President Obama has apparently decided to come out of his spiritual and moral closet.
At the February 5, 2015 National Prayer Breakfast, the President chided Christians as being on their “high horse” for being angry at terrorist beheadings and immolations by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), noting that “… during the Crusades, terrible things were done in the name of Christ” and that “… slavery and Jim Crow, in this country, were justified in the name of Christianity.”
These remarks are repugnant and offensive as a human being, a Christian, and an American.
Muslims had spread from the Middle East throughout Europe and forcibly conquered much of its territory, killing those who would not submit, between 800 and 1050 AD. The Crusades were a defensive war by Christians to re-take previously Christian land from Muslims. The President’s use of the Crusades in this context is a classic case of a bully’s whining when his intended victim fights back, and is totally beneath his station (but not his character.)
The suggestions that slavery and Jim Crow laws were justified in this country on the basis of Christianity would be tragicomic if they weren’t so ignorant. There were perceived economic justifications for slavery, and perceived social justifications for Jim Crow laws, but they had nothing to do with religion.
Using any of them to provide absolution for ISIS’ behavior, particularly after one of our countrywomen have been killed by ISIS, goes beyond bad taste and into religious sociopathy.
Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, speaking his mind (and that of all of America,) responded to President Obama’s remarks by saying “I’m not sure whether President Obama really loves this country.”
This otherwise unremarkable ‘emperor-has-no-clothes’ statement was treated with DEFCON 5 urgency by the State Controlled Urban Media (SCUM), who proceeded to attack Mayor Giuliani as if he had just Tweeted our nuclear launch codes. To Mayor Giuliani’s credit, he doubled down on his statement, and the SCUM responded by trying to get Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to comment on the Mayor’s comment.
The door that was opened just a bit when George Stephanopoulos corrected then-Senator Obama’s “my Muslim faith” to “my Christian faith” has now been flung wide open.