Christian Brotherly Love Difficult For Some To Attain - updated 8/17/10
Posted Aug 7, 2010

Christian Brotherly Love Difficult For Some To Attain

by Sheila Musaji

This month (8/09), a new sign paraphrasing a quote from the Qur’an as well as a number of signs saying “Islam is of the devil” have been placed in front of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, where an earlier anti-Islamic sign has stirred protests.

It might be easy to ignore except that it is not simply an isolated incident but part of a theme among a particular segment of American Christians.  The problem is that this group may be a minority, but they are a vocal minorityand when they repeat such distortions often enough without being called on the carpet they not only become more set in their own prejudiced thinking, but they influence others. 

All of us as members of whatever faith group need to counter such hateful speech with thoughtful speech.  As Hans Kung has pointed out so beautifully, “There can be no peace among nations until there is peace among the religions.  There can be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions”. Somehow we must find a way to change the diatribe into dialogue (as Muslim scholars have requested in the Common Word document) in the interest of working together towards peace. 

The American Muslim has collected so many alarming statements about Islam and Muslims over the years that they had to be broken down into sections.  Those by professed Christians are the most concerning.  They are concerning because they absolutely shut down any possibility of dialogue. 

Here are a few comments that represent the mindset of this particular segment of Christians:

Alarming statements about Islam and Muslims, TAM article collection here

Mark Alexander said “Make no mistake about it: Islam is our enemy. Islam represents all that is abhorrent to the West: coercion, lack of religious freedom, totalitarianism, and much else besides. But, as the West was built up on largely Christian principles, it is also the negation of the notion that Jesus Christ is man’s Saviour, man’s Redeemer. They say that Jesus Christ was not the Son of God; we say that He was! The West, as a civilization, has been built up on that notion.”  Alexander also said “Islam induces a frame of mind akin to fanaticism.”  **

The American Center for Law & Justice, Rev. Pat Robertson’s group, filed a petition with a court to stop the building of the planned Cordoba House Islamic Center in NYC.  8/6/10 Robertson is speaking out against the Murfreesboro mosque in TN.

The American Family Assoc. Calls for Blanket Ban on New Mosques.  8/11/10

American public opinion about the religion of Islam before and shortly after 911 here
 
Rev. Steven L. Anderson, at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ explained in a sermon not only “Why I Hate Barack Obama,” but also why he and God both want the president dead.

Rev. John Ankerberg wrote  “Allah is not a God of holiness and love.”  “The Koran presents an evil deity, one who is acknowledged as the author of evil.. “ 

Rev. Garner Ted Armstrong ”No matter how loudly or how long Muslims proclaim their religion to be a religion of “peace,” such a claim is a blatant lie. Anyone reading the Koran knows better.” in an article The Big Lie of Islam 2002

Former Atty. General Bob Ashcroft said that America has “no King but Jesus”.

Lawrence Auster at the preserving western civilization conference said “It is important to understand that what makes Islam dangerous to non-Muslims is not that Muslims are morally bad people. The problem is not that Muslims are bad people, the problem is that they are good Muslims. Our concern is with the religion and the political ideology of Islam, which makes all Muslims dangerous to us, since all Muslims, even if they personally have no aggressive intentions, even if they are personally fine and lovely people, are part of the Islamic community and owe their highest loyalty to Islam. Therefore any increase in the number of Muslims among us means an increase in the power of Islam and the further spread of the Islamic law.”  **


Rev. Chuck Baldwin commenting on President Bush’s Ramadan message to Muslims “Does Mr. Bush not realize that the Holy Bible, not the Koran, is the one and only written revelation of God to man? Is he that ignorant of Christian teaching? Or, was he deliberately denying Christian doctrine in order to curry favor with his Muslim hosts?...”    “Even more disturbing is the manner in which Christian ministers have accepted Bush’s apostasy. At the national level, only Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham seem willing to correctly identify the Muslim religion for what it is: a religion of violence and hatred….”  2002

Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, just hours into office, said that people who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his “brothers and sisters.” 1/2011

Bible Verses on U.S. military rifle scopes send alarming message.

