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. Todd Swalla Livermore, Ca.

    Jesus was a jewish hippie.

    October 12, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    You just try to get rid of Christians Raymond. You'll be dealt a swift blow by more than just natural forces.

    I rue the day the anti-Christians try to take us down.

    October 12, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. Jo O'Leary

    Can somebody commit her NOW......she's had her moment. She is done. I believe in free speech but please don't give her a pulpit. Let her stand on the street corner and spew that drivel and face the consequences.

    October 12, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. Stevey Majors

    I would LOVE to see what kind of things Ann says when she's drinking. I also hope that no one else said that in the 2700 comments that have already been posted. Yowza!

    October 12, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. Jeff - Jacksonville FL

    If Ann Coulter is a Christian, then St. Peter was a Pharisee and Judas was the first pope.

    What Christians believe is "Love thy neighbor" and be merciful, charitable and don't judge others. At least, whenever I read the Bible, that's what I see Christ saying.

    Ann Coulter is an embarrassment.

    October 12, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Christopher, Dewitt, NY

    I'm even lesser of a fan when it comes to Ann Coulter, than I am in regards to the Jews, but I have to say... I am on the side of Ms. Deutsch on this one.

    October 12, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. VERY Proud Jew

    Ann, or Poor, Poor Ann... I hate to tell you this... But believe it or Not – Jesus Christ WAS a JEW !! So, with that said, you are ALREADY Worshipping a JEW !!

    October 12, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. Anonymous - Elkins Park, PA

    Ann Coulter needs to have her brain "perfected". With all the air that is in it this should not be a problem. But then again, why waste time on an idiot.

    October 12, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Sean, Brooklyn NY

    Notice how all the conflicts in the world basically revolve around the disagreement of "whose fairytale of the afterlife is bigger and better?" I can't believe that this type of literal, amateur religious braying is what passes for professional discourse in our media.

    October 12, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Lakinsey Charlotte, NC

    THIS WILL BE MY LAST STATEMENT. I CAN'T BELIEVER IT IS SO MANY NON-BELIEVERS IN THIS WORLD. CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY RIGHT RELIGION. GOD GIVES US ALL A FEELING WHEN WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG BUT WE IGNORE IS CALLINGS. I AM NOT JUDGING BECAUSE I WANT TO BE IN THE LORDS FAVOR. PEOPLE PLEASE READ THE HOLY BIBLE AND BELIEVE. WHY TREAT MRS. COULTER LIKE THIS? SHE IS SO RIGHT AND WE ALL KNOW THIS. SHE WASN'T DISRESPECTING JEWS BECAUSE JESUS WAS A JEW. SHE IS SIMPLY SAYING FOLLOW THE BIBLE AND IT WILL GUIDE YOU TO RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE SHOULD THROW AWAY JUDAISM AND EVERY OTHER RELIGION BECAUSE ALL OF IT IS WRONG. GOD DESTROYED A WHOLE CITY BECAUSE OF PEOPLE PRAISING THE WRONG GOD AND NOT HIM. ANN IS TRYING TO SAVE SOULS. PEOPLE ARE SO BLIND. SHE REALIZED THAT DEUSCH IS PRACTICING THE WRONG RELIGION AND GOD WAS LETTING HIM KNOW THAT IT IS NOT TOO LATE. THE PERSON WHO STATED SHE IS A MENACE TO CIVILIZED SOCIETY, YOU ARE SO WRONG. WHAT CIVILIZED SOCIETY? WE ARE LIVING LIKE SAVAGES KILLING ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE WE MANY OF US ARE CAUGHT UP AND DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE IN THE ONLY THING THAT CAN MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. PEOPLE ALSO TOOK A STAB AT MEL GIBSON. THE MAN DID SIN BUT YOU KNOW WHAT HE OPENED EYES. HE SHOWED US WHAT JESUS WENT THROUGH. AS I WATCHED THE MOVIE I READ THE BIBLE. HE WAS SO ACCURATE. I CRIED AS I WATCHED HIS MOVIE TO SEE HOW PEOPLE TREATED SOMEBODY SO PURE AND CLEAN LIKE AN ANIMAL. EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES. GOD IS OUR ULTIMATE JUDGE WITH HIS SON JESUS BY HIS SIDE. SO WHEN YOU JUDGE ANN AND EVEN MEL GIBSON YOU NEED TO STOP. THEY ARE DOING WHAT GOD ASKED THEM TO DO. THEY ARE HIGHLY FAVORD. WHAT DID JESUS SAY? THE WORLD HATED ME FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE CHILDREN, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GUIDING THEM TO THE ARMS OF OUR LORD. PLEASE DON'T INSTILL IN THEM ALL OF THIS HATRED AND IGNORANCE. GOD SAID SEEK HIS FACE AND YOU SHALL FIND HIM. JESUS SAID THAT HE IS THE WAY I MEAN THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN. FOR SOMEONE TO SAY THAT ANN IS CRAZY I REALLY THINK THAT THEY ARE OFF THEIR ROCKER A LITTLE-NO A LOT. I DO APOLOGIZE FOR MY LAST STATEMENT. YOU ARE NOT CRAZY, YOU JUST HAVE NOT SEEKED THE LORD. READ THE BIBLE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING AND TONIGHT PRAY TO GOD AND JESUS. THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER!

