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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #47)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:36 AM

56. If his connections are all to the far right, why is it that Democrats like John Conyers repeatedly

 

attend his hate speeches, apologize for being there, then attend another one a few months later?
May 2013:
"U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, apologized today for Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments during a talk he gave in a Detroit church last week.

Conyers, who attended Farrakhan’s speech Friday night at Fellowship Chapel, issued a strong statement that distanced himself from the Nation of Islam leader’s remarks, which were blasted earlier this week by a Jewish civil rights group and others.

“Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, which I condemn in the strongest possible terms,” Conyers said. “It was my expectation that Minister Farrakhan’s speech would focus on the many challenges facing the city of Detroit. In previous days, he had discussed efforts to revitalize our city by purchasing property and investing in blighted neighborhoods. Regrettably, he used this opportunity to promote views that have no place in civilized discourse."
http://archive.freep.com/article/20130523/NEWS01/305230119/John-Conyers-apologizes-for-Farrakhan-s-anti-Semitic-remarks

And yet in Feb of 2014, Conyers attended another Farrakhan event with 18,000 attending, and yet again bigoted diatribes were delivered. Of course apologies are voided when one repeats the same offense, Conyers is counted as an anti gay asshole who is willing to sit and listen to Farrakhan say that President Obama “surrounded himself with Satan ... members of the Jewish community.

I am personally no longer accepting excuses from bigots, homophobes and racists.

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