On Monday, Republican State Rep Alan Harper posted a comment to his Facebook page (now seemingly deleted), which urged his friends and constituents to only give money to Christian owned organizations.

Harper argued that companies owned by non-Christians are using their money in nefarious ways (and apparently all non-Christians are foreigners who want to send their money to terrorism?).

“In large part, these stores are owned by folk that send their profits back to their homeland and then in turn use these funds against our country to create turmoil, fear and in some cases death and destruction,”

Just like ol’ Jeb Bush, Harper urged individuals to use the trusty “Christ-dar” in detecting which businesses are Christian owned, telling his constituents to simply “Look behind the cash register.”

Harper also noted that he was “painting with a broad brush” but that “the madness has to stop.”

We agree, Mr. Harper, the madness of xenophobia and hatred in America does have to stop!

Read more at CBS News.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com