Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Christian Persecution.....THIS bad??

A Rabbi friend of mine sent this to me yesterday and I want two things:
1. To make sure you know about this and talk about it with friends and family.

2. To ask you why you think the media's mostly quiet on this?
I've reddened highlights if you haven't time to read the whole thing before commenting:  Weigh in! Z:

The Middle East may be a raging wildfire, but the eyes of the world are on the revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace dance — that all-too-familiar game where the Jewish state makes concessions (such as releasing terrorists) for the privilege of talking to an enemy who demonizes Jews, glorifies terrorists and has already rejected three peace offers.
It’s a testament to the general success of the Israeli state that after returning from 10 days there, I am a lot more concerned with what’s happening in the rest of the Middle East.
After the heady promise of the Arab Spring two years ago, the situation in the Middle East is now more like the Arab Volcano — with sectarian violence erupting in many areas and the Iranian nuclear threat hovering like a dark force. Instead of unleashing the power of democracy, the Arab Spring has cooked up a lethal brew of festering hatred, economic misery and vicious power struggles.
In contrast to that chaos, Israel feels like Club Med.
But hidden in all the chaos is a monstrous injustice that has received very little media attention: The rampant persecution of Christians.
“Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history,” Bruce Thornton, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, wrote on the institute’s Web site. “Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100 [million] to 200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes.”
(Z: want to read that again?)
It’s odd that prominent Christians like President Barack Obama and Pope Francis have been utterly silent about this humanitarian tragedy.
As Kirsten Powers wrote recently in USA Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asserted late last year that “Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world,” while former French President Nicholas Sarkozy warned in a 2011 speech that “Christians face a particularly wicked program of cleansing in the Middle East, religious cleansing.”
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg told Powershe is shocked that American Christians aren’t regularly protesting outside of embassies drawing attention to this issue,” and he called the persecution of Christians in the Middle East “one of the most undercovered stories in international news.”
One Christian who is certainly not keeping quiet is Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and associate fellow of the Middle East Forum.
In a review of Ibrahim’s new book, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians,” Thornton writes that Ibrahim, who is fluent in Arabic, “has been tracking what he calls ‘one of the most dramatic stories’ of our time in the reports and witnesses that appear in Arabic newspapers, news shows, and websites, but that rarely get translated into English or picked up by the Western press.”
Most of this persecution, according to the book, is by Muslims: “Of the top fifty countries persecuting Christians, forty-two have either a Muslim majority or have sizable Muslim populations.”
By documenting “hundreds of specific examples from across the Muslim world,” Thornton adds, Ibrahim “shows the extent of the persecution, and forestalls any claims that it is a marginal problem.”
Muslim attacks, Thornton writes, “result not just from the jihadists that some Westerners dismiss as ‘extremists,’ but from mobs of ordinary people, and from government policy and laws that discriminate against Christians. … These attacks reveal a consistent ideology of hatred and contempt that transcends national, geographical, and ethnic differences.”
The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, for example, announced that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region,” which prompted Thornton to ask, in the wake of Western silence: “Is there no limit to our tolerance of Islam?”

“Tragically,” Powers of USA Today writes, “Christians have been forced to abandon homelands they have occupied for thousands of years. Up to two-thirds of Christians have fled Iraq in the past ten years to escape massacres, church burnings and constant death threats.”
According to Powers, in Iran, U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini has been sentenced to eight years in prison for preaching Christianity. In Egypt, Amnesty International blasted the recently deposed Islamic Brotherhood government for its failure to protect Coptic Christians from discrimination and violence. And in Lebanon, once a majority Christian country, the former president complained of a “genocide” against Christians.
“The future of Christians in the Middle East is very bleak,” Neil Hicks of Human Rights First told Powers.
The world media is perfectly OK covering Muslims killing Muslims, as is happening now in Syria. But why does it clam up when Muslims persecute Christians? Are we afraid to appear “Islamophobic” or bring back memories of the Dark Ages?
As a people who know all too well about “dark” ages, Jews should not stand idly by. We shouldn’t shy away from unpleasant truths, just because the media does. Jews who believe in social justice should shine a light on the tragic plight of persecuted Christians.
Maybe if we make some noise, the president and the pope will follow.

David Suissa is president of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal and can be reached at davids@jewishjournal.com.

Z: -is the silence from fear of political correctness? "can't criticize Muslims, no matter what..!" or  "I didn't know this...it can't be true!"  or  ............?

Thanks!
Z

52 comments:

Thersites said...

But the decaffeinated Muslims aren't capable of hurting anyone!

sue hanes said...


