Pastor Dennis Campbell
No surprise here—none at all—that this is happening right in the heart of Michelle Bachmann’s congressional district. Is there something in the water in that part of the state that makes people fucking stupid? Evidentially so! Someone needs to do an environmental and demographic study of the area and IQ tests of the local population. I’m pretty sure it would show that there is a direct correlation between a low IQ and a vote for Michelle Bachmann. Not saying everyone in the area is an idiot, but some of them definitely are.
Andy Birkey writing in the Minnesota Independent:
Granite City Baptist Church raised some eyebrows this weekend when it bought an ad (pdf) in the St. Cloud Times that questioned whether Muslims are a “threat” to America. “How do Moslems seek to take control of a nation?” the ad, which features a photo of Pastor Dennis Campbell, asks. “Moslems seek to influence a nation by immigration, reproduction, education, the government, illegal drugs and by supporting the gay agenda.”
Just let me jump in here for a second: I have never in my entire life heard of any Muslim individual or group ever supporting any manner of some supposed gay agenda! Have you? Pastor, where did you get this secret information from? How many Muslims have you even met in your entire life? Back to the article:
The ad is part of a string of incidents in St. Cloud that troubles human rights advocates. Within the last year, pornographic posters depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammed were put up on St. Cloud telephone polls, and Muslim students in St. Cloud area high schools have reported religious harassment.
Last week, MPR reported on several racist Facebook groups that were created by St. Cloud high school students. “I hate the Somalians at Tech High,” was one such group. Kyle Adams, a former student at St. Cloud Technical High School (he was kicked out for repeatedly using racial slurs) told MPR, “I was raised in believing that this country was founded upon a white Christian nation and the belief of racial separation.”
The Granite City Baptist Church ad seems to mirror some of that anti-Muslim sentiment. “What happens when Moslems take over a nation?” asks Campbell in the ad. “They will destroy the constitution and force the Moslem religion on the society, take freedom of religion away, and they will persecute all other religions.”
St. Cloud church buys anti-Islam ad (Minnesota Independent)
HT to Christian Nightmares