Perkins Blames Obama for Murder of Christians

Tony Perkins, ever eager to strike the persecution pose, responded to a caller on his radio show by claiming that President Obama is causing Christians to be murdered around the world because he doesn’t think Christians should be allowed to engage in discrimination here.

He then added that President Obama is permitting the violent persecution of Christians outside of the U.S. in places like Iran and North Korea because his domestic social policies show “hostility” to religion.

Rather than cite any specific examples, Perkins brought up the mayor of Atlanta’s decision to terminate the city’s fire chief after he violated employment policies by distributing to coworkers his self-published book that included condemnations of homosexuality. Perkins told Hector that such actions ultimately contribute to violence against Christians.

“Tyrants abroad see an administration that is not only not interested in protecting religious freedom but actually persecuting, like we saw with the mayor there in Atlanta firing the fire chief because he believes in biblical morality and dares speak about it,” he said. “And if you and I tolerate that religious intolerance from the secular left, the rabid secular left, then Christians are going to die abroad.”

Well clearly so, right? If we don’t let Christians in the United States discriminate against gay people and deny reproductive health care to women in their insurance plans, Kim Jong-un is prompted to kill Christians. There’s an obvious and direct causal relationship there, but only if you’re completely incapable of reasoning coherently.

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  • John Pieret

    “Tyrants abroad see an administration that is not only not interested in protecting religious freedom but actually persecuting, like we saw with the mayor there in Atlanta firing the fire chief …

    Boy! I must have slept through the news! When did the Federal government take over the city of Atlanta (at least since Rhett Butler left town)? Or was it that Obama was elected mayor while I was dozing?

    Oh … maybe its just that Perkins is full of shit … that wouldn’t make the news, would it?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’s got a point. Iran and North Korea were each a Christian Paradise* before 2009.

     

    * Dibs on stripper name!

  • tsig

    A fire chief gets fired in Atlanta and Christians get killed in Iran.

    Is this some sort of Christian chaos theory?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Perhaps someone should explain how causal relationships work to Perkins by showing him the direct links between things like Uganda’s Kill The Gays bill and American evangelical homophobes.

  • Sastra

    “Tyrants abroad see an administration that is not only not interested in protecting religious freedom but actually persecuting… then Christians are going to die abroad.”

    Okay, let’s go with this a moment and assume it’s true. What would be the reasoning here on the part of the tyrants?

    “If the United States was a strong, militant Christian Nation which protected Christianity with all its might and was actively seeking to spread this religion throughout the globe, then I think we could happily ignore Christian missionaries and those who follow this powerful, pusillanimous religion in our lands. They pose no threat. But given that the United States isn’t that keen on Christianity, we need to kill more Christians.”

    I mean, I can see the germ of an idea here (“they’d be afraid of retaliation if the US was more pro-Christianity”) but I really don’t think they’ve followed through on this the whole way.

  • tubi

    Or was it that Obama was elected mayor while I was dozing?

    Could be. I can never tell those people apart.

  • theguy

    For Mr. Pals-Around-With-White-Supremacist-Terrorists Perkins, not doing everything he says is automatically anti-Christian and intolerant. Going into other countries and advocating anti-gay censorship means he simply “believes in biblical morality filth and dares speak about it”

    The irony of a fascist like Perkins who has known associations with anti-Semites complaining about the secular left being intolerant (and I am quite sick of Perkins’ shit) is glaringly obvious.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Who can forget what a Christian paradise North Korea was back when George W. Bush was president?

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Reading the comments more carefully I see that modusoperandi hasn’t forgotten the Christian paradise that N Korea once was. Those were the days, right modus?

  • noe1951

    #3- it’s just more of their god’s terrible aim.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    sigurd jorsalfar, back then you couldn’t walk down the street without bumping into a North Korean Christian who wasn’t being oppressed.

  • dingojack

    MO — Isn’t ‘being a Christian’ equal to ‘being oppressed’, by definition?*

    Dingo

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    * According to Perkins et al.