TX State Rep. Molly White Wants Muslim Visitors To Pledge Allegiance Before Meeting With Her Staff

Texas state rep. Molly White (R-Belton). Image via liveactionnews.org

Texas state rep. Molly White (R-Belton).
Image via liveactionnews.org

Over the last couple of weeks, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal was the torchbearer for the anti-Muslim fringe of the Republican Party as he repeated claims that even Fox News retracted regarding “no-go zones” in Europe that were allegedly controlled by Muslims. He’s apparently relinquished the torch, at least temporarily, to a Texas state representative named Molly White who not only skipped town rather than meet with members of the Muslim community, but also made some bigoted demands for Muslims who want to meet with her staff.

Now, the last time I checked, one was not required to say the Pledge of Allegiance or do anything else like that in order to meet with their state or federal representatives or staff. However, Texas state rep. Molly White (R-Belton) is asking members of the Muslim community to do just that if they want to meet with her staff during Muslim Capitol Day.

According to the Texas Tribune:

Texas Muslim Capitol Day is organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On its website, the day-long event is described as “an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to be an advocate for important issues.” The agenda calls for sessions about political activism and visits to the offices of state representatives. (Source)

Now, here’s Molly White’s message that she left on her Facebook page announcing she would not be present during Muslim Capitol Day:

“I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she posted on Facebook. “We will see how long they stay in my office.” (Source)

Can you imagine the outcry we’d hear from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the hundreds of conservative clickbait blogs if a black, Muslim or liberal lawmaker left town during a Jewish or Christian event at the state capitol? Imagine if he or she left a note asking white or Christian constituents to renounce the KKK or Neo-Nazis before meeting with his or her staff? Every single guest for the next week on Fox and Friends would be trying to outdo each other with cries for resignation, an investigation and angry talking points about how Christians in America are being persecuted. They would have a media field day with the story, yet Molly White will become a new rising star within the GOP for this outrageous insult to Muslims in Belton, Texas as well as the of the state.

Molly White is no stranger to making bizarre statements intended to pander to the religious fringe of the Republican Party in Texas. Back in November, she told the religious news blog Live Action News that the media is engaging in a cover up on abortion (sounds like Benghazi, huh?) and that the procedure causes mental illness and addiction in women who have had an abortion. This is what she told the anti-abortion blog:

First, it [reporting on post-abortion aftermath] flies in the face of the propaganda that abortion is supposed to be safe, without consequence, and empower women, Secondly, women who speak out about the long term risks and consequences of abortion is a direct threat to those who are living in denial that their own abortions hurt them. Finally, those who support, condone and participate in the abortion movement and industry live under a tremendous weight of blood guilt. Facing their responsibility and guilt is too much to bear. I know, I have been there. That is why we must show the grace and forgiveness of Christ in our pro-life approach. (Source)

So it’s safe to say that with the combination of blaming the media for covering up the “truth” about abortion along with stoking the flames of Islamophobia, it looks like Rep. Molly White is bound to be a new rising star on the national GOP stage. I doubt she believes in half of what she’s saying, but she knows it goes over well with the people who do believe this stuff. Sadly, that’s the base the Republican Party has found itself stuck with and it doesn’t look like they’re going to break away from them any time soon.


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  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Where was she when Rick Perry and other Texans were harping on about seceding from the United States a couple of years back? Maybe she should have Rick recite the pledge for her too.

  • Cemetery Girl

    Shouldn’t there be a psychological screening process for politicians? We expect it with other professions, shouldn’t we screen out those that are mentally unstable?

  • Eg Kbbs

    I can’t picture walking into my state legislator’s office and having to recite the pledge as a condition of admittance. And would a cursory, said as rapidly as possible, running off the words be sufficient? Ipledgeallegiencetotheflagoftheunitedstatesofamerica…..

    And I wonder what would happen if I inserted a juvenile fart joke in the middle of the pledge. Would anyone even be paying enough attention to catch it ?

    And let’s say an ISIS terrorist were to visit her office. Would the terrorist hesitate at all to say the pledge ?

    And I wonder if she reads the parts of the Gospels where Jesus warned against the vain repetition of words.

  • Eg Kbbs

    And as this is in Texas, didn’t the Texas Gov call for Texas seccession just a few years back ? (Indivisible ? Yeah, Texas really believes in that and saying the word makes a world of difference)

    And why does a Texas legislator keep an Israeli flag on their desk right with the American flag ? Is this proclaiming a treasonous alliance with a foreign government ? And wouldn’t pledging to the American flag while in this dual display be forcing others to enter into an allegiance to Israel ? And doesn’t it tell the Muslims what their chances are of working within the political process?

  • Savannah

    Molly White had 2 abortions. So is she saying she is mentally ill, a drug addict, or both?

  • Mainah

    Can she legally make constituents wear Israeli flag pins and Pledge of Allegiance? That’s friggin’ insane. Dumb, ignorant, shamefully arrogant, bigoted are also adjectives I would use for her. She does realize that she represents them also? no. Apparently she doesn’t. I wonder if they should take legal action. Fox would be all over this if the Rep was a Muslim and left Palestinian flag pins out, free for all who come. Would that be news then?

  • Brad M

    Really? You bash a true red blooded American who runs her office the way We the People elected to do so in defense of a child molesting, women abusing,anti-American race of savages? What side are you on you mouthy narcissistic libtard? If you love mus-slime that much , go get a one way ticket to the deep middle east and enroll yourself with isis suicide bomber unit-you would be perfect for that job! You p.o.s.

  • Then she must make EVERY visitor swear allegiance.
    The woman is not fit to be in office!

  • Twila Cearley

    I think she should be censured! She is suppose to represent her district. Not the State of Israel. To boot, she had that Israeli Flag higher than the American Flag, a No-No…..JS

  • Brian Smith

    funny this great mercan doesn’t know that there should be NO condition for visiting with your Rep.

  • Scott Provost

    I think most of the right wing not only need to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they should also be forced to take a remedial American history class, specifically the Revolution! It would also have to be a true history class based on fact, not some twisted right wing revisionist “historian” story.