the Pope for not doing enough to jam religion and homophobia down the throats of Amicans.
And then there's this:
Last week — in an attempt to moderate the campaign’s message — Jackson’s finance director, Steve Thomas, said Northam “continues to campaign on the divisive social issues” while Jackson campaigns on increasing access to quality education and keeping Virginia among the best states to do business.So much for not campaigning on divisive social issues. Jackson has positioned himself as the pre-eminent gay hater in Virginia, or even the United States. How big of a lunatic do you have to be to attack the Pope--a very popular Pope--on the campaign trail?