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Hate in the Mainstream

“If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium. So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it is a demographic problem.”
—Right-wing author ANN COULTER, suggesting on the Jan. 14 edition of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” that non-white people are the real cause of gun violence

“[T]he Sarah Palin-style feminists, they’ll get themselves a husband, but … they will use their power probably to make their husband submit to them.”
—Colorado-based DAVE BUEHNER, on the Jan. 22 edition of the Internet-based “Generations Radio” show he co-hosts, in a rant against “cute,” “ugly,” “Sarah Palin-style” and other feminists, all of whom he called “selfish, narcissistic, family-destroying w-----”

“[Y]ou have a lot of quote-unquote apostate Christian churches that have adopted homosexuality and they will do their best to burn Christians at the stake.”
KEVIN SWANSON, during the Jan. 28 “Generations Radio” show he co-hosts with Dave Buehner, on the fate of Christians if LGBT people were in power

“Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well.”
—Catholic League President BILL DONOHUE, complaining in a Jan. 31 blog post about a Tennessee animal shelter that resisted a dog owner’s request that his pet be euthanized because the owner thought the animal was homosexual

“I believe they will put together … a black force to go against a white resistance, and then they will claim anyone resisting the black force, they are doing it because they are racist.”
—Internet radio host STAN SOLOMON, in a Feb. 19 exchange with Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt about an alleged Obama administration plot to provoke a civil war by confiscating weapons, on his “Talk to Solomon Show”

“We’ve got some people who think Shariah law should be the law of the land …. [T]he guns are there … to make sure all of the rest of the amendments are followed.”
—U.S. Rep. LOUIS GOHMERT (R-Tex.), defending gun rights by suggesting that weapons will be needed to resist the imposition of Islamic religious law in the U.S., on the Feb. 21 edition of the “Voice of Freedom” show on KTFS-FM in Texarkana, Tex.

“Let me remind the gay rights fanatics, North Korea plans to send a nuclear warhead our way. There’s a terrible price to pay for outright rebellion against the Holy God of Israel.”
—Christian nationalist RICK WILES, on the March 7 edition of his “Trunews” Internet radio show, suggesting that God may soon punish America for homosexuality

Quotes on this page were compiled from media accounts, web pages, e-mail groups and Media Matters for America, a group that monitors the far right.