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Oct 02 2013

Wildmon Can’t Imagine Where ‘Ugliness’ Comes From

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, whose organization is home to some of the most extreme and inflammatory voices on the right, can’t imagine where all the ugly accusations of Obama being a terrorist-loving Muslim come from. It can’t be from a “mainstream pro-family or Christian group” like his. Speaking of an interview he did with Christian writer Os Guinness, he says:

He said that Christian young people are leaving the faith because of the “ugliness of Christian activism.” I asked him for an example of what he was talking about, and he cited a video that went around the Internet a couple of years ago that included clips from President Obama’s comments which would lead the viewer to believe Obama is a Muslim. Os said basically that this video was slanderous.

I told him I believed his example to be weak because that video was not produced by an mainstream pro-family or Christian group. My personal opinion is it is Obama himself who has created the suspicion among one out of four Americans that he is a secret Muslim. I have no idea if he is or not. I just know that many of his statements and actions have been extremely positive and sympathetic toward Islam…

To be fair to Os, his main point in our conversation was that as Christians we should be doing “the Lord’s work in the Lord’s way.” Meaning, we need to be honest and treat our philosophical and political detractors as the Bible commands us to treat any other person – with love and respect.

I agree with that.

Really? You do? So you’ll be firing Bryan Fischer now, right? And Sandy Rios too? As Right Wing Watch points out, and as I regularly document here, Fischer is one of the foremost purveyors of this vile nonsense.

Tim Wildmon, meet Bryan Fischer, who has told his listeners that he believes the discredited right-wing theory that Obama’s wedding ring contains an inscription reading “there is no God but Allah” which, Fischer says, the mainstream media has ignored because it could raise the possibility “that Barack Obama may, in fact, be a closeted Muslim.”

There’s more. Fischer  says President Obama is heading “the most virulently anti-Christian, anti-Christ, anti-God administration we’ve ever had in American history” and is leading “a purge of Christians from the military.”  Fischer has accused President Obama of having a “visceral dislike of America” and a desire to destroy America.  Fischer says “whether he’s a Muslim or not, we may not know that until it’s too late to matter, but he clearly has Muslim sympathies, far more sympathetic to Islam than he is to Christianity…”  In the same show, Fischer said an Egyptian foreign minister claims that Barack Obama confided that he is a secret Muslim.

For good measure, Fischer has also accused CIA Director John Brennan of being a devout Muslim who is funding terrorism.

I believe there’s something in the Bible about ignoring the log in one’s own eye while focusing on the splinter in another.

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  1. 1
    petemoulton

    That must be in the 95% of the wholly babble that xians choose to ignore because it’d prevent them from hating and persecuting just as many groups of others as possible.

  2. 2
    Dexeron

    Wildmon: “Christians didn’t put out these false accusations against Obama! It’s Obama who created these false accusations which are actually probably true and that we’re just repeating.”

  3. 3
    democommie

    I anyone ever doubted that most religion is all about the revenue stream, all they need do is look at the succession at places like AFA, Graham Ministries, Falwell, Inc. and the rest of the donation mills that are putting the sons/families in leadership positions as they retire/die off*.

    * Like those of us who haven’t made a career of ripping people off, they will be going to the same “reward”–nothingness.

  4. 4
    eric

    My personal opinion is it is Obama himself who has created the suspicion among one out of four Americans that he is a secret Muslim. I have no idea if he is or not. I just know that many of his statements and actions have been extremely positive and sympathetic toward Islam

    Yeah, no ugliness there. Its not ugly at all to imply being positive and sympathetic to one of the other major world religions is a bad thing to be.

  5. 5
    Doug Little

    I have no idea if he is or not.

    And that makes you a fucking idiot.

  6. 6
    Abby Normal

    Dexeron @2

    Succinctly put.

  7. 7
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    My personal opinion is it is Obama himself who has created the suspicion among one out of four Americans that he is a secret Muslim. I have no idea if he is or not. I just know that many of his statements and actions have been extremely positive and sympathetic toward Islam

    It’s true. Here are a few of the extremely positive and sympathetic things the President has said about Islam:

    Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields. Muslim members of our Armed Forces and of my administration are serving their fellow Americans with distinction, upholding our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace.

    America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may Eid also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community. By working together to advance mutual understanding, we point the way to a brighter future for all

    Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans. Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance and we welcome people of all faiths in America.

    Oh wait. Those are quotes from Secret Muslim President George W. Bush. My bad.

  8. 8
    Chiroptera

    My personal opinion is it is Obama himself who has created the suspicion among one out of four Americans that he is a secret Muslim.

    How? By ordering other people to blow up Muslims using drones instead of him going to the Mideast himself and killing them with his bare hands?

  9. 9
    hunter

    “mainstream pro-family or Christian group”

    Oxymoron.

  10. 10
    zero6ix

    “Alright Biden, here’s the plan. I’m going to pretend to be a secret muslim bringing down the country from the inside! Then, when people start noticing, I’ll simply deny and call them all crazy! The plan is brilliant in its simplicity!”

    “But…why?”

    “Because of reasons, Joe. Reasons.”

  11. 11
    slavdude

    But, silly Hercules @7, don’t you remember that history only started at noon on January 20, 2009? Everything else that happened before then didn’t happen.

  12. 12
    exdrone

    Wildmon:

    he cited a video that went around the Internet a couple of years ago that included clips from President Obama’s comments which would lead the viewer to believe Obama is a Muslim

    We watched the video together after I clicked on it in my Favorites folder.

  13. 13
    freehand

    Chiroptera: My personal opinion is it is Obama himself who has created the suspicion among one out of four Americans that he is a secret Muslim.

    How? By ordering other people to blow up Muslims using drones instead of him going to the Mideast himself and killing them with his bare hands?

    Well, duh. Isn’t that what Dubya did?

  14. 14
    caseloweraz

    Wildmon: “Christians didn’t put out these false accusations against Obama! It’s Obama who created these false accusations which are actually probably true and that we’re just repeating.”

    You almost got it, Dexeron, but you forgot to append four words: “with love and respect.”

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