Cathie Adams served as chair of the Texas Republican Party for the larger part of a year between 2009 and 2010. Now she's railing against immigration reform, citing her belief that it will lead to an identification system indicative of biblical End Times.
Speaking with Christian radio host Rick Wiles last week in an exchange first captured by Right Wing Watch, Adams decried a biometric scanning proposal present in immigration reform legislation already passed by the Senate, claiming that it would give amnesty to people from Muslim countries who "are not here with the best intentions for America."
When Wiles decried a "biometric scanning" proposal present in the Senate's bill, Adams suggested that such a plan would manifest itself by giving "lost foreigners" the sort of "mark of the beast" cited in End Times prophecies.
"And, of course, we know in biblical prophecy that that is the End Times," Adams said of the initiative. "That is going to be the brand either on our foreheads or on the back of our hands. That is demonic through and through. That is End Times prophecy. There is no question about that."
Listen to Adams' interview, via Right Wing Watch:
Under the Senate's plan, there will be no branding of immigrants. In fact, the measure was added to the package after pressure from Republicans, and would require all non-U.S. citizens to be fingerprinted when leaving the U.S. through the country's 30 busiest airports. Previous proposals had included plans for revamped Social Security cards to be embedded with biometric data.
Adams went on to criticize the Senate immigration bill, suggesting that it would encourage people from "Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist cultures," whom she accused of wanting "sharia law."
Immigration reform isn't the only target that Adams has hit with her controversial religious attacks. In May, she criticized anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, suggesting that the conservative was "showing signs of converting to Islam himself" because he had a beard. Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.