Rev. Dwight Billingsley who said regarding including acknowledgement of Muslim students’ holidays in public schools:  “What we should be saying is that in the public square — in our public schools and other public places — mainstream American values and beliefs will prevail and that they must accept that. They can be a part of our cultural traditions if they choose to be, but we will not recognize their traditions as equivalent to ours because in our eyes, they aren’t. They can be included, but that means that their traditions will be tolerated, not elevated to equivalence with the traditional American cultural norms.”  **

Vic Biorseth on the Thinking Catholic site said We must outlaw the Koran just as soon as we have the legislative power to do it. We need legislation in defense of the whole of the American Ideal, including the Declaration and the Constitution. Islam is just flat out anti-American, and it seeks to destroy all that we have and all that we are. ...  No one who holds to Islam, in part or in whole, can honestly take and keep an oath of office involving the defense and safeguarding of the Constitution. These are opposite and antagonistic ideologies. Any elected or appointed official whose office is subject to such an oath should step down or be removed from office. No candidate for any such office who is identifiably Moslem should be held to be qualified for the office.  No member of the American armed forces who holds to Islam, in part or in whole, can honestly take and keep the oath of office for entry into the military, because Islam and the Constitution are opposites and antagonists. Any such member of the military should step down or be removed from uniform. No candidate for military service who is identifiably Moslem should be held to be qualified for service.

Gen. William Boykin, BBC News Reported that he said, in uniform, in reference to Islam: “Well you know what I knew, that my God was bigger than his,” said Lt Gen Boykin. “I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol.”  **

The Call website statement on the Muslim Prayer Day in D.C. said “It is our responsibility to pray the Lord protects America from the subtle tactics satan is using to release demonic prayers in a nation founded on Christian principles.”  9/09   **

Rev. Dennis Campbell of the Granite City, MN Baptish Church bought an ad (pdf) in the St. Cloud Times that questioned whether Muslims are a “threat” to AmericaPDF of ad March 2010

Gary Cass, executive director of Reclaiming America who said “The most humble Christian is more qualified for office than the best-educated pagan. We built quite a little grass-roots machine out there [in San Diego]. Now it’s my burden to multiply that success all across America.” *

Catch the Fire Ministries attempted to defend itself in an Australian court from charges of vilifying Islam with the claim that “The Quran contradicts Christian doctrine in a number of places and, under the blasphemy law, is therefore illegal.” 

Rev. David Chilton who said “The Christian goal for the world is the universal development of Biblical theocratic republics”  He also saidThe god of Judaism is the devil. The Jew will not be recognized by God as one of His chosen people until he abandons his demonic religion and returns to the faith of his fathers—the faith which embraces Jesus Christ and His Gospel.” 

Rev. W.A. Criswell who said “There is no such thing as separation of church and state. It is merely a figment of the imagination of infidels.”  *

Christian Action Network produces anti-Muslim film “Islam Rising”

The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry site decrees that God’s law comes before the Constitution:  [Question:] Shall we obey God’s Law or human law?  [Answer:] …The simple answer is that Christians are to obey human law except where that human law violates God’s Law.  Our supreme duty is to obey God.  Since God tells us to also obey human laws, we should.  But, when they come in conflict, we are to “obey God rather than men.”
 
Christian Broadcasting Network News - on Ramadan celebration at White House - Islam, referred to by some politicians as a religion of peace, is viewed by many conservative Americans as a faith rooted in violence and hostility toward non-Muslims, collectively referred to as “infidels.” ... “The Bible teaches that leaders who embraced, tolerated or celebrated foreign gods brought suffering and disaster upon their nation.” 10/07

Christian Voice group holds prayer meeting against Islam in Britain - But don’t get the idea that Christian Voice is moved by hostility towards adherents of another religion. Not at all: “Love for God and for our neighbour is what motivates us, so while we shall pray against Islam, we shall also pray for salvation for Muslims and for them to be brought into the kingdom of God by faith in the incarnate Son of God, the crucified, risen, ascended Lord Jesus Christ.” 10/07

Rev. David Clippard at the Southern Baptist Convention, opened the event by linking Baptist history with the church’s mission: to conquer evil. Islam, he said, is an evil encroaching on the United States. ... ”The real threat we are facing today is that Islam has a strategic plan to conquer and occupy America,” he said. ... “They have a plan to take over,” he said. ”The first city is Detroit which has 600,000 people. Three hundred thousand are Muslims today.”  2006 

John Chrysostom (c. 347–407), was an important early church Father. The Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches honour him as a saint and Doctor of the Church. Chrysostom preached: “The Jews … are worse than wild beasts … lower than the vilest animals. Debauchery and drunkenness had brought them to the level of the lusty goat and the pig. They know only … to satisfy their stomachs, to get drunk, to kill and beat each other up … I hate the Jews … I hate the Synagogue … it is the duty of all Christians to hate the Jews.”  [1]

Edward Cline, the novelist saidAmerican Muslims must face their either/or, to repudiate Islam or remain a quiet, sanctioning fifth column.” 

