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Monday, March 02, 2015

Obama Publicly Insults Christians

In the first week of February, the Islamic State released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. The next day, the United Nations issued a report describing scary details of the Islamic state’s “mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children, and burying children alive.” And the very next day after that, President Obama gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast where he publicly and deliberately insulted his audience and all Christians by criticizing the “terrible deeds” committed “in the name of Christ.” Quite a week, wasn’t it!

Obama urged us to get off “our high horse” and “remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” The Crusades were about 1,000 years ago, and the Inquisition was at least 500 years ago. But that’s how Obama is trying to excuse, or at least minimize, Muslim atrocities. Christianity is certainly not the problem today. Islamic Jihad, and its political manifestation in Sharia law, is the present day threat to individual and civil liberties all over the world. Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore called Obama’s remarks “the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make.” Gilmore charged that Obama “has offended every believing Christian in the United States.”

Speaking on Fox News, Bishop E. W. Jackson did a good job of refuting Obama, saying “Sir, you just gave them a gigantic propaganda tool. They called us Crusaders, and you’ve just confirmed it. . . . You have basically justified exactly what Osama bin Laden was saying.” Continuing, Bishop Jackson said: “Mr. President, we’re not on our ‘high horse.’ What we are on is high alert, and the American people would like for once to know that you’re willing to defend Christianity and defend America instead of defending Islam.”

Listen to the radio commentary here:

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