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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:11 AM

John Andrews' Islamophobic Rant Bookended by Gardner Praise

The theme of this year’s Western Conservative Summit was “Defending Religious Freedom,” yet the event’s most notable speech was a shockingly Islamophobic rant by WCS founder John Andrews. He said Muslims don’t deserve religious freedom and that he just doesn’t see how “good and faithful Muslims can be good and faithful Americans.”

Prior to his speech Andrews was honored by the event organizers with a lengthy tribute video featuring various politicians and leaders praising his life’s work. Among those showering Andrews with glowing words was Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner then appeared in person as the speaker immediately following Andrews’ anti-Muslim diatribe.

Watch Gardner’s segment of the tribute video, clips of Andrews’ speech, and then Gardner’s cheerful appearance on stage, in which he says it’s an honor to be there.

The Denver Post reported the irony of the event’s creator delivering this speech “while standing beneath a banner on the importance of religious liberty.” Two days later, the Post’s editorial board didn’t pull any punches:

“Andrews used language of hate to demonize a group of people based on their religion. It is intolerance and a form of small-scale terrorism.”


Read more: https://www.coloradopols.com/diary/124484/john-andrewss-islamophobic-rant-bookended-by-cory-gardners-praise

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:37 AM

1. My cousin in Colorado can't stand Cory Gardner

He used to be her Rep.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:39 AM

2. I don't believe anyone with a lick of sense can stand Cory Gardner.

He will have a tough time getting reelected in 2020 as long as the Democratic candidates don't go on a scorched earth policy amongst themselves.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:42 AM

3. I remembered her complaining about him

So I was kinda gobsmacked when he was elected senator!

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