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Old 09-03-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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It really would be a profound response... but profundity is in scarce supply in the Oval office.

'Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said "has protected Christians for a number of decades," and "Islamic rebels," who Paul said "have been attacking Christians" and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

"I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," Paul said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Paul was likely referring to a string of incidents in Egypt in recent weeks, where supporters of the deposed government of former president Mohamed Morsi have burned Coptic Christian churches to protest what they see as Christian backing for the military overthrow of Morsi's government.

Rand Paul: Assad 'Protected Christians' in Syria, Rebels 'Attacking Christians' (VIDEO)
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Think about it - sending aid to build up, instead of blowing up bodies - what a concept!
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Why wait for the government to do it? Start a fundraising drive at your church.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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I didn't know that the US government is in the business of funding churches, or that our constitution even allows it. That said, there's nothing stopping your church or community from doing private fundraising on that issue.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:16 PM
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$tomahawk vs $building... bet the building is cheaper
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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Obama is never going to do that. His liberal atheistic friends would attack him for "giving money to a church ".

Plus do you remember what he said about God and Guns during his campaign? That should tell you all you need to know about how low his opinion of religious people is.

However it is unconstitutional for the Government to send money to churches, as it should be. Obama can donate private money.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Obama is never going to do that. His liberal atheistic friends would attack him for "giving money to a church ".

Plus do you remember what he said about God and Guns during his campaign? That should tell you all you need to know about how low his opinion of religious people is.

However it is unconstitutional for the Government to send money to churches, as it should be. Obama can donate private money.
Yeah--it's all about the athiests, and not the first amendment. For the record, I'm a DEVOUT Christian and a Sunday School teacher, but I don't want the government stepping in and funding or endorsing any church that someone like you would belong to, because I'm pretty sure it's of the evangelical super radical variety. No thanks. Keeping the government out of religion is how we ALL protect our religious freedoms--it's a constitutionally guaranteed right. Why should ANY individual be forced to donate funds to something just because YOU think they should? I think rebuilding churches in the middle of a civil war would be a ridiculous waste of money, which would be better used for humanitarian aid. That's what Jesus would have done.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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No taxpayer money should ever be given for use in another country, ever, for any reason.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Saddam Hussein also "protected" Christians in Iraq. In fact Tariq Aziz, his foreign minister, was a Christian. Funny how this argument never came up in 2003.
I guess if an enemy is nice to Christians, they're off the hook for violating human rights. Great logic there.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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$tomahawk vs $building... bet the building is cheaper
This government spent trillions to destroy Iraq and leave in in far worse shape than before they invaded. A good use of our tax dollars? How about just dropping a billion on Doctors Without Borders, and let them help the victims of the a-hole war mongers.
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