Posts Tagged ‘ethnic intolerance’

The American Taliban strikes again, not surprisingly in Alabama, where Gov.-elect Robert Bentley (R) told a Martin Luther King Day crowd that they were all his brothers and sisters – if and only if they are Christian and have “been saved.”

Yes, on a day dedicated to teaching justice, equality, togetherness and unity, the future governor of Alabama took it upon himself to say that although he doesn’t see color, he just can’t be friends with someone who’s different than him.

I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor … I became the governor of all the people. I intend to live up to that. I am color blind,” Bentley said in a short speech given about an hour after he took the oath of office as governor.

Then Bentley, who for years has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, gave what sounded like an altar call.

“There may be some people here today who do not have living within them the Holy Spirit,” Bentley said. ”But if you have been adopted in God’s family like I have, and like you have if you’re a Christian and if you’re saved, and the Holy Spirit lives within you just like the Holy Spirit lives within me, then you know what that makes? It makes you and me brothers. And it makes you and me brother and sister.”


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Which freedom-hating homo-lovin’ terrorist-sympathizin’ 9/11 widower would do such a thing!? Just former Bush Solicitor General Ted Olsen, that’s all.

While the everything-in-the-Constitution-must-be-strictly-interpreted Teabaggers remain largely silent on the issue of Cordoba House, you can add Olsen to the list of actual strict Constructionists who believe First Amendment protections trump political expediency. For the record, that list also includes Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough. We’d write more on this ridiculous wedge issue, but why dignify something of no importance — a local zoning issue — with additional words when thoughtful people of all sides can see through the fear-mongering that’s pushed it into the mainstream.


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By now it’s no secret that right-wingers are going fucking nuts over the Cordoba House, a Muslim community center that will be built near the WTC site in lower Manhattan.

Head teabagger and not-at-all racist Mark Williams has already expressed his dismay at the fact that those dirty towelheads are building a temple to worship their evil monkey-god (“monkey-god” is a quote, btw, and “towelhead” is informed supposition) and now the rest of the fear-mongering right-wing pieces of shit have spoken up.

Thankfully, Talking Points Memo has compiled the choicest outbursts in one helpful blog post. We’d suggest that these community center haters are fauxtraged, but we’re sure their racist outrage is real. Here we go!

Back in December, when word about the proposal first surfaced, WorldNetDaily posted comments from outraged right-wingers, including: “If this is true, our beloved country is already gone. We no longer have the America I know and love.”

Yes! An America where you can openly tell brown people that you’re better than they are no longer exists. Sorry!


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