Z - I hadn't heard about this. I find it hard to believe. But if it's true we need to do something about it.

Dave Miller said...

As a Christian missionary serving overseas, I can tell you the article is true to varying degrees across the globe. People are being killed and houses of worship destroyed simply because of a faith that is, in many cases, not shared by the majority in the country of their birth.

This is real persecution.

For this reason complaints of the same in the US really bother many on the mission field...

Always On Watch said...

Latter days? I have to ask that question.

Always On Watch said...

Linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.

Elmers Brother said...

Visit Voice of the Martyrs...they track this stuff and provide practical ways to help Christians who are being persecuted

Impertinent said...

I'd say there's enough...more than enough reason to turn the tables.

Jack Whyte said...

I think we generally assume that everyone has a right to believe whatever they wish, but this is primarily a western idea largely repudiated by Moslems—and as Dave points out, by others throughout the world. Protestants have been persecuted in largely Catholic countries, even when the people involved in such behaviors are as far from staunch Catholicism as one can possibly get. These two groups have been killing one another in Northern Ireland since Cromwell.

Saudi Arabia, even in spite of the US military support they’ve received from the US and coalition forces, prohibit anyone from bringing in a Holy Bible and the discovery of such brings forth significant penalties. The Pakistanis routinely attack Christian churches, slaughtering penitents at will and nothing is ever done about that.

Here in the land of the free, many people disdain the Moslem faith; there were a few “drive by” shootings directed toward Moslems in the aftermath of 9/11. Personally, I am happy to let people worship as they see fit, so long as it does not deny the same privilege to others. There have been several important and recent court cases of predominantly Moslem cities (Flint, MI) attempting to stifle proselytizing Christians. It didn’t work, and I should probably point to the fact that the Christian groups went to Flint expressly for the purpose of creating an incident.

This clearly is a topic of concern to thoughtful people, but the fact is that no one is going to go to war over the situation, nor is it likely to change. All humans harbor brutish tendencies, which probably explains why the ancient aliens, if they were ever here at all, have never returned.

Z said...

Thersites, no, they just wouldn't...their culture's too rich and they're too inclusive :-)

Sue, it's very true...what can we do?

Dave, complaints of persecution HERE bother the missionaries? If that's what you mean, it's perfectly understandable; It's harder to see HERE, my friend; this is America and it shouldn't be happening in the 'land of the free'.

AOW...I don't know.

Elbro; I don't see much good being done, but I suppose it could be worse!

Imp...they say THEY're 'finally turning the tables'

Jack, I don't believe there will be an end to this but the irony is inescapable..we're all about acceptance and this is what happens. Then we get blamed.
Santa Monica Hospital was bought by UCLA and the first thing volunteers were told was "get the bibles out of the night tables".

Z said...

AOW, thanks for the link; I appreciate that and very much liked Walter's comment..

FrogBurger said...

Bob Beckel on Fox is the only Liberal that is pissed about that and mentioned it a few times. It isn't talked about enough.

JonBerg said...

"prominent Christians like President Barack Obama"


Are we completely sure about the "Christian" part? Yeah,I know that he, at least, puts up a front.


Weren't Christians involved in protecting Moslems in the former Yugoslavia?

Duckys here said...

Raymond Ibrahim, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center

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Yawn.

Persecution takes place. No doubt.

Buddhists are killing Muslims in Burma

Muslims and Hindus are killing each other in India

Hindus and Buddhists went through a horrific civil war in Sri Lanka

Muslim sects are killing anyone in their way in Northern Nigeria (and Nigeria is trying to control them)

Everyone's getting killed in Egypt and I doubt the "Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center" has any more idea than a rock how many attacks on Christians are false flag operations by the military.

Civil wars are vicious events and they have been with us since the beginning of recorded history. Of course, if Christian lives are involved they are special people.

FrogBurger said...

Ducky's right. I'll always remember how Catholics treated Protestants in France.

Always On Watch said...

Z,
Infidel Bloggers Alliance gets lots page views every day (At least 1000!), but not many comments.

FreeThinke said...

Why don't we hear about this from the enemedia?

Here's what I tend to believe, even though it's hard to prove:

The ENEMEDIA -- most call it the MSM -- is composed almost entirely of Marxist-Liberal-Progressive-Statists who call themselves "Democrats." Most of the owners, operators and guiding lights of the various components of the ENEMEDIA happen to be atheist Jews. I Don't know whether that has any bearing on the problem, but it happens to be a fact, and of course it underscores certain knowledge that the ENEMEDIA is anything BUT Christian.

