President Obama says, “Let’s Target the Christians!”

January 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm (Christian news) (, , , , )

President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now being installed at airports across the country says that white Christian “anti-government” types will be the primary target of suspicion for authorities.

Former FBI agent Erroll Southers has been under scrutiny following Republican efforts to block his confirmation after it emerged Southers had abused his power to run a database check on his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.

Back in October, Southers told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, both of whom voted on his confirmation, that he carried out the search because he was concerned for his wife and son. However, after the committees had approved him, Southers admitted that he had lied under oath by failing to reveal that he had personally conducted the search and had done so on more than one occasion, as well as sharing the information with the police so they could harass the target of the search.

Given that the potential future head of the TSA has abused his power in the past and then lied about it to Congress while under oath, how can we have any confidence that he will change the climate of corruption and thuggishness that pervades the TSA, as stories of innocent people being terrorized and harassed continue to appear on an almost daily basis?

In a video interview posted to YouTube yesterday, Southers states the the government and the TSA has to “pay attention” not to Muslim terrorists but to “anti-government, anti-abortion, survivalist types” who are “christian identity oriented,” before he links such individuals with neo-nazi white supremacists and people like Buford Furrow, a former Aryan Nations member who killed one and injured three during a shooting at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center in August 1999.

Southers subsequently throws in Ben Smith, a spree killer who targeted members of racial and ethnic minorities in random drive-by shootings in Illinois and Indiana in July 1999.

“Those groups are groups that claim to be extremely anti-government and christian identity oriented,” added Southers.

The 2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment, by the Virginia Fusion Center, smeared anyone who is “anti-government,” “anti-abortion,” as potential terrorists, equated people who enjoy rifle shooting practice and hunting with terrorists, and demonized the use of the Internet and websites like YouTube, Fark and Slashdot as terrorist tools.  The use of “e-protests” is also talked about in the context of terrorism.

The document also discusses “special interest groups” who “incorporate a political message” in its section about domestic terrorists, which could be defined as any mildly political organization whatsoever.

These are just two of a plethora of similar police and federal government reports stretching back well over a decade that identify politically active Americans as domestic terrorists and a target of domestic authorities.

Unless Southers’ ambitions to head up the TSA are stopped, incidents of TSA thugs harassing libertarians and conservatives at airports, such as the case where a Ron Paul treasurer was interrogated for carrying cash and campaign information, will only become more prevalent.

You can view the YouTube video here:

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3 Comments

  1. Liz Coakley said,

    Southers is a bit confused. White supremacist can not be grouped together in one clump and call them “christains”. I believe the world has gone absolutely mad!
    There are a few things I agree with:
    True christians are against abortion, taking anyones life is wrong. We also have an identity crisis because we identify with Jesus Christ. Most christians are conservatives because we believe in values, morals, absolutes in right and wrong and in traditional families.
    People who have a true identity in Christ, DO NOT go shooting up places. We may get upset or angry about situations like the path our goverment is going in etc…, but we pray! We know that our heavenly father is in control of every situation and it’s all part of God’s plan. We may keep ouselves informed and voice our opinions but we don’t kill to make a point, like other religions and groups. QUIT worring about true believer in Jesus Christ-Real Christians and focus on the real terrorist!

  2. Fiona said,

    Obama’s desire to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell” can actually help to fulfill the “days of Lot” (Luke 17, cf. Gen. 19), the fulfillment of which will hurry up the return of the Heavenly Commander-in-Chief who will make all things straight (pun intended)! Interesting Google articles include “Obama Supports Public Depravity,” “Obama Avoids Bible Verses,” “Separation of Raunch and State” and “David Letterman’s Hate Etc.” – required reading for the “Obama 101” course.
    PS – You’re invited to use these new pro-life slogans: “Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms – and legs and ears and eyes etc.!” and “Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!”

  3. CANADIANFREEDOMFIGHTER said,

    This is trully Bible prophecy coming alive.

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    King James Bible
    Isaiah 5:20

    Does anyone one out there who agrees with me?

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