“We are now arming Islamic rebels who are allied with Al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11,” Paul (R-Ky.) said, speaking to the Values Voter Summit. “Does that make any sense at all? American tax dollars should never be spent to prop up a war on Christianity. But that’s what’s happening now across the globe.”
ah, the Values Voter Summit - a gathering of right wing Christians to spew hate and lies. or as they'd call it, Biblical Principles. here we have a likely 2016 Presidential candidate (yes, for President of the United States) claiming that there is a war on Christianity. not just on Xmas, but on all of Christianity.
look, i understand that Christians living in the middle east are probably persecuted and being killed. but those fuckers do that to anyone who doesn't agree with them. much like the Evangelicals views towards other sects of Jesus worship, these Muslims tend to hate other Muslims.
maybe America shouldn't be giving money to these countries. i think it's good to keep things like embassies and CIA annexes in these dangerous countries, but what do i know. the point is that a war on Christianity is not a valid reason to withhold funds. the fact that a man who wants to lead our country thinks it is fucked up.
Rand is a bigger nut than his father.
Apparently these dickheads can't or won't believe that we're actually at least ATTEMPTING to vet the people we want to arm ... but then, they're the same dickheads who are all bent out of shape because the American people elected a n***er to the Presidency of the United States ... TWICE.
it all comes down to lack of empathy. some racism, but only caring about things that directly affect you and those you know is a prime example of tribalism. i'd argue religion is more tribalistic today than ideologic. and lack of empathy is exactly what this Ayn Randian (ironic) 'not in my back yard' look out for yourself attitude represents.
in some strange reversal of fate, it's the atheists, not the christians, who have become more moral.
Of course Christians can be as good and moral as anyone else. They just have to work harder at it than those who don't have a religion to overcome.