Paul: Obama 'does nothing to stop' war on Christianity
October 11th, 2013
10:54 AM ET
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Paul: Obama 'does nothing to 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.”

Paul also touched upon his record, where he earlier this year he tried to put a halt to aid to Egypt – a nation Paul said was facilitating the war on Christianity.

“Earlier this year, I forced the Senate to vote to defund the Muslim Brotherhood and every Democrat voted to continue sending your money to the Muslim Brotherhood,” Paul said. “I can tell you one thing, as long as I am in the Senate, I will fight against sending any money to the Muslim brotherhood.”

He continued: “We send billions of dollars to Egypt to Pakistan. We have helped place Islamic regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. President Obama now sends arms to Islamic rebels in Syria. In Egypt, the mob that attacked our embassy climbed on top our embassy and burned out flag, I don’t know about you, but I have had enough. I say not one penny more to any country that would burn the American flag.”

Although his remarks were filled with applause lines, Paul’s speech was noticeably more muted than his predecessor, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


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soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. Michael Benjamin

    Which article in the Constitution gives the president the power to stop the war on Christianity? It's not listed under Article II Section 2. Although one could argue the drone attacks on Islamist terrorists is effectively accomplishing removal of jihadists.

    October 11, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Pakistani Muslims are systematically killing Christians by bombing their churches.

    October 11, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. CB FL

    This guy is great in his own mind.

    October 11, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Per Rant and the RWNJ Express: "War on Christianity" = Letting people exist who are not Christian.

    October 11, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. Dan J

    As an American who happens to be Christian and from the middle east. Rand Paul is spot-on. Christians are being repeatedly massacred in the middle east, and are targets for every radical Muslim faction. I have had to bury multiple relatives over the past ten years that were slaughtered in the name of Islam. We had an entire Church wiped out a couple of years ago outside Baghdad.
    If there is anyone who is denying this is happening, you simply do not know the facts. And for those of you that keep touting the "separation of Church and State," as an excuse for Obama's inaction, you are moronic. We're talking about a group of people that are being hunted down because of their beliefs. Church and State is supposed to protect people and allow them to practice freely. That's not happening. Besides, it doesn't apply to another country.

    October 11, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. CB FL

    I listen to the TGOP people speak and I get sick to my stomach. How can these people be so far out of touch with working people.

    October 11, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Walter Adams

    Across the globe, Christians are under attack almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages – Didn't the Christians persecute all the non-Christians during that time?

    October 11, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    pray to your almighty and powerful god. won't he stop the muslims killing his precious christians?

    what a joke!!!

    October 11, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    why doesn't Rand Paul pray to his powerful god? surely god will protect those who believe in him?

    what a joke!

    October 11, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. Dyslexic doG

    John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

    guess all these people afraid of muslims haven't been praying right.

    what abject foolishness your religion is!!!

    October 11, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. Madtown

    “This administration does nothing to stop it..."
    ---
    This administration hasn't done much to stop the war on drugs either, which is far more important. And, real.

    October 11, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Lynda/Minnesota

    Econ301
    Rich coming from a Man named after an Russian Atheist.

    Indeed. Didn't he recently acknowledge that his SuperPAC is named after Ayn Rand as well? The Rand hypocrisy is here for all to see.

    For those who are willing to see at any rate
    ---------------------------–
    Oh, they can see exactly what you're talking about. They think that they're being clever. They actually think that they're being humorous, and think that you should find it to be a clever word play, too.

    October 11, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. ye ole Gunderson

    -Dan J

    As an American who happens to be Christian and from the middle east. Rand Paul is spot-on. Christians are being repeatedly massacred in the middle east, and are targets for every radical Muslim faction. I have had to bury multiple relatives over the past ten years that were slaughtered in the name of Islam. We had an entire Church wiped out a couple of years ago outside Baghdad.
    If there is anyone who is denying this is happening, you simply do not know the facts. And for those of you that keep touting the "separation of Church and State," as an excuse for Obama's inaction, you are moronic. We're talking about a group of people that are being hunted down because of their beliefs. Church and State is supposed to protect people and allow them to practice freely. That's not happening. Besides, it doesn't apply to another country.
    ************
    No one is denying that these massacres are taking place: that being said, no one can also deny that every time Obama has suggested using military force for any reason the GOP suddenly turns into the party of peace and throws a tantrum whenever the president thinks a barrage of cruise missiles might save lives. If you think the GOP really cares about your family and friends back home, you need a gentle reality check: they are opportunists who don't care about your friends and family unless you send them a check.

    October 11, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Bkand , go move to Iran and stick up for the Christians you teabum loser!!!!!

    October 11, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Ol' Yeller

    “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.”

    And it could be argued that he wasn't born in America, and has been argued.
    And it could be argued that he pals around with terrorists, and has been argued.
    And it could be argued that his Heatlhcare Law has failed (before it even started), and has been argued.
    And it could be argued that he hates America, and has been argued.
    And, I'm sure this WILL be argued.

    October 11, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Anonymous

    Pakistani Muslims are systematically killing Christians by bombing their churches.
    --------------------------–
    In that case, stop the complaining when Pres. Obama sends drones into Pakistan. The right wing's hypocrisy and ability to talk out of both sides of their mouth at the same time is absolutely stunning. The amazing part is that right mouth flap doesn't seem to know what the left mouth flap is doing, and vice versa.

    October 11, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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