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Monday, May 15, 2006

The Progressive Democrat Atheist - And Holocaust Denier

Just an anomaly, I'm sure...

Candidate: Holocaust didn't happen
By Jay Reeves
The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM -- A Democratic candidate for attorney general denies the Holocaust occurred and said Friday he will speak this weekend to a "pro-white" organization that is widely viewed as being racist.

Larry Darby concedes his views are radical, but he said they should help him win wide support among Alabama voters as he tries to "reawaken white racial awareness" with his campaign against Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson.

The state Democratic chairman, Joe Turnham, said the party became aware of some of Darby's views only days ago and was considering what to do about his candidacy.

"Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party," said Turnham.

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, Darby said he believes no more than 140,000 Jewish people died in Europe during World War II, and most of them succumbed to ty phus.

Historians say about 6 mil lion Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis, but Darby said the figure is a false claim of the "Holocaust industry."

"I am what the propagandists call a Holocaust denier, but I do not deny mass deaths that included some Jews," Darby said. "There was no systematic extermination of Jews. There's no evidence of that at all."

Darby said he will speak today near Newark, N.J., at a meeting of National Vanguard, which bills itself as an advocate for the white race. Some of his campaign materials are posted on the group's Internet site.

"It's time to stop pushing down the white man. We've been discriminated against too long," Darby said in the interview.

A poll published last month indicated the Democratic race for attorney general was up for grabs. The survey showed 21 percent favored Tyson to 12 percent for Darby, but 68 percent of respondents were undecided.

Darby, founder of the Atheist Law Center and a longtime supporter of separation of church and state, said he has no money for campaign advertising and has made only a few campaign speeches.

So, if this Dem wins the nomination, would Kos/OW/et all be forced to support *gasp* a Republican?

We'll wait with baited breath.

Oh, and sure... this guy is some right-wing mouth breather who is just running as a Dem to embarrass the party, right? Well, from the positions he promotes at the Atheist Law Center, it becomes quite clear that he at least shares the goals of the secular progressives in the Democratic Party:
The Atheist Law Center is a non-member, not-for-profit corporation (see our IRS certification) advocating globally the enlightened concept of absolute separation between religion and governments. The Center's legal existence was recognized by the government on September 11, 2002, the first anniversary following the faith-based terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

The Center is the only legal advocacy firm in the United States dedicated to attaining complete government neutrality in matters of religion, which includes ending government acts of "ceremonial deism" and other accommodations of religion encroachments against all citizens.

The Center is the only legal advocacy firm in the United States dedicated to advancing the civil rights of citizens who are atheists, per se, by challenging religion encroachments against government and defending atheists who are victims of workplace or other discrimination.
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He's a kook, yes.... but he's a Democrat kook.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler