On Fox News’ the O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly opined that it was odd the way President Obama seems to fixate on the problems with Christians, while seemingly ignoring the catastrophic violence being perpetrated by Muslims. O’Reilly was talking about President Obama’s recent speech during the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast, where instead of discussing the massive persecution Christians face around the world… President Obama instead chose to attack ‘unloving’ (likely American) Christians. It’s become the standard move for the ever confrontational (with conservatives that is) Obama; instead of attacking a real problem, he simply imagines one and claims conservatives are behind it.
It’s nice to see O’Reilly call him out for his hypocrisy and double-speak.
O’Reilly: At a prayer breakfast yesterday, President Obama told the world that he is disturbed by the lack of love on the part of some Christians.
Obama: “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. So today, we celebrate the magnificent glory of our risen Savior. I pray that we will live up to His example. I pray that I will live up to His example. I fall short so often.”
O’Reilly: The fact is that all human beings fall short. We are all sinners.
But in the political arena, it seems like President Obama is more skeptical of Christians than he is of Muslims.
That may not be true but that’s what it feels like.
O’Reilly: Many believe that the president’s Christian love comments have to do with the Religious Freedom Acts passed in Indiana and 20 other states.
Even though the president campaigned in 2008 opposing gay marriage, he has now changed his mind and apparently believes that his once opposing point of view was intolerant.
Here’s what his spokesman said about the Indiana act.
Josh Earnest: “The signing of this bill doesn’t seem like it’s a step in the direction of equality and justice and liberty for all Americans. And again, that’s not just the view of the administration.”
O’Reilly: Talking Points does not understand the view of the administration.
Does Mr. Obama believe that those opposed to gay marriage are biased against gays?
Does he believe those who don’t want public funding for abortion are anti-women?
Does he believe that those who oppose the nuke deal with Iran want war?
If he doesn’t believe those things, then what’s the beef with allowing religious Americans a legal remedy to state moral objections to mandated policy?
That’s what these religious freedom laws are about, providing people of faith an avenue of legal challenge.
Finally, President Obama’s home team — committed liberal Americans — have been the aggressors in demonizing those who oppose their vision.
Perhaps the president might address that lack of love at his next prayer breakfast.