Family Research Council’s Boykin: Bachmann and Gohmert on mission from God to hunt Muslims

By David Ferguson
Friday, April 5, 2013 13:55 EDT
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The Family Research Council’s President Jerry Boykin said this week that U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) are “standing on the word of God” in their mission to find and punish Muslims and Muslim supporters in the U.S. government.

According to Right Wing Watch, Boykin made the remarks at a panel discussion at this week’s National Religious Broadcasters conference featured Boykin alongside alleged former Islamic terrorist Kamal Saleem. The panel was moderated by Christian radio host Janet Parshall.

After portentously warning that the U.S. justice system has already been infiltrated and overcome by Sharia law, Boykin called on Americans to support Bachmann, Gohmert and Rep. Ted Franks (R-AZ) for their efforts to drive Muslims out of the U.S. government.

“There’s a lack of leadership in America today,” Boykin said. “Leaders are intimidated, they’re afraid and they will not confront the Muslim Brotherhood. They will not face up to what is really happening in America. Those who will are people that are standing on the word of God. Start with Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Trent Franks. They are a very small number who are standing on God’s word and because they have the spirit of God, they see this for what it is.”

Boykin is a retired U.S. Army Lt. General who was a plangent voice in the effort to keep President Barack Obama from overturning the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forbade military service by openly LGBT people.

In talks to churches around the country, Boykin has characterized the post-911 world as spiritual conflict between Muslims and “Christian America.” Boykin has warned of a “stealth jihad” in the government and has said that Islam does not deserve the same protections enjoyed by other religions in the U.S. because it is “a totalitarian way of life with aggressive political goals.”

The Family Research Council was determined to be a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010 because of its insistence on spreading misinformation about LGBT people, Muslims and other groups it deems to be insufficiently Christian.

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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