Most of us realized long ago that the ENEMEDIA is in fact virulently ANTI-Christian. The evidence for that is overwhelming.

Since most who identify themselves as part of "The Intelligentsia" or Intellectual Elite are in fact militant, proselytizing ATHEISTS it stands to reason that they would subscribe to an AGENDA designed to dilute, disempower, defeat, and destroy Christianity. They may SEEM to be supportive of Muslims, but that, I suspect, is only because Islam is viciously antagonistic toward Christianity.

The true hope and the fondest wish of the Enemedia Elites is to destroy ALL religion, and rid the world of ANY concept of a God who knows more, understands more, and has more power than the HUMAN mind.

Marxists and all who have followed the trail they blazed believe that RELIGION is THE GREAT EVIL that keeps people divided and in violent conflict.

As a thinking person, I can well understand why many would adopt this flawed concept, because so many who like to CALL themselves "Christians" are no such thing. The so-called Christian Community is anything-but unified, as all who are in touch with reality must admit, and that, of course, provides fodder for the Atheist Cannon -- or so they believe.

How this sad state of affairs might be resolved is anyone's guess. I don't know. All I can do is BE the best Christian I know HOW to be according to MY understanding of the faith.

When it comes right down to it, what OTHER rational choice does any of us have?

FreeThinke said...

By the way, I almost laughed myself sick when I saw Barack Obama referred to as "a prominent Christian."

GEDDOUDAHERE!

FreeThinke said...

" ... For this reason complaints of the same in the US really bother many on the mission field ..."

It's hard to believe, Dave, that you don't seem to realize that a deliberate and ruthless campaign of ostracism, denigration and defamation of Christians and Christian Ideals and Principles on the part of an agglomeration of organizations powerful and influential as The National Media Establishment along with a HUGE segment of The Professoriate AND The Entertainment Industry is most CERTAINLY a potent and highly effective form of PERSECUTION.

One does not have to be literally killed, maimed or vandalized in order to qualify as a victim of persecution.

The most powerful organs of public communication and public education effectively mock, scorn, deride, revile and persecute Christianity every day 'round the clock.

Bob said...

Apparently, the estimate of 100 million to 200 million Christians being persecuted comes from the British MI6 intelligence section. It was published in an article in a British publication back in 2007, and has been picked up numerous times.

Even at that, it is only an estimate. It appears that some of the worst persecution against Christians has been in the Sudan where Muslims have killed tens of thousands of Christians without the international community batting an eye. This is unconscionable.

I hope Ducky doesn't really believe that all this murder and mayhem is justifiable just because things like this have happened before. That would be an unenviable position to take.

FreeThinke said...

Way back in the mid-1950's Sheldon Harnick wrote a song that might as well have been dedicated to our Ducky:

__THE MERRY MINUET __

They're rioting in Africa
They're starving in Spain
There're hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain

The whole world is festering
With unhappy souls.
The French hate the Germans
The Germans hate the Poles
The Italians hate the Yugoslavs
South Africans hate the Dutch.
And I don't like anybody very much!

But we can be grateful
And faithful and proud
That Man's been endowed
With a mushroom-shaped cloud

For we know that surely
On some lovely day
Someone will pull The Switch
And we will all be blown away.

They're rioting in Africa
There's strife in Iran
What Nature doesn't do to us
Will be done by our Fellow Man!


Just keep whistling those happy tunes by Elliot Carter, Ducky. Nothing to worry about. Move along. Step lively. Nothing here for you to bother yourself about at all.

Duckys here said...

Bob, buy a freaking clue.

100 to 200 "Christians" are being prosecuted. Now just what does that mean?
Are there figures for any other religion or just Christians.

What was there in my post that makes you believe I think this is justified? It's our condition and we are all active players including your special "Christians".

Duckys here said...

Randy Newman topped that, FT

Elmers Brother said...

Z, VOM provides addresses to wrote to those in prison and give specific ways to pray for family and so on.

The Troubles was about economics and British Imperialism not religion.

Maybe it was the 'yawn' Duhkkky.

Elmers Brother said...

BTW you forgot the million

Z said...

Ducky, I'm wondering what you mean by SPECIAL? Murder is murder.

Grow up; FOCUS...this article is about persecution against Christians. "figures about other religions?" hilarious...that's ONE way to avoid the point.

It has zip to do with anything you're talking about...and particularly please don't hide behind David Horowitz with the utterly ridiculous innuendo that this isn't true because he's involved. Typical of you, though...expected.

I personally would be outraged if these were ANY religion, though I'm sure that shocks you.

