Today we have a man that struggles to be in the ranks of Idiots on Parade. Not because he is a font of wisdom but because his proclamations are usually so outrageously dissonant with reality that picking one aspect for newsworthiness is difficult if not impossible. And with so many clamoring for recognition here he is easily drowned out.
Senator Rand Paul from the State of Kentucky thinks there is a war on Christianity or at least he hopes so, it would excuse some of their extremist views like the subjugation of women and torturing the poor for being poor.
Of course his audience eats up these sorts of proclamations as it provides cover for their own lack of empathy in the face of widespread poverty,
“There is a war on Christianity,” he told his audience, well ahead of the Christmas season. “Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide.”
By war on Christianity, he means we have the nerve to tell him we don’t feel his religious beliefs trump or own. The audacity!
“And your government, or more correctly you are having to pay for it. You are being taxed to send money to countries that are not only intolerant of Christians but openly hostile…”
Other countries, you say? Our tax dollars don’t have to leave these shores to support a religion that is not only intolerant of non-Christians (or the wrong kind of Christians) but openly hostile.
He kinda misses the entire point of the First Amendment, doesn’t he?
Rand Paul doesn’t care about the persecution of gays and lesbians, or of transgenders. He doesn’t care about the persecution of Pagans or secularists or of atheists. He doesn’t care about anyone but Christians.
Christians have never been the target of persecution in the Western world since the fifth century, and before that, they were persecuted for less than ten years total. Less than ten years. Christianity has been systematically persecuting people since the fifth century and it is still doing so today, right here at home Right in front of Rand Paul’s eyes. Right in front of his audience’s eyes.