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Hate in Quotes

“Years from now, do you want to get the phone call from your kids or grandkids saying, ‘Mom, Dad, the sodomite police or the population police just came and took my husband away. Dad, Mom, why didn’t you fight evil when you could?’”

CAL ZASTROW, co-founder of Personhood USA, urging a Nashville audience in early December to back a state law to nullify the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision


“I agree, just kill them all and close Gitmo, that’s fine.”

—Fox co-host KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE during a Dec. 18 edition of “The Five,” advocating the extrajudicial killings of detainees


“Trump should deport Nikki Haley.”

—Far-right author ANN COULTER on Twitter on Jan. 12, attacking South Carolina’s Republican governor, the daughter of immigrants, over Haley’s stance on immigration


“Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the street.”

—St. Paul, Minn., police Sgt. JEFF ROTHECKER, who has since resigned, in a racist rant about Black Lives Matter demonstrators posted to Facebook on Jan. 16


“It was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order. … It made a lot of people straighten up.”

—Georgia State Rep. TOMMY BENTON (R-Jefferson), describing the Ku Klux Klan in an interview published by The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Jan. 29


“The ACLU and their fellow communist friends, the League of Women Voters — you can quote me on that, the communist League of Women Voters — the ACLU and the communist League of Women Voters sued.”

—Kansas Secretary of State KRIS KOBACH, speaking at the state Republican convention on Feb. 20 about the nonpartisan voting rights group


“Heterosexual sex is very healthy in a loving marital relationship. Homosexual sex, however, kills.”

—Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice REBECCA BRADLEY, in one of numerous hate-filled pieces written for the Marquette Tribune in the early 1990s and exposed by One Wisconsin Now on March 7


“I was asked to name two things commonly found in cells. Apparently, ‘Blacks’ and ‘Mexicans’ were NOT the correct answers.”

—One of a string of bigoted jokes forwarded from an old work account by TOM ANGEL, the now former chief of staff to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, as revealed by the Los Angeles Times on April 27


“Yeah, I know the genocide. I know which race he has targeted. … He’s a mad man.”

—Far-right talk radio host MICHAEL SAVAGE, in the May 3 edition of his show, agreeing with a caller who claimed, as many white supremacists do, that President Obama is systemically eliminating Caucasians in the United States