    IT BOTHERS ME THAT WHEN WE ALL ARE CALLED UP TO MEET HIM, MANY NON-BELIEVERS WILL WEEP WHEN THEY SEE JESUS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF GOD. STILL GOD SAYS THEY WILL STILL CURSE HIM WHICH IS SO SAD. HELL IS NOTHING FUNNY OR NOTHING TO PLAY AROUND WITH BECAUSE ONCE YOU ARE THERE, YOU ARE THERE.

    EVERYTHING WILL BE REVEALED WHEN JESUS RETURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK YOU ANN, THANK YOU.

    October 12, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. J. Rasmussen, Marshall, MN

    Ann Coulter and the Evangelical Right have a very different definition of Christianity that I hold or that which I was taught during my religious upbringing. Her conduct and her attitude toward others is and has been anything but Christian. Ms. Coulter and the Evangelical Conservative Right do not speak nor do they represent the attitude of MOST believers, who may not share, but certainly respect the doctrines of other faiths.

    October 12, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. Dan Stackhouse, New York, New York

    By the way, all of you silly monotheists (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, all the same God) simply haven't remembered yet that you're Buddhists. You'll remember eventually, until then feel free to keep squabbling pointlessly amongst yourselves.

    And it always amazes me that ANY human considers themselves to be perfect... especially a shallow, ignorant, heartless twit like the anorexic Ann Coulter.

    October 12, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. David Horwitz

    People relax,,Did you same people who have your panties in a bundle get mad when Bill Maur said He wished Cheney got assinated???Chill out, if jewish people arent mad about this why should you hypocrits????? I am jewish and it does not offend me a bit. Everyone should hope that they could bring other people from other religions and convert to them to theirs.

    October 12, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Geoffrey Smith, Clovis, CA

    It's disgusting that CNN even gave her a forum to speak in the first place. Her past comments have made it clear that she is a disgusting person. Her kind of hatred and venom belongs on Fox News and not anywhere else.

    October 12, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Dick H., Cincinnati, OH

    What a moron.....

    October 12, 2007 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Christian Blindness

    To: Lakinsey Charlotte, NC

    WHOOPIE !! You said it ALL !! You're not by any chance related to Jim Jones, David Koresh or Warren Jeffs, are you??? Because you sound almost as bright as they were...

    October 12, 2007 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. R.Mulligan Stow Ohio

    What I don't understand is why reputable news media would even provide airtime or print to someone like Coulter – they're just giving the impression that her perverted views may be worth listening to – when they're not.

    October 12, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. Hal Wolverton, Branchburg, NJ

    For those of you want to compare now to the crusades or the inquisiton, I would point out that since then we had World War II. In that war approximately 50 million people died... they weren't all of any one faith. The victory showed that we can work together regardless of our religious backgrounds.

    October 12, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Mark R. Fort Lauderdale FL

    Wow! I have never seen a topic on the ticker with this many responses. She really hits a nerve. I hope she gets the same treatment as Imus- she is such a right wing bigot. And a homophobe. Now add anti-semite to that list.

    October 12, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  20. pat, huntington, ny

    2731 comments....this is exactly why Ann Coulter says and does what she does...she knows if she says outrageous stuff that no one in the right mind would take seriously, she'ld garner all this attention....of course, this is because she wasn't breast fed as a baby. If her mother breast fed her, she'ld be much better.

    October 12, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  21. pat, huntington, ny

    Ann Coulter suffers from lack of being breast fed when a baby.

    October 12, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  22. pat, huntington, ny

    Ann Coulter needs regressive transdental therapy to overcome the pain of not being breast fed as a baby.

    October 12, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. pat, huntington, ny

    Ann Coulter looks like a man in bad drag.

    October 12, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  24. Al, NY NY

    Lakinsey, NC

    Save the preaching for the pulpit. I'd guess you're one of those that stand on the corner, stop people and start your prostelytizing. If so, tell me where you are so I can brush you off as I walk by

    October 12, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  25. Ann Coulter Hitler

    My only wish for Ann Coulter is that she be put on the same 'Watch' List as other anti-semites and Jew-Haters across the globe. What 'Watch' List am I making reference too? The Israeli Mossad 'Watch' List... Better start lookin' over your shoulder young lady... Mossad don't play... Or did you not learn anything from the movie: Munich, which is a VERY TRUE STORY !! Ann, I know, why don't you become the head spokesperson for Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden? That would be a Fabulous Career Path for You, Don't You Think?

    October 12, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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