This morning I wrote about Cantor-slayer David Brat (and the liberals who think he's somewhat of a kindred spirit), but I want to make one more point about him. You know he's Christian, of course -- but how Christian exactly? Here's a detail from a Washington Post story on Wednesday that I think got overlooked.
Larry Nordvig, executive director of the Richmond Tea Party, said Brat's campaign grew from a dinner Nordvig had with filmmaker Ronald Maxwell, who directed the Civil War epic "Gettysburg" and, more recently, "Copperhead." They were hashing over ideas for good candidates to challenge Cantor.Please note that this wasn't a fundraiser for the Virginia GOP ticket -- it was a fundraiser for E.W. Jackson specifically. That means that Brat went out of his way to back the guy who wrote that yoga is Satanic, said that President Obama sees the world "from a Muslim perspective," and asserted that Democrats have an "agenda worthy of the Antichrist":
Nordvig saw Brat speak at a fundraiser for E.W. Jackson, the conservative minister who nabbed the state GOP's nomination for lieutenant governor last year, only to be trounced in the general election by Democrat Ralph S. Northam.
... I had a crisis of conscience in the late 1970s. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank was pushing the homosexual agenda. How could I, as a Christian, be committed to a party led by Mr. Frank? In the end, I could not... My wife and I, then Massachusetts residents, left the Democratic Party in 1980 and never looked back.He also said:
Democrats now have fully embraced an abortion policy that amounts to infanticide. They have also made the lesbian-homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda their vision for America. How have they managed to hold on to black Christians in spite of an agenda worthy of the Antichrist?
"The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was."That was a guy David Brat really wanted to get elected. No, Brat is not a conservative Elizabeth Warren. He's an extremist.