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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. Bonehead

    We won't stop our war agains Rand Paul and all stupid TeaBaggers!

    October 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm |
    • marat 1

      What ignorance you exhibit. Those who described themselves as members of the Tea Party came from virtually every single group of America...from ordinary (and extraordinary housewives) to Ph.D.s. They were United by a SINGULAR CAUSE–the fact that the Oboomer Administration had virtually SHUT THEM OUT OF having ANY INPUT regarding what was supposed to be their Democracy. One could easily claim that it was OBOOMER who essentially CREATED this group, a group that was rightfully furious that they had lost virtually any means of affecting the direction of what was supposed to be their Democracy. And in fact, Oboomer has probably been the LEAST democratic individual to have slept in the White House in modern history for decades and decades. My opinion is that he perceives himself as some form of "Emperor" who was granted the power to rule by Executive Fiat. The result is what we have...an American society that is progressively crumbling. Renewal WILL come...but not until Oboomer is removed and sent perhaps to some small desolate town where he can give endless speeches and listen to a crowd applaud him. His tenure right from the start has been a disaster for the Nation in my opinion, both in social and economic terms.

      October 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
      • JJ

        " came from virtually every single group of America"

        Suuuure you do. With the help of such a thing as tokenism.

        October 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
    • P P Head

      I love how posters in the comments section always result to ad hominem attacks and name calling. You are all P P Heads. What, you said something about oboomer? Hahaha, that's so funny. You are so clever. I am now a Tea Party convert, you convinced me thanks.

      Waitress, check please!

      October 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm |
  2. dan

    Obamanation ! Lol !!! We shall all see where this ends up now won't we. Talk is cheap. Some are acting, some are watching, some are preparing. Seems the ones doing all the acting and preparing... Is the government. Reading some of these comments only reaffirms my thoughts of not feeling sorry for ignorant misguided people.

    October 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      Wow. What an insightful comment. It's almost like anyone could say it about anyone at anytime for any reason.

      October 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
  3. Mercury

    Interesting commentary - coming from a guy whose grandfather was a Nazi.

    October 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Saturn

      Are you grandparents perfect?

      October 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
      • Saturn

        your

        October 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
      • Roger

        You are either a troll or the most ignorant person ever on the innerwebs.

        October 25, 2013 at 6:52 am |
    • truthprevails1

      We have no control on the actions of our ancestors.

      October 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm |
  4. THE REAL TRUTH

    THE Europeans have lied so much about HISTORY now their children believe the LIE...I CALL IT:............. JUSTICE

    October 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
    • Brad

      not rad.

      October 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
  5. THE REAL TRUTH

    THE AZTECS WERE MOSLEMS OR MOORS, SO WERE THE OLMECS OF MEXICO, THESE ARE THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED AND ENSLAVED BY EUROPEANS....THEY HAD WOOLY HAIR LIKE THE GODS, NOT STRAIGHT STRINGY HAIR LIKE THE EUROPEANS....THEY WERE ABORIGINAL...MY EVIDENCE IS BELOW: THE ORIGINAL AZTECS NOTICE THE HAIR! ALL HISTORY IS LIE MADE UP BY KING JAMES OF ENGLAND...HOWEVER THE ELOHIM(ANGELS) THANK HIM FOR HIS EVILS. : NOTICE THE PEOPLE THEY ARE DARK AND WOOLY HAIRED...AND WHY IS HIS HAND ON THAT BOOK?

    http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Americas/Aztec_history.htm

    October 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
    • Peteyroo

      The RealNonsense, all caps now? Are you screaming? Calm down, my confused fool. You are so full of crap, you stink.

      October 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm |
    • Just the Facts Ma'am...

      I'm an atheist, but I wish people who use all caps would indeed get their own special heII...

      October 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
      • THE REAL TRUTH

        Your request is duly noted.....However the Atheist shall experience a special place in HELL( ALL CAPS) ...You Mark!

        October 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
      • Roger

        Amen! A little early AM humor.

        October 25, 2013 at 6:53 am |
  6. THE REAL TRUTH

    WOE UNTO YOU THOU HYPOCRITES: You accuse the Darker people of needing birth certificates, of being EXOTIC..The irony is you all are from Europe , you are not real Americans..nor was this country founded by Christians. The Christians established their 1st Colony in Jamestown Virginia, the problem is, PEOPLE WERE THEIR ALREADY.. the people so-called Melungeons were already there I say so called because they were MOORISH MOSLEMS from Morocco...this is the cherry tree that George Washington chopped down..it was all symbolic language..you PEOPLE are IN possession of stolen land yet you make ignorant and false demands as if this is your LAND...OBAMA answers to ALLAH or ALL LAW and very soon you will too...Christianity is a FALSE made up religion...