Charles Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowships Ministries, told the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastor’s Conference that “Islam is a vicious evil.” While decrying Islam’s goal of imposing Sharia law on the entire world, Colson (apparently immune to the concept of hypocrisy) stated “What is our purpose in life It is to restore the fallen culture to the glory of God. It’s to take command and dominion over every aspect of life, whether it’s music, science, law, politics, communities, families, to bring Christianity to bear in every single area of life.”

Constitution Party in the U.S. here

CONSTITUTION & BILL OF RIGHTS - collection of statements by Christian clergy and elected officials that show an alarming lack of understanding for our basic freedoms

Dan Cooper, an undersecretary of veterans affairs, says in a Christian Embassy video that his weekly prayer sessions are “more important than doing the job.” Maj. Gen. Jack Catton says that his being an adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a “wonderful opportunity” to evangelize men and women setting defense policy. “My first priority is my faith,” he says. “I think it’s a huge impact…. You have many men and women who are seeking God’s counsel and wisdom as they advise the chairman [of the Joint Chiefs] and the secretary of defense.” source

Tom Cooper of The Israel Report “Allah is NOT the same God as the God of the Jews and Christians. Allah was a moon god, one amongst thousands of gods that Muhammad declared to be the one true god, whose origins go back to Baal worship. He is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that the Holy Bible declares to be the one true God. No… Allah is none other than Satan himself, and to compare the hateful religion of Islam to the revelation of the loving God of the Jews and Christians is simply ludicrous.”  2007

Cordoba House Mosque controversy, TAM article collection here

Ann Coulter Demonstrates Christian Love for Muslims, Arabs & Canadians? March 2010

Rep. Don Davis of NC who forwarded a message to all of his colleagues in the legislature that read in part ”Two things made this country great: White men & Christianity. Every problem that has arrisen (sic) can be traced back to our departure from God’s Law and the disenfranchisement of White men.”  *

Rev. Maury Davis pastor of Cornerstone Church in Nashville, began the first sermon of his series titled, “Hard Questions — Real Answers. Islam…The Evil Religion,” 2002  Davis also said ’‘I want to go on record as telling you that I believe the greatest threat to the American way of life, to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the gospel of Jesus Christ, is the religion of Islam as it stands today.’‘  Rev. Maury Davis pastor of Cornerstone Church in Nashville, began the first sermon of his series titled, “Hard Questions — Real Answers. Islam…The Evil Religion,”  **

Bradlee Dean of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ministries said that Rep. Keith Ellison wants to overthrow the U.S. Constitution, and that the Fifth District Democrat disrespected America when he took the oath of office on Thomas Jefferson’s Koran.  June 2011

Rep. Tom Delay, former House Majority Leader said in a speech at a Texas, Baptist Church: “Christianity offers the only viable, reasonable, definitive answer to the questions of ‘Where did I come from?’ ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Where am I going?’ ‘Does life have any meaningful purpose?’ - and “Only Christianity offers a comprehensive worldview that covers all areas of life and thought, every aspect of creation. Only Christianity offers a way to live in response to the realities that we find in this world—only Christianity.”  He also said “I hope the Supreme Court will finally read the Constitution and see there’s no such thing, or no mention, of separation of church and state in the Constitution.”  **

Rev.  George J. Don, senior pastor of Calvary Temple in Irving, TX said: “Our faith is in Jesus Christ, and the Muslim community does not accept Jesus and God, and therefore we’re at odds with Muslims….Any religion or ideology that refuses to acknowledge the lordship of Jesus Christ could be typified as a war against Satan”.  **

