September 18, 2015 by Chris Kite
We’ve know Trump was a bigot for a while. It is no secret.
So why is everyone surprised? Islamophobic jerk: “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one.” He went on to ramble something about Muslim training camps. I’m guessing, he is saying those camps are right here in America. Probably just across the road from the FEMA reprogramming camps. But it is hard to tell with the tin hat wearing lunatic fringe crowd that is so prevalent with Republican candidate supporters.
So people are surprised that Trump didn’t take the high road and denounce that Obama was not a Muslim? Is that really the issue?
From my perspective, I think the appropriate response is, “Let’s say you’re right and Obama IS a Muslim. Why does that matter? Why is that relevant? Why should anyone care? In this country, EVERYONE has a right to freedom of religion.”
But of course, Trump gave one of his usual answers. “A lot of people are saying that…We’re going to be looking at that.” Which is one of his standard answers. Along with, “I know how to solve that problem. We won’t have that problem when I’m President.” He doesn’t give any specifics, because he is a light weight that doesn’t really have any idea how to run the country, how to solve problems, or really, any idea what the question is about. But I digress.
When the stuff hit the fan after the event, a Trump reportedly said, “The media wants to make this issue about Obama. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging war against Christians in this country. Their religious liberty is at stake.”
So let me get this straight. Disparaging Muslims is perfectly acceptable and not worthy of a response? But when someone attempted to label Obama as a Muslim, as a slur, it went without comment? But because Obama is fighting for people that are not Christian, to have the freedom to do things that some “Christians” don’t approve of, that is waging a war on Christians.
Not really a surprise. The right is strongly for religious freedom. As long as that religious freedom only results in people being Christian. And they can impose their brand of Christianity on others, as they see fit. Gay Marriage? It says right in the bible that homosexuality is wrong. Divorce and remarriage? No, no, no, you’re misinterpreting what the bible says about that.
So when does Trump’s campaign start selling the “Bigots for Trump” campaign bumper stickers?