There has been strong reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday when he compared the murderous acts being committed by Islamic terrorist groups and centuries-ago Christian campaigns.
And lest 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. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
The founder of StandAmerica, Bishop E. W. Jackson, told Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Friday morning’s Fox and Friends that he had a message for President Obama:
I have a message for the president with all due respect to him and to the office: Mr. President, if you don’t want to give terrorists a recruitment’s tool, instead of closing Guantanamo Bay, frankly sir, you ought to close your mouth. Because you just gave them a gigantic propaganda tool. They called us ‘crusaders’ and you just confirmed it.
The Bishop went on to slam President Obama for defending Islam over American Christians.
Mr. President, we’re not on our ‘high horse.’ What we are is on high alert. And the American people would like for once, to know that you are willing to defend Christianity and defend America instead of defending Islam.
The veteran Marine explained when and why the Crusades were conducted:
I would remind the president that the Crusades began in 1096 as a response to Islamic aggression and the fact that they had conquered the Holy Land and they were oppressing Eastern Christians. And there was a response to that. So, if the president is even going to cite that as an example, then he ought to get his history complete.
Bishop Jackson called out Obama for not using the words “Radical Islam.”
This president does everything he possibly can to defend Islam and does almost nothing to defend the honor of this country. And yes, once again, he’s giving them exactly what they want. And you know, Elizabeth, they’re laughing at us because all they see it as, is a sign of weakness. And America needs to operate from strength.
Jackson concluded his comments with a strong message to Christians:
Pray for our president. I think he’s deeply misguided and confused. Pray for our country. We need leaders who will defend the integrity of our nation.
h/t: Fox News
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.