Coulter draws fire over remarks about Jews

  1. Conservative author Ann Coulter finds herself in the middle of a firestorm once again after remarks on a CNBC television show in which she said Jews need "to be perfected" and suggested the nation would be better off if it were all-Christian.
    Appearing on "The Big Idea" with host Donny Deutsch on Monday, she said Christians were tolerant of racial diversity but that it "would be a lot easier" for Jews if they were to become Christians.
    Deutsch, who described himself as a practicing Jew on the show, was clearly dismayed by the remarks, which he called "hateful" and "antisemitic," according to a transcript published on the Web by Editor and Publisher.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21257498/ accessed today.

    Unbelievably insensitive.
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   BBFRN
    I saw the video clip supplied by this article. She is such a jerk. Why do people keep giving her air time? :angryfire
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    She is one nasty personality. Could never listen to her, nor read her books.
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Besides the fact that she's Ann Coulter and says things in a WAY that gets you guys to give her attn so she can sell her books, she didn't say anything all THAT out of line.

    She simply, if abrasively, rehashed the Great Commission. The goal of MANY religions is to convert the world. Christianity is one of them. So, to suggest that Jews would be better off as Christians certainly makes sense to ME, from a CHRISTIAN point of view.

    Remember this, though. This is only here on allnurses because you started a thread to complain about her. I didn't give her this attn. You did.

    Unbelievably insensitive? I think not. I THINK that Jews would be better of as Christians. And Muslims. And athiests, etc. etc. That's not anti-Jewish of me, at all. In fact, wanting as many people as possible to know my Christ, from my POV, is a form of love.

    When it comes right down to it, REAL anti-semitism is on the rise in most of the world, especially in Europe, and THEY should know better. American Christians are Israel's strongest allies at the moment. They have nothing to worry about from us.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Oct 12, '07
  6. by   HM2VikingRN
    She was not evangelizing. It was a bigoted remark purely and simply. Apologetics for her remarks are beyond the pale.
  7. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from HM2Viking
    She was not evangelizing. It was a bigoted remark purely and simply. Apologetics for her remarks are beyond the pale.
    It was an abrasive remark designed to earn your ire. Apparently, it worked.

    The actual substance was not out of line. It is NOT beyone the pale for me to defend the core equation of my religion: that my God so loved the world that he gave his son, for the WHOLE world, Jews included.

    In Ann's remark, about perfecting Judaism, is a core Christian belief, that Christians are the heir of the seed of Abraham, according to the promise. It's hard to be bigoted about Jews when you consider Jews to be your forbears.

    It is not beyond the pale. I'm not defending her and her abrasiveness. But, as much as I don't like the WAY AC says things, I don't disagree with the core of what she said.

    It was toxic because it set you off in a defensive mechanism that doesn't allow you to hear what actually was said. That is done of purpose. As a result, you have given her publicity. Maybe, it's more accurate to suggest that it is beyond the pale to give her publicity when she acts in ways DESIGNED to gain publicity.

    If you look at the similar thread link below, you will see that the LAST time she said something so abrasive it needed to be discussed with a mere 6 months or so ago. I suggest that, 6 months from now, you will be talking about something AC said that upset you.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Oct 12, '07
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Ann Coulter is execrable. 'Nuff said.
  9. by   canoehead
    Why is anyone even noticing what she rants about anymore?

    75% of the world would be eliminated if she had her way, and I think almost all religions and nationalities can agree, that would be a los for everyone.
  10. by   BBFRN
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Besides the fact that she's Ann Coulter and says things in a WAY that gets you guys to give her attn so she can sell her books, she didn't say anything all THAT out of line.

    She simply, if abrasively, rehashed the Great Commission. The goal of MANY religions is to convert the world. Christianity is one of them. So, to suggest that Jews would be better off as Christians certainly makes sense to ME, from a CHRISTIAN point of view.

    Remember this, though. This is only here on allnurses because you started a thread to complain about her. I didn't give her this attn. You did.

    Unbelievably insensitive? I think not. I THINK that Jews would be better of as Christians. And Muslims. And athiests, etc. etc. That's not anti-Jewish of me, at all. In fact, wanting as many people as possible to know my Christ, from my POV, is a form of love.

    When it comes right down to it, REAL anti-semitism is on the rise in most of the world, especially in Europe, and THEY should know better. American Christians are Israel's strongest allies at the moment. They have nothing to worry about from us.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    Hmmmm...there are some Muslims that feel the same way about their religion.

    They have nothing to worry about from you, other than the fact that you want to eradicate their religion? Their religion has been around much longer than yours. I think they're probably just fine with Judaism, or they would've become Christians a long time ago.
  11. by   BBFRN
    I don't buy this whole "She only does it so you'll talk about her" BS. So what? I don't care what her reasoning is. It doesn't mean she wins anything other than the title of jerk.
  12. by   HM2VikingRN
    John McCain made a similar comment. This cartoon could apply to Ms. Coulter:

  13. by   CHATSDALE
    she wants to sell books and be interviewed by everybody with a talk show...she is NOT an example of a Christian person
  14. by   ElvishDNP
    I don't have any respect for her, myself.

    Let's see. Putting myself in someone else's shoes, someone of another faith says to me, either directly or indirectly:

    "There is a God who loves you. He gave His only Son so that you might have eternal life in Heaven and abundant life here. He has plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. He invites you to seek Him."

    I might be willing to listen.

    But if that same person says to me:
    "You would be better off as a Christian."

    I might just flip them the bird and walk away.
    Which do you think is more effective at fulfilling the Great Comission?

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