    October 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
    • Peteyroo

      The RealNonsense, do the attendants know that you're not in your room? You missed your medications it would seem. Take off your party dress, stop talking to the trees, and return to your dorm immediately.

      October 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
      • THE REAL TRUTH

        HAHA FUNNY I SHALL SEE YOU IN HELL.....NO ICE WATER OR AIR CONDITION FOR YOU BUDDY...

        October 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
        • Peteyroo

          I look forward to sitting in hell in the sauna with you and your mom.

          October 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
        • asdrel

          If you anticipate seeing Peteyroo in Hell can I assume that you belief you are destined to go there yourself?

          October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
    • THE REAL TRUTH

      THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF THIS LAND ARE FROM MODERN DAY : MOROCCO AND ISLAMIC TURKEY...

      THANKSGIVING IS SYMBOLIC OF WHEN THE EUROPEANS KILLED THE MOSLEMS FROM T U R K E Y WHO WERE CALLED :
      MELUNGEONS.......STOP YOUR LIES AND EVILS RETRIBUTION SHALL COME SWIFTLY

      October 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm |
      • Peteyroo

        I would prefer that the retribution start slow then taper off.

        October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
        • THE REAL TRUTH

          HEY PETEY,

          I AM OVER HERE WITH YOUR MOM AT STATESVILLE TURNS OUT SHE LIKES THE BROTHAS... THEY "LARGE" AND IN CHARGE YOU FEEL ME PETEY BUT WE MUST HURRY BEFORE THE ORDERLY'S RETURN......

          October 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
  7. Peteyroo

    Since when is the US responsible for defending Christianity around the world? When did that become our job?

    October 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
    • JJ

      Only if cheap oil is involved.

      October 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm |
  8. John Calvin II

    By Obama's total lack of action to curb the violence against Christians, one would have to conclude that Obama has no real compassion for Christians... for those who have put their hope in Jesus Christ and have renounced wickedness and worldliness. That would mean that Obama is a false Christian and only went to church to gain political advantage, which would make him exceedingly wicked and a hypocrite of the worst sort.

    October 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
    • Peteyroo

      Religion is absolute nonsense. It is nothing more than myths and magic. Plus, it is a blunt instrument used to bludgeon folks who don't share your beliefs.

      October 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
    • THE REAL TRUTH

      You are a clown go back to you EUROPE...To HELL with that FALSE EUROPEAN JESUS.....I AM GONNA PUT THAT EUROPEAN JESUS IN HELL right along with his followers... present YOUR FALSE GOD so I can take his soul to HELL...you were given 6 days to worship your FALSE GOD...THE 600 YEARS ARE UP .... YOU DEMON!

      October 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm |
      • Peteyroo

        The Real Nonsense, could you be any more full of horse feathers?

        October 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm |
    • truthprevails1

      Well John-Boy, you're not much of a christian yourself! Judging others doesn't make you decent and you need to put the koolaid down, stop being a fool and stop listening to all the conspiracy theories. Obamacare has a ways to go before it will be where it should be but healthcare for all is a good thing (or do you like hearing about innocent children dying because they can't get medical attention?).
      Stop reading your giant book of myths, stop following the myth tellers (republitards) and join the 21st century!

      October 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
    • AmericianPagan

      oh noes! the VIOLENCE against christians...

      I mean, they are being ASKED to let PEOPLE make THEIR OWN CHOICES without GOD!!!!
      the horrible VIOLENCE that is Birth Control... the more horrible violence that is removing cells from the body before they become a sentient being!

      The Horror... it's almost as bad as when people would accuse their peers of WITCHCRAFT and then be given a mock trial where they where Drown or burned at the stake to "prove" if they where pure... It's ALMOST as bad as the systematic slaughter of people of other faiths because you felt their homeland was OWED to you... because your ancestors once worshiped there. It's ALMOST as though GAWD himself is urging you to destory anyone not as holy as thou.

      Pssst...
      you know... Jesus was a jew right?
      you know... your God commanded "Love thy neighbor" and last time I checked... there where no disclaimers there.

      So... if your "neighbor" wants to get an abortion – get over it...
      if you "neighbor" is a different faith – get over it
      if your "neighbor" wants birth control – get over it.

      Maybe you should pay more attention to the actions and teachings of your Messiah... forsake wealth and personal gain and help the poor and the sick... then maybe... you might get some respect as a Christian.

      Judge not, lest ye be judged thyself. You judge the rest of the world to be wicked. Thus the world has judged you to be narrowminded and stupid.

      October 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  9. Mike Jacobs

    Who is more Christian... the man who wants to bring Healthcare to everyone, or the party that wants to block it? The man who wants to help the poor... or the party that wants to help the corporations and rich?

