By Brian Tashman
Fortunately, Jacobs maintains, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s The Response prayer rally in Houston broke the curse and “the land is starting to rejoice, you see, because of that prayer.”
This concept of curses left by Native Americans has a large foothold in the New Apostolic Reformation, and today Bruce Wilson reported that NAR figures Chuck Pierce, John Benefiel, Tom Schlueter and Jay Swallow recently participated in an event in Teas that involved “smashing of Native American art objects” in order to “divorce and tear down the principalities of Baal, Asherah and Leviathan.” Like Benefiel and Swallow, Jacobs was an official endorser of The Response.
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Even so, it's amazing to see their prejudice so nakedly displayed. Because the Aztecs and a few others practiced human sacrifice, thousands of cultures spread over tens of thousands of years are evil. According to these racists, Indians are devil-worshiping demons from hell. When we broke our treaties with them, rounded them up like cattle, and massacred them, they only got what they deserved. When you're faced with rabid dogs and mass-murdering Indians, all you can do is exterminate them.
Why Perry is no. 1
Jacobs isn't just some fringe figure. She endorsed Rick Perry's event and he accepted her endorsement. He proudly attended the event knowing people like Jacobs and Bryan Fischer were behind it. And Rick Perry is the leading Republican candidate for president in the polls.
Perry isn't the most popular Republican candidate these days despite his racist supporters. He's the most popular Republican candidate these days because of his racist supporters. When he attacks Social Security, illegal immigration, or global warming--when he talks about everyone he's executed under "Texas justice"--his supporters know what he means. He's protecting "us" from "them"--the brown-skinned un-American "traitors" who would destroy our way of life.
In other words, he's telling white Christian conservatives that he understands their racist fears. He'll man the barricades against the minorities, liberals, secularists, and "elitists" who would force "his" people to give up their privileged positions. He'll make sure that "equal protection under the law" doesn't apply to anyone except the "right" people. You know, Sarah Palin's "real" Americans.
And where are the Limbaughs and Becks on this issue? Has anyone in the right-wing media denounced Cindy Jacobs for her racist screed against Indians? No, of course not. Pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck share Jacobs's views. They've each made racist assertions many times before.
This is standard dogma in the Republican Tea Party: that blacks, Latinos, and other minorities are inferior. That they're poor and uninsured only because they're lazy, good-for-nothing bus. Jacobs has simply said what others think: that dark-skinned minorities have equally dark souls.
For more on the subject, see:
Whites think they're discriminated against
Teabaggers seek white Christian rule
Rick Perry promotes Christian bigotry
Conservatives use "language of savagery"
Stossel: Indians are biggest moochers
Whites feel like a minority
Fischer: Indians were thieves
Below: How conservative Christians see Indians. How they see all minorities, really.