Rev. O’Neal Dozier ’’The Islamic religion in my view is a cult,’’ Dozier said Friday, when asked to recap the controversial comments he made earlier on The Steve Kane Radio Show on WNN-AM 1470. ‘’On the show I said that Islam is a dangerous religion.’’  2006

Pastor Wiley Drake fired off an email to his supporters this morning, telling them that all 219 Democrats have been placed on the “imprecatory prayer list.” “We’ll remember in November and pray Psalms 109 while waiting,” he urged, before listing each offending congressman by name in “Satan’s domain in Washington D.C.”  This is a prayer for their deaths. March 2010

Bishop Delano Ellis who had made many negative statements about Islam and Muslims was appointed to a Congressional panel on faith based issues.  He had previously called Islam “at best false” and at worst “bloody and dangerous.” 2001

Rev. Lou Engle who sponsors TheCall prayer rallies is anti-Gay and anti-Muslim.  He participated in a Christian gathering in Uganda (where he established a chapter of his The Call Ministries) at which the death penalty for gay people was openly discussed.  In November of 2011 he held a prayer rally in Detroit which was avidly anti-Muslim.  I referred to this gathering as a nightmare not a dream.  He has said We must pray that God would restrain the spiritual powers behind Islam and grant us the great awakening that we desperately need for America. and ”Can a homosexual have civil rights in America? They might, but it is not their right given by God. Their right is to repent…” and Detroit is ground zero for the spiritual war in our nation. Poverty, racism, and Islam are most powerfully rooted here - more than anywhere else in the nation.

Family Research Council “[W]hile it is true that the United States of America was founded on the sacred principle of religious freedom for all, that liberty was never intended to exalt other religions to the level that Christianity holds in our country’s heritage. Our Founders expected that Christianity—and no other religion—would receive support from the government as long as that support did not violate peoples’ consciences and their right to worship.” 2001

Rev. Jerry Falwell said on 60 Minutes “Muhammad was a terrorist”.  2002
— Rev. Falwell on CROSSFIRE said ”I have not seen in the headlines of Americas major newspapers a single American Muslim organization condemn what happened to Daniel Pearl at the hand of some of these Islamic crazies.” Ibrahim Hooper told Falwell that his organization was quick to condemn Pearl’s brutal murder, as did the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the American Muslim Council, the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America and the ministry of Imam W.D. Muhammed, among others.  2001
— Rev. Falwell in an interview, expressed “deep concerns” about President George W. Bush’’s faith-based initiative and suggested that Muslims be excluded from federal faith-based initiative money because the religion is “bigoted” and “teaches hate.” 2001 
— Falwell also said thatthe Antichrist is alive and Jewish.”

James Wallace Fall married his 10 year old niece and justified it through the Bible. 

Bryan Fischer of the Christian group, the American Family Association now has his own entry in our Who’s Who of Islamophobes. 

Rev. Jeff Fugate who said ”If you don’t want a Christian nation, then go to one of the many nations that are heathen already, rather than perverting ours.  You’re welcome to come, but leave your religions, your bibles, all your other things back where you came from.”  *

Brigitte Gabriel at the second annual “Christians United For Israel” conference, held at the Marriott Wardman hotel in Washington, D.C. - “The difference, my friends, between Israel and the Arab world is the difference between civilization and barbarism. It’s the difference between good and evil [applause].... this is what we’re witnessing in the Arabic world, They have no SOUL!, they are dead set on killing and destruction. And in the name of something they call “Allah” which is very different from the God we believe. . .[applause] because our God is the God of love.” - Bridgette Gabriel, CUFI 7/07

Rev. Franklin Graham now has his own listing in our Who’s Who of Islamophobes.

Rev. J. Don George, senior pastor of Calvary Temple in Irving, TX, accompanied Benny Hinn on stage. He said: ”Our faith is in Jesus Christ, and the Muslim community does not accept Jesus and God, and therefore we’re at odds with Muslims.... Any religion or ideology that refuses to acknowledge the lordship of Jesus Christ could be typified as a war against Satan.” 2006

Rev. George Grant who said ”Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land - of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. It is to reinstitute the authority of God’s Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. True Christian political action seeks to rein the passions of men and curb the pattern of digression under God’s rule.”  *

