October 12th, 2007
12:00 PM ET
12 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. Jason, Bordentown, NJ

    My wittle group is better than you wittle group. I raise my green flag and protest your red flag. My fort is bigger than your fort. My daddy has a nicer car than your daddy. Blah, blah, blah. What a goon this lady is...and what a bunch of crap 'christianity' spews. All religions are a joke for the most part...praising men in the sky. However, christinsanity is the biggest joke of them all. I really get a kick out of this self-important, selfish bull**** religion. It is amazing how white Jesus (said hay-soos)is in all of their little story books and church pictures. HE WAS BORN IN THE MIDDLE EAST you WASP airheads. christianity was a wacked out cult religion creeping around the catacombs of ancient Rome...nothing more legitimate than Heinrich Himmler's pagan cult followings. Just one gang of creeps rising to power and using their gang to maintain their position. Ann Coulter is an American plague...another self-righteous, American Himmler in a somewhat attractive blond body. Spewing jibberish and further dividing the Country. Poll 10 Bible thumping christians...and I guarantee 9 of them have no idea where there pyscho religion comes from.

    October 11, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. Patrick, St. Simons Island, Georgia

    Difficult to have a discussion about religion w/out Jews crying anti-semetic. ews should forget the other baggage and try to understand religious debate! Have you even been to Jerusalem?

    October 11, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  3. Sean, Toronto, Ontario

    Ann Coulter is a perfect example of whats wrong with the world today.

    October 11, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  4. Larry, Springfield, MA

    Ignorance, thy name is Ann Coulter.

    October 11, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. Martha, Fremont CA

    Why does anyone even listen to this raving lunatic? She may be "educated" but she clearly has zero intellect.

    What do I know though? I'm Jewish, thus clearly imperfect. And we don't even consider Jesus a prophet. He was just an ordinary dude. Nothing special about him at all, in our opinion.

    October 11, 2007 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  6. virginina, new canaan, ct

    she is such a slimy b****h. I hope she goes down for this. she gets away with such bull. unfortunately she is incredibly smart and can out wit a lot of folks, that is how she gets away with so much crap. (remember the widows of 9/11 comment?)
    I wish she would stop spewing hatred and use her brilliance for a better country. but then again she wouldn't get the notariety.
    As a woman who grew up in the same town in CT, i look like her and have an Ivy education, she makes me sick to think that someone might think i was the same as her.
    Let the Jewish wrath fly. That group knows how to stand up for themselves!
    Crush the maggot!
    Oh, and hats off to Donny for nailing her on TV, I saw it, it was great!

    October 11, 2007 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  7. simon J. of New York, New York

    Are you serious! Can such racist bigoted comments be allowed. Where are the al sharptons of the world not equally challenging different forms of racism and hate. Is it fair to be able to openly speak about jews as they do not know who they are and there place in life. She should either look for new work or open eyes. What a fool!!!

    October 11, 2007 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. Charlie, Des Moines Iowa

    Taking her seriously is a mistake. She says stupid things to get attention and sell books. Liberals don't need to attack her. She is a clown–a skinny ugly one at that.

    October 11, 2007 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  9. Rick, Cayce, SC

    Not to stand up for Coulter – but why isn't anyone holding the same standard to Deutsch for saying she's "too educated" to believe Christianity?

    October 11, 2007 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  10. Ian, Las Vegas

    I feel bad for her parents, for conceiving such a close-minded tramp. The tiny brain in that narrow head of hers can't seem to comprehend let alone accept anything that differs from her own way of life. It's pretty sad to see that trait in anybody.

    October 11, 2007 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  11. John - Palm Bay, Florida

    Now this is honest, to the bone Republicanism. Hate is alive in America and Ann Coulter is the posterchild of intolerance. Could O'Reilly be next?

    Jesus just crapped himself.

