It’s not all that unusual to hear ideologues throw up almost any argument, kooky or not, in an attempt to defeat something they don’t like. They’re simply hoping to sway enough voters (with whatever arguments work) to “win” a debate. But it can be startling when you realize that they really, really believe some of the truly bizarre things they say.
Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum, is one of those religious-righters who does believe the crazy stuff she says. Our friends at Right Wing Watch caught another example of that last week.
Adams spoke on Thursday’s the Trunews End Times (yeah, we know) radio program hosted by Rick Wiles. (“One man, one microphone, one mission, one message. Trunews, the only newscast reporting the countdown to the second coming of Jesus Christ.”) Wiles launched the radio program in Dallas/Fort Worth back in 1999.
During the interview, Adams warned that immigration reform will give “amnesty” to countless undocumented immigrants seeking to harm America. When Wiles suggested that the Department of Homeland Security might have to resort to biometric scanning to track foreign visitors moving in and out of the United States, Adams declared that such a plan worries her (you know, mark of the beast and all):
“I do understand that. I’ve seen it. I’ve heard it. And, of course, we know in biblical prophecy that that is the End Time. That is going to be the brand either on our foreheads or on the back of our hands. That is demonic through and through. That is End Times prophecy. There is no question about that.”
Then Adams pointed to another nightmare scenario for religious-righters in this country: Muslim immigration. She bizarrely argued that Muslim immigrants are bringing Islamic law to the United States even though (she said) that’s what caused them to flee their own country in the first place:
But, you know, another group of people that are coming into our country as refugees are others that are mostly from Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu cultures. There are people who are not here because they love America but because they are fleeing countries, and yet, what kind of culture are they bringing here? They want Sharia law, just like what they left that was causing them to be persecuted.”
Of course, so long as the First Amendment remains in place, no religious law of any kind is permitted in the United States. Sadly, Adams and other religious-righters work constantly to weaken one of the First Amendment’s key protections, the separation of church and state.
Adams, you may recall, briefly served as chair of the Texas Republican Party in 2009-10 and was a Republican National Committeewoman from Texas before that.
7 thoughts on “Texas Eagle Forum President: Immigration Reform Will Bring the End Times!”
Let’s not make our Illegal Immigration Problem any worse.
Illegal immigrants are already a burden on U.S. taxpayers;
Illegal immigrants, given citizenship, will create an even greater burden on U.S. taxpayers.
Do you think this is good for Americans?
Illegal Immigrant Employment, as it now exists, within our United States.
Less than 4% of all the illegal immigrants, in our United States, are working in agriculture.
ON-THE-BOOKS, EIGHT MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are working in, non-agriculture, American jobs, by using false, or stolen SS numbers. Using SS mismatches, DHS knows where these illegal immigrants are working.
OFF-THE-BOOKS, there’s a rapidly expanding $2+ Trillion Underground Economy in the U.S,, which has doubled in the last four years, driven by the continued inflow of illegal immigrants, and more U.S. employers contracting work out to them.
Immigration Reform does absolutely nothing to address the issue of the Underground Economy. It is doubtful that many of the illegal immigrants working in the underground economy would opt for citizenship. The illegal immigrants will still be here working off-the-books, and as long as there are jobs are available, more illegal immigrants will come.. More than 12.5%, 1/8th of our economy is OFF-THE-BOOKs, tax-free, under the table. An estimated $500 billion in tax revenue is currently lost due to the underground economy. That number is growing.
11.1 million illegal immigrants? GMAB
there has been a steady decline in U.S. wages since 1999.
Household income has dropped 8% since 2000.
much more at link: http://forumsforjustice.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4053&postcount=1
When our country is being threatened, bombed, and shot up by Islamic terrorists from the Middle East, I find it so strange that people think the real threat is some guy named Luis from Mexico. The numbers are nice front and center window dressing, but even this tuxedo does not make the ugly, sick face of racism look respectable. My guess is that you just don’t like “wetbacks” very much.
Those so-called “wetbacks” are some of the nicest people that live here in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and we have tons of them. I mean there is some Hispanic guy or Rosalita on nearly every street corner in town. They feed us at their Mexican restaurants, they mow our yards, they help us construct the $55 million renovation of our new high school and a new garage for one of my neighbors, and they spend lots of their hard-earned money in our retail stores. I know because I am usually right behind them in the checkout line. You would be amazed at their intelligence and the quality of their work. However, the thing that amazes me most is how long and hard they work. They may not have green cards, but they look an awful damn lot like real Americans to me—the ones that made up the Greatest Generation of which my parents were members.
As for your numbers, until our beloved Hispanic brothers and sisters become fully viable on their own and become official American citizens, the real challenge is for us American liberals to figure out how to drain the Koch brothers’ corporate bank accounts dry to pay for it. In the 1930s, we Democrats called that “justice for the little man.”
You saying thatlike adding that $2,000,000,000,000 to the US economy would be a bad thing.
You know. I haven’t even read this post by Dan, but I just know that this will be one of the most entertaining stories I have read in a very long time. Christmas time is coming in just four months or so, and it looks as if the baking with candied fruit is already underway in Texas. I will check back in after reading Dan’s post. Many thanks to Dan for caring enough to write about this stuff and not go crazy in the process.
This message is specifically for Cathie Adams:
No Cory. This is what I am saying:
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I [a worthless Mexican] was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren [worthless Mexicans], ye have done it unto me.
25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [Wingnut Republicans], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
25:44 Then shall they [wingnut Republicans]also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Jesus always put people and their needs before money and verbally bitch-slapped people who thought money was the most important thing in the world.
who are the most dangerous people in America? is it Islamic terrorists? nope. is it millions of illegal aliens? nope. is it drug dealers or pedophiles? nope. is it the politican? not even. the most dangerous people in America look just like you and me. in fact most are quite nice to talk to. until of course you bring up common sense issues. then you begin to see the look, hear the screech in their voice. the most dangerous people in America, more dangerous than any disease or foreign threat, is the LIBERAL! for only the liberal could understand that up can be down, that left can be right, and if you just click your heels and say there’s no place like free healthcare, everything will be alright. these people obviously fell asleep in math class. like rabid dogs, liberals should be hunted down, rounded up, then have a bullet placed right between their eyes.