Pastor John Hagee believes Israel is doing God’s work in a war of good against evil 2006
- He said about the war on terror:’‘This is a religious war.’’ 
- He said “those who live by the Koran have a scriptural mandate to kill Christians and Jews.” **
- He said “I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.”  **
- Hagee •claimed that God sent Hitler to be a “hunter” of Jews to usher in the establishment of Israel and “do God’s work,” lamenting that Jews are no longer “spiritually alive.”
•referred to the Catholic Church as ‘The Great Whore,’ an ‘apostate church,’ the ‘anti-Christ,’ and a ‘false cult system.’
•believes that Hurricane Katrina “looked like the curse of God” and ravaged New Orleans in order to stop a “homosexual rally” and punish the city’s high “level of sin.”
•said that if gay marriage becomes legal “you can kiss this country goodbye,” alleged that the US is “rebirthing Sodom and Gomorrah,” and demanded that the government stop funding AIDS research and treatment to stop benefiting a “sinful lifestyle.”
•demands that “wives submit yourselves to your husbands” and said that the “husband has a God-given role as leader of your home.”
•said that God won’t allow the United States to win wars anymore because “we have allowed the worship of Satanism in the U.S. military.”  **

Lieutenant-Colonel Hensley, the top military chaplain in Afghanistan discussed “hunting people for Jesus.” Lt. Col. Hensley is heard saying that the US soldiers in Afghanistan have a mission basically to carry out the work of God. And then he declares that the U.S. military is now the “new Israel.” A closer look also revealed that Hensley was wearing a T-shirt showing his affiliation with a fundamentalist group called Chapel NeXt, and at the background there was also a Christian cross inscribed over a map of Afghanistan.  May, 2009

Rev. Benny Hinn Proclaimed to thousands of Christians at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX that ”We are on God’s side. This is not a war between Arabs and Jews. It’s a war between God and the devil.” 2006

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said “I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”  *

Rev. Allen Jackson of the World Outreach Church said “We have a duty to investigate anyone under the banner of Islam,” at the meeting about the Murfreesboro mosque.

Jacksonville, FL - “Pray to Your God For Us”,  Christians on Jacksonville City Council Stir Anti-Muslim Sentiments 

Joel’s Army prays for a real Armageddon.

Rev. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center Church holds Interntional Burn a Qur’an Day.  Their Christmas message ends with “Merry Christmas From the Dove World Outreach Center where Jesus is King and Islam is of the Devil” and which includes “Islam is of the devil” spelled out in Christmas lights along with a nativity scene and with the song “We wish you a Merry Christmas” playing in the background   2010

Rev. Rick Joyner and the Oak Initiative sat on an anti-Sharia panel that was open to the Christian media at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention in Nashville.  2010

Kamil International Ministries Organization sends speaker to U.S. public school and distributes anti-Muslim literature to students. 

Rev. Bill Keller a televangelist, announced plans to build a Christian Center in the same area.  According to Keller “Rather than a [protest] event we’re going to have an ongoing work of God right there because the Bible says you combat the darkness with the light.”

Rev. D. James Kennedy who said  “Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost. As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors—in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.”  Rev. Kennedy also said who said This is our land. This is our world. This is our heritage, and with God’s help, we shall reclaim this nation for Jesus Christ. And no power on earth can stop us.” 

Rev. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy Chaplain prays for the death of those who disagree with him.

Rev. Keith Lunceford, Pastor of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Searcy - “If you are trying to find reason in the world of Islam, be assured that even God warned us that there is no sense to be found in the actions of these descendants of Ishmael. They are what they have been throughout history. Sadly, every indication suggests that they will continue to pursue a course of brutality and chaos. It appears that we will either have to fight them or surrender to them. The eventual outcome of these inevitable choices is yet to be determined.” 2006

Martin Luther - lengthy and offensive quote [1]

Rev. Angus MacLeay issued a leaflet to churchgoers saying that women should not speak if questions could be answered by their husbands.  The leaflet, entitled The Role of Women in the Local Church, adds that wives should “submit to their husbands in everything.”