    October 11, 2007 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  12. Eric NYC, NY

    She always makes these crazy comments when she's promoting her latest book. In between books, you rarely hear from her. At this point, people should be catching on to her schtick (that's a Yiddish word, Ann. Hope you're not offended).

    October 11, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  13. joe, boca fl

    horseface,needs a muzzle

    October 11, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  14. Richard, West Palm Beach, FL

    The right wing has water-carriers Ann "Fake Voting Address" Coulter, Rush "Drug User" Limbaugh, and Bill "Vibrator" O'Reilly. You must be soooo proud!

    October 11, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  15. Jay Max, Maybrook, NY

    Please, please Ann– keep yakkin' away. You do the rest of the world (the sane ones) and the opposition party a huge favor everytime you open your mouth.

    October 11, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  16. Jennifer, Fairfax, VA

    This article should be filed with all the trash about Britney Spears. Worthless, ignorant, and useless.

    October 11, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. Michael Kosmin, Morgantown, PA.

    All Americans have a constitutionally protected right to be a cretin and Ann Coulter takes full advantage of this protection.

    Coulter's entire raison d'etre is to produce and toss stink-bombs.

    Usually, someone with such vehemance towards one group has a secret desire to be one of them. On that basis, I'm sure that she has tooted her share of kosher balognas over the years.

    A former bar-mitzvah boy from Philly.

    October 11, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  18. Hugh, Chicago

    I don't recognize her whacked out version of Christianity. I know she tries to shock and all, but I thought she was Ivy League educated

    October 11, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  19. Jim, Plano, TX

    I guess CNN did not like my first comment which stated that it is odd how the Left embraces the Iranian President even though he doesn’t believe the Holocaust happened OR that he fully believes Israel should be removed from the Middle East. Instead it is a bigger deal to elevate a non-story about Ann and her mere re-telling of what Christians believe. I hope CNN does not take away this comment as well. Liberals love hypocrisy and paradox.

    October 11, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  20. Mark Renshaw, College Station, Texas

    Ann Coulter is the stereotypical blond . . . easy on the eyes with a big – I mean huge – wind tunnel running between the ears.

    October 11, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  21. mel Los angeles CA

    if ann coulter belives that christ died for all of human sins then i belive Ms. coulter's sins alone by making such stupid remarks do not leave any more room for the sins committed by hitler and other guilty sinners.Federal Express should be offended as well!

    October 11, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  22. JM, Minneapolis, MN

    As a Christian converting to Judiasm, I have had the experiences of both religions as I remain somewhat politically conservative. Ms. Coulter lacks tolerance, diversity of thought, and a balanced perspective. She is not one of us. She has shown herself to be a bad person who has has too much power bestowed upon her. As a result, she is using her education and twisted intelligence to succeed in influencing the 'little minds' of our nation. I truly believe that people are generally good and that the majority of good – tolerant – and educated people would agree that this woman is spreading hate in our country. I love this nation and although I am happy to see her exposed so eloquently, I am sorry and ashamed that people such as her are given such attention in America.

    October 11, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  23. MMC, Cumming GA

    What's this I hear about Ms. Coulter dating Andrew Stein? Isn't he Jewish?

    October 11, 2007 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  24. James, Pullman WA

    Coulter is a dude – check out that adam's apple.

    October 11, 2007 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  25. Ali, Ithaca, NY

    Coulter has said a lot of crazy BS. This, however, isn't particularly newsworthy. This is the Christian religion... it's considered, by Christians, to be the fulfillment of what Jews were waiting for. Ie, Christ was the Messiah, making sure people wouldn't have to be perfect... that he'd make them perfect by his blood, so that everyone could be acceptable to God. Coulter's not saying anything controversial, here. She's saying what, in general, Christians believe... that human beings may be perfected (in the sense of sins being cleansed) by accepting Christ. It takes the burden off of your shoulders.

    I don't know, CNN. I understand the desire to hate on Coulter... she's quite hate-worthy, most of the time. But this really isn't much of anything.

    October 11, 2007 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
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