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15 June 2013

Rand Paul: U.S. is funding a ‘war against Christianity’ & Rand Paul: America funding foreign ‘war against Christianity’ 13&14JUN13

THERE is truth to Sen rand paul's R KY statements on the war against Christianity. Christians do suffer restrictions, oppression, discrimination and violence against them in the Middle East (including Israel), on the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Sen Paul's statement that this war on Christians is being funded by the American taxpayer is also correct. As long as we remain a warstate, the military-industrial complex, along with corporate America (somewhat one and the same) will dictate our foreign policy that doesn't take into consideration the human rights of the citizens of our "allies" but is focused on protecting and increasing the profit margins of said conspirators. Americans tolerate this because of self imposed  ignorance and greed, we don't want anything or anyone to threaten our lifestyle, one that depends on access to the natural resources in the very nations that restrict, oppress, discriminate against and commit violence against Christians daily. 
Sen paul's comments concerning the war on Christianity and arming our "allies" are also true to an extent. He is correct is stating we should not be spending American tax dollars providing military aid to these nations while they continue to violate the religious and all human rights of their Christian citizens. Not including Israel in this group of nations, when they should be, shows that his concern about the fate of Christians in other nations is disingenuous, and he is playing the Christian Zionist card, kow-towing to the Israeli lobby in the U.S.,  for his own political gain. 
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press
QUOTE OF THE DAY |
“It’s clear that American taxpayer dollars are being used in a war against Christianity. [...] These countries [like Egypt and Syria] are not our allies, and no amount of money is going to make them so. It makes no sense. Should we be sending F-16s and tanks to Egypt when (President Mohammed) Morsi says Jews are descendants of apes and pigs? [...] Even if all the atrocities against Christians were not being committed, we wouldn’t have the money to be sending to these countries. We’re borrowing money from China to send it to Pakistan.”
Read more on religion, culture and politics at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/06/14/rand-paul-america-funding-foreign-war-against-christianity/ 

Rand Paul: U.S. is funding a ‘war against Christianity’

By Aaron Blake, Updated: 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday continued his outreach to Christian conservatives, telling a gathering of them that the United States is effectively funding wars on Christianity by sending money to nations like Egypt and Syria.
“It’s clear that American taxpayer dollars are being used in a war against Christianity,” Paul said at a luncheon hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition to kick off the three-day Faith and Freedom Conference.
Paul said the U.S. war in Iraq led Christians to flee a secular country that had otherwise been “a relatively safe place for Christians,” and that Christians are now being hunted in nearby nations.
“These countries are not our allies, and no amount of money is going to make them so,” Paul said. “It makes no sense. Should we be sending F-16s and tanks to Egypt when (President Mohammed) Morsi says Jews are descendants of apes and pigs?”
(Morsi has contended that his 2010 comment suggesting Jews are the sons of apes and pigs was misunderstood.)
Paul then said that, even apart from the war on Christianity, the investments aren’t wise.
“Even if all the atrocities against Christians were not being committed, we wouldn’t have the money to be sending to these countries,” he said. “We’re borrowing money from China to send it to Pakistan.”