Some Bizarre Statements from the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference



Whoa doggies, that's some concentrated crazy right there. Looks like Elizabeth Flock from US News & World Report put on her hazmat suit and traipsed into the muck for us.

Here are some of the strangest:

  • "We gotta put some salsa sauce on the Republican party." – Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, calling for more Latino outreach by the Republican party. He also encouraged delegates to "just reach out and grab that brown hand."

    Multiracial Hands Making a Circle

  • "Immigrants are more fertile." – former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, making the case for immigration reform
    • "College campuses are indoctrination camps for the abortion industry." – Kate Obenshein, vice president of Young America's Foundation, in a panel on advancing the pro-life movement. She also called Planned Parenthood "barbarians."
      • "We are at a tipping point the likes of which we have never seen in civilization." – Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., on government spending.


      • "[Allen West] is a real American ... We should really take something from his gene pool and put it everywhere across this great country." – actor and conservative speaker John Ratzenberger, best known as "Cliff" from the TV show "Cheers," introducing West to the convention crowd.
        • "We lost because Obama won crushing, lopsided majorities among Americans who are single, poor, irreligious ... There are people who are all three." – Michael Medved, conservative radio talk show host, on why Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election.


        Really Jeb? Your mom is starting to sound smarter every day.

        • Dennis Collins

          Could someone please explain to me how you organize a group around two (actually three) ambiguities? WTF does it mean when someone stands up and says something like "We need to get our country back to the foundational principles of faith and freedom...."?
          Let's take them individually: "Faith"; Whose, which, in what, if religious, which denomination or doctrine and which sect or sub sect or individual preacher of any denomination or sect...? "Our country"; Did some one or some group purchase the entirety of the United States. Which portion of "...Pluribus..." is the singularly correct portion or how are we (the great unwashed) to know which "...Unum..." is the sole possessor of the one true gnostic knowledge and secret handshake? "Freedom"; Leaving aside our legal system, which is a travesty, kindly tell me which specific freedoms have been removed from me by the government, resulting in a diminution of MY liberties?

          The spokespeople for this group and it's ilk speak in broad generalities while clothing themselves in the mantle of individual offense all of which is done without attribution or verifiable evidence. Worse? They are cheered onward and upward by crowds of sychophantic followers.