Sen. Rand Paul: ‘American Taxpayer Dollars’ Are Funding ‘A War Against Christianity’
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) warned of a “war on Christianity” on Thursday, which he contended the U.S., through its taxpayers, is funding. The remarks were made at a luncheon hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
“It’s clear that American taxpayer dollars are being used in a war against Christianity,” Paul said at the event.
He further added, “It angers me to see my tax dollars supporting regimes that put Christians to death for blasphemy against Islam, countries that put to death Muslims who convert to Christianity, and countries who imprison anyone who marries outside their religion.”
“These countries are not our allies, and no amount of money is going to make them so,” Paul emphasized. Per the Washington Post:
“It makes no sense. Should we be sending F-16s and tanks to Egypt when (President Mohammed) Morsi says Jews are descendants of apes and pigs?”
Paul then said that, even apart from the war on Christianity, the investments aren’t wise.
“Even if all the atrocities against Christians were not being committed, we wouldn’t have the money to be sending to these countries,” he said. “We’re borrowing money from China to send it to Pakistan.”
The senator also criticized the lack of support for a bill he sponsored earlier this year that would have restricted aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya until they turned over those responsible for the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens (during the Benghazi attack).
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