Monday, March 18, 2013

Barack Obama's Silent Support Of Iranian Religious Oppression

     There are many things about the way in which Barack Obama has conducted the office of President of the United States of America that can serve to embarrass, anger, irritate and demoralize   the average freedom-loving American. His handling of myriad issues ranging from the economy to Benghazi and Fast and Furious are exemplary of this President's combination of incompetence and willful destruction of the American value system and the rule of law. But his silent support of the Iranian government's imprisonment of an American Christian pastor goes beyond the pale, even for this President.
     Saeed Abedini is a Christian pastor, who is also an American citizen, and was imprisoned last September in his homeland of Iran, simply for preaching the gospel. His wife, Naghmeh Abedini, along with their two U.S.-based attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice, Jay and Jordan Sekulov, have recently testified before Congressman Tom Lantos' Commission on Human Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mrs. Abedini, in part, expressed a deep sorrow for the lack of courage and defense of religious freedom by her government in general and by the President specifically. I am in solidarity with Naghmeh Abedini's disgust and disappointment with the Obama administration's lack of support for American values, however, I can not say that I am all that surprised.
     Anyone who has not been in a coma for the last four years is painfully aware of the reckless disregard that Mr. Obama and his gang have for all things decent and traditionally American. Mrs. Abedini expects defense of her husband's first amendment religious freedoms from a man who many times has expressed his contempt for the very document that insures those and other liberties. From his characterization of the Constitution as a "charter of negative rights" to his signature health care legislation, which is a Constitutional abomination, this President has illustrated that he has no more respect or reverence for the American founding principles than he does for truth and probity in general.
     So while President Obama and the rest of his political party try to figure out how they can continue to bankrupt the greatest nation on earth, one of its citizens sits imprisoned simply for practicing his Christian faith. Sadly, for Saeed Abedini and his family, he chose to express his faith during a time when the beacon of religious freedom, the United States of America, has a caretaker that has allowed its light to dim and fade into the black sky of religious oppression and tyranny.   

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