Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jewish Democrats want Coulter ban

Everyone is so touchy when it comes to religion... A few months ago, Bill O'Reilly on his radio program said something along the lines that atheists can't be good citizens, they have no morals, no base of belief in God, so how can they be decent people. Yeah, thanks Bill. Think atheists have called for an O'Reilly ban?

Sometimes, these pundits don't have a script. They say whatever pops into their head, and when it comes to religion - whatever that religion, they are correct, according to them.

What Ann Coulter said really isn't that unusual because it is exactly what has been said before. Books have been written about this belief which is widespread.

Nobody should care what Coulter says or does, or what O'Reilly says or does since they are not elected public officials passing laws which mandate all the rest of us to believe a certain way, or else...

That's what people need to understand. The government can't intrude on your beliefs, or your non-beliefs, end of story...

Jewish Democrats demand Coulter media boycott
Ann tells TV interviewer she wants everyone to convert to Christianity

WASHINGTON – A Jewish Democratic group is demanding the media stop interviewing bestselling author Ann Coulter because of her insistence in a TV appearance that she would like everyone to convert to Christianity.

The National Jewish Democratic Council called on "mainstream media outlets" to stop inviting Coulter as a guest commentator and pundit and strongly condemned her comments that in a perfect world all would be Christians.

"While Ann Coulter has freedom of speech, news outlets should exercise their freedom to use better judgment," said NJDC Executive Director Ira N. Forman. "Just as media outlets don't invite those who believe that Martians walk the earth to frequently comment on science stories, it's time they stop inviting Ann Coulter to comment on politics."

Not unlike other recent media controversies, this one began when Media Matters, a pro-Democrat media lobby headed by David Brock, noted Coulter's appearance on CNBC's "The Big Idea" with host Donny Deutsch. Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently claimed credit for helping to launch Media Matters.

In the Monday interview, Deutsch asked Coulter: "If you had your way ... and your dreams, which are genuine, came true ... what would this country look like?"

"It would look like New York City during the [2004] Republican National Convention.," Coulter said. "In fact, that's what I think heaven is going to look like."

In her recollection of the convention, she said: "People were happy. They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America."

"It would be better if we were all Christian?" Deutsch asked.

"Yes," she said.

Later, Deutsch returned to the subject, saying: "[Y]ou said we should throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians."

"Yes," she replied again.

When pressed by Deutsch regarding whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws."

After a commercial break, Deutsch said that "Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment," and asked her, "So you don't think that was offensive?"

Coulter responded: "No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be. I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to live up to all the laws. What Christians believe – this is just a statement of what the New Testament is – is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament."

Coulter later said: "We consider ourselves perfected Christians. For me to say that for you to become a Christian is to become a perfected Christian is not offensive at all."

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