More Hate From the Christian Right
What is listed below is a sampling of the attitude of the extreme Christian Right. (Fundies for short.) People with this much hate are a minority and make the whole Christian faith look bad. The press will continue to use these examples and it's up to the majority of Christians who aren't like this to speak up and reel in these fanatics or have the faith further damaged.
Note that these idiots don't represent most Christians!
"When you know the LORD you have no need for masturbation."
"(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. They would have found
utterly incredible the idea that all religions, including paganism,
be treated with equal deference.
As for our Hindu priest friend, the United States is a nation that has
historically honored the one true God. Woe be to us on
that day when we relegate him to being merely one among countless other
deities in the pantheon of theologies."
--Family Research Council, Culture Facts newsletter 9/21/2000, commenting on a Hindu priest giving the opening prayer in the House of Representatives
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. 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
on by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
--Randall Terry, The News Sentinel, (Ft. Wayne, IN.), 8/16/93
"We are to make Bible-obeying disciples of anybody that gets in our way."
--Jay Grimstead, February 1987
"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. Joseph Morecraft, Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, "Biblical Role of Civil Government"
speech given 8/31/93 at Biblical Worldview and Christian Education Conference
"This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians."
--Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics,
1989), p. 102
"[W]e need a legal strategy which protects the rights of those of us who hold Christian convictions
which will afford us the opportunity to contend once again for the mind of this culture."
--Keith A. Fournier, ACLJ brochure "Religious Cleansing"
"America is under the judgment of God. And if we are ever going to rebuild this country, it must be
under God's law. Our goal must be simple: We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on
the Ten Commandments. No apologies."
--Randall Terry, Operation Rescue, address to "Cities of Refuge" campaign, Willoughby Hills, OH,
"A cult is any group that has a form of godliness, but does not
recognize Jesus Christ as the unique son of God."....."One test of a cult is that it often does
not strictly teach that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God who HImself is God manifested
in the flesh."......"Christian-oriented cults include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints or Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), the Worldwide Church of God,
Christian Science, Unity, Unitarianism, The Way International, Rosicrucian Society of
America, Bahai, Hare Krishna, Scientology, the Unification Church, and the Jehovah's
--CBN pamphlet "Cults," 1992
"When the Christian majority takes over this country,
there will be no satanic churches, no more free
distribution of pornography, no more talk of rights for
homosexuals. After the Christian majority takes control,
pluralism will be seen as immoral and evil and the state
will not permit anybody the right to practice evil."
--Gary Potter, president of Catholics for Christian Political Action
"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
"What this is coming down to is who runs the country. It's us against them. It's the good guys versus
the bad guys. It's the God-fearing people against the pagans, and some of the pagans are going to
--Randall Terry, Operation Rescue, speech in Jackson, Miss., 4/92,
"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 - Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism, Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989, p. 87
"There should be absolutely no 'Separation of Church and State' in America."
--David Barton, president of Wallbuilders,
1994 Anti-Defamation League Report
"Most politically active Christians don't want equal time with homosexuals, abortionists, animal
worshipping pagans, witches, radical feminists and pornographers. We want them silenced and
mercifully disciplined according to the word of God."
--Jay Rogers reviewing Ralph Reed's Politically Incorrect in "Chalcedon Report," 2/95
"I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens,
nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation
--President George Bush, August 27, 1988
"Christianity and politics not only do mix, but for democracy as we have
known it to survive, they must mix."
-- Rev. Donald Wildmon, Miami Herald, (11/16/93)
"We are engaged in a social, political, and cultural war. There's a lot of talk
in America about pluralism. But the bottom line is somebody's values will
prevail. And the winner gets the right to teach our children what to believe."
-- Gary Bauer, Family Research Council
"We're going to bring back God and the Bible and drive
the gods of secular humanism right out of the public
schools of America."
--Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan addressing the anti-gay rally in Des Moines,
"...If a local community provides for school prayer, and the children of that
community voluntarily choose to participate in it, this collective decision allows
God to intercede in the public dimension of that community. Restoring school
prayer will allow God's angels to leap into action to arrest hellish energy patterns
before they can sprout and spill over into the public square."
-- Steven Showers,
Director of The School Prayer Resource Center, Newbury Park, California, in a
letter to The Simi Valley Star and Enterprise, January 1, 1995
"One day, I hope in the next ten years, I trust that we will have more Christian day schools than
there are public schools. I hope I will live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country,
we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians
will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
--Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979
"America's public schools, we consciously deny them all religious instruction, and deny
them access to that primary source of morality, God's own word. The Bible is the one
book from which they are expressly not allowed to be taught."
--Pat Buchanan, "The City and The Crusade", Commencement Address for
Christendom College, May 6, 1996
"The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can
invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ."
