In Their Own Words

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, god damn America, that’s in the bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Obama’s spiritual mentor”
2003 sermon

ABC News, March 13, 2008

All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.

John Hagee, megachurch pastor
Cornerstone Church, San Antonio
Founder, Christians United for Israel
John McCain’s “spiritual guide”

NPR Fresh Air, Sept. 18, 2006

I’m very honored by Pastor John Hagee’s endorsement today. He ha been the staunchest leader of our Christian evangelical movement in many areas, but especially, mos especially, his close ties and advocacy for the freedom an independence of the state of Israel.

Sen. John McCain
News Conference

Reuters, Feb. 27, 2008

The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion [Islam] destroyed, and I believe September 1, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore. . . Are we a Christian nation? I say yes.

Rev. Rod Parsley
Ohio megachurch pastor
McCain “spiritual guide”

Silent No More (2005)
Mother Jones, March 12, 2008

Both Barack Obama and John McCain have religious allies who have made controversial, and sometimes flat-out offensive, public statements. But the media have treated them very differently.

Zachary Roth
“Rod Parsley’s Free Pass”

Columbia Journalism Review
March 14, 2008

The homosexual agenda is destroying this nation. Not everybody’s lifestyle is equal, just like not all religions are equal. According to God’s word, this is not the right kind of lifestyle. It has deadly consequences for those people involved in it.

Okla. Rep. Sally Kern
March speech to GOP club, March 10, 2008

I see no reason to apologize for what God says, that homosexuality is a sin. I will not apologize. I did not say anything false.

Rep. Sally Kern
KJRH-TV, March 18, 2008

[The republication of a Danish cartoon on Islam] came in the framework of a new crusade in which the pope of the Vatican has played a large, lengthy role.

The response will be what you see and not what you hear, and let our mothers bereave us if we do not make victorious our messenger of God.

Osama bin Laden message
New York Times, March 21, 2008

[Sen. Charles Schumer is] the schmuck from New York. [Schmuck is Yiddish for part of male genitalia.] [If John Kerry had been elected president, Hillary] Clinton would be parking her broom at the Supreme Court for 25 years.

Richard Land, president
Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics Committee
Jan. 29-31 Criswell Theological Lectures, March 3, 2008

[Lawmakers should stop] passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes.

Shlomo Benizri
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas Party

Address to Knesset
BBC News, Feb. 20, 2008

Although they are pleasant men in their personal demeanor, their group [of California state lawmakers who participate in a fellowship for people of all faiths] are more than disgusting to our Lord and Savior.

Ralph Drollinger
Evangelical chaplain
Capitol Ministries

Sacramento Bee, Feb. 27, 2008

Freedom is not America’s gift to the world; it is God’s gift to all humanity. . .

[Rev. Billy Graham] brought the gospel to millions and many years ago he helped me change my life.

Pres. George W. Bush speech
National Religious Broadcasters

International Herald Tribune
March 11, 2008

I know that sometimes people are hesitant to mix church and state. But it’s also important to remember that Jesus was an advocate. He wasn’t afraid to go into the temple and throw that table down, drive the money lenders out. He was passionate about justice. Not just peace–justice.

Sen. Barack Obama
Remarks to 150 Hispanic evangelists

University of Texas-Brownsville
Dallas Morning News, March 2, 2008

Islam and the Koran are part of a fascist ideology that wants to kill everything we stand for in a modern Western democracy.

I believe the Islamic ideology is a retarded, dangerous one, but I make a distinction. I don’t hate people. I don’t hate Muslims.

Geert Wilders
Controversial Dutch M.P.

Re: His film on Islam
New York Times, March 22, 2008

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