It's about time people start realizing this is going on. We keep hearing about muslims but, mostly, it's them DOING the evil, not GETTING it.


AOW, is that right? COOL! I'll check my Blogger meter to see if I went up today. I know there aren't any new comments, but that doesn't mean much.
thanks for that info.


Bob, they're Christians; Ducky cares not.

Elbro...nothing against prayer here, as you know, but I hope they get more physically active in preventing the problems.

Just getting this information OUT THERE would be a start, but then you get people like Ducky slamming it because conservative venues are finally revealing it and that's a very dangerous situation. We MUST be informed. And not only about liberal pet agendas

FT; all we can do is exactly that; be the best Christians we can. And part of that, (more's the pity!), is accepting what's going on as the Will of God. Not easy...though it gets easier as the years of studying and learning go by, I have to admit.

Elmers Brother said...

http://www.persecution.com

They do more than just write about it

Elmers Brother said...

They sponsor hospitals in Sudan as an example

http://www.persecution.com/public/media.aspx?mediapage_ID=NTc4

Elmers Brother said...

VOM is a great way to actually do something

Thersites said...

....and ducky believes that the IRS was targetting "progressives", too.

Impertinent said...

Since Christianity is over 2000 years old...I'm quite certain it will outlive all those who seek to destroy it.

It did with yesterdays heathens and bastards....and it will do so with today's and tomorrows bastards and heathens. Including the worst of them...mooslims.

Duckys here said...

@z -- Bob, they're Christians; Ducky cares not.

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An absolute pant load.

And Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International are both good organizations to get facts. The persecution deserves attention and NO MORE attention than any other.

Now, if you want to gin up hysteria you go to a "Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center" or Jeffrey Goldberg, a noted apologist for the Iraq fiasco. Much pearl clutching from that moronic cheerleader who helped instigate the very war which caused the exodus of Christians from a country were they lived relative safety.

But no, we have to have these hacks complaining that with all the slaughter going on in the world and especially the mid East it is the Christians who should be front and center.

It's as absurd as Farmer whining about the non existent IRS scandal.
But the right sure can whine.

Duckys here said...

Oh, and why not thank your good friends in Israel for setting off the war in Lebanon that killed so many Christians.

Impertinent said...

@Ducky:

Gotta get those licks in on those Jooooos right?

Z said...

Alright, Ducky,...ALRIGHT!
ANYTHING bad that happens to Christians doesn't matter because others suffer, too. WE GET THAT ...


your remark about Lebanon is so perverse I don't know where to start.

Z said...

Elbro; that's all good.
When you said "they provide addresses," I thought that you meant that's ALL they do :-)
Very good work ... But, heck, why waste their time and money on Christians? Why not find some muslims who jihadists are murdering in cold blood and let the Christians die because heck, some of them might be (drum roll) Calvinists~!..so why spare their lives?
(joking here, of course...thought I'd beat Ducky to the punch)

Dave Miller said...

Z, my point is that while yes, some Christians in the US have faced difficulty, to call those experiences persecution, compared to what others around the world deal with, cheapens what those in other countries are dealing with.

We are not seeing churches burned to the ground simply for worshiping Jesus, people killed for the same, etc.

There is simply no way to equate what some in the US experience to the things the author talks about.

Elmers Brother said...

Duhkkky....and why not thank those Israeli doctors treating Syrian wounded.

Elmers Brother said...

Z....Calvinists....duhkkky must be pissing his pants

Elmers Brother said...

Duhkkky....Iraqi Christians fled in droves to the US before the war...San Diego has quite a large Chaldean Catholic population

Elmers Brother said...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaldean_Christians

You may be interested in the paragraph on their persecution

Z said...

Dave, of course I understand that. It's very obvious we're not being dragged from churches and having our throats cut. When I said "harder to SEE" I should have been clearer...I meant "harder to IMAGINE HERE IN THIS COUNTRY".

And my point is that this is America and, while it's not violent yet, even the insults and mockery of the Christian faith here is shocking.
Not violent, not murder, but shocking..in comparison to what this country was and how it revered Christianity and how well we functioned during those times.

Also, I doubt many of the truly persecuted spend much time thinking "gee, those Americans shouldn't whine when we have it so bad"

What's happening elsewhere is beyond horrible and inexcusable...I never meant to compare but I think I have a point, too.

Z said...

