Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire spent a good portion of his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning discussing the violence that occurred surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, which he claimed was staged in order to provoke a civil war.
Daubenmire repeatedly described the participants in the “Unite The Right” rally as “patriots” who are simply trying to defend Western civilization and asserted that opposition to their march came from “Christ-haters.”
“Please tell me you’re smart enough to understand this, that those were staged riots,” Daubenmire said. “Can I tell you why? Because somebody wants to stir up a mess … They are trying to drive us to civil war.”
Daubenmire insisted that the rally in Charlottesville was hijacked by right-wing and left-wing activists who had been paid to disrupt the event and “make this look like racism is out of control in America.”
“The average patriot couldn’t care less about skin color,” Daubenmire asserted, saying that those who participated in the rally were merely outraged that their heritage is being destroyed as Confederate monuments are taken down all over the country.
“What if we were to go into every town in America and tear down the signs that say Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway?” he wondered. “What would happen if we demanded that Martin Luther King Jr. signs be pulled down and those streets’ names be changed? What would we expect? Well, we’d expect the brainwashed black masses to rise up.”
“When a white guy stands up, it’s racism,” Daubenmire said. “Do you see what they’re doing to us? Does anybody see it? Haven’t I warned you that this is a battle for Western civilization? And at the heart, at the root of Western civilization stands Jesus Christ. These are Christ-haters, these are God-haters.”
Daubenmire fumed that the churches in Charlottesville are not “raising hell” over the fact that the “patriots” who marched in their town were not adequately protected by the police and had their First Amendment rights violated, insisting that the marchers were Christians who love Jesus just as much as anyone else.