Joel McDurmon, director of research for American Vision (AV), a Georgia-based Religious Right outfit that seeks to replace our constitutional democracy with a government built around an ultra-fundamentalist reading of the Bible. said “The evangelical mantra,” he says, “has always been ‘hate the sin but love the sinner,’ which is good pastoral advice to a large degree, but even this piece of folk-wisdom falls short of the biblical standard. God and His spokesmen reveal a clear role for hate of both sin (Ps. 97:10; 101:3; 119:104, 113, 128, 163; 139:21, 22) and the sinners themselves (Ps. 5:5; 11:5; 26:5; 31:6; Mal. 1:1–3; Rom. 9:13) in some circumstances.”  March 2010

Rev.  Joseph Morecraft who said ”Nobody has the right to worship on this planet any other God than Jehovah. And therefore the state does not have the responsibility to defend anybody’s pseudo-right to worship an idol.”  *

Rev. Robert Morey on the St. Louis am 630 radio program “The Tim and Al Show” says Let’’s bomb Mecca and Medina and that will end Islam.  It will become ‘‘a lame duck’’ without its holy sites.” 2002.  Morey also wrote First, as I wrote in my book, How to Win the War Against Radical Islam, the war against the Muslim Jihadists will be long and costly and will not be won until we bomb the Kabah in Mecca.  Islam is based on a brick and mortar building that can be destroyed. They pray to that building five times a day, make a pilgrimage to it, run around it, kiss a black rock on the wall, then run between two hills and finally throw rocks at a pillar. What if that building, the Kabah, was destroyed? They could not pray to it or make a pilgrimage to it. The old pagan temple of the moon-god, al-ilah, is the Achilles’ heel of Islam. Destroy it and you destroy Islam’s soul.  source


Gary North who said “The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church’s public marks of the covenant - baptism and holy communion - must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel.”  Gary North also said “This is God’s world, not Satan’s. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.”  *

Operation Save America whose motto is “Jesus is the standard” - “If we love our brothers and sisters who claim the Name of Christ, we must love them enough to tell them that Islam and Christianity cannot peacefully coexist. They are at war (Genesis 3:15).2001  - Operation Save America holds protest in front of Bridgeport, CT Mosque during Friday prayers.  Say they plan protests at mosques around the country.  Slogans “Jesus hates Muslims” and “Islam is a lie”.  8/10 One OSA protester at a CT mosque shoved a placard at a group of young children leaving the mosque. “Murderers,” he shouted.    After CT Muslims asked for police protection so they could pray in peace, Flip Benham of OSA issued a statement which said in part “”Islam presents a monstrous worldview, birthed in the pit of hell, which brings untold misery and murder upon precious people created in the image of God. Religion is its cover (its beard) by which it gains entrance into nations where the ‘freedom of religion’ is sacrosanct. It then takes this freedom afforded to it, and begins its insidious takeover.” 9/10

Operation Straight Up Christian Ministry puts together “freedom packages” to be sent to soldiers in Iraq which contained Bibles, proselytizing material in English and Arabic and the apocalyptic computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” (derived from the series of post-Rapture novels), in which “soldiers for Christ” hunt down enemies who look suspiciously like U.N. peacekeepers.  After complaints from MRFF the Pentagon did not allow them to be sent.

Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega of Radio Visión Cristiana said at a political rally in NY against same sex marriage,  that the gay people are “worthy of death”  May 2011

Rev. Jeff Owens, Shenandoah Baptist Church Pastor said  “We need to stop burning flags and start burning fags. We need hunt-a-homo week. We need to take ‘em all out and shoot ‘em with a scatter shotgun.”

Pastor Rod Parsley said about Islam: “I do not believe that our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed.”  2006
- Parsley decries the ‘‘spiritual desperation’’ of America’s civil libertarians who advocate the separation of church and state, and identifies Islam as an ‘‘anti-Christ religion’’ predicated on ‘‘deception.’’ Muhammad, he writes, ‘‘received revelations from demons and not from the true God.’’
- Parsley says, ‘‘The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed. ‘‘Jihad has come to America. If we lose the war to Islamic fascism, it will change the world as we know it. . . . It’s here. . . . They are waiting to respond as terrorist cells against this nation. It is a war between the culture of death and the culture of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’’ . . . Radical sects, which include about 200 million Islamics, believe they have a command from God to kill Christians and Jews, he said. . . . ‘‘Our crisis is that half of America doesn’t know the war has started,’’

Rev. Dennis Pastor said in a newspaper ad: “What happens when Moslems take over a nation?” asks Campbell in the ad. “They will destroy the constitution and force the Moslem religion on the society, take freedom of religion away, and they will persecute all other religions.  ...  Moslems seek to influence a nation by immigration, reproduction, education, the government, illegal drugs and by supporting the gay agenda.”

