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Would such a person be invited to speak at a major conservative Christian gathering? And would prominent Republican lawmakers and GOP presidential candidates agree to share the stage with this extremist? Not at all. There would be righteous indignation by the buckets, loads of denunciations, and loud calls for a boycott.- Jews should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military;
- Inbreeding has caused Jews to become stupid;
- No more synagogues should be built in the United States;
- Jews should be expelled from the United States.
Keegan is a partisan, looking to score points. But he's right. What message does it send to Muslims at home and abroad when this high-profile group elevates Fischer? Shouldn't these Republican boldface names be a bit more picky about whom they hobnob with?Reasonable people can, and do, have reasonable differences of opinion. Bryan Fischer is not a reasonable person.
By sharing a stage with Fischer, public figures like Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Mike Pence, Bob McDonnell, and Michele Bachmann don't necessarily endorse Fischer's shameless anti-Muslim and anti-gay propaganda -- but they do acknowledge its credibility. Any candidate thinking seriously of running for president in 2012 should think twice about standing alongside a man who has called for the deportation of all Muslims in America; insulted Muslim servicemembers; claimed that brave Americans died in vain because Iraq was not converted to Christianity; and called gay people deviants, felons, pedophiles, and terrorists. Bryan Fischer is no mainstream conservative. And neither is any person who shares a platform with him while refusing to denounce his hate-filled propaganda.
Do them a favor? And let's burn their Korans, as we pack them off. As for the social conservative summit, what "values" are promoted by placing an anti-Muslim extremist in front of a microphone?What I was talking about is when you have Muslims who are applying for permanent residency, for permanent legal residency, or applying for citizenship, my recommendation is that instead of granting them citizenship, we help them return to their homeland, to their native country, we help repatriate them to their country of origin where they can have the freedom to be Muslims without having to chafe against our religious liberty and our freedom of speech and first-class citizenship status for wives and for women. . . .
So I say we are doing them a favor by repatriating them to their homeland where an entire nation shares their values.
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