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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:00 PM

Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims Blast Rick Santorum On 'Equality' Comment

Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after he said that “equality” is solely a Judeo-Christian concept.

“Where do you think the concept of equality comes from?” Santorum said on the campaign trail last Friday (Jan. 20). “It doesn’t come from Islam. It doesn’t come from the East and Eastern religions. It comes from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”


Not everyone agreed.

“Sen. Santorum’s presidential campaign is now playing to the lowest common denominator of religious bigotry and prejudice by attacking Eastern religions and Islam,” said Aseem Shukla of the Hindu American Foundation. Santorum’s comments, Shukla added, “show a profound ignorance of the teachings of Dharma spiritual traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.”

Santorum’s campaign did not answer repeated requests for comment.

more here
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/hindus-sikhs-muslims-blast-rick-santorum-on-equality-comment/2012/01/27/gIQAaKk5VQ_story.html


Why am I NOT surprised!



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Vehl Jan 2012 OP
Enrique Jan 2012 #1
xchrom Jan 2012 #2
PassingFair Jan 2012 #3
provis99 Jan 2012 #4
LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #5
DCKit Jan 2012 #6

Response to Vehl (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. the GOP is full of scholars

teaching us all kinds of stuff about history, religion, science, etc.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:14 PM

2. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:22 PM

3. Until Moses brought the ten commandments, people were all like animals.

Don't you know history?

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 11:24 PM

4. that asshole Santorum doesn't even think women are equal to men.

 

massive religious hypocrite.

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:35 AM

5. Since when has Santorum supported equality anyway?

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Response to Vehl (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:13 AM

6. Would folks of those religions have voted (R) anyway?

 

He's gaining cred with the fundies and racists, a far larger voting block.

Someone needs to explain the concept of the "dog whistle" to any minority group that might take, at face value, anything that comes out of any Republicans (or politician's, in general) mouth.

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