Bachmann's synagogue appearance during gay tolerance celebration goes as well as you'd think

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At Anshe Emet Synagogue, you can't have a yarmulke and Chick-fil-A, too.
For the second time in just over a week, Michele Bachmann (or political operatives working on her behalf) has unwittingly enriched Jim Graves' campaign to take her job.

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Late last month, an outrageous pro-Bachmann attack ad helped Jim Graves raise $8,000. Then, last week, her appearance at a Lakeview, Illinois synagogue caused a 400 percent week-over-week increase in Chicago-area contributions to her opponent's campaign, according to Adam Graves, Jim's son and campaign manager.

Bachmann's appearance at the synagogue came on the eve of Yom Kippur and during a service "celebrating Israel's openness to the gay and lesbian community," the Chicago Tribune reports. So, as you'd expect, worshipers were less than thrilled to see one of America's most notorious gay rights opponents in their midst. (The Tribune contacted Bachmann's campaign and congressional office to try and figure out why she was at the synagogue, but never heard back.)

After Rabbi Michael Siegal followed a long-established synagogue policy of acknowledging public officials and mentioned Bachmann's presence, some congregants walked out. Another, Gary Sircus, used the opportunity to start a fundraising drive for Graves.

"The holiness of the room and the holiness of the evening was greatly diminished for me, if not completely destroyed," Sircus told the Tribune. "Our congregation values and embodies tolerance, compassion, respect for individual rights, intelligence, science -- all of the things that I think Michele Bachmann stands against."

Sircus went home and composed an email, which he then sent to his acquaintances and the Graves campaign. Here's some of what it said:
I felt that the best way to 'honor' Ms. Bachmann's visit was to make a contribution to your campaign. Even though I do not vote in Minnesota, please do everything in your power to take away this evil woman's soapbox...

I am aware of the fact that our congregation's policy in regards to public officials clearly caused pain to some members of our community on the most precious day of reconciliation on the Jewish calendar. That we regret deeply.
Next time, Michele, you might be better off keeping your presence on the DL by hiding in some bushes.

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senatortombstone
senatortombstone

"Even though I do not vote in Minnesota, please do everything in your power to take away this evil woman's soapbox... I am aware of the fact that our congregation's policy in regards to public officials clearly caused pain to some members of our community on the most precious day of reconciliation on the Jewish calendar." Wow, I guess his religion does not oblige him to kind and tolerant of Michele Bachmann, who apparantly is evil just because, like most of the world, she thinks that marriage is only between a man and a woman. What a hypocrite. Besides, if he is that offended by alleged "Anti-homosexual" views, then why is he in a synagogue? Has he not read Leviticus? Christians and Jews who support homosexuality are hypocrites who try to have it both ways. Regardless of how they feel about it, the Old and New Testaments both unambiguously condemn homosexuality, making theirs a major dichotomy. A gay Jew or Christian makes about as much sense as a free-market central planner.

stronnes
stronnes

She was probably there to help the gays at the synagog celebrate. What's wrong with that? This is one of the biggest non-stories young Rupar has written.

 

mmmmmmm.... hmmmmm ...    Damn shes hot!  Thanks for posting this eye-candy Rupar. 

 

 

 

C-NationAteYoCheez
C-NationAteYoCheez

Just give this woman a TV show already - Title it "Reversing the Unnatural - tales of faith and sexuality".

meesh427
meesh427

I've been tempted to move to her district just so I could vote against cuckoo banana pants (my nickname for Bachmann).  Instead I am going to keep contributing to Jim Graves campaign...much easier than moving. :)  Luckily I also agree with what he stands for...it would be a shame to support someone as the lessor of two evils.

Evelyn Blum
Evelyn Blum

Hey what do you expect out of the anti fried chick pea gal? (yes I know it was a satire piece but come on how many of us actually had to check to make SURE it was!)

Maryam A Flomer
Maryam A Flomer

That women is a moron extremist! Too bad she wasn't around to have married Hitler. They would have been perfect for each other. Yuk!

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

You know its bad when people outside of the state are donating to get her out.

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