--D. James Kennedy, "Education: Public Problems and Private Solutions," Coral Ridge Ministries,
''We are completely void of anything to do with God. Teachers can't touch a
child - even to hug a crying child. Young boys are on Ritalin and a lot of
the problem is because we have a female-dominated educational system which
tries to make little boys act like little girls.''
--William "Bill" Murray, addressing the "God and Country II" rally, speaking about the need for prayer and Bible recitations in school
"The public school system is damned. Let me tell you how radical I
am. Christian students should be in Christian schools. If you have to sell
your car, live in a smaller house, or work a night job, put your child in
Christian schools. If you can't afford it home school."
--Jerry Falwell, "Trends in Christian Higher Education," Regent University, 9/22/93
"So let us be blunt about it: We must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain
independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know
that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral
civil government. Then they will be get busy in constructing a Bible-based social,
political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of
--Gary North, "The Intellectual Schizophrenia of the New Christian Right" in Christianity and Civilization:
The Failure of the American Baptist Culture, No. 1 (Spring, 1982), p. 25
"The judges need to be intimidated, they need to uphold the Constitution.
If they don't behave, we're going to go after them in a big way."
--House Majority Whip Rep. Tom DeLay, The Washington Post
"Our culture is superior. Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and
that is the truth that makes men free."
--Pat Buchanan, speech to the Christian Coalition, Sept. 1993, as reported in ADL Report, 1994
"The 'Owner's Manual' for the Constitution is the Bible."
--Tony Nassif, California Christian Coalition and the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public
"A religion that doesn't discriminate wouldn't exist, because it wouldn't stand for anything."
--Janet Parshall, Family Research Council's "Washington Watch Radio Commentary," Sept. 1, 2000 -
Comments about a church firing a lesbian worker
"Only stupid parents would leave their children in the filthy, immoral, dangerous,
public 'education' institutions for indoctrination by socialists . . . who don't
seem to care about the safety of children . . . only their pay checks."
--J.M. Sutherland, Ph.D - The Christian Alert Network
"But integration and equality are myths; they disguise a new segregation and a new
equality...Every social order institutes its own program of separation or segregation. A
particular faith and morality is given privileged status and all else is separated for
--R.J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law (Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1973), p. 296
"We wonder why they [students] carry guns and kill each other. Well, we've told them "You're
nothing, you're a freak, you're an accident of nature. That's all'"
--Benny Proffitt, President of First Priority of America - comments on teaching evolution
"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."
--D. James Kennedy, Character and Destiny: A Nation in Search of Its Soul, 1994 (p. 85)
"The end goal of gay activism is the criminalization of Christianity."
--Robert H. Knight, Director of Cultural Studies at FRC
"As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically
reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children."
--Anita Bryant, 1977
"If personal safety means discrimination, then I'm all for it."
--Janet Parshall, FRC Washington Watch Radio Commentary, Sept. 21, 2000 - Comments regarding
the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood
"I want to coin a phrase here, and I don't mind help. What would be the communication version of
"ethnic cleansing?" Because that's what in particular the homosexual activists try to do."
--Dr. Laura Schlessinger, August 11, 1999
"AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would be like an
Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharaoh's charioteers."
"Now I have learned that the radical, perverted
homosexuals and lesbians are already promoting their '2000
Disney Gay Day' -- with Disney's help! And they are timing it to
occur in June -- right when children out of school will be flocking
to Disney-owned parks! This proves the true intent of these
homosexuals: they are after our children!!"
--Bonnie Mawyer, wife of Christian Action Network founder, in a March 2000 letter blasting
Disney for allowing gay groups to visit Disney World.
"God Hates Fags!"
--Rev. Fred Phelps
"I am not ready to give this great nation over to one-world government extremists...radical,
disease-carrying homosexuals...or anti-family lesbian feminists...or hate-mongering atheists
who despise our religious beliefs...or the ACLU who would deny us our free speech rights...or
anti-American U.N. globalists!"
--A February 2000 mailing from the Christian Action Network soliciting support to help
conservatives keep control of Congress.
"We've got to have some common sense about a disease transmitted by people
deliberately engaging in unnatural acts."
--Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), on why he opposed approval of the Ryan White
CARE act, which funds AIDS research
"Someone must not be afraid to say, 'moral perversion is wrong.' If we do not act now, homosexuals will
'own' America!...If you and I do not speak up now, this homosexual steamroller will literally crush all
decent men, women, and children who get in its way...and our nation will pay a terrible price!"
--Jerry Falwell quoted in People for the American Way's, "Hostile Climate," 1997, p.15.
