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  •  Lynne Torgerson running against Keith Ellison sez (9+ / 0-)

    I am sorry for the pain, and other consequences, people of color, particularly black Americans,  have suffered because of racism.  Racism is wrong.  It produces hatred.  I also want to emphasize that I am not a racist, nor a bigot.  My entire life is integrated.  I support integration.  My friendships are integrated.  My work is integrated.  My church is integrated.  Also, becaue I have raised these sensitive issues, I guess I should disclose that I have dated men of many races and nationalities, including black men.  So, my entire life refutes that I am racist.

    but . . .

    I should also point out that my message and platform has nothing to do with religion.  I support, pursuant to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, of anyone's right to worship the god of their choosing, including the moon god Allah.  However, we must learn that Islamic Law, Sharia Law, is only in part, a religion.  The remainder is a political ideology in contrast with our criminal laws and our Constitutional rights.  Also, we must realize that there are millions of radical Islamists who wish to destroy America.  That is what I am coming against.  Not any race.  Not any religion.  I have been fighting for American's constitutional rights and civil rights for over 20 years, and I have no intention of permitting anyone to infringe on our freedoms and United States Constitution, regardless of their race or religion.

    Because this is really an issue?

    No, you're not running against Keith because he's black, that would be bad and make you a racist.  You're running against him because he's Muslim, but that doesn't make you a bigot.

    Got it.


    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 06:34:46 AM PDT

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