Hate in the Mainstream

Quotes From the Right

“If this dam breaks, the tidal wave will be just an outright sexual paganization of society.”
— RICHARD LAND, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discussing the consequences of legalizing gay marriage on his Sept. 24 radio show

“burn the mosques. period.”
— Anti-Muslim activist JOHN JAY, who helped found Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s American Freedom Defense Initiative, in an all-lowercase Sept. 26 blog post that also called for the murder of journalists and members of Congress

“The election board needs people of integrity, not those who live a perverted lifestyle.”
— An unsigned Sept. 29 editorial from the TULSA BEACON on Gov. Mary Fallin’s appointment of a gay man to the Oklahoma State Election Board

“If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway bridge.”
— Florida State Rep. BRAD DRAKE (R-Eucheeanna), who wants to replace lethal injection with electrocution or firing squads in capital cases, quoted on Oct. 11 in the Florida Current

“It’s kind of like having a house … and allowing any kind of vagrant, or animal … to come in.”
— U.S. Rep. JEFF DUNCAN (R-S.C.), discussing undocumented immigration during an Oct. 31 forum at Greenville’s Furman University

“We cannot have Muslims in our military because we cannot trust them.”
— Tennessee State Rep. RICK WOMICK (R-Rockvale), speaking on Nov. 11 at an anti-Muslim conference near Nashville, Tenn.

“This movement is a third-world rot that will infect us all if we do not sterilize it now.”
— WorldNetDaily columnist PHIL ELMORE, in a Nov. 16 column calling for the use of flame-throwers and truncheons to remove the “shiftless human filth” of the Occupy Wall Street movement

“If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party.”
— U.S. Rep. ALLEN WEST (R-Fla.), discussing the party’s “propaganda machine” while reacting on Dec. 15 to polls showing public dissatisfaction with his party

“Assassinate the fucken nigger and his monkey children.”
— JULES MANSON, who ran unsuccessfully as a Libertarian last year for the Carson, Calif., City Council, in a misspelled Dec. 18 Facebook post that earned him a visit from the Secret Service