COMMENTARY: Voting 4 Carol Swain is Voting 4 Racism, Homophobia, and Xenophobia

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jul 21, 2019
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    06/21/2019 (The Nashville Voice Editorial Board) — As election day in Nashville quickly approaches many Nashvillians are still in the process of researching each candidate. We recently endorsed Mayor David Briley for reelection and listed our reasons for that decision. It is also the view of this Editorial Board that there is case for why Mayoral Candidate Carol Swain should not be elected as the next mayor of our city.

Candidate Swain has a long history of disparaging remarks against Muslims, the LGBTQ community and even her own race of African Americans. Over the years she has made a career as the poster child for the far right movement in this country, appearing often on Fox News and CNN to represent the “black conservative voice”.

We have gathered 10 quotes from Swain that prove she is the mouthpiece of Racism, Homophobia, and Xenophobia.

Interview with The Daily Caller

“As a black person, it bothers me that the America I know and love I feel like is being destroyed by [President Barack Obama] a black man. I don’t understand why.”

Interview with The Birther Report

“The changes that I think are so destructive to our Constitution and our American way of life is being led by someone [President Barack Obama] that’s not only a black man but he’s not even a native-born black man.”

Tennessean Op-Ed

“What would it take to make us admit we were wrong about Islam? What horrendous attack would finally convince us that Islam is not like other religions in the United States, that is poses an absolute danger to us and our children unless it monitored better than it has been under the Obama administration?”

Interview with Erico Matias Tavares 

“Right now it is far easier to continue the mantra of blaming white people and slavery for the plight of blacks.”

Interview with The Birther Report

“There’s something terribly wrong in America and as a black person it bothers me that the America that I know and love is being destroyed by [President Barack Obama] a black man”

From Swain’s 2011 book “Be The People”

“We are being confronted with numerous national disasters and freak weather patterns. Could some of these occurrences be related to our decision to reject biblical injunctions against abortion, greed, homosexuality, fornication, and adultery? Accept the fact that no matter what Christians and other believers do, it may be too late to save the United States of America….As it stands, we do not know if judgment has been determined for our nation.”

Speaking at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit 

“If we must live side-by-side with gay couples in a culture with a strong crusading homosexual agenda, our only hope is to strengthen ourselves spiritually and intellectually for the battle that awaits us.”

MSNBC Interview

“And this Klan, David Duke endorsement or whatever you want to call it, I think that’s going to be a non-issue because people have said enough with political correctness and no candidate can totally control who supports that candidate. I think it would hurt Donald Trump [to disavow controversial endorsements] because he’s not into political correctness. If you’re trying to win, you’re trying to get votes from wherever they come.”

Speaking on CNN

“Because I believe that it’s [Black Lives Matters] been a very destructive force in America, and I urge all of your viewers to go to that website and look at what they’re really about. It’s a Marxist organization all about black liberation. It’s not really addressing the real problems affecting African-Americans and so it’s problematic, it’s misleading black people, it needs to go.”

Infowars Interview

“I believe that the Democratic party is clearly not the party that a lot of African Americans believe it is, they need to know it’s pure Marxism.

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Nadira Freeman