Fox news presenter calls the Charleston church shooting an attack on Christianity rather than a perceived hate crime.
Steve Doocy of Fox news found it extraordinary that people could call the Charleston church shooting a hate crime. He had invited Pro Gun black Pastor E.W. Jackson onto his Thursday show to reiterate his viewpoint.
The suspected gunman Dylann Roof later admitted his obvious racial motives for the massacre.
The Metro reports:
The interview started off fairly regularly, with the pastor being asked about the effect on Christianity and church goers across America, before things got a bit weird.
Despite many people believing the gunman to be racially motivated, Doocy can’t stop himself from questioning why the incident was called a racially motived ‘hate crime’, claiming instead that it was an attack based on religion.
Doocy said: ‘Extraordinarily they called it a hate crime, and some look at it as, well it was a white guy in a black church.’
Mr Jackson then added that because the gunman didn’t attack a bar or a basketball court, this somehow certified it as a attack on Christianity rather then black people.
Since the interview suspected gunman Dylann Roof admitted to killing the nine people ‘to start race war’.
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Pro Gun Pastor On Fox Says Hate Crime Is About Church Not Race
Conservative pastor E.W. Jackson, told Fox News on Thursday that all clergy should be armed because a white South Carolina shooter attacked a historically black South Carolina church for it’s “biblical views,” not because of racism.
At a press conference early on Thursday, Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen released photos of a white man who was suspected of gunning down nine people at Emanuel AME Church in what was described as a “hate crime.”
“You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go,” witnesses recalled the gunman saying.
Speaking to the hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, Jackson encouraged viewers to “wait for the facts.”
“But I’m deeply concerned that this gunman chose to go into a church because there does seem to be a rising hostility against Christians across this country because of our biblical views,” Jackson opined. “And I just think that it’s something that we have to be aware of and not create an atmosphere in which people take out their violent intentions against Christians.”
He “urged pastors and men in these churches to prepare to defend themselves” by carrying firearms.
“It’s sad but I think we’ve got to arm ourselves,” Jackson insisted. “Look, I’m a pastor. If someone comes in to hurt my church members, I have an absolute obligation to defend them, to protect them.”
“Extraordinarily, they called it a hate crime,” Fox News host Steve Doocy noted. “Some people look at it because it was a white guy apparently and a black church. But you made a great point just a moment ago about the hostility toward Christians — and it was a church — so maybe that’s what they’re talking about.”
“Most people jumped to conclusions about race,” Jackson agreed. “I long for the day when we stop doing that in our country. We don’t know why he went into a church. But he didn’t choose a bar, he didn’t choose a basketball court, he chose a church.”
“And we need to be looking at that very closely,” he concluded.
Watch the video above from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 18, 2015
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