Conservative radio host calls Democrats 'children of Satan'

Following last week's shooting of several Republican lawmakers during baseball practice, right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson had some strong words to say on the program Right Wing Watch.

"What are the Democrats praying for? The Democrats are not of God," Peterson said in a segment posted online to Soundcloud. "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 went on, saying, "Why would you want to pray with the children of Satan? ... They serve a different God than you. That's reality."

He insisted that Democrats "do not love God" and only care about politics, power and wealth. He cited gay marriage and the bathroom debate as examples.

According to Huffington Post, this is not the first time Peterson has said something controversial. In the past, he has said giving women the right to vote was "one of the greatest mistakes America ever made." Peterson, who is black, has also called for taking "all black people back to the South and put them on the plantation so they would understand the ethic of working."

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Patrick Conroy, Chaplain of the House of Representatives, leads Democrats and Republicans in prayer before they face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: U.S. Capitol Hill special agent David Bailey (L), who was wounded in yesterday's shooting, throws out the first pitch before the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on June 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Bailey and special agent Crystal Griner were assigned to U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and returned fire during the attack. Scalise is in critical condition following a shooting yesterday during a Republican congressional baseball team practice. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Minority Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ivanka Trump, Assistant to President Donald Trump, is seen with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Signs acknowledging wounded congressman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) are seen prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Father Pat Conroy, Chaplain of the House of Representatives, leads members of the Republican and Democratic Congressional baseball teams in prayer prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry greets Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), manager of the Republican team, prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) stands with Director of the Office of Management Mick Mulvaney (L) before Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Special Agent David Bailey of the U.S. Capitol Police, wounded in Wednesday's attack, is seen with former Yankees manager Joe Torre, as he throws out the first pitch during the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
UNITED STATES - JUNE 15: Patrick Conroy, Chaplain of the House of Representatives, left, leads both teams in a moment of prayer before the start of the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 15: GOP shortstop Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., dives for a ground ball during the 2nd inning of the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Special Agent David Bailey of the U.S. Capitol Police, wounded in Wednesday's attack, gestures to the crowd during the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey, who was wounded in yesterday's shooting, throws the first pitch during the Congressional Baseball Game between Democrats and Republicans at Nationals Stadium June 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. This year's congressional charity baseball game is proceeding after a rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire June 14, 2017 on US lawmakers practicing for the charity event, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 15: Steve Scales fans waves signs before the start of the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Ivanka Trump, Assistant to President Donald Trump, gestures to the crowd next to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Members of the crowd cheer as the Republican team is introduced during the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Members of the Republican team pray before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
A baseball card with an image of Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) is seen prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Form LA Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey (L) speaks with Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
A Republican supporter holds up an American flag before Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan visit members of the Republican team prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Police officers check boxes before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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