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Ron Paul Condemned for Plans to Address Anti-Semitic Catholic Group

September 9, 2013 9:10 pm 7 comments

Cong. Ron Paul. Photo: Wiki Commons.

JNS.org Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, has been condemned for plans to speak at a conference hosted by the Fatima Center, an anti-Semitic fringe Catholic group.

“For Ron Paul to associate himself with such a disreputable, hateful religious movement is simply beyond comprehension,” American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Director David Harris said in a statement.

According to AJC, the Fatima Center is a fringe Catholic group led by Father Nicholar Grunner, who was suspended by the Catholic Church in 1996. Grunner rejects Nostra Aetate, a Second Vatican Council ruling that disavowed anti-Semitism and ushered in a new era of positive Jewish-Catholic relations. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, has also accused Grunner of anti-Semitism.

Paul, who planned to deliver the keynote address at the Fatima Center gala dinner on Sept. 11, is known for his staunch libertarian and isolationist views, including reducing American military aid to Israel. Based on these views and other alleged remarks calling for Israel to be abolished, some have accused Paul of anti-Semitism. But Paul has flatly denied those allegations and says he is pro-Israel.

His son, Rand Paul, is currently a Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky.

7 Comments

  • I always felt in my gut that Ron Paul was an anti-Semite. I mean when somebody today calls themselves an “isolationist” that is really just a veiled attempt at justifying a refusal to get involved in protecting Israel.
    A libertarian? Excuse me, but what the fuck is that really? Clint Eastwood calls himself a libertarian and his stupid wife cannot distinguish that from a liberal. Really, a ‘libertarian’ is an ultra- conservative who cannot tolerate the government telling him what to do as opposed to a staunch conservative who wants the government around still to enforce laws involving decency and morality. The difference? simple. The former (probably including Ron Paul)probably covertly support those guys in the white sheets.

  • I SEE THE BIASED MEDIA IS STILL AT IT. THEY FOCUSED ON DOCTOR PAUL LAST ELECTION, AND HAD HIM DESTROYED FROM THE BEGINNING, NOW THEY ARE HOPING TO DO THE SAME TO HIS SON. THE LEFT, ESPECIALLY LIBERALS, FEAR HIM . HE HAS ALREADY PROVEN HE IS A FIGHTER, AND NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP TO THE GOVERNMENT. SMEARING HIS FATHERS NAME IS THEIR PLAN TO GET AT RAND PAUL….. SOMEHOW, I DON’T THINK IT WILL WORK THIS TIME. PEOPLE ARE FINALLY GETTING INVOLVED AND STARTING TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES, AND CHECKING OUT FACTS. I STAND WITH RAND, AND TED CRUZ

    • Looks to me like Ron Paul, without media help, is doing a good job of destroying his son’s chances to make it to the White House. And before you turn on the Paulista Flaming, know that I support Rand Paul.

  • He is not ‘isolationist’. He advocates free trade with all nations. He is smeared by media (inclusive) because he opposes regime change and/or bombing other countries which pose no threat to the sovereignty of the USA or it’s citizens at home. Dr Paul does not advocate ‘reducing’ military aid to Israel: he supports cutting ALL taxpayer aid to ALL countries, whether such aid be military, disaster relief, or propping up friendly dictators. Although this hit piece is written as an editorial (intentionally or not) you should QUOTE Dr Paul in his call for’ Israel to be abolished’, but since publishing such a quote would be libel, it won’t happen.

  • Once a Nazi always a Nazi. A look at his entire career shows that this is entirely consistent for him. Of course he denies he is anti-Semitic. Not many anti-Semites will openly acknowledge the fact, at least not those in politics. Paul is simply following his heartfelt beliefs. As for his libertarianism, that is as much a fraud as he. He is for a full fledged fascist assault on individual liberties, from a strictly theocratic-fascist perspective. His only claim to libertarianism is a belief that government should not regulate business. So, in addition to his fascist social views, he wholeheartedly supports unsafe products, tainted food, and all the other blatant accomplishments of the anti-government regulation cohort.

  • LOLOL does everything have to be anti-semitic to the Jews?

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