The Washington Examiner reports E.W. Jackson, now running for lieutenant governor in Virginia, ran up back taxes in Massachusetts from his days running WLVG, a Cambridge gospel station at 740 AM. He eventually declared bankruptcy.
At the time, Jackson was also pastor of a church that eventually became the New Cornerstone Exodus Church in Mattapan. In 1988, WGBH reported Jackson got standing applause at a community meeting in South Boston when he spoke against city efforts to desegregate BHA housing projects, and noted his opposition to mandatory seat-belt use.
Jackson graduated Harvard Law in 1978 and served as a minister for both the Boston Fire Department and the Red Sox.
In 1990, Jackson helped organize a statewide petition drive for a referendum on a state law banning discrimination against gays and lesbians.
In 1992, he sparked a city-council brouhaha when councilors Jimmy Kelly and Dapper O'Neil moved to issue a proclamation congratulating Jackson for his work as a minister - which sparked an outcry from gay Councilor David Scondras and Councilor Charles Yancey, the Globe reported at the time.
After he moved to Virginia in 1998, Jackson declared homosexuality "perverse," compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and linked yoga to Satanism. However, he has disavowed that comment, along with a similar statement that birth defects were the fault of sinning parents.
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