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ADL slams Santorum for 'Jesus' comment
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2012 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER

Posted on 01/10/2012 12:09:48 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor

US Republican presidential candidate criticized as "religiously exclusionist" for saying, "We always need a Jesus candidate."

BOSTON – Jewish groups slammed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday for telling listeners of a Boston radio show that “we always need a Jesus guy” in the campaign.

Santorum, formerly a Pennsylvania senator and the second-place winner of the Iowa caucus, made the remark Thursday after being asked about a listener’s comment that “we don’t need a Jesus guy this election. We need an economics guy this election.”

Santorum continued, “Do you stand up and say, ‘God bless America?’ Do you mean it? Are you just saying it? The idea that we don’t need someone with a moral compass, is that what we’ve come to? Is that what the Republican party is? No, it isn’t.”

The candidate, who then went on to campaign in New Hampshire, which will hold its first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, reportedly repeated the conversation later in the day, relating that he had said, “We always need a Jesus candidate.”

Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman told The Jerusalem Post that Santorum’s remarks were “totally inappropriate. It’s crossing the line.”

“It says to Jews, to Muslims, to Buddhists, to non-believers, you’re not part of this country,” he added.

“I think the average Jew hears it as religiously exclusionist,” National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris said, though he added that he didn’t think Santorum had meant it that way.

“It helps remind American Jews of the yawning gap between them and today’s Republican Party,” continued Harris, whose partisan organization backs US President Barack Obama.

But Foxman pointed out that Democrats had also invoked Jesus in their campaigns in past elections, and noted Santorum has not been the only candidate in this election cycle to bring Christianity into the public conversation.

The Santorum campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

However, at a later event, he reportedly clarified his statement.

“I said we always need a Jesus candidate,” he was quoted as saying. “I don’t mean necessarily that we always need a Christian, but we need someone who believes in something more than themselves.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adl; antiprotestant; christophobia; euroreligion; pantheons; polytheism; santorum
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1 posted on 01/10/2012 12:09:54 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Foxman should be in prison because of his payoff from Mrc Rich. He also needs to get over his hatred of Christianity.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 12:13:44 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mas cerveza por favor
I love the Jews, and I love Israel, but I will say right here and now that when they realize that Jesus Christ IS the Son of God, the Messiah THEY crucified and rejected, there will definitely be some wailing and gnashing of teeth.

God bless Rick Santorum!
3 posted on 01/10/2012 12:14:21 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Quit apologizing damnit! I see Santorum backtracking all the time. Remember the blah comment, geez. Im sick of it


4 posted on 01/10/2012 12:14:29 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Don't apologize. I hate it when Christians apologize for their sincere faith.

Do you love your wife or husband? Would you apologize every time you told him or her you loved them in public because you were afraid it might offend someone?

Do you love God?

5 posted on 01/10/2012 12:14:44 PM PST by detective
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Jews tend to forget that Yashua is/was Jewish.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 12:15:40 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Isn’t Foxman the ignoramus that called Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh anti-Semitic?


7 posted on 01/10/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: mas cerveza por favor
The average Jewish voter will probably interpret what Santorum says in whatever way the Democrat party tells them. Sure, they're smart, but they are easily misled by Leftwingtards ~ and aren't likely to change any time soon.

On the other hand, everybody else, including Buddhists, Hindu Republicans, Moslem Republicans and even Holy Rollers and Primitive Baptists will understand "Jesus guy" as a metaphorical allusion.

Abe should go back to beating up on Nazis ~ he's out of line on this one.

Did you notice that 2 out of 3 Republican candidates who've been lifelong Republicans are Catholics? Santorum and Gingrich.

They are getting heavy Evangelical support.

I find it interesting.

8 posted on 01/10/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Boy, Foxman isn’t even trying to hide his anti-Christian bigotry anymore.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 12:16:18 PM PST by circlecity
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To: detective

Well said.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 12:16:46 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Umm, Mr. Foxmann, Jesus is a Jew.

Just in case you didn’t know.

Considering your position on Israel, Foxmann, perhaps you’re the *REAL* anti-semite. At least Santorum will defend Israel.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 12:17:07 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: SkyDancer
Many Jews will tell you Jesus was not an historic character so he probably didn't exist.

Of course that answer is incredibly vacuous. We have so few written records left behind we can hardly believe the Western Roman Empire ever existed either.

12 posted on 01/10/2012 12:19:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mas cerveza por favor

I dont see the ADL demanding an apology from those OWS cockroaches who say that Jews need to be put back in ovens, etc etc..yet they go after Republicans..such hypocrites the ADL are


13 posted on 01/10/2012 12:20:36 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GoCards
He didn't backtrack on anything. It's pretty clear from the video(s) that Santorum didn'tsay "BLACK".

