Jesse Lee Peterson
|Jesse Lee Peterson|
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May 22, 1949 |
Midway, Alabama, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Minister, author, columnist|
|Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny|
Jesse Lee Peterson (born May 22, 1949) is president and founder of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), an American group dedicated to a conservative agenda among African Americans. Peterson is also the Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc., a nonprofit, 501 (c) (4) organization. In 2011, Peterson founded the South Central LA Tea Party (SCLATP), a black led Tea Party group. The group held major rally to counter the NAACP's narrative portraying the Tea Party movement as unfriendly to blacks. The rally and protest was held downtown Los Angeles outside the LA Convention Center the same week as the NAACP's Annual Convention. He has hosted a cable TV program and a syndicated radio talk show. His radio show is cited by Republican groups as an example of a black Republican message, including denunciations of affirmative action as "reverse racism".
Early life 
Peterson was born in Midway, Alabama, and raised in Comer Hill, Alabama. His mother and father moved to Gary, Indiana, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively, where they separately started new families of their own. Peterson was left to be raised in Comer Hill by his grandparents who worked on the same white-owned plantation that his ancestors labored on as slaves a century earlier. As a teenager, Peterson moved in with his mother and stepfather in Gary and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California, as a young adult.
The Brotherhood Organization 
The Brotherhood Organization operates several programs, including the BOND Home for Boys, After School Character-Building Program, Entrepreneur Program, Inmate Rehabilitation Program, and counseling services.
Radio show 
Jesse Lee Peterson hosted the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show radio talk show on the Information Radio Network until December 30, 2005. The show is now a privately run national show airing live in several markets including Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN, and Tampa, FL. The show airs Mon-Fri., 9-12 Noon EST / 6-9 a.m. PST. The live broadcast and recorded broadcasts are also available online.
Cable TV show 
On September 21, 2005, Peterson penned a column for WorldNetDaily, in which he suggested that the majority of the African-American people stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina were "welfare-pampered", "lazy" and "immoral". 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."
On February 28, 2006, as a member of a student panel discussion at the University of California, Irvine on the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, Peterson described Islam as an "evil religion", and argued that extremist Muslims "hate us [America] because we are a Christian nation and we support Israel." The event was sponsored by the United American Committee and College Republicans, and gained national attention for the controversy and confrontation associated with it.
In January 2010, Peterson issued a statement calling for the resignation of Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, saying "Michael Steele is a weak leader and he needs to resign or be fired. We need someone who's not afraid to boldly promote strong conservative Republican ideas. The only reason Steele is still RNC Chair is because he's black and the party is terrified of the implications of firing him."
He has also claimed that "Barack Obama hates white people, especially white men" and that "Barack Obama is Jeremiah Wright Jr. He is the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus! He embodies the aspirations of every left-wing black group that wants to tear down this country and take power away from the "oppressive" white man. He's not an obvious race hustler like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson; but Obama is a smooth pathological liar—with a wicked heart". Peterson has also thanked "God and white people" for slavery adding that if it wasn't for the slave trade, blacks might have never made it to the promise land and described slave ships as akin to "being on a crowded airplane". Peterson is friends with Sean Hannity and is a frequent guest on his TV show.
He has said women should not be allowed to vote:
Women cannot handle power. It's not in them to handle power in the right way. [...] I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should've never turned this over to women. [...] It was a big mistake. [...] And these women are voting in the wrong people. They're voting in people who are evil who agrees [sic] with them who're gonna take us down this pathway of destruction. And this probably was the reason they didn't allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman. They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen. 
Jesse Jackson lawsuit 
On January 17, 2006, Peterson was a party to the case Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (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 against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others on behalf of Peterson, who was the alleged 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.
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, an African American conservative organization. He serves on the national advisory board of Accuracy in Media, and is a former board member of the California Christian Coalition.
- Seven Guaranteed Steps to Spiritual and Financial Success (1998) ISBN 978-0-9798577-0-6 (self-published through Peterson's own publishing company Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny)
- From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today ISBN 1-55778-788-3
- SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America ISBN 0-7852-6331-4
||This article uses bare URLs for citations. (May 2012)|
- A Man Alone: Jesse Lee Peterson versus the "black experience" http://www.city-journal.org/2010/20_1_jesse-lee-peterson.html
- WVCY-TV Jesse Lee Peterson - God's Answer for the Urban Moral Crisis April 14, 2007.
- The Nation Magazine The Minister of Minstrelsy March 24, 2005.
- WorldNetDaily. Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans. September 21, 2005.
- FoxNews.com and Associated Press. Calif. Campus in Uproar Over Muslim Cartoons. March 1, 2006. NOTE: AP later retracted the item quoted in the Fox story, saying, "In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that during a panel discussion the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson said all Muslims hate America. Peterson called Islam an "evil religion" but the story should have made clear he was referring only to Muslim extremists when he said, "These folks hate us because we are a Christian nation and we support Israel.""
- UnitedAmericanCommittee.com. The Unveiling of the Cartoons & A Discussion To Confront Terror: A panel discussion at U.C. Irvine.
- "Rev. Peterson, Founder and President of Bond Action, Calls on RNC Chair Michael Steele to Resign". Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- "WorldNetDaily's Peterson unleashes nutty rant: Obama is 'destroying America based on lies".
- "Jesse Lee Peterson on Slavery".
- "Exploring Your Destiny w/ Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: How women are building a shameless society".
- Press release: Jesse Jackson to Face Civil Trial on January 17 for Assault and Civil Rights Violations(archive), Judicial Watch, Jan 13, 2006
- Jesse Lee Peterson v. Jesse Jackson, et. al., Judicial Watch
- Judicial Watch Statement on Verdict in Jesse Jackson Civil Rights Trial(archive), Judicial Watch, Jan 27, 2006
- Choose Black America
- "Frequently Asked Questions". Accuracy in Media. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- WorldNetDaily. Jesse Peterson.
- BOND - "Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the Man"
- BOND Action, Inc
- The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show
- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Challenges NAACP on Bond Nazi Statements
- Project 21 - National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives
- Jesse Lee Peterson at the Internet Movie Database