Bishop Carlton Pearson who said “We are going to remove the mythical separation of church and state.”  *

Gary Potter of Catholics for Christian Political Action who said ”When the Christian majority takes over this country ... pluralism will be seen as immoral and evil and the state will not permit anybody the right to practice evil.”  *

Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian Zionist Group Is Helping Fund Lawsuit Against Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mosque.

Terry Randall said about Islam:  “I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you,” Terry told the Fort Wayne (Indiana) News-Sentinel a few years ago. “I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty; we are called by God to conquer this country. We don’ t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism.”  2002

Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition who said “What Christians have got to do is to take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and onestate at a time ... I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians ... and Christian values.”  *

Religious extremism and religious right, TAM article collection here

Rev. Pat Robertson now has his own entry in our Who’s Who of Islamophobes.  Rev. Pat Robertson: Crazy but Influential

Jim Rudd who said in The Covenant News ”Civil officials have a God ordained duty to execute sodomites.”  *

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld put Bible verses on the top of the “Worldwide Intelligence Update” presented to President George W. Bush

Alison Ruoff, an evangelical member of the Church of England’s General Synod, called for British Muslims to be prevented from building any more mosques in the UK.

Congressman Bill Sali of Idaho In an interview posted online this week by the Christian news outlet American Family News Network, Sali said: “We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes — and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers. The principles that this country was built on, that have made it great over these centuries were Christian principles derived from Scriptures. You know, the Lord can cause the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike.”  2007

Jeff Sharlett of the Christian Embassy want to build a “Christian America” source

Pastor J. Grant Swank The fact is that Islam is not a religion among religions. Christianity, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Hinduism do not advocate killing off all those who do not agree with their tenets. Islam advocates that all non-Muslims, being “infidels,” must be slain. Cowardly Muslims who do not enter into the slaughter are to be slain by zealot Muslims.” 2006

Rev. Jimmy Swaggart In a November 10 broadcast CFMT (OMNI) he slandered Prophet Muhammed, called for the expulsion of Muslim students in the U.S., demanded the profiling of passengers with a “diaper on their head” and suggested violence against Muslims.  2002

TBN Christian group raising funds to distribute copies of “The True Furqan” fake Qur’an translation to Iraq to be passed out by Christian soldiers to local Iraqi civilians.

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (search), which is 90 percent Christian, [url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144847,00.htmlsent[/url] 10 bigoted questions to the Dar-ul-Arqam school in Houston after the group applied to join the association. 

TMLC, Thomas Moore Law Center promotes anti-Muslim film Muslim Demographics (dumbest Muslim plot ever)

Rev. Jerry Vines, On June 11th at the SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION IN SAINT LOUIS, made statements regarding Islam and Prophet Muhammad that are deeply offensive and inflammatory.  He said that Prophet Muhammad was a “demon-possessed pedophile.” that, “Allah is not Jehovah either. Jehovah’s not going to turn you into a terrorist that’ll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people.” Vines also attributed many of the nation’s problems to religious pluralism When asked by reporters to condemn those bigoted remarks, both the outgoing and incoming SBC presidents said they supported Vines and his statements.  2002

Rev. Jerry Vines at the Southern Baptists Pastor’s Conference in St. Louis said, “Islam is not as good as Christianity. Christianity was founded by the virgin-born Lord Jesus Christ. Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had twelve wives—and his last was a nine-year-old girl.” 2001

Paul Weyrich, founder and president of the Free Congress Foundation who said “We are talking about Christianizing America. We are talking about the Gospel in a political context.”  *

Prof. Indrik Wichman letter to Muslim students said “I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceeded with your infantile ‘protests.’ If you do not like the values of the West – see the First Amendment – you are free to leave,”

Prof. Zylstra lecture at Whatcom College in WA:  “Understanding Radical Islam”; “The beginnings of Islam, its historical radicalization” and how Islam’s doctrine on death and the after-life (Eschatology) is the (sic) “driving force behind the Islamo-fascism mounting a threat to the West today”.
 

 

* = from article collection here

** = from article collection here

First posted 8/1/09