Who can comprehend the actions of Wade M. Page, who massacred Sikhs in a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin? Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association and evangelical leader Pat Robertson tried to explain what motivated Page, a white supremacist, to commit these horrendous crimes. Fischer connected Page's Nazi sympathies with liberalism and the Democratic Party. Watch:
FISCHER: You know what the Nazi Party stands for? It's the National Socialist Party. What about the word "socialist" do you not understand? They were the National Socialist Party - that is a left-wing political philosophy. And you think even here in the United States, who was the party of racism? It was the left, it was liberals who were the part of racism. It was the Democrats that supported and defended the institution of slavery. It was Democrats that resisted the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. It was Democrats that instituted Jim Crow laws. It was Democrats that created the Ku Klux Klan. It was Democrats that filibustered the Civil Rights Acts of the mid-1960s.
On the 700 Club, Pat Robertson blamed "Satanic atheists" who "hate God" for the killings. Watch:
ROBERTSON: Is it Satanic, is it some spiritual thing, people who are atheists, they hate God, they hate the expression of God. They are angry with the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshiping God. And, whether it’s a Sikh temple or a Baptist Church or a Catholic Church or a Muslim mosque, whatever it is, I just abhor this kind of violence. It's the kind of thing that we should do something about, but what do you do? You talk about the love of God and hope that it has some impact.