"Jews are among the most racist white people I know." Declared Ellison [laughably]:
“We stand by the truth contained in the remarks attributed to [Ms. Jackson], and by her right to express her views without sanction. Here is why we support Ms. Jackson: She is correct about Minister Farrakhan. He is not a racist. He is also not an anti-Semite. Minister Farrakhan is a tireless public servant of Black people, who constantly teaches self-reliance and self-examination to the Black community.”
Here's the offending article at Basilica:
Interfaith Forum with Congressman Keith Ellison
The Generosity of Inclusion: Everybody Counts, Everybody MattersThursday, February 24, 12:00–1:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian, Nicollet Mall & 12th StKeith Ellison represents Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the DFL Party, he is the first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress. He served two terms in the Minnesota State Legislature, representing District 58B, prior to election to national office. Keith Ellison offers a message of hope, reconciliation, respect, and inclusion. Join us for music at 11:30am and a reception at 1:00pm. Free and open to all! Co-sponsored by The Basilica of Saint Mary. Contact Susan McKenna at 612.332.3421.
They were also present at the "Gay Pride" event last year too.
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