Seems there’s a bit of controversy surrounding Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Va.) over comments he made about the first Muslim member of Congress using the Koran during a swearing-in ceremony.
The Washington Post reports that Goode wrote a letter to constituents saying, “The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration, there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran. … I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America.”
It was just a couple months ago we heard similar rhetoric from one of our congressional candidates, Chester T. Kelley, who ultimately lost to Jim McCrery.
On his pet topic of illegal immigration, Kelley said, “I honestly believe with all my heart, that the American way of life, the culture as we know it is in serious jeopardy of being totally and completely obliterated. … There’s no doubt that moving away from the Anglo-European background that we move in a totally different direction from the way we think and the way we intend to educate and raise our families.”
Thank you, Goode, for taking the flack for us.