yep... that's the article i read... sounds like some texas christians don't like the jew. yep, sounds about right...bdee said:Christian Conservative should replace the Jewish House Speaker.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12 ... y/#content
So, it's not just about him being Jewish, he just wants the leader to be a Christian conservative. :screwy:In one e-mail conversation between two members of the State Republican Executive Committee, official John Cook stressed the need for a Christian to lead other Christians in the legislature.
"We elected a house with Christian, conservative values. We now want a true Christian, conservative running it," Cook said in the Nov. 30 e-mail, first published by the Texas Observer.
Cook, confirming the e-mail's authenticity, told FoxNews.com that his conversation was not about Straus' religion and that he didn't even know until recently that Straus was Jewish. But he stood by his belief that Christian conservatives should lead.
"My e-mail said nothing about Jewish people. I just want Christian conservatives in office," he said.
Cook also said, "I got into politics to put Christian conservatives into office. They're the people that do the best jobs overall."
I remember some of the Klan saying they couldn't possibly be racist, because some of their best friends were black.Cook said his opposition was not about Straus' religion, although he prefers Christian candidates.
"They're some of my best friends," he said of Jews, naming two friends of his. "I'm not bigoted at all; I'm not racist."