In the kind of statement that keeps people shaking their heads about right-wingers, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul Thursday claimed American taxpayers are footing the bill for a “war on Christianity” in both the United States and in other nations.
Claimed Paul in a conservative conference in Washington:
There is a war on Christianity, Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly, you, the taxpayer, are funding it. You are being taxed to send money to countries that are not only intolerant of Christians, but openly hostile. Christians are imprisoned and threatened with death for their beliefs.
Paul did not elaborate on how taxpayers are funding a war against God and Christians in the United States but said foreign aid goes to countries where burning the American flag is allowed.
“I say not one penny more to countries that burn the American flag,” he said to the annual Faith and Freedom Conference. “While they burn the American flag and mobs chant ‘Death to America,’ more of your money is sent to these haters of Christianity.”
Paul claimed American tax dollars are used to “enable a war on Christianity in the Middle East.”
The conference was organized by Ralph Reed, the former director of the Christian Coalition and a close friend and partner of disgraced and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was convicted of mail fraud and sentenced to prison. Reed was part of several Abramoff schemes to make money off phony causes.
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