Senator Rand Paul says we are funding a war on Christianity — and not just by the IRS.
American taxpayers are paying for a “war on Christianity” at home and abroad, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said during a speech at a conservative conference Thursday.
“There is a war on Christianity,” Paul told an audience of mostly evangelical Christians and Jews during a luncheon at the annual Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington. “Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly, you, the taxpayer, are funding it. You are being taxed to send money to countries that are not only intolerant of Christians, but openly hostile. Christians are imprisoned and threatened with death for their beliefs.”
Paul, who has said he’s considering running for president in 2016, was referring to U.S. financial aid to foreign countries where Christian persecution occurs.
Paul has long called for an end to foreign aid to particularly Muslim-majority countries Egypt, Pakistan and Libya, but he does not always frame his opposition in terms of faith. Last year, he introduced a bill to the Senate that would cut off aid to those countries.
Once again — outraged, but not shocked.