The leaders of two faith-based organizations believe America’s chief foreign diplomat may purposely be uttering veiled barbs at Christianity as he exports the White House’s humanist ideology around the world.
Not long after he stirred up controversy with his apartheid comment directed at Israel late last month, Secretary of State John Kerry – the United States’ chief foreign ambassador – addressed the U.S. Embassy staff in Ethiopia with words that leaders in the Christian community believe targets and attacks Christianity.
“This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging,” Kerry said this month while congratulating the Addis Ababa-based staff. “Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or to live by their interpretation of something that was written down a thousand plus, 2,000 years ago. This is not the way I think most people want to live.”
With the New Testament of the Bible written down 2,000 years ago, was this condemnation directed at Christianity and its adherents? Family Research Council president Tony Perkins shares his take.
“It is unclear if the Secretary of State was making reference to Christianity, Islam, or both,” Perkins told OneNewsNow in an exclusive interview. “Islam has only been around a thousand-plus years, while Christianity has been around for 2,000.”
In addition to noting the distinct times when the world religion’s ancient texts had been written, Perkins emphasizes the stance that the White House has taken against Christian beliefs over the past two terms.
“However, it is Islam which has imposed a heavy hand upon an expanding number of African countries — or he was referring to Christianity that has been resistant to the Obama administration’s pro-homosexual policies which [former Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton and now Kerry are exporting,” Perkins explains.
And how has Kerry typically dealt with Christianity as America’s top foreign ambassador?
“This administration has shown little regard for Christianity, which has been most evident in the lack of attention given to the growing persecution of Christians in the Middle East and China,” Perkins adds.
Click here to read more.
Michael F. Haverluck