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.”

- Dan Merica

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  1. Flomic

    What a pile of BS! He's just trying to rally support from the ignorant Bible thumpers to help his run in 2016. Our founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves right now.

    October 13, 2013 at 11:55 am |
    • Ed

      Flomic, that is right.

      There is a lot of overlap between religiotards and far out right republitards; overlapping consti.tuencies of stunning stupidity.

      And opposition to the Christianity mind virus is a good thing. The sooner we can cure America of the Christian nonsense and idiocy, the better.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm |
  2. Happy Holidays

    Don't forget about the war on Christmas. The secularists are always trying to take back the holiday that the Christians stole fair and square.

    October 13, 2013 at 11:47 am |
    • You can't be serious

      Wow. Just...wow. Look all religious groups deserve to be treated like human beings regardless of your holiday sentiments.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm |
      • Conjuring Cat

        Ycbs, I think you misunderstand finely-tuned sarcasm, friend...

        October 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm |
  3. SFeighner

    What war on Christianity he Rand referring to?

    October 13, 2013 at 11:07 am |
    • Conjuring Cat

      Bill O'Reilly will be around shortly to remind you...

      October 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm |
  4. da

    There is no "war on Christians". You are being perverted with lies and violence. Be a real follower of God and take responsibility for your own decay.

    October 13, 2013 at 8:25 am |
    • Bob

      Why would an omnipotent, friendly being need followers? Let alone demand them.

      October 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
      • krivka

        Why is God so worried about people worshipping other Gods if it was the only one, and why is it the first commandment?
        This God that people are so worried about pleasing sounds like a psychopath. Is it possible he has tricked everybody? The little trickster may not be anything but the little brother of Zeus, and belongs in the same retirement home.

        October 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
      • Youtube - Neil DeGrasse Tyson - The Perimeter of Ignorance

        It makes you whether such a being is omniscient. I mean, how could we understand that slavery is not ok and such a being thinks it is ok? The thing is, many of us have been able to live more moral lives because we are not tied to the various forms of discrimination reinforced by the Bible. I'm glad I took the step forward to set religion aside, examen various philosophies for kindness, and become both happier and greater.

        October 14, 2013 at 7:49 am |
  5. Atheists are wrong about Jesus and ancient religion

    What if Atheists are wrong?[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50&w=640&h=390]

    October 13, 2013 at 5:53 am |
    • Neo Agnostic

      Yeah, because some video someone posted on youtube is a viable source of credible information. Just like all those UFO, Bigfood, Alien Autopsy, Conspiracy, Nibiru, 2012 videos are all true as well. Posting a video from youtube proves nothing.

      October 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
      • Atheists are wrong about Jesus and ancient religion

        Did you actually watch the video? If not, then how can you make that statement?

        October 14, 2013 at 7:53 am |
  6. Reality # 2


    See p. 4 for added details-

    October 13, 2013 at 12:00 am |
  7. Glenn

    YouTube, Walter Vieth, Total onslaught, Revelutions, Tyrants & wars

    October 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      You enjoy issuing commands, I notice.

      October 13, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  8. Glenn

    YouTube America in bible prophecy by David Assherick

    October 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm |
  9. Glenn

    YouTube Walter Vieth, The Islamic connection

    October 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm |
  10. AngryJew

    In Israel and in the Occupied West Bank, Jews mistreat Christians and deface their monasteries. How a bout a war on Israeli bigotry?

    October 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm |
  11. Portland tony

    Any time a politician talks about a war on anything.....It's usually BS. In this case it definitely is!

    October 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm |
    • AngryJew

      They have to keep those arms factories in their sector.

      October 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
  12. Phelix Unger

    Yeah and the yellow man doesn't do the laundry any more, the black people can vote, the brown man doesn't run 7/11 any more, the red man is trying to stop the destruction of our land. Rand, how far south are you going? Maybe you like to wear white sheets and carry a torch. Religious wars are to old school, and what are you going to offer christian martyr's, the muslims seem to have the virgins all wrapped up. Like my response this is a dumb, dumb, article.

    October 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm |
    • bens772

      well I have to agree with you concerning your response.

      October 13, 2013 at 7:55 am |
  13. Observer

    (Gen. 7:21) “And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and ALL HUMAN BEINGS”

    Tough luck, kids.

    Tough luck to other living things, too.

    October 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • Observer

      It is easy to deny Truth when I have no interest in Truth.

      October 13, 2013 at 6:48 am |
  14. Moderate this

    You free speech denying sons of beeches

    October 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
  15. gyavis

    Can the Phoney War on Christmas the Republicans chant about be far behind?????

    October 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
    • SFeighner

      It is nearly Halloween which does signify the coming hew and cry about the spurious war on Christmas.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  16. Rand Paul says that Obama has not countered Muslim extremists

    Uh, WHO caught Osama bin Laden?

    I know, you Republiturds were too busy looking for Easter Eggs in Iraq.

    October 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm |
    • gyavis

      I never thought I'd be agreeing with Peter King,,,, but this crackpot is nuts,,,,,,crazy, Off his rocker,,,,,,Bats in the belfry,,,,,,Squirrelly and worst of all very dangerous.

      October 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm |
  17. , Christians are under attack almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages or we lived under early pagan Roman rule

    If that were true, you lying sack of crap, I could beat you until you were a bloody stain on the carpet.


    October 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm |
  18. myweightinwords

    My ancestors were Native Americans and Pagan Celts. I HAVE returned to their faith.

    Go back far enough, I'm betting your ancestors weren't Christian either. TRUE Christians or only "nominal" ones.

    October 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
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