Jesse Lee Peterson has given us one of the most hyperbolic overreactions to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, in which he dared to mention that Christianity has a history, both ancient and recent, of bloody violence and oppression just like Islam does. That apparently means he hates Christianity.
If anyone doubted Barack Hussein Obama’s deep hatred of Christianity and abiding love for Islam, those doubts should now be erased after Obama verbally attacked some 3,500 Christians at the recent National Prayer Breakfast.
Just days after ISIS burned a Jordanian pilot alive, Obama used the occasion to minimize the escalating brutality by Islamists and lecture Christians about their supposed history of intolerance, incredibly reaching back as far as a thousand years to make his point:
“Unless 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,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
And thus Obama’s hatred of Christianity has been revealed for the world to see.
It’s fascinating to see just how utterly insecure the Christian right is to any mention of the dark side of Christianity. It’s quite similar to how the right wing treats patriotism, where any mention whatsoever of anything the United States might have ever done wrong prompts enraged accusations of hating America and demands that the person mentioning it leave the country forever (this does not apply, of course, to their endless rants about how America is so morally bankrupt that God is going to destroy us any minute now. That’s totally different, for reasons).