People who have hearing defects have to face up to the fact their brains filled in the blanks and turned a NONWORD into a WORD. They should see their doctors.

14 posted on 01/10/2012 12:21:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: detective
Don't apologize. I hate it when Christians apologize for their sincere faith.

Right. His Santorum's cravenness gives Foxman another notch on his gun.

15 posted on 01/10/2012 12:21:39 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: detective
Don't apologize. I hate it when Christians apologize for their sincere faith.

Right. His Santorum's cravenness gives Foxman another notch on his gun.

16 posted on 01/10/2012 12:22:00 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: muawiyah

The gospels were written during the lifetimes of eyewitnesses who would have had a reason to and could have provided a refutation of the life and works of Jesus.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 12:23:39 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
I notice that all the Jews quoted
are atheist Marxists.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 12:24:05 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

What we don’t need are scum like the creep who made this criticism of Santorum.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 12:25:36 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
“It says to Jews, to Muslims, to Buddhists, to non-believers, you’re not part of this country,” he added.

“I think the average Jew hears it as religiously exclusionist,”

Actually it does no such thing. His comment was an inclusive statement, not an exclusive one. Plain and simple.

To say that we need at least one "Jesus" candidate in the race allows for all the others in the race to be something else.

The fact is, the religious tolerance we have in this nation, the constitution we have in this nation, and the basis for our free society is founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ which a vast majority of the founders revered and ensured were that foundation.

If it were not so, the religious and free speech rights we have would not have been nearly as strong or as tolerant as they are.

Just look around the world at nations which have based themselves on less tolerant philosphies and thought and you will know this is true.

Santorum recognizes it and is not afraid to say it out right. Good for him.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

20 posted on 01/10/2012 12:26:31 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: muawiyah

Or Shakespeare for that matter. There are no extant original copies of his works. That’s like recent stuff. You go back to Euclid and those people and you can’t prove they existed either. But with Yashua, there are outside evidence He existed, in Israel, at that time.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 12:26:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: mas cerveza por favor

***“I think the average Jew hears it as religiously exclusionist,”***

Right. And the WH moslime isn’t.

Wake up Jewish people!


22 posted on 01/10/2012 12:27:26 PM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: achilles2000

I didn’t know about the Marc Rich angle...I knew the ADL was odious, but I didn’t know it was THAT odious.


23 posted on 01/10/2012 12:30:58 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

where all all the FRimps to cry “Oh boo hoo the democrats will use this against us!” ?


24 posted on 01/10/2012 12:31:34 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: muawiyah

Im sorry I totally disagree I saw it and it said black and I thought it was fine.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 12:33:28 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: mkjessup
"""THEY crucified"""?

Just one correction. The Messiah GAVE HIS life, the Jews and Romans were only the instruments to fulfill prophecy.

26 posted on 01/10/2012 12:36:12 PM PST by annieokie
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To: NativeNewYorker

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/29/opinion/essay-the-adl-and-rich.html


27 posted on 01/10/2012 12:40:16 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mas cerveza por favor

ADL can pound sand


28 posted on 01/10/2012 12:41:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: GoCards
See your doc real soon. He didn't say black. He's been a WarshDC politico for too long to say "BLACK" or "NIGGARDLY" or "DENIGRATE".

He says African-American.

The discussion wasn't about race anyway ~ not in the context.

29 posted on 01/10/2012 12:43:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Foxman is an old Christophobe, so no one should be surprised that he made such a remark.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 12:45:30 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Jeff Head

Foxman doesn’t speak for Buddhists anyway.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 12:45:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mas cerveza por favor

This is stupid, both and all sides, including L’il Ricky. You don’t need Jesus to say G-d Bless America, in fact the song was written by a Jew.

Having said that, the “Jewish” groups who take offense at someone else’s profession of a faith different from theirs (ours) are showing the kind of intolerance that we Jews used to face all the time.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 12:45:47 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: achilles2000

Excellent item. I miss Bill Safire.


33 posted on 01/10/2012 12:48:49 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Jeff Head
Excellent observation.

This is especially what kills me:

“It helps remind American Jews of the yawning gap between them and today’s Republican Party,” continued Harris, whose partisan organization backs US President Barack Obama.

But there's no gap, apparently, between Harris' organization and a president who wants to abandon Israel to the openly fascist, Jew hating Muslim brotherhood.

34 posted on 01/10/2012 12:53:17 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman told The Jerusalem Post that Santorum’s remarks were “totally inappropriate. It’s crossing the line.” “It says to Jews, to Muslims, to Buddhists, to non-believers, you’re not part of this country,” he added.

As a Jew, I say that fat pig Foxman is the one who crossed the line. I value my friendships with my Christian brothers far more than I do with Jews-In-Name-Only like Foxman. If he dropped dead tomorrow, no religious Jew would miss his fat Marxist ass.