Elbro, the Armenians suffered for their faith, as you know. 1.5 million fathers, mothers and babies; some torn from their mothers' bodies before they'd been born. Some of my ancestors went through that; thankfully, not too many.
Kurds moved into the homes of Armenians in some communities...while breakfast was still warm on the table, the beautiful linens and silver and clothes left behind while their rightful owners were beheaded or drowned or forced to walk to Syria, as my own grandmother did at the age of 9, seeing bodies floating in the rivers on the way. AWFUL stuff. And the Kurds helped themselves to the spoils.
I guess we can't blame them; they know the Armenians weren't coming back, but what the Turks did was astonishing and despicable.

Elmers Brother said...

I know Z..awful. One jailed Iranian pastor has been leading an Armenian. AOG church in Iran. He was released recently with the admonition not to conduct services in Farsi while awaiting trial.

Bob said...

Ducky opines, "100 to 200 "Christians" are being prosecuted"

At least 100 to 200. We read about Christians being prosecuted in Islamic countries all the time, as in Iran.

However, the word I used was persecuted , and not just 100 or 200, but those persecuted Christians number into the MILLIONS. If you Google the subject, you will learn that it was British Intelligence (MI6) that came up with those numbers. These are not brown numbers, at all.

Now, here are your words via copy-paste with some CR's removed.
"Muslims and Hindus are killing each other in India Hindus and Buddhists went through a horrific civil war in Sri Lanka Muslim sects are killing anyone in their way in Northern Nigeria (and Nigeria is trying to control them)
".

It certainly seems like you are saying the equivalent of "See, it is no big deal that people are being persecuted for their religion. It happens all the time".

If you meant something else with your examples of violence, I would like to know what you did mean.

Elmers Brother said...

Especially targeted have been Syrian Christians, who include the last small enclave speaking Aramaic, the language of Christ. Rebel jihadists have sacked Christian churches; photographic evidence shows a militiaman dressed in looted priestly vestments, resembling a scene from Spain in 1936. The Brigade of Islam, a Wahhabi group, killed Christians in Damascus during the rebels’ occupation of the capital. In the town of Qusayr, the last remaining Christian inhabitants out of 10,000 formerly resident have fled. In April, 50,000 Christians were expelled from Homs.

Who cares? Christians are not a fashionable minority. In 2,000 years of Christianity there have been 70 million Christian martyrs, 45 million of them in the 20th century. Today the martyrdom rate worldwide is 105,000 a year or one every five minutes.

~ Gerald Warner

FreeThinke said...

i REPEAT:

t's hard to believe, Dave, that you don't seem to realize that a deliberate and ruthless campaign of ostracism, denigration and defamation of Christians and Christian Ideals and Principles on the part of an agglomeration of organizations powerful and influential as The National Media Establishment along with a HUGE segment of The Professoriate AND The Entertainment Industry is most CERTAINLY a potent and highly effective form of PERSECUTION.

One does not have to be literally killed, maimed or vandalized in order to qualify as a victim of persecution.

The most powerful organs of public communication and public education effectively mock, scorn, deride, revile and persecute Christianity every day 'round the clock.

Kid said...

Z, consider the following:
1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

- April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren't like them.”

- February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011.

- April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech.

- May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.

- April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three.

- October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.

- November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law.
con't..............

Kid said...


- January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court.

- February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.

- April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.

- August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.

- November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.

- November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech.

- December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights.

- January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.

- February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion.

2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

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Kid said...

- June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery.

- August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).

- September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains.

- September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”

- November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity.

- November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.

- February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.

- February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).

- February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.


3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

- January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.

- January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.
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- March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

- March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

- March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

- May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

- May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.

- July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

- September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”
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Kid said...


- July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.

- August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.

- September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

- February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

- March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.

- July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.

- September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

- October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.

4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

- May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.

- April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.

- April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.
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Kid said...


- August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity.

- August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.

- 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

- October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.

- February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.




"Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president."

obama talks about his muslim faith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bMUgNg7aD8M

And why would John McCain talk about obama’s Christian Faith?? There would be virtually no reason for obama to utter any of this if he tian Faith.

FreeThinke said...

Contrarian antagonists
____ care rarely for what’s true.
They’re far more eager to denounce,
–––– so here is what they do.
Their purpose is to denigrate,
-––––– belittle and defame.
Their wish is to humiliate
–––– in hopes of fixing blame.
The truth too easily is lost
–––– in battles of this kind.
Hectoring and badgering
––––– abuse the human mind.
Instead of curiosity
––––– we often find expression
Of little but indulgence
––––– of a passion for aggression.
When avidness appears
––––– to open Vitriol’s loose spigot,
The one who twists and turns the tap
–––– is apt to be a bigot.


~ FreeThinke