Ann Coulter

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Ann Coulter : biography

December 8, 1961 –

Confronting some critics’ views that her content and style of writing is un-Christian-like, Coulter stated that "I’m a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it." She also said, "Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism". In Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Coulter characterized the theory of evolution as bogus science, and contrasted her beliefs to what she called the left’s "obsession with Darwinism and the Darwinian view of the world, which replaces sanctification of life with sanctification of sex and death".

Coulter was accused of anti-semitism in an October 8, 2007 interview with Donny Deutsch on The Big Idea. During the interview, Coulter stated that the United States is a Christian nation, and said that she wants "Jews to be perfected, as they say". Deutsch, a practicing Jew, implied that this was an anti-semitic remark, but Coulter said she didn’t consider it to be a hateful comment. Three days after the interview, Deutsch noted that when he challenged her comments, Coulter appeared "to back off" and "seemed a little upset," adding, "I think she got frightened that maybe she had crossed a line, that this was maybe a faux pas of great proportions". In response to Coulter’s comments on the show, the Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee condemned those comments, and the National Jewish Democratic Council asked media outlets to stop inviting Coulter as a guest commentator. Talk show host Dennis Prager, while disagreeing with her comments, said that they were not "anti-semitic", noting, "There is nothing in what Ann Coulter said to a Jewish interviewer on CNBC that indicates she hates Jews or wishes them ill, or does damage to the Jewish people or the Jewish state. And if none of those criteria is present, how can someone be labeled anti-Semitic?" Conservative activist David Horowitz responded, "If you don’t accompany this belief by burning Jews who refuse to become perfected at the stake why would any Jew have a problem? Why do some Jews think that Christians should not really believe what they believe while it’s okay for Jews to really believe they are God’s Chosen People? I don’t get it."

Political views

Ann Coulter is a conservative columnist. She is a registered Republican and member of the advisory council of GOProud since August 9, 2011.

Coulter supported George W. Bush’s presidency. She endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential primary and the 2012 Republican presidential primary and presidential run. She has donated about $250 money to Pat Buchanan’s 1996 Reform Party presidential run and $1,000 Allen West’s congressional run for Florida’s 22nd congressional district in 2010 midterm election, the same congressional district that had encompassed Ann Coulter’s home in West Palm Beach.

Abortion

Ann Coulter believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned and left to the states. She is pro-life, and believes there should be an exception if a woman is raped.

Amnesty

She is strongly opposed amnesty for illegal immigrants, and said she has now become “a single-issue voter against amnesty” at the 2013 CPAC.

Afghanistan War

Although she originally supported the war in Afghanistan during the Bush administration, since 2009 she has expressed concern that the war is turning into another Vietnam and opposed sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Civil liberties

Ann Coulter supports the Patriot Act, torture, keeping Guantanamo bay open, profiling Muslims, and the use of drone strikes on American citizens.

LGBT

Ann Coulter opposes same-sex marriage and supports a federal U.S. constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Ann insists that opposing same-sex marriage "wasn’t an anti-gay thing". and "It’s genuinely a pro-marriage position to oppose gay marriage". She also opposes civil unions as well. When addressed with the issue of rights granted by marriage she said "Gays already can visit loved ones in hospitals. They can also visit neighbors, random acquaintances, and total strangers in hospitals—just like everyone else. Gays can also pass on property to whomever they would like". She disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas because she claims there is no right to sodomy in the Constitution, however she doesn’t actually want to ban same-sex sexual activity. She also disagreed with repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell stating that it is not an "anti-gay position; it is a pro-military position" because "sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond".

At the 2007 CPAC, Coulter said "I do want to point out one thing that has been driving me crazy with the media — how they keep describing Mitt Romney’s position as being pro-gays, and that’s going to upset the right wingers," and "Well, you know, screw you! I’m not anti-gay. We’re against gay marriage. I don’t want gays to be discriminated against." She added, "I don’t know why all gays aren’t Republican. I think we have the pro-gay positions, which is anti-crime and for tax cuts. Gays make a lot of money and they’re victims of crime. No, they are! They should be with us." In Ann’s 2007 book If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, in the chapter Gays:No Gay Left Behind!, she argued that Republican policies were more pro-gay than Democratic policies. Ann Coulter attended the 2010 HomoCon of GOProud, where she blasted same-sex marriage and stated "is not a civil right—you’re not black". At the 2011 CPAC, during her question and answer segment, she was asked about GOProud and the controversy over their exclusion from the 2011 CPAC. She boasted how she talked GOProud in dropping its support for same-sex marriage in the party’s platform and said that "The left is trying to co-opt gays, and I don’t think we should let them. I think they should be on our side" and "Gays are natural conservatives". Later that year, Coulter joined advisory board for GOProud. On Logos The A-List: Dallas she told gay Republican, Taylor Garrett, that "The gays have got to be pro-life," and "As soon as they find the gay gene, guess who the liberal yuppies are gonna start aborting?"

War on Drugs

Coulter strongly supports continuing the War on Drugs.