    October 24, 2013 at 9:06 am |
    • truthprevails1

      Sadly people start at one major sticking point and attack everything from there when the one before doesn't garner the attention they desire. With Obama they started with the racist card; then his birth place; then his belief. If it had of been them that came up with this policy they wouldn't be saying a damn word but they're the party of contradictions and dark age mentality....keep them stupid and they'll follow instead of lead.

      October 24, 2013 at 9:10 am |
  10. Donna

    Rand Paul – The man who will never ever be President
    he will try, arrogance is bliss

    October 24, 2013 at 8:53 am |
  11. ihatetheteaparyandGOPnuts

    He is soooo hateful that we have a black president that he will find anything and I do mean anything to say bad about the president. I just hopes he drops dead sometime soon...

    October 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
    • NemoB

      You call him hateful while your screen name reads you hate the Tea Party. Hypocrite to say the least. So much for the party of tolerance.

      October 24, 2013 at 9:18 am |
      • Peteyroo

        NumbNutsB, all reasonable people hate the Tea Bag Taliban.

        October 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  12. sglstpaul

    These tea party nut bags like "Rand Paul" ( What the hell kind of name is Rand, anyway?) really need to get over the fact that there is a BLACK MAN, in the WHITE HOUSE!

    October 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm |
  13. sglstpaul

    Of course christians dont live in the middle ages. That came later. They live in the DARK ages. Its a fact. Look it up.

    October 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
  14. RC

    Why should he stop? We are a thorn in his side that will not stop sticking him. He gets paid by big donors to let them bash us.

    October 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
    • sglstpaul

      I just wish both sides of the electorate were smart enough to vote for people who actually could work together and do the job. I am a firm believer in term limits for these people.

      October 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
      • Truth28

        Raise the term for the HoR to 4 years. Lower the Senate tern to 4 years. Limit both to 2 terms. Neither can serve more that 8 years. Political office was NEVER meant to be a life-long job.

        October 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  15. sglstpaul

    War on Christianity? Must be paybacks for the Crusades, The Inquisition...........

    October 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  16. goatfish

    Wow. It would seem like all of CNNs readers are atheists. Moreover, they don't know anything. Wow. Rand Paul is a true American hero (as opposed to just about any Democrat you can name). And his dad, he was right about everything. Prepare to reap the whirlwind of cascading debts, broken social programs, and a failed liberal agenda folks. This is not going to be easy, but at least we decent theists have a God of hope. Cry in vain to your gods of big government and small minds.

    October 23, 2013 at 10:15 am |
    •  Billy

      Wow. You don't say. What's so good about Rand Paul? What is it that atheists don't know?

      October 23, 2013 at 10:19 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Rand Paul is a True American Bigot.
      Starting in 1984, Ron Paul published a series of related newsletters, called the Ron Paul Political Report, Ron Paul Freedom Report, Ron Paul Survival Report, etc.
      In 2001, he denied having written them – but in 1996 he defended the same writings as his!
      I believe that would qualify him as someone with his pants on fire.

      Here are some choice quotes:
      “I miss the closet. Ho.mos.exuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”
      "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
      ‘The ACT-UP slogan on stickers plastered all over Manhattan is ‘Silence=Death.’ But shouldn’t it be Sodomy = Death’?”
      "“We must allow local school boards to ban AIDS carriers from the public schools.”

      October 23, 2013 at 10:39 am |
      • Doc Vestibule

        MEA CULPA

        I confused Ron Paul with Rand Paul.

        October 23, 2013 at 10:40 am |
        • midwest rail

          Six of one....

          October 23, 2013 at 10:41 am |
        • I wonder

          Doc,

          People seem to do that quite often - sometimes even tossing in Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand to further confuse things!

          October 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
      • Truth27

        The LIES about Ron Paul have been debunked many times already. Why don't you look for something true for a change?

        October 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm |
        • Truth28

          Because they are not lies. The man needs to own his bigotry if he ever wants to rise above it.

          October 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
    • The Real Truth

      Rand Paul is a idiot who is right twice a day! The Moslems are persecuted daily right HERE in this country. I AM SORRY TO INFORM YOU ALL BUT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED BY MOSLEMS or MOORS. The MOORS settled all the lands of the WORLD . You'd have to be a idiot to think that the Moorish Aborigines settled Australia, Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Andaman Islands, and Various Islands throughout Indian Ocean but SOMEHOW THEY SKIPPED OVER THIS COUNTRY. It was the MOORS who civilized EUROPE during its DARK AGES...ALL HISTORY IS A LIE TOLD BY EUROPEANS IN ORDER to subjugate the Aboriginal people across the EARTH. For All things have a TIME & SEASON....ATTENTION ALL EUROPEANS: YOU WERE GIVEN 6 DAYS (600 YEARS) TO RULE AND THE SABBATH DAY to keep it HOLY(CEASE YOUR EVILS)...YOUR TIME TO RULE IS UP....THE PLAN WAS PUT INTO PLACE IN year 1400 AND executed in the Conquest of 1492 . IF YOU STUPID TO THESE FACTS GO BACK TO(HOME) EUROPE IMMEDIATELY otherwise RETRIBUTION SHALL COME SWIFTLY. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.....Have a Good Day!

