Saturday, September 18, 2010

Prominent Republicans Share the Stage with Bigots

Prominent Republicans such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence and U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell are scheduled to speak at the Value Voters Summit.

They will share the stage with notorious anti-Muslim bigots such as Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association and Gary Bauer.  Mr. Fischer asserts that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in the military. In addition, he contends that Muslims should not be allow to immigrate or to build mosques. This is yet another example of how hatred of Muslims is tolerated and promoted. If the word "Muslim" was substituted with the word "Jews" or "Catholics", people would be outraged. Similarly, all people of goodwill should universally condemn anti-Muslim bigotry. We must demand that mainstream politicians disassociate themselves from such bigotry and prejudice.

Imagine if President Barack Obama or some other prominent African American politician shared the stage with New Black Panther leader Malik Zulu Shabazz. People would be up in arms.

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