It’s no secret that President Barack Obama views Christianity with apathy at his best and scarcely-concealed derision the rest of the time. This, I suppose, is his right.
After all, America knew – or should have known – what it was getting when it elected a president who talked about how his opponents “cling to guns and religion” when he was on the campaign trail.
However, as a defender of freedom and basic human rights, the president is still morally obligated to stand up for the rights of Christians when they’re being persecuted around the world.
That’s where Obama’s apathy towards Christianity has been the most harmful – and, in the case of the Islamic State, has cost innocent Christians their lives.
Kelly began by pointing out how the Islamic State barbarians treated followers of Christ in Iraq’s second largest city.
“They gave Christians a Saturday deadline and the following choice: they could leave, they could convert to Islam, or they could die,” Kelly said.
Kelly also interviewed Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who described the dire situation for Christians in Iraq.
“I’m not sure what’s more shocking, the atrocities of ISIS or the silence of the Obama administration,” Perkinssaid.
Perkins and Kelly also discussed the Islamic State’s ultimatum, as well as their torching of an 1800-year-old church and destruction of one of the oldest communities of Christians in existence.
“That’s the choice of freedom under Islam,” Perkins said.
“This administration has been silent continuously when Christians have been persecuted,” he continued.
“[It] is more concerned about offending Islamic states and Islamic nations than they are of defending the long standing policy that America has always had — that religious freedom is a human right, not just an American right.”
Indeed, our president’s neglect of persecuted Christians while he cozies up to Islamist regimes has been one of the great atrocities of the Obama administration.
If America wants to elect someone who treats Christianity this way, fine. Vox populi, I suppose.
But when a threatened religious minority is counting on our country to secure their basic human rights and the president fails to act out of politically-correct deference to the Muslim world, that’s treason to this nation’s basic ideals.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune