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Rand Paul: Obama won't stop war on Christianity
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says the Obama administration has not countered Muslim extremists.
October 11th, 2013
02:33 PM ET

Rand Paul: Obama won't stop war on Christianity

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky devoted his speech to the socially conservative Values Voter Summit to “a war on Christianity” that is being waged by “fanatics of Islam.”

Much of Paul’s speech was a list of violence against Christians across the Muslim world, highlighting what he said was “not a little problem” and something that is “not going away quickly.”

“Across the globe, Christians are under attack almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages or we lived under early pagan Roman rule,” Paul said. “This administration does nothing to stop it and it can be argued that it is giving aid and comfort to those who tolerate these crimes.”

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Foreign policy • Islam • Leaders • Persecution • Religious liberty • Religious violence

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  1. dick delson

    Rand Paul is an idiot.

    October 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
    • SamB19

      No kidding. I mean, people actually elected this guy?? Unbelievable.

      October 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
      • Doris

        You sound too sensible to be this SamB:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pANuw4IXrEs

        Although I still want to learn how to do that last move...

        October 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm |
      • Truth27

        And by a landslide! It's easy when truth is on your side!

        October 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
        • That's

          pathetic. Paul grows insignificant day by day.

          October 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm |
  2. mickey1313

    How is it that when people want to be free of Christian terror, they are labled as evil, and against freedom of religon. No one saying you can't be Christian, just to be Christian in your life and your spiritual comunity, but keep it out of our government and our lives. My freedom from religon is just as important as your right to belive in an evil hateful hypocritical god.

    October 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  3. Sandy

    I am so sick of these racist rednecks. They can't think their way out of a paper bag, or, rather, a white hood.

    October 22, 2013 at 8:57 am |
    • dave

      And I'm sick and tired of apologists like you who turn a blind eye to what is actually happening in this world.

      October 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
      • mickey1313

        Agreed dave, thiestic apology is one of the biggest problems in our country. We need to tax the living crud out of all churches because they are in clear violation of there NPO charter, or we need a full out ban on thiestic views being expressed in public or sanctioned by our government. Thiests are all swine.

        October 23, 2013 at 12:31 am |
      • Justin

        There is a difference between being outraged over the treatment of Christians in other countries by muslims and declaring the U S President is all for it because he is not sending troops into sovereign nations to defend them. Should we declare war on all countries that have large groups of muslims so we can invade them in the name of proptecting Christians?

        October 23, 2013 at 8:47 am |
  4. mique

    Like I have said before, we need to vote the religious right wing out of office. Is this an attack on Christianity? No. I just don't want an evangelical writing my laws. He can be a delusional as he wants to be in his own home and I won't say a word. But bring it into politics, and there is no way for the outcome to be fair to a majority...only to those that follow the same belief system. Since there are a great many religions, with splinter factions of each, it is logical to realize that we are not going to agree on everything. I also do not like the false sense of morality being pushed by the far right. Religion does not have the right to treat everyone like they are the only ethical beings on the planet. Far from it. We have been trying to figure out how to be nice to each other since the first time strangers had to share a cave during a rainstorm. We can do it without calling on a higher power or asking him to intervene in our lawmaking. Should you hit people in the head with a rock? No, that's not nice. Should you steal another persons food? No, that's not nice. Should you block a woman from getting reproductive healthcare? No, that's not nice either. Should it bother you if somebody likes somebody else? Nope, none of your business. See how easy it is...........Ditch Mitch, ditch Rand.....move forward.

    October 22, 2013 at 6:56 am |
    • kaka1231231

      your laws are written by satanists, so do not worry about christians writing them since there no christisns in your government, soon you will learn what it is like to live under those laws.

      October 22, 2013 at 10:55 am |
      • niknak

        No we won't kaka, because god does not exist.
        You have bought into a great big lie.

        October 22, 2013 at 10:58 am |
      • mickey1313

        Are you so foolish as to think that is true? First most politicians are practicing Christians of one type or another. Second there is no such thing as god or the devil. There is no place for faith in government only truth. Faith and truth are mutually exclusive terms.

        October 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm |
  5. DP

    Whoever put together Rand Paul did a poor assembly job. He's losing his spare parts in his abnormally small brain.

    October 22, 2013 at 2:50 am |
    • mique

      He looks a bit like the scarecrow from the wizard of OZ. If that is true, he doesn't have a brain.

      October 22, 2013 at 6:58 am |
  6. ben franklin

    1.8 million years old Skull found in Georgia by Russia.
    Jesus was a "brigand," the term used in the New Testament and he told people to give what is Caesar's back to Caesar.
    So be a.Christian peiple and follow your leader.
    Peace to all people.

    October 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm |
  7. Mark

    That's like asking "When are you going to stop beating your wife?"

    I'm seriously failing to see what good Christians are for this country other then giving us examples of posturing.

    October 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm |
    • mickey1313

      I have some things they are good at. Tax evasion, war mongering, spreading bigory and hate, and oh ya useng the power of there ignorant numbers to force there wako ideas onto innocent folks who do not want there mind or soul poluted by the thiestic filth.

      October 23, 2013 at 12:35 am |
  8. David

    If he cares so much about Christianity being attacked in other parts of the world, perhaps he should engage in a campaign of education and understanding rather than division. And for the record, it was the the church and Christianity that led many if not all of the crusades and persecutions in the Middle Ages...

    October 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
    • mickey1313

      It was all of the crusades that is the definition of the term. Also, while Im anti Islam, the jyhad concept in Islam was created to generate a defence against the Christian terrorists.

      October 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
      • californiafats

        you are a fool and obviously never studied about islam. muhhamed was a Christian before rewriting the bible because he wanted to be respected. then gained power with the threat of death to anyone who opposed him.

        October 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
    • John

      Christians are seriously being persecuted all over the muslim world simply for being Christians and it's really sad. Whether you like religion or not, over a thousand Christians have been slaughtered by Boka Haram in Nigeria, drivebys are happening daily on churches in Egypt (killing two young girls at a wedding just yesterday I might add....) so I ask you??? Do you really think it's alright for muslims to treat Christians this way because of the Crusades...... (which happened 1000 years ago???) really intelligent David.... Muslims just bombed a church in Pakistan killing 83 people, (were Pakistani Christians involved in the Crusades???? Are they not humn beings???)

      October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am |
      • THE REAL TRUTH

        it is called RETRIBUTION, PAY BACK AND KARMA...THE ONLY CHRISTIAN WORLD IS IN EUROPE...RETURN BACK then you can practice your watered down religion all you like....ISLAM was the religion given to ATOM and EVE, once EVE ate from the TREE the people became HEBREWS AND from HEBREWS then to CHRISTIANS and from CHRISTIANs back to ISLAM......

        October 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm |
      • Betty

        Sometimes I miss that show Celebrity Deathmatch.

        October 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
  9. Bob

    "Here's your sign." and "You can't fix stupid"

    October 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  10. bob

    Just when I think the nut cases cant get further down the nut case path Rand Paul comes out and proves me wrong. Is it teh water in Kentucky or what drives these people to make compolete a&&holes of themselves at every opportunity.

    October 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • BigTexun

      I think the question is what kind of tea are they sipping. I hear that jimson weed (loco weed) grows in Kentuky.

      October 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm |
      • mique

        No. It pretty much grows everywhere. I think the problem is genetic and it will be hard to eradicate.

        October 22, 2013 at 7:00 am |
  11. Common Cent

    It can be argued that Sen. Paul could use a big dose of shut the hell up with his xenophibic, ignorance-enabling brand of bull.

    October 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  12. just wondering

    Just more Tea Trash Politics

    October 21, 2013 at 3:02 am |
    • Happycamper

      Anyone who doubts that Christians are under attack are illiterate or have their heads in the sand. The attacks are Not only by Muslims but by athiests and other hate groups. Freedom of religion is quickly being abolished in the World.

      October 21, 2013 at 9:58 pm |
      • andy

        Hey, its illegal for atheists to hold public office in appx a half a dozen states. It's perfectly legal for Christians to hold office in all 50 states. There is no war on Christians. None. There is only people waking up to the fact that mythology is mythology, including your insanity called Christianity. Stay ignorant, I don't care. BUt please get the heck out of the way of progress.

        October 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
      • mique

        Freedom of religion. what a phrase the Christians like to pull out and use when their feelings are hurt. Freedom of religion to me means that I am free of the tyranny and foolishness of another persons beliefs. Keep it out of politics, keep it in your personal life and my freedom will not be trampled on. don't bring it to my door, either.

        October 22, 2013 at 7:03 am |
      • mickey1313

        It is an attack, to take this nation back from ignorant Christians. You can believe what you want but facts are facts, and faith is simply openion. You should not be forced to take the hate that Christians spew. Theism and ignorance are the same. And ignorance and arogance walk hand in hand.

        October 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm |
        • californiafats

          it is amazing to me the small minds of people who can only see what's staring them in the face. the ignorance of those who think "kaboom" and then there were people. I find it amusing how many scientists turn to faith while on a quest to disprove religion. I also find it fascinating the number of people who denounce religion, and have never experienced it..it is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and prove it!

          October 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm |
  13. samoosapur

    What Christians Don’t Know About Israel

    By Grace Halsell
    Read my friend and educate yourselves.

    October 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm |
  14. Horsy

    Your dysfunctional paranoia is killing you

    October 20, 2013 at 9:06 am |
  15. Bennett Nash

    @karen,

    "He's a pathetic stale bowl of lumpy tea-party pudding."

    That's actually a pretty good metaphor. You don't usually see anything creative like that from either fringe on this forum.

    Salut!

    October 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  16. Key00

    Ummm... in the middle ages it was the christians who were the aggressors. Does the term "The Inquisition" mean anything to ya??? Lest you not forget, Jesus was a Jew.

    October 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  17. Technology is good...

    With technology, and the fact that everything is recorded somewhere, I am more than sure, IF the President was trying to do, what these FANatics OF politics try to inSINuate what the President will do...well , then, where is the evidence at? Crickets...

    October 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm |
    • John

      We supported and propped up Mr Morsi in Egypt, Muslim brotherhood, slaughter of Coptic CHristinas occurred. We support and ARM the "opposition forces in Syria" which include al Qaeda and other radical elements, the looting and destructiion and killing of Christians occurred.
      I believe we sent troops to the Sudan where Christians are murdered. Libya?
      In the US you say?
      Several seminars by the us military listed catholic and evangelical Christians as akin to terrorist organizations.
      Air Force base removed a Christian picture within an hour or two of receiving a call from an atheist activist. The activist proudly boasted he has the ear of the Air Force. Not an isolated incident.
      Another Christian organization came under fire this week from the military. They grouped them in with terrorist organizations.
      Obamacare law that requires contraception, no exemption for Christian churches.
      Priest not allowed to say Mass for serviceman when "government shutdown".

      May GOD bless you. I will keep you in my prayers.

      October 20, 2013 at 5:11 am |
      • just wondering

        your a fool

        October 21, 2013 at 3:01 am |
  18. jogeechacha

    WOMEN : Forbidden to open their mouths in the Church –
    ".. for it is a SHAME for women to speak in the Church." 1
    CORINTHIANS 14:34-35

    October 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  19. jogeechacha

    The Bible tells you SWINE : The flesh of the swine forbidden –
    (a) "Of their flesh (of the swine) shall ye NOT EAT, and their
    carcase ye shall NOT TOUCH; they are unclean to you."
    LEVITICUS 11:8
    Jesus (pbuh) destroyed 2000 pigs to heal one man –
    (b) "And forthwith Jesus gave them leave (permission). And the
    unclean spirits (the devils) went out, and entered into the
    swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the
    sea, (they were about two thousand); and were choked in the
    sea." MARK 5:13

    October 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
    • Bennett Nash

      @jogeechacha,

      There's a little-known chapter of Leviticus that was rejected by the Nicene Council:

      "Ye may eat of the unclean flesh that has been throughly cooked to prevent Trichinosis, or processed to become ham. Upon those meats ye may feast with abandon. But looketh not upon the dirty dishes after the feast, lest ye be turned into a pillar of salt!
      LEVITICUS 11:8.31416

      October 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm |
  20. jogeechacha

    Christianity is a dead religion just wear your cross and your ok.what a foolish thing the cross is.The bible says thou shall have no graven image and you put on a cross.foolish christians.

    October 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
    • Bennett Nash

      @jogeechacha,

      It could have been much worse. Suppose the Romans had executed Christ on the rack, by stoning him to death (that would have been consistent with local tradition), or slitting his throat?

      Imagine all the Christians who wear cross necklaces switching to wearing bloody knives instead. Yeesh!

      I like the "fish" symbol myself. The one with feet.

      October 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
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