Townhall.com "I can't spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead," President Barack Obama told Brian Williams in an interview Sunday night on NBC's "Nightly News," reacting to the question of why a large percentage of Americans have serious doubts about his Christian faith.
In Part 1, I began to demonstrate how the president is using U.S. special envoy Rashad Hussain, his own presidential position and others in his administration to deepen and expand the partnership between the United States and Islam.
In Part 2, I detailed President Obama's real spiritual beliefs based upon a rare in-depth interview by a religious reporter for a major newspaper publication, including his beliefs about prayer, sin, heaven, the Bible and Jesus.
Now, in Part 3, I will demonstrate how President Obama categorically has been prejudicial in his treatment of Christianity versus Islam.
My question is: In a 2009 speech in Cairo, President Obama committed to "fight against negative stereotypes" of Islam "wherever they appear," so why doesn't he also consider it his responsibility to do that for Christianity, especially because the majority of Americans still profess affinity with Christendom and the White House insists Obama is "a committed Christian"?
In just the past few months, why didn't the president step forward and stand up publicly for any of the following Christians who had their First Amendment rights trampled upon by others, just as he did for Muslims who are attempting to build the ground zero mosque?
--Why doesn't the president stand up for the rights of Christian organizations, whose right to hire same-faith or same-mission-minded employees is protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment but who are having to urge Congress to reject legislation that would prohibit them from hiring only fellow believers?
--Why didn't the president stand up for the rights of the North Carolina pastor who was fired from his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state General Assembly after he closed a prayer "in the name of Jesus"?
--Why didn't the president stand up for the rights of those in Utah who erected 14 memorial crosses on highways for state troopers killed in the line of duty but who were told by federal judges the crosses are to come down because they are unconstitutional?
--Why didn't the president stand up for the human rights of the Christian missionaries and medical team in Afghanistan, including six Americans, to practice medicine and their faith, even after they were murdered by Islamic extremists? Wouldn't other medical missionaries in Afghanistan appreciate Obama's defense more now than ever? More: http://townhall.com/columnists/ChuckNorris/2010/08/31/obama_muslim_missionary_part_3