October 12th, 2007
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Coulter: We want 'Jews to be perfected'

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter may find herself in the midst of a controversy for comments Monday suggesting America would be better if everyone was Christian.

Asked by CNBC host Donny Deutsch what the U.S. looks like in her dreams, Coulter said it would look like the Republican National Convention in 2004

"People were happy,” she said, according to a transcript provided to CNN by CNBC. “They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America." (Video: Watch Coulter's comments on CNBC)

When Deutsch responded, "It would be better if we were all Christian?" Coulter said "Yeah."

Deutsch, himself Jewish, continued to press Coulter on her remarks, asking, "We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians then?"

"Yeah," Coulter responded, adding "Well, it's a lot easier. It's kind of a fast track."

"You can't possibly believe that," Deutsch responded. “You can’t possibly. You’re too educated.”

"Do you know what Christianity is?" Coulter replied. "See, we believe your religion, but you have to obey. We have the fast track program."

Later in the interview Deutsch asked Coulter if she doesn't want any Jews in the world, Coulter responded, "No, we think - we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say."

"Wow, you didn't really say that, did you," Deutsch said.

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"Yeah, no,” Coulter replied. “That’s what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners."

Deutsch said he was personally offended.

"No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be," she said. "I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to live up to all the laws. What Christians believe - this is just a statement of what the New Testament is - is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament."

Deutsch continued to call Coulter's comments anti-semetic.

"No, no, - I don't want you being offended by this," she responded. "This is what Christians consider themselves, because our testament is the continuation of your testament. You know that. So we think Jews go to heaven. I mean, [the late Rev. Jerry] Falwell himself said that, but you have to follow laws. Ours is "Christ died for our sins." We consider ourselves perfected Christians. For me to say that for you to become a Christian is to become a perfected Christian is not offensive at all."


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  1. rj, SD CA

    Anne has such pretty blond hair. I wonder why she dyes the roots black.

    October 12, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Jay, Charlotte, NC

    Clearly she's overcompensating for her lesbianism.

    October 12, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Sharron, Texas

    WOW. I'm so glad someone has the guts and speak up for Christianity. I agree with all of you. People take someone's comments and twist the meaning until it's so backwards and meaningless. I cannot believe Deutsch was asking her opinion then saying he was offended when it's obvioulsy the plain truth. LOL Don't you all think it's funny that he asked how the world looked in her dreams, then he acted like she was trying to convince people to really change this way? Christianity has been pushed out of America so far that when someone speaks the truth about it, it is taken as a blow. I aplaud her, and all you for supporting it. God, help the U.S. and send us another Repub!!

    October 12, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Sharron, Texas

    WOW. I'm so glad someone has the guts and speak up for Christianity. I agree with all of you. People take someone's comments and twist the meaning until it's so backwards and meaningless. I cannot believe Deutsch was asking her opinion then saying he was offended when it's obvioulsy the plain truth. LOL Don't you all think it's funny that he asked how the world looked in her dreams, then he acted like she was trying to convince people to really change this way? Christianity has been pushed out of America so far that when someone speaks the truth about it, it is taken as a blow. I aplaud her, and all you for supporting it. God, help the U.S. and send us another Repub!!!

    October 12, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Jesse, Missoula Montana

    So would that make Muslims perfected 'Christains' since they believe in the New and Old testamant but also believe in the Quran? Or maybe Mormans are perfected Christains since they got the old and new testament and the book of Morman.

    October 12, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. Carol, Tyler, Texas

    Liberals do not like Ann Coulter so they will turn anything she says around! I saw this clip on TV today. It isn't a put down to the Jews. Donny Deutsch needs to go crawl under a rock.

    October 12, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. mark lamar , hamilton, NJ

    Ann's got genuine problems, as she has shown us before. My guess is that she has either a drug or alcohol dependency, or another psychological disorder that lands her into this controversial place, over and over, the way Rush Limbaugh does. She's mean, but also very unhappy with herself, hence, the aggression and shooting from the hip all the time. Bullies are never happy folks! Ann, get some help, babe!

    October 12, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Elise, Buffalo, NY

    As a Jewish woman living in America I do not feel that I should have to exposed to such intolerance. Coulter's comments are disgraceful and it just adds to the many reasons she has given us to find her a disgrace and an embarassment to the this country.

    October 12, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. Chris Haynes, Winston-Salem, NC

    If one is truly "conservative", he or she would not say such offensive things. This woman was obviously overlooked by most as a child based on her drastic need for attention. And some of you read her writings? I now realize why some people vote the way they do.

    October 12, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. Jennifer Atlanta, GA

    So Ann has reduced my faith (Christianity) to a "get out of jail free" card. I'm not so sure Jesus is amused, Ms. Coulter, and I think you're going to have a lot of truly nasty behavior to explain when it's your turn to knock on the Pearly Gates.

    October 12, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Gilmore, New York

    It is fantastic that everyone in her dream U.S. is tolerant, must be very difficult since she's eliminated any and all diversity from the population from her ideal country.

    October 12, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Christa, KY

    i am a christian, and it's people like this and comments like that which make me ashamed to associate myself with christians.

    October 12, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Stephen, Washington, DC

    "Why am I not suprised by these comments. They reflect the attitude of many conservatives. We're right, your wrong. End of story."

