Radio host Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson was dismissive of efforts by Democrats in the wake of the June 14 shootings in Alexandria VA that left five wounded. Democratic members of Congress were seen to pray for the victims, who including Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Republicans also offered their prayers for Scalise.
As for the Democrats, Peterson said of their “phony stuff” on his June 15 radio show, “What are the Democrats praying for? The Democrats are not of God. All of a sudden when Scalise gets shot, when they hear about the shooting, all the children of Satan are going to come together and pray? Please!”
Peterson continued, “The Democrats don’t love God. They could care less about God. Their father is Satan and that’s the reality.”
Peterson said that “Democrats are not about morality, they’re not about love, they don’t care about anything but politics and power.” The radio host is a frequent critic of abortion, homosexual marriage, and so-called transgender rights: “everything that’s bad.” Peterson, who is black, has also been critical of black politicians and racial politics.
“Why would you want to pray with the children of Satan?” Peterson asked Republicans. “They serve a different God than you. That’s reality.”
Scalise remains hospitalized after multiple surgeries. Over the June 17-18 weekend, Scalise’s condition was upgraded from “critical” to “serious.”