Guess what? Wingnut religious right hero, Putin is persecuting evangelical Christians! Will the American religious right who has constantly complained about imaginary persecution of Christians in America take notice? Most likely no, they won’t. Most likely they either won’t believe that their homophobic hero is persecuting fellow Christians, ( In some cases certainly fellow conservative Christians ) or they’ll come up with some really dumb excuse.
Its sad whenever one group is denied their rights, but this just goes to show how far from reality our anti reality, anti gay, anti religious minority wingnuts really are.
Obama and other American Liberals should take the time to speak out against Russia persecution of non Orthodox Christians. Not only will they be helping innocent people, but they’ll be able to make our wingnuts look even worse than they already do.
Brian Tashman over at Rightwing Watch reports.
The same Religious Right activists who accuse President Obama of persecuting Christians by supporting gay rights, have over the last few years hailed Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a hero and global leader of conservative Christians.
Religious Right leaders such as Franklin Graham, Phyllis Schlafly, William Murray, Pat Buchanan, Bryan Fischer, Brian Brown, Don Feder and Scott Lively, among others, have lionized Putin as a fearless Christian leader who is bravely cracking down on gay rights. The World Congress of Families even decided to hold its annual summit in the Kremlin this year (the group officially cancelled the event after Russia began its conflict with Ukraine, but its Russian partners are quietly going ahead with it).
Of course, while claims that Obama is persecuting Christians are completely manufactured by conservatives, there is ample evidence that Putin-sponsored forces in eastern Ukraine are violently persecuting evangelical and Ukrainian Orthodox Christians.