      October 23, 2013 at 11:14 am |
      • Doris

        Do you have a book out with some of this stuff in it?

        October 23, 2013 at 11:20 am |
      • Doris

        Who gave someone 600 years?

        October 23, 2013 at 11:24 am |
      • Doris

        "You'd have to be a idiot to think that the Moorish Aborigines settled Australia, Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Andaman Islands, and Various Islands throughout Indian Ocean but SOMEHOW THEY SKIPPED OVER THIS COUNTRY."

        Could it be they tried one or more times, but failed to do any settling because there were already people here that didn't take kindly to their arrival? I'm not disputing that the Americas were perhaps populated first coming from the west, but first by the Moors?

        October 23, 2013 at 11:31 am |
        • THE REAL TRUTH

          YES DORIS, IF YOU TRUTHFUL IN your QUEST FOR TRUTH I WILL ASSIST YOU.....THE MOORS KNOWN AS PHOENICIANS BIBLICALLY SPEAKING CONQUERED THE ENTIRE WORLD SEAS AND LAND. They were here long long before Columbus in VIRGINIA, CAROLINAS, MARYLAND AND SCATTERERED throughout the Atlantic COASTAL AREAS...KING JAMES OF ENGLAND rewrote the history in order to cover up these truths. The BIBLE IS A CODED HISTORY/PROPHECY BOOK....JOSEPH THE SLAVE OF POTIPHAR was from Morocco he was given the charter of the ENTIRE AMERICAN CONTINENT..When the ENGLISH ARRIVED we allowed them to overtake JOSEPH'S(YUSEF'S) PEOPLE FOR 600 YEARS , APPROXIMATELY 200 of those years dealt with preparation and it was hidden from the masses..this is and was the primary purpose of your MASONIC ORDERS to keep these truths secret UNTIL NOW (SABBATH)....Those who refuse truth shall be exiled back to where they came from.....

          October 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
        • EZ

          @TheRealTruth,

          Today we have methods of identifying genetic lineages through DNA haplogroups. Put up or shut up.

          October 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
        • THE REAL TRUTH

          I am going to PUT UP AND SHUT UP as soon as we EXILE YOU BACK TO EUROPE where you BELONG! MY BLOOD TYPE IS .........AB POSITIVE pay close attention to AB because it means Aboriginal!......keep it up and I see CONCENTRATION CAMPS in your near future.....if you are EUROPEAN then you belong in EUROPE there will be only a few EUROPEANS who don't experience this FATE...YOU WERE GIVEN 6 DAYS TO RULE...YOUR TIME IS UP MR. CAU-CA-ASIAN....BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM....YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN.....THE ABORIGINAL AMERICANS were copper colored you are MOST LIKELY .....PINK

          October 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
        • Doris

          I thought AB stood for Apple Bush.... just sayin'

          October 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
  17. Sondra

    If Rand Paul and people like him are Christians, then the world is really damned to "Hell". He is nothing more than a racist, hate monger that happens to wear a suit instead of a white robe and hood. By the way, he REALLY should opt to wear a hood over that ass ugly face of his!!!!

    October 23, 2013 at 1:59 am |
    • VvVvV

      That's not his face, that's his ass and scrotum. Plastic surgery can do amazing things these days, can't they?

      October 23, 2013 at 2:28 am |
  18. Mark

    This guy needs a history lesson. In the Middle Ages, it was the Christians waging a war of oppression against others. The Inquisition and the Crusades... Those were instances of Christians waging wars against Muslims and Jews, and other Christians who didn't pay homage to the Pope.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm |
    • mickey1313

      He doesnt have to go back that far. The cold war was a war from a christian run nation on secularism (in the thinly veiled guise of communism). the 1st war in Iraq was equally motivated by religon for bush the elder. There are 13 state in america where it is illigal in that state to run for office if you are an athiest. The attack on secular huminism and spiritual huminism has been long brutal, and no where near over. The 40% of the world that knows that thiesm is a bunch of hoodoo need to stand up, take the power, and do to the thiests what they have done to the secular for 2000 years, GET RID OF THEM ALL, DOWN TO THE LAST ONE.

      October 23, 2013 at 12:39 am |
    • John

      Thanks for the history lesson, but in present day times muslims are slaughtering Christians in Nigeria, Pakistan Egypt, Indonesia, Syria and it's wrong....period

      October 23, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  19. The guy

    666 comments lmao plus mine so 667

    October 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  20. Bubba

    If Rand Paul is the Christian line of Defense, then Heaven help us, cause this guy borderline useless.

    October 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
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