Pro-choice activists "are usually pretty big, heavyset women who look like they've been over
working Oktoberfest for the last six years. You know, there's six beer mugs in each arm. All right,
it's a stereotype, but I swear looking at that footage, that's what you see - a lot of people who are
angry, women who have shed their femininity and adopted a masculine outlook and are fiercely
protective of abortion, which is the holy sacrament of feminism."
--Robert H. Knight, Director of Cultural Studies at FRC
"Rail as they will about 'discrimination,' women are simply
not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to
succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism."
--Pat Buchanan (11/22/83)
"The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers, they were
the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the
washer-dryer, the freezer."
--Pat Buchanan, "Right from the Beginning," p. 149
"Women have babies and men provide the support. If you don't like the way we're made
you've got to take it up with God."
"It's very healthy for a young girl to be deterred from promiscuity by fear of contracting a
painful, incurable disease, or cervical cancer, or sterility, or the likelihood of giving birth
to a dead, blind or brain-damaged baby (even ten years later when she may be happily
--Phyllis Schlafly, founder and leader of the Eagle Forum
"There were no politics to polarize
us then, to magnify every slight. The 'Negroes' of Washington had their public schools,
restaurants, bars, movie houses, playgrounds and churches; and we had ours."
--Pat Buchanan, "Right from the Beginning," (his 1988 autobiography), p. 131 - Commenting on race
relations in the 1940s and 1950s
"How, then, can the feds justify favoring sons of Hispanics over sons of white Americans
who fought in World War II or Vietnam?"
--Pat Buchanan, discussing affirmative action (01/23/95)
"The 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. "
--David Chilton, The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation (Ft. Worth, TX:
Dominion Press, 1984), p. 127
"The Church doesn't believe in book-burning, but it believes in restricting the use of
dangerous books among those whose minds are unprepared for them."
--Francis J. Lally, American Roman Catholic Monsignor, Mike Wallace Interview, Fund for the Republic, 1958
"The Church has through the centuries, understood that ideas are really more
dangerous than other weapons. Their use should be restricted."
--Francis J. Lally, American Roman Catholic Monsignor, Mike Wallace Interview, Fund for the Republic, 1958]
"Don't let anything like trees in the Clearwater National Forest get in the way of
providing jobs and fueling the economy, even if that means cutting down every last tree
in the state."
--Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth R-ID during her 1994 campaign
"Most of these feminists are radical, frustrated lesbians, many of them, and man-haters,
and failures in their relationships with men, and who have declared war on the male
gender. The Biblical condemnation of feminism has to do with its radical philosophy and
goals. That's the bottom line."
"There are so many women on the floor of Congress, it looks like a mall."
--Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), repeating a joke he heard
"Men in the pro-choice movement are either men trapped in women's bodies...or
younger guys who are like camp followers looking for easy sex."
--Rep. Bob Dornan (R-CA)
"When the temptation to masturbate is strong, yell "Stop!" to those thoughts as loudly
as you can in your mind. Then recite a portion of the Bible or sing a hymn."
--Mormon Guide to Self-Control
"When I see a first-class individual who makes $80,000 a year, he's lower middle class.
When I see someone who is making anywhere from $300,000 to $750,000 a year,
that's middle class. When I see anyone above that, that's upper middle class."
--Rep. Fred Heineman (R-NC), explaining that his yearly income of $180,000 leaves
him short of middle-class status
"[T]he president wants even more money from the tobacco industry.
He announced a new Justice Department lawsuit supposedly to
recover the costs of smoking. But the government really saves money
because of smoking. Many smokers die before Medicare and Social
Security pays them the usual benefits."
--Janet Parshall, FRC Washington Watch Radio Commentary, Feb. 1, 1999
"Modern U.S. Supreme Courts have raped the Constitution and raped
the Christian faith and raped the churches by misinterpreting what the
founders had in mind in the First Amendment of the Constitution... [W]e
must fight against those radical minorities who are trying to remove God
from our textbooks, Christ from our nation. We must never allow our
children to forget that this is a Christian nation. We must take back what is
--Jerry Falwell, March 1993 sermon
"Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually
bankrupt society could ever believe it. ... Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory."
--Rev. Jimmy Swaggart
"We are talking about
America. We are
talking about the
Gospel in a political
--Paul Weyrich, founder and president of the Free Congress Foundation
"What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood
at a time, and one state at a time... I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once
again governed by Christians..."
--Religious News Service, 5/1/1990
"Indeed, the time has come for Congress to call into question the very legitimacy of the Supreme Courts status as sole and
final arbiter of what the Constitution means."
--Chuck Colson, "Whose Constitution Is It Anyway?," June 26, 1997
"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will
find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it
part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed."
--Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, speaking of doctors who perform abortions, in an
address to the U.S. Taxpayers Alliance, 8/08/95
"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."
-Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC instructor
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