35 posted on 01/10/2012 12:54:21 PM PST by montag813
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To: muawiyah

Whats your problem? “See your doc real soon” Im on the same side. geez your a friendly joe... God Bless MUAWIYAH carry on


36 posted on 01/10/2012 1:00:30 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: mkjessup

Most Jews in America cut their own throats when they vote for anti-Semites such as Obama and Hillary Rotten. They are blind to the contempt that many Democrats feel toward them. Bob


37 posted on 01/10/2012 1:01:23 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Exactly. These people know the truth, and yet they format a lie all in the name of maintaining their own power and control...even at the cost of entire nations and peoples...even their own people.

Sick and perveted. Insanely caught up with themselves and a lie. Given over to strong delusions.

The fact is, all of those conservative GOP candidates understand ISrael’s role in the destiny of nations and will fight to preserve it, while Obama is doing all he can to isolate them amongst increasingly hostile, fundamental ISlamic nighbors.


38 posted on 01/10/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mas cerveza por favor
This could be Rick's sista soulja moment!

He should tell Foxman to get a life and to stop whining over trivial issues.

39 posted on 01/10/2012 1:09:22 PM PST by Pietro
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Foxman was born in Poland during the Holocaust, his parents entrusted him to his Catholic nanny who protected him. After the War, when Foxman's parents tried to get him back, the nanny resisted.

Reportedly, the nanny changed her mind and returned voluntarily the child to his Jewish parents at the instigation of a young Polish priest, Karol Wojtyla, whom we know today as Pope John Paul II.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 1:34:45 PM PST by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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The ADL hates Jesus, despises believing Christians. Obama is their candidate. Who cares what they think?


41 posted on 01/10/2012 1:43:44 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Westbrook

When someone says, “A Jesus candidate”... they tend to mean a candidate that worships Jesus.

Not someone who is the same religion as Jesus.

Or are you really trying to claim that Santorum was saying that there is always a need for a Jewish candidate?


42 posted on 01/10/2012 1:59:09 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: mkjessup
the Messiah THEY crucified

I beg to differ... While the Jews of Jerusalem may have pushed the issue and got him crucified - WE: You, me, and the rest of this sinful world put Jesus on the Cross.

43 posted on 01/10/2012 2:10:07 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

ADL should shut up and stop embarrassing themselves. Bunch of Obama-voters over there (I’m Jewish)


44 posted on 01/10/2012 2:19:43 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: muawiyah

I see evidence around the world that Jesus existed; the pagan Romans gave us as good a record as anyone else.

Anyone who doubts the existence of Jesus Christ (not what He was, but that He existed) has ended any intelligent conversation before it even had a chance.


45 posted on 01/10/2012 2:45:29 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: mkjessup
I love the Jews, and I love Israel, but I will say right here and now that when they realize that Jesus Christ IS the Son of God, the Messiah THEY crucified and rejected, there will definitely be some wailing and gnashing of teeth.

A great hoax has been foisted upon us. The Bible makes it very clear who the Israel of God is and it is not those who hate Jesus Christ. The children of promise are NOT the physical descendants of Abraham.

For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall they seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. (Romans 9:6b-8)

Many will not accept this, but this is what the scriptures say. True Israel are those who are born of the Spirit, not the flesh. True Israel has always been those who believe in God. And when God was manifest in the flesh (see 1 Timothy 3:16), one cannot believe in God and deny God (Jesus Christ). Those who believed God then, readily received Jesus Christ.

I believe it borders on blasphemy to call this group "Jews", when they are not. (see Revelation 2:9 and 3:9).

46 posted on 01/10/2012 3:04:18 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: GoCards
It was perfectly race free and acceptable. He did not say BLACK.

I've listened many times to the videos ~ the sound isn't even synched to his lips and he did not say BLACK.

47 posted on 01/10/2012 6:52:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: GoCards
We are all on the same side, but you seem to want to have Santorum saying something he simply didn't say.

We don't need to do that.

48 posted on 01/10/2012 6:56:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: nonsporting
We don't make that particular argument here.
49 posted on 01/10/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Where did Santorum apologize? Certainly not in the last paragraph. Being polite is not an apology. Do you not like him because he is a Roman Catholic in communion with his diocesan bishop and with the Holy See???

Try instead to question the notorious Abraham Foxman whose life was saved in infancy by a priest and a nun to whom he was given as an infant by his parents before they were deported from Lithuania (?) to be murdered in the Nazi death camps (even if soi dissant schismatic Bishop Williamson denies the Holocaust). Foxman is in a permanent snit because the Vatican (for whatever reasons of its own refuses to obey him and to disclose the names of the priest and nun to him. Just another permanent whiny malcontent with an unjustified attitude of resentment against the Vatican because it won't march to his tune even when he owes his very life to the subordinates of the Vatican.

50 posted on 01/10/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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