Monday, November 23, 2015

The Ugliness of America's Far Right Grows

The professional Christian set and similar self-anointed "patriots" that want to protect America from those they deem "other" - e.g., blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, gays, etc. - have always exhibited the worse traits of America.  Many of their forebears actively supported the Jim Crow laws and the criminalization of homosexuality.    Now, it the wake of the Paris terror attacks. they are proving just who horrible they are.  Not only are they seeking to block refugees from entering America, but they are stepping up their calls for the mass deportation of Hispanics.  Leading this charge is Phyllis Schlafly, one of the most self-centered, foul women in the nation.  World Net Daily, a/k/a Wing Nut Daily, give Schlafly a platform for her anti-nonwhite screed.  This is what America's conservative Christians now represent.  Here are highlights:  
Phyllis Schlafly, an icon of the conservative movement who has been active for half a century, has a solution to save America and solve its illegal immigration crisis: Load ‘em up on trains and ship ‘em out.

“Every time they say, ‘You can’t deport these people, in my mind’s eye, I see the picture of those railroad cars carrying the illegals out of our country when Eisenhower deported them. They say it was a failure. It wasn’t at all,” Schlafly told WND in an exclusive interview.

“In my mind’s eye, I see those railroad cars full of illegals going south. That’s what they ought to do.”

Schlafly was referencing the 1954 campaign in which President Dwight Eisenhower sent home 3 million illegal aliens and sealed the U.S.-Mexico border. 
“These ideas that they’re putting out, that we have some obligation to admit all these people, are just ridiculous,” she said. “We don’t have an obligation to admit anybody. A country that doesn’t have borders isn’t a country. We need to have borders.”

In fact, she says, the national sentiment on this issue explains why GOP front-runner Donald Trump is surging in the polls – far ahead of establishment candidates.

It is because of folks like Schlafly that I no longer call myself a Christian.  Today, to be a Christian often means one is a horrible person who wraps themselves in feigned religiosity while making a mockery of the Gospel message.

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