    Wow, I am amazed that someone had the temerity to write the above. First of all, out of over 2,600 comments, I can only find 20 or so that seem to have been penned by conservatives, so it's hardly balanced. Second of all, I don't know about the rest of America, but I am FAR more worried about a relativist, morally neutral future in which there IS no truth and wherein every type of vile and sick behavior has to be tolerated in the name of "diversity," than I am of Christianity being the dominant religion in America. For all of you fulminating over some return to the Crusades, etc. consider that the "isms" of the 20th Century (Fascism, Communism, and Socialism) were responsible for more deaths than all of Christian history put together. And those regimes (Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Maoist China) were either irreligious or they simply threatened religious leaders into keeping quiet. That is far more chilling than some silly comment by Ann Coulter.

    October 12, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. M. I. Luksenburg, Hagerstown, MD

    I believe Ann Coulter would get along absolutely FABULOUSLY with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Hey Ann, what is your opinion of the Holocaust? Do you believe it really ever happened? Hmmm, now let me see... I wonder if my Parents made up all those horrific stories about Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Treblinka, etc., and what's more, their liberation from such death camps.

    In my opinion, Ann Coulter should be placed in the same league as anti-semites like Mel Gibson, Louis Farakhan, etc. Who's your hero, Ann? Not by any chance Adolf Hitler, or Rudolfh Hess, is it? You are a true blue anti-semite !! Hey Ann, I think you should paint a red swastika on your forehead... It would go great with that dyed blonde hair of yours...

    October 12, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Alan Chernick, Brooklyn, NY

    Ann, "SIG HEIL !!"

    October 12, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. Servant of God

    To William S,

    I seek the glory of the one i belong to (Jesus). It doesn't make the slightest difference to me what you think of me, because i, or we,are not the issue. Our opinions are irrelevant. Jesus created us, he gave us His rules, and reserves the right to do with us what He will. We both have no right to question Him. However, he has given us the ability to sieze hold of eternal life..IF we believe in Him and obey Him. I began like you, an unbeliever. I believed anything but Him. But He changed that because it was His good pleasure to do so. Maybe He will open your eyes in time. He promised He would, if only you'll let go of this world and just believe.

    October 12, 2007 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  17. Lisa, Mystic Connecticut

    This is depressing. Thousands of comments and only a few really worth reading. It's become a forum for venting hatred.

    October 12, 2007 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. Tony B. Lucas, Baltimore, Md

    You can be the most educated person in the world and still have plenty of room for stupidy. No human being on the face of this planet will ever be perfect whether it's this time or some way in the far future. There are many types of christians and all do not have the same views of the bible. You can't say I'm right and they are wrong. Don't delude yourself in this type of thinking. I am afraid our friend needs to see what the world is truly what it is and nothing more.

    October 12, 2007 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. Timothy Rabinovich

    Hey Ann, do you really believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah? GEEZ !! I don't know if he really is or not... I'm stuck between Jesus Christ, Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Warren Jeffs... Will the real Messiah stand up? Yeah, Jesus is comin' back Ann... But not in your lifetime and not in ANY CHRISTIANS LIFETIME !! You are ALL Just HALLUCINATING !!

    October 12, 2007 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. john, Phoenix, AZ

    She's the only one from middle America willing to tell the minorities to GO POUND SALT.

    October 12, 2007 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. Stefan Odsson, San Diego, CA

    See, this is what happens when all y'all turn your hearts and minds away from Odin and Thor.

    October 12, 2007 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. Steve, NY. NY.

    Anyone who is religous should feel some duty of converting others to their religion. Otherwise, do they really believe?

    Posted By Matt, Albany, GA : October 12, 2007 2:36 pm

    One common misconception is that all religions are out there to expand their ranks. That is true for Christianity and Islam for instance. However, Judaism does not endorse conversion to Judaism. As a matter of fact it can take upwards of 9 years+ to convert to Judaism. There is that whole thing with Mothers passing on the Jewish race traits. So really, if your mother is not Jewish there is no conversion that will make you Jewish in the eyes of the "real Jews".

    One can convert to Christianity and Islam basically on a whim.

    Anyone ever ask themselves why this is the case?

    I was born Christian/Protestant and now as an adult I choose to a simple moral code that is not tied to any religion. I haven't been to a church in over a decade and I don't intend to go. I do not care to waste my little free time listenning to a bunch of nonsense on my days off.

    October 12, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    ALMOST 3000 comments!

    Wow how the masses are controlled by those they fear.

    I ADMIT my statement was wrong (Jewish faith accepting Jesus as a prophet). Correct – Islam accepts him as a prophet. I meant to state many in the Jewish faith saw him as a teacher (Rabbi).

    My point was... the Jewish faith does not accept Jesus as the Messiah. Christians do. For Ann to suggest that the "Christian view" is ALL people (including Jewish people) to find salvation – is THROUGH accepting Jesus as their savior.

    THAT is the view of the Christian faith. It has been for 2000 years.

    But hey – if a conservative person says it.. it MUST be anti-semetic!

    October 12, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. George M. Knapp, Ventura, California

    Who is Coulter and what does it matter what she thinks about anything?

    Why do nuts like this one get "air time?"

    October 12, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. Chris,new Ulm MN

    And it's infotainment outlets like Fox and CNN that keep ignorant opinionated blowhards like Coulter in business....

    October 12, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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