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Jesse Lee Peterson
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1. Introduction

Jesse Lee Peterson (born May 22, 1949) is an American conservative pundit, minister, author, and media personality. He is the host of The Jesse Lee Peterson Show—a national radio show which airs on Newsmax TV, and The Fallen State TV web series. He is also president and founder of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), a religious 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to "rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man."

2. Early Life

Jesse Lee Peterson was born on May 22, 1949 in Midway, Alabama. Peterson was raised in Comer Hill, Alabama by his grandparents, who worked on the Comer family plantation where his great-grandparents had been slaves a century earlier.[1] His mother and father moved to Gary, Indiana, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively, where they separately started new families of their own. He was born with a cleft palate that wasn't repaired until his teens.[2] Peterson lived with his mother and stepfather in Gary as a teenager, briefly attending Edison High. He then returned to Alabama and graduated from high school before moving to Los Angeles .[1]

Peterson had a series of jobs in Los Angeles and took classes at Los Angeles City College.

3. Political Involvement

Peterson started his own janitorial service in 1989.[3] In 1991, he founded BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), a non-profit religious group geared towards young black men.

Peterson is a member of Choose Black America, an organization of African Americans who oppose illegal immigration to the United States. He is a member of the advisory board of Project 21, a conservative African American organization.[4] He serves on the national advisory board of Accuracy in Media,[5] and is a former board member of the California Christian Coalition.[6] Peterson also established an annual "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" event, which lasted from 1999 to 2004, and which was held outside Jackson's offices in Los Angeles.[7] Peterson is a friend of Sean Hannity and is a frequent guest on his TV show.[8]

On January 17, 2006, Peterson was a party to the case Jesse Lee Peterson v. Jesse Jackson (BC 266505), in Los Angeles County Superior Court, after a ruling the previous week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the civil lawsuit on behalf of Peterson as plaintiff against Jesse Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others as defendants. Peterson alleged he was the victim of a physical and verbal assault at an event hosted by Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. in December 2001.[9][10] On January 27, 2006, the jury gave verdict in favor of the defendants and against Peterson on all of the counts except one, in which the jury deadlocked. The parties then settled the remaining charge out of court.[11]

4. Political Views

On September 21, 2005, Peterson penned a column for WorldNetDaily, in which he suggested the majority of the African-American people stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina were "welfare-pampered", "lazy" and "immoral".[12] Peterson also criticized New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin for blaming President George W. Bush for his lack of response to the crisis, stating that "responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the Mayor of New Orleans."[13] He has also claimed that African Americans are too dependent on affirmative action, calling it an entitlement.[14]

Peterson once called for the resignation of Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, saying he was not conservative enough but that Republicans were afraid of firing a black man.[15] Peterson thanked "God and white people" for slavery—adding that if it weren't for the slave trade, blacks might have never made it to the United States—and described traveling on slave ships as akin to "being on a crowded airplane".[8] He revealed in a video, released on March 5, 2012, his belief that “I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote".[16][17][18][19]

On religious matters, Peterson has criticized Islam, saying that Muslims "hate us [America] because we are a Christian nation and we support Israel."[20][21]

5. Published Works

  • From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today, with Dennis Prager and Brad Stetson. Paragon House (affiliated with the Unification Church), 2000, ISBN:1-55778-788-3
  • SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, WND Books (WorldNetDaily), ISBN:0-7852-6331-4. Reprinted, Thomas Nelson, 2005, ISBN:978-1595550453
  • The Seven Guaranteed Steps to Spiritual, Family and Financial Success, 2007.
  • "The ANTIDOTE: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood", WND Books (WorldNetDaily), ISBN:978-1-942475-00-2 (Hardcover), 2015.
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  1. Klavan, Andrew. "A Man Alone: Jesse Lee Peterson versus the "black experience"". City Journal (Winter 2010). Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  2. Peterson, Jesse Lee (2000). From Rage to Responsibility. p. 6. ISBN 1557787883. 
  3. Peterson, Jesse Lee (2000). From Rage to Responsibility. p. 9. ISBN 1557787883. 
  4. "Project 21 New Visions: Stoning Death Sentence Creates a Nigerian Nightmare – 7/01". Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  5. "Frequently Asked Questions". Accuracy in Media. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. "WND - A Free Press for a Free People". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. Blumenthal, Max (March 24, 2005). "The Minister of Minstrelsy". The Nation. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  8. "Jesse Lee Peterson on Slavery". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  9. Press release: "Jesse Jackson to Face Civil Trial on January 17 for Assault and Civil Rights Violations". Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved 2008-05-05. , Judicial Watch, Jan 13, 2006
  10. "Jesse Lee Peterson v. Jesse Jackson, et. al.". Judicial Watch. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  11. "Judicial Watch". Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  12. "Fact Check: Moral Poverty". Snopes. October 3, 2005. 
  13. "Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans". World Net Daily. 2005-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  14. "WorldNetDaily's Peterson unleashes nutty rant: Obama is 'destroying America based on lies". Crooks and liars. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  15. "Rev. Peterson, Founder and President of Bond Action, Calls on RNC Chair Michael Steele to Resign". Retrieved January 25, 2010. 
  16. Kleinman, Jacob (May 9, 2012). "Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Sexist Sermon: 'Greatest Mistake America Made Was Allowing Women To Vote' [VIDEO"]. International Business Times. 
  17. "Pastor: Women's Voting Rights 'One Of America's Greatest Mistakes'". May 8, 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  18. Stephen C. Webster (7 May 2012). "Fox News guest laments 'mistake' of letting women vote". AlterNet. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  19. Neal, Maeghan (May 9, 2012). "Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson says women getting the vote "one of the greatest mistakes America made"". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  20. "Calif. Campus in Uproar Over Muslim Cartoons". Fox News. March 1, 2006.,2933,186451,00.html. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  21. "The Unveiling of the Cartoons & A Discussion To Confront Terror: A panel discussion at U.C. Irvine". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
Name: Jesse Lee Peterson
Born: May 1949
Midway, Alabama, U.S.
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