President Barack Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday in Washington, D.C. He made a statement that is contradictory to say the least. Obama, an openly pro abortion president, spoke to human rights violations and the lack of human dignity seen in nations around the globe.
Obama proclaimed that “freedom of religion matters to our national security” and said the U.S. will always stand on the side of those seeking personal liberty, regardless of where they reside. He did not mention if that included a mother’s womb.
At the start of the speech, Obama noted that the National Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for politicians of all stripes to gather together and to put aside party labels to recall that they are “all children of a loving God.”
History, Obama said, has shown that countries that “hold up the rights of their people” are usually more successful; those that do not, he said, breed anger and violence. These words are true, we have seen anger and violence because we ignore the rights of the unborn.
“We sometimes see religion twisted … hatred [is waged] against people because of who they are, or how they pray, or who they love,” he said. ”[Extremists] don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess. The killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will. In fact, it’s the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.”
Specifically speaking about American Christians being held by foreign nations, Obama pledged to do everything he can to secure the release of Kenneth Bae, who has been held in North Korea for 15 months, and Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year.
“The United States will continue to do everything in our power to secure his release because Kenneth Bae,” Obama said, later adding, “Today, we call on the Iranian government to release Pastor Abedini.”
Obama also pledged to oppose blasphemy laws and other similar measures in foreign nations that he said “can be used to suppress religious minorities.”