As Indiana debated the Religious Freedom bill -- legislation that protects Christians from militant gay hate groups -- a State Representative threw down the race card.
It's akin to tossing the "Get Out Of Jail Free" card on the table during a poker game. Only in the distorted thinking of leftism can religious liberty and racism be melded into a single issue.
State Rep. Vanessa Summers made her play by accusing an 18-month-old boy of being a racist.
What, you may ask, does that have to do with the Religious Freedom bill?
Jennifer Burke at PolitiStick.com explains...
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As Summers argued against the bill, she accused Republican State Rep. Jud McMillin’s 18-month old son of being racist, insinuating as well that McMillan raised him to be a racist because he is one, too. McMillin and his son are white.Continue reading here ►
Yes, you read that correctly. A grown woman played the race card against an 18-month old toddler. She said on the House floor, “I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color.”
Her words did not receive a welcome reaction. In fact, when noticeable gasps could be heard in reaction to her words, Summers said, “It’s true.”
She later said of McMillin’s “He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried. And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared.”
Perhaps McMillin is not aware that crying while in a new environment and meeting strangers is a natural reaction to all children that age, regardless of the color of the other person’s skin. But, race baiters like Summers are so focused on their own skin color and have such an intense desire to discredit others with whom they disagree by leveling the racist charge that she actually accused an 18-month old toddler of being a racist.
McMillin handled the attack with class saying, “It’s just incredibly unfortunate. You’d like to think that we would have professional discussion on the House floor and certainly be able to avoid having 18-month-olds in the discussion.” He continued, “I can tell you that if he reacted the same way he reacts with anybody brand new, he buries his head in his dad’s shoulder. Whoever it is, it’s what he does. He’s an 18-month-old kid; he’s in a new environment up here in the place like the Statehouse but doesn’t know anybody. I honestly don’t remember anything out of the ordinary.”
Summers should be ashamed of stooping to a new low in the baseless accusation of racism that the Left has hurled all too frequently since Barack Obama became president.
Tim Swarens, the opinion editor at the Indy Star, called Summers comments “unfair, unwarranted, and unprofessional.”
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