This from President Obama at a National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, discussing recent violence perpetrated by “those who profess to stand up for Islam . . .” (by which he presumably meant, at the very least, those who murdered the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris and those who burned alive the Jordanian pilot):
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place – remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” the president said.
He also chided the United States, “our home country,” with these words:
“Slavery and Jim Crow all too often was (sic) justified in the name of Christ.”
To summarize: Christians, and others justifying their acts by invoking the name of Christ, have done some terrible things. Granted, the acts to which the President referred were committed quite a while ago, at various times between 100 and 1,000 years ago. No matter. Whatever evil acts may have been committed in the name of Christ, in America or elsewhere, ever, have imposed such a stain upon the United States that America is morally forbidden, perhaps for eternity, to prevent or avenge – or even complain about – the terrible things that are being done today by Muslims in the name of Islam. Americans must get off “our high horse.” We must not even identify today’s Islamic terrorists by the religion they themselves recite as the moral basis for the beheadings, human immolations, and other acts of terror they commit, because that might offend those Muslims who do not endorse such behavior (supposedly, a majority of the world’s Muslims) – which is like saying that the U.S. should have held off on retaliating against Nazi Germany in WW II, should not even have referred to it as Nazi Germany, until we were certain that a majority of Germans supported Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Mr. Obama has been apologizing for America’s and Christianity’s long-ago sins since he first took office. But he does not just utter such words, he acts upon them – or, more specifically, he fails to act. Consider the effect of this bias upon the way he has handled his responsibility for our national security, through his role as commander-in-chief of our armed forces, which is arguably the most important of his Presidential duties under the Constitution. Consider what he has failed to do, in response to the terrible trail of anti-U.S. and anti-Christian terror throughout the world during his term. We now have a clear indication of the President’s fundamental policy: No matter how grave the action or the threat (including that of an Iran armed with nuclear weapons and the means to target the continental U.S. with them), if the enemy purports to act in the name of Islam, America should not defend, we should not retaliate, we should let our enemies have their way with us, because America forfeited the moral authority to resist Islamic terror when our long-ago white, Christian ancestors committed evil acts against Muslims or African Americans.
Can anyone still doubt that this President harbors a deep animus toward Christians, toward those who are not people of color, indeed toward the United States and western culture in general? Regardless of the merit of Mr. Obama’s moral argument, can this nation, can any nation, have as its political and military leader, in a time of grave issues involving its national security, a person whose biases run against that nation and in favor of its sworn enemies?
I finally understand. There are no Islamic terrorists. But if such an animal did exist, Christians (we) lost the moral high ground 700 years before the United States became a nation.