Constitution Party of Illinois: “God did order genocide but God commanded it so it is not wrong”

From a recent Constitution Party of Illinois Facebook post:

25 thoughts on “Constitution Party of Illinois: “God did order genocide but God commanded it so it is not wrong”

  1. From Der Sidelines

    Hello, Constitution Party? This is God. I’m at the Parker Brothers factory. Please come by and pick up your Clue, as it had been waiting here for you for decades…

  2. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    LP, and only LP. I’m getting involved in the Illinois party.

    I cannot believe the CP would be crazy enough to say something like this in the public domain. Religious extremism right here, folks.

  3. Jared King

    They also defended the Inquisition and the Crusades in the same post.

    I know that they put a strong emphasis on the “Christian Nation” myth, but I didn’t figure them for supporting a Holy War with Islam (which the CPIL did in the post (“We are at war with Islam and we need to wake up to that fact.”).

    And I REALLY wasn’t expecting the Spainish Inquisition.

  4. Dave Terry

    “God did order genocide but God commanded it so it is not wrong”

    Ja wohl! Zieg Heil! Heil Jehovah! Heil Jehovah!
    Jehovah uber alles!

  5. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    @ 9: this is embarrassing to any third party activist

    Third party? Lots of Republicans — Christians and Jews — believe that God ordered the Israelites to commit genocide against the Canaanites.

    But unlike the CP, Republicans are real players, and too smart to publicly put it that way.

  6. Dennis

    Do you believe in a benevolent, accepting God who let his only Son die because He loved us so? Then you might want to steer clear of the Constitution Party of Illinois. Their God is a genocidal megalomaniac.

  7. Peter Gemma

    Constitution Party Nat’l Chairman frank Fluckiger sent this message out to state party leaders and members of the CP Nat’l Committees …

    There have been some recent comments on some sites that are damaging to the party and totally irrelevant to what we as a party should be doing to grow our numbers and influence.

    Facebook pages promoting the Constitution Party have proven very successful. I encourage all parties, local and state, to have one. However such pages are the official representation of the party and postings and comments should reflect that fact. Articles and comments that are offensive and politically damaging to the Constitution Party should not be part of our official web presence. Facebook is meant as a personal page of expressions, and no one can stop that under First Amendment rights, but a Facebook page using the Constitution Party name must meet certain standards. There must be an editor to ensure our party is not linked to comments or people who can do us harm—calls for killing Muslims was recently brought to my attention as an example of how the freedom to post on a state Constitution Party Facebook page was being abused. There is no room for haters or hate talk within the Constitution Party.

    It may be that the person posting such items is a plant and not even a member of the party. I just don’t know and have not yet been able to find out. It has been my experience that such tactics are often employed by those who do not agree with our political philosophy to detract us from what we should really be doing to build the party. Conservatives seem to fall for that time and again. We can not let such things sidetrack us from what we should be doing. Unless we keep our focus on addressing issues that people are concerned about and that really matter and promoting positive solutions to the problems our nation faces, the party cannot attract good people from all walks of life (Christian or non – Christian) who are in basic agreement with the principles espoused by the Founding Fathers.

    I am therefore asking that each of you in state and national positions of influence to take immediate steps in the areas of your jurisdiction to correct this problem.

    My sincere thanks to each of you,

    Frank Fluckiger
    National Chairman
    Constitution Party

  8. paulie

    Lots of Republicans — Christians and Jews — believe that God ordered the Israelites to commit genocide against the Canaanites.

    What, no Democrats? lol

  9. Jill Pyeatt

    That’s a good letter/directive from Mr. Fluckinger.
    I can’t help but think the conversation here at IPR is part of the problem he’s talking about.

  10. T. Lee Ryde

    Yes, reportedly Mr. Fluckiger reads IPR and takes criticism of his party posted here to heart.

  11. Mike Indiana

    Using God as a political weapon is just plain disgusting. Guess the CP of Illinois does not believe in religious freedom.

  12. T. Lee Ryde

    You heard the national chairman. These kinds of comments must be kept behind closed doors where outsiders won’t see them, LOL.

  13. Jill Pyeatt

    BTW, does anyone hear from Red Phillips? He hasn’t visited us here at IPR lately.

  14. Catholic Trotskyist

    Red Phillips still posts on his own site, Conservative Heritage Times, as recently as today. I haven’t seen any coverage of CCTUC there.

  15. Jill Pyeatt

    Thanks, CT. I think I’ll send him a little note not to forget about us.

  16. A.J.

    The good Chairman was very careful not to specifically disavow what was written.

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