When Republican activist Rae Hart Anderson last ran for Minnesota Senate, she ended up conceding the race to Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, the state’s first Hindu legislator, by urging him to convert to Christianity. Four years later, she’s again facing off with Chaudhary. But while she’ll be bringing the same religious fervor – both pro-Christian and anti-Muslim – to the table, she’s adding a noteworthy new belief: the insistence that President Barack Obama isn’t the legitimate president of the United States.
Deeply involved in GOP politics, Anderson is currently the precinct chair for the Republican Party in Fridley. She also ran for the deputy chair position in the Republican Party of Minnesota in 2007, losing to incumbent Dorothy Fleming. In her 2006 Senate challenge to Chaudhary, she was endorsed by the GOP.
Socialized medicine is a tool of SUBJECTION used in other countries to eliminate privacy and some people who don’t count as much. I expect that soon, very soon the DFLers will revolt, too, since they’re people-not subjects of ‘his royal highness’ Barry Saetoro; OR ‘her royal highness’ either, Nancy Pelosi.
Anderson ratchets up the rhetoric further when she talks about the health care reform bill:
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH THE ONE WHO SPEAKS AND SPEAKS AND SPEAKS-AND REFUSES TO ALLOW AMERICANS TO READ AND READ AND READ THE BILL THAT BARRY HAD OTHERS WRITE AND DECODE-SORT OF LIKE THAT PRETTY BIRTH CERTIFICATE WITH NO DOCTOR AND NO HOSPITAL-WAS THERE A BIRTH WEIGHT AND LENGTH? IT’S UNIQUE, NO DOUBT. NOW FOR THE HEALTH CARE BILL…LET’S NOT LET HIM ACCOMPLISH “A HEALTH CARE BOOK FOR IDIOTS”…WITH A BLACK AND YELLOW COVER…LIKE THOSE OTHER IDIOTS BOOKS. HEALTH CARE IS NO JOKE AND NOT FOR AMATEURS.
When she posted an image of Obama’s birth certificate she asked:
Where is the name of the physician, the hospital. No witnesses to this event? Did it happen in Canada? Kenya [?]-as “some relatives” stated? Where DID our U.S. President come from?
A devout Christian, Anderson has written extensively about religion on her campaign website. And it’s in that context that she often talks about Islam:
Muslims are used to hate, and will follow the hatefilled Muslim way to kill and torture even Muslims, as Mohamed did to those who disagreed with him.
It’s okay to do evil if you do it to disagreeing Muslims. The rule is conform or else, apparently. See for yourself and decide as you follow the link. Jesus loves the Muslims, and could help them love one another! “Pray for your enemies, do good to those who despitefully use you.” -Jesus ###
In December, she continued the theme:
LOOK AT MUSLIM COUNTRIES KILLING, BEHEADING, AMPUTATING, SEVERE TORTURING OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST AND OF JEWS. MUSLIM LAWS PROMOTE THREATENINGS AND PROMOTE BELIEVING OBVIOUS LIES-LIES THAT SAY THAT EVERYONE ELSE DESERVES DEATH EXCEPT THEM AND THEIR WAY RIGIDITY-INCREDIBLE. DIVERSITY IS NOT PRACTICED UNDER SHARIA LAW. READ IT. COULD DIVERSITY AND SHARIA LAW CO-EXIST? YOU DECIDE.
Sen. Satveer Chaudhary
Sen. Chaudhary declined to comment on Anderson’s campaign materials, but local Republican Party officials did weigh in, putting some distance between themselves and Anderson’s rhetoric.
“Ms. Anderson is entitled to her opinions,” Carleton Crawford, 5th Congressional District chair for the Republicans, told the Minnesota Independent. He added, however, that the writings on Anderson’s campaign website “do not represent my views, the views of the 5th CD Republicans or, to the extent of my knowledge, the Republican Party of Minnesota.”
While Anderson won the party’s endorsement last time, John Anderson, chair of House District 50A Republicans, said that delegates will have a choice at the local Republican convention on Mar. 20. Gina Bauman will also be seeking the Republican endorsement to run against Chaudhary in November.
“Rae has the right to say whatever she would like on her campaign website as protected by the First Amendment,” he said. “If this is how she feels our delegates will take that into consideration when casting their votes.”
“We are the party of religious freedom,” he added. “Many of the statements that Rae has made in her website are contradictory to our belief that everyone has the right to worship how they wish.”
Rae Hart Anderson didn’t respond to the Minnesota Independent’s interview requests, but her web site offers ample evidence of her stance on Christianity and religious freedom.
In her blog post, “Minnesota is included in this Christian Nation, the USA,” Anderson writes:
The U.S.A., this Christian nation, is built on the biblical foundations of the prophets and the apostles, and anchored to eternal priorities through the love and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our founding documents are signed mostly by ministers…
…All religions are free to practice their faith in America unless there is infringement on other’s safety, basically. All citizens get to vote and run for office. Freedom to choose is a basic part of our Christian nation. This is not the meaning of ‘choice’ in our modern vernacular-meaning death to babies! This choice the Bible speaks of is to choose to follow God’s way, a higher way that includes relationship with our Creator…
…Christians can be friendly, and firm and loving and act on their living faith in a LIVING GOD, OUTLOUD-or not. True, Christians are not perfect-they are forgiven. This is our Christian country. We share it willingly, constitutionally, freely, with others who are not Christians and many who are not citizens-but who are also here.
The SD50 incumbent is intimately familiar with Anderson’s beliefs – when she conceded in 2006, she sent Chaudhary, Minnesota’s only elected Hindu, an email urging him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
Congratulations on winning the District 50 senate race. Your phone is “busy”…no doubt with good wishes!
I’ve enjoyed much of this race, especially the people I’ve met…even you! I see your deficits-not all of them, and your potential-but not all of it. Only your Creator knows the real potential He’s put in you. Get to know Him and know yourself…you’ll be more interesting even to you!
The race of your life is more important than this one-and it is my sincere wish that you’ll get to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He died for the sins of the world, yours and mine-and especially for those who accept His forgiveness. His kingdom will come and His will be done-on earth as it is in heaven. There’s more….I love belonging to the family of God. Jesus is the way, the truth and offers His life to you and each human being. Pay attention…this is very important, Satveer. Have you noticed Jesus for yourself…at some moment in time, yet???
God commends His love to us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Death came upon all and was defeated by the superiority of Jesus’ life and His tomb is empty. God in Christ is reconciling the world back to Himself, with offered forgiveness-this is one choice we get to make nose to nose with the living God-fear Him and you need fear no other. Become His family and know the love of God that passes knowledge. See Isaiah and the Gospel of John…good reading while waiting for fishes to bite.
God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Jesus Christ lives in His earth family by His Spirit. He said He’d be back, and He said it first. You could invite Him to make the race of your life ‘eternal’. God waits to be gracious to each person that knows they need to be forgiven. Do you? I think you do. Just ask. Christ won eternal life for you and said so. Take Him at His Word. Take some time to get acquainted with this power-filled Jesus…God with us. You could be a temple of the living God, by invitation-yours, TO GOD. There’s nothing like belonging to Christ…not winning, not money, not degrees…it’s the best.
Good wishes and better wishes…until you wish for the best!
Rae Hart Anderson