Rev. Deacon Robert Spencer is starting to reap the fruit of his anti-Muslim activism, his Church is embarrassed by him and doesn’t want to be associated with his hatred.
Letter-writer Lawrence Swaim congratulates the Catholic Diocese on its decision and asks the Kolbe Academy to do the same.:
The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento acted wisely in canceling Robert Spencer’s speaking engagement on church property. Kolbe Academy Home School should now consider canceling his speech entirely at their conference in Sacramento later this month.
Spencer is a co-founder, along with Pam Geller, of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), a shrill and increasingly violent hate group that specializes in stirring up religious bigotry against innocent people.
Spencer poses a clear and present threat to religious liberty, and his hateful rhetoric makes a mockery of the values that most Americans cherish.
In a recent conference in Tennessee, attended by law enforcement because of escalating hate crimes in the area, Geller and Spencer’s SIOA followers cheered at the mention of a mosque that was burned down.
Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League correctly writes that Spencer and Geller promote “a conspiratorial anti-Muslim agenda under the pretext of fighting terrorism.”
He compared it to the anti-Semitism that became fashionable a century ago in Europe, beliefs that led to the Holocaust, history’s greatest crime, and reduced Europe to rubble.