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Rand Paul stands alone for persecuted Christians

by Doug Wead

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has become the first public figure to openly declare what Christians have been bemoaning for the last generation – that there is a war against Christianity.

Speaking Thursday before a gathering of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C., Sen. Paul said, “There is a war on Christianity, not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide.”

Said Paul, “It saddens me to see countries that are supposedly our allies persecute Christians.”

Catholics and born-again Christians have talked about the danger for years. In the 1990s, during my stint in the White House as special assistant to the president, I was constantly called on to help Christians who were thrown into prisons or slated for execution all over the world.

Meanwhile, representatives of Christian ministries in the U.S. visited the White House complaining that they had been targeted by the IRS, a fact that the agency actually confirmed to us at the time, without shame. When we tried to find an evangelical Christian who worked in a top position at the agency who could help us understand the nature of the complaints, we learned that there was only one known, born-again Christian in the top 300 positions at the IRS. At the time 38 percent of the nation claimed to be born-again.

It turns out that the token born-again Christian at the IRS was a regional director in the non-profit division and a Catholic charismatic by personal faith. He tried to help the agency understand that it could not dictate doctrine or discriminate against groups based on their faith.

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Demonize the enemy that is to be destroyed.

that's what it is about.

Not any reasonable disagreement about the nature of reality.

Free includes debt-free!

why would anyone care about

why would anyone care about these christians.. theyre brown and were christian before the the englishman martin luther founded real christianity for americans back in 1691.

Because they are our brothers and sisters, spiritually

and color of skin is a non-issue. You made two rather glaring History errors: 1) Martin Luther was an German, not an Englishman, 2)though the Protestant Reformation is claimed to have started with Luther's 95 Thesis being posted in Latin on the Wittenburg Door, it really could have been said to have started with Wycliffe. Wycliffe was known as the Morning Star of the Reformation, and challenged Papal Authority's influence on secular power.(1381)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

lol u silly

lol u silly

You're Free

You are free if you CHOOSE to worship a God. God will not tax you. God will not imprison you unless you allow yourself to be imprisoned. God will not take away your freedoms by spying on you.

Quit worshipping the State? I agree whole-heartedly because the State is made of people, and people are naturally inclined towards evil and corruption.

But worshipping a God does not make anyone a slave unless they ALLOW themselves to be enslaved by God. And the only reason why people might be enslaved by that is because they don't have a good understanding of what God really is.

Please don't lump all Deists, whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, or Great-Spaghetti Monster, into the "enslaved" camp. Not all of us are sheep.

to worship anything is to submit to it's higher authority

to worship anything is to submit to it's higher authority

To worship god is to submit to his authority or burn in hellfire for all of eternity... that is by definition not freedom.

this is the same as saying the north koreans are "free" to disobey the state but risk being locked up for the rest of their lives

the church would like you to believe you are always watched by god which is the same as the state... church claims you are free to do as you wish but disobey and you suffer which is the same as the state.

there is no distinction.. if you believe in one or both then you are not free.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

submit to your higher calling

You must be talking about some vengeful old testament God with a lot of rules and no mercy.. from what i understand jesus represents excepting and forgiving people for there short comings as imperfect humans not judging and condemning them to hell.. he hung out with killers and prostitutes..just because men have corrupted something and used it to enslave people does not mean that its not real or that we should throw the baby out with the bath water. I'm not really a christian but I know that I know God is real. Miracles happen in my life everyday.. I wouldnt want to live in a world without "God"

Written in response to "par for the course imo"

The log-in gave this its own comment, although it was suposed to be reply to firefox. No disrespect, firefox, just letting you know we're not all sheep.

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The stories will shock you: http://www.persecution.com/

If his real goal is to defund

If his real goal is to defund meddling in the affairs of other countries, I'm all for it. I just don't support promoting religions.

par for the course imo... christians calling to bomb muslims

par for the course imo... With most Christian's calling to bomb Muslims with nuclear hellfire. What did they think would happen... it's call blowback

I just wish ALL religion would die off including religion of the state.... and they are slowly dieing off because people are more informed

Free your mind from the shackles of religion... because you are not free if your worship a god or state.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

Rand is 100% right

I myself am skeptical of religion but what its references is in my opinion an absolute necessity for human beings. There is a huge assault on christianity and all religion for that matter. Lately, It seems like everywhere i hear people talking down on christians and muslims. They point at one crazy group or individual and say 'their all nuts!!" They act offended and repulsed by it..I understand that religion can bring harsh judgement and also be used to manipulate people on a collective level but on an individual level it can wake you up and set your mind and heart free. On a local community level it can save so many peoples lives.. I think this is all statists propaganda. they want to abolish family and community and make everyone dependent on the state. Their indoctrinating your kids at college to come home as progressive collectivists and atheists. They can deny the water well all they want but in the end we all know that there is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole. Going back to the source is how we turn our country around. politics can only do so much.

No such thing as an atheist in a foxhole?

http://atheism.about.com/od/atheismmyths/a/AtheistsFoxhole.htm

There's a paragraph in there also about a Christian man who went off to war. When he came home he said 'Either god is a bastard,' he said, 'or god isn't there at all.'

lol

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

wanted to add

my mind keeps going back to the "obsolete man" episode of twilight zone..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXzQD2SRESs

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Worthy is the Lamb

Amidst the persecution 2013 years ago, my king has stayed humble. He has shown mercy and never ending love and grace. For 25 years now he has protected me from the deepest realms of darkness. Seek his face now and forever.

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

!!!

Hamduallah and Hallelujah. He is RISEN, He is RISEN INDEED!

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

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