And here I was thinking we put the whole Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim thing behind us months ago.

I guess I was wrong.

I just got an email titled “Muslims Get to OPT OUT of ObamaC*are!”

Notice the little asterisk after the C that is supposed to look like a crescent and star? Cute. It goes well with the attached image:

The email was from one Lawrence A. Hunter, President of the Social Security Institute.

According to their missing mission statement, the SSI is “a national, 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan seniors? advocacy organization.”

It looks like somewhere along the way they lost focus on their mission, morphing into a highly-partisan adversary of President Obama’s Health Care Reform initiative, hell bent on promoting fear and anger against the bill and the president through any means necessary including accusing President Obanma, yet again, of being a secret muslim who is using his stolen power to push for Sharia Law in the US and to discriminate against helpless Jewish and Christian Americans.

I did a quick search for Larry.

Here’s his contact info…

Lawrence A. Hunter, Ph.D
(540) 349 2360

He certainly does come with a good set of right-wing credentials. Not only does he have nine kids, like every good wingnut should, but he’s also the former and/or current member of multiple Dick Armey-related groups including FreedomWorks, “the Wall Street front group that helped launch the Tea Party Movement.”

And I’d expect nothing less from a guy who sent me an email claiming:

  • “ObamaCare discriminates against Christians and Jews by denying them special exemptions extended to other religions.”
  • The health care bill is a “theft committed by rouge politicians under the color of law with the threat of violence for non-compliance.”
  • “ObamaCare holds Sharia Law?s prohibition against gambling above the law of the land”
  • The bill is “the single biggest act of discrimination enacted under the color of law since Jim Crow Laws”

Larry’s only purpose here is incite anger and hatred – if not outright violence – toward our duly elected President and members of Congress by stirring up religous bigotry and intollerance, drawing on the old “Obama is a secret Muslim” lie that no rational person ever believed in the first place.

It’s nasty. It’s dangerous. And, most importantly, it’s all a load of shit.

The entire premise of his argument is that Obama inserted language into the health care bill to allow his Muslim brothers to opt out of the insurance mandate.

But the bill (text here) provides exactly the same exemptions for the health care insurance mandate that are currently used for social security in the existing tax code (text here. Exactly the same, except for one small thing.

The only change the new health care bill makes is to add an exemption for Christian organizations called health care sharing ministries. According to their website, sharing ministries are “founded on the biblical mandate of believers to share each other?s needs” with a goal to “apply Galatians 6:2, ‘Bear one another?s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ'”.

Do you need me to wrap this one up for you?

Larry Hunter is lying, radical, right-wing fucktard.

The end.