Former Palm Beach County Democratic chairman, Mark Siegel, is looking to gain another party leadership role by running for the Democratic State committeeman position.
Siegel faces incumbent John Ramos and Irving Rosenthal.
Siegel created a controversy with comments he made in September about Christians and Jews.
In an interview posted on the conservative website, PatriotUpdate.com , Siegel said, "I'm Jewish. I'm not a fan of any religion other than Judaism." When asked if he's not a fan of Christianity, Siegel responded, "No, I'm not. The Christians just want us to be there so we can be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ."
Siegel went on to say, "They're not our friends. They want Israel to pursue policies which are antithetical with its security and existence. The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord. It is a false friendship. They are seeking their own ends and not ours."
Siegel has said the comment was taken out if context.
The Democratic Executive Committee will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Vista Center in West Palm Beach.
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