So Obama Wants to Talk About the Crusades? Let’s Educate Him

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by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Barack Obama made some outrageous comments at the White House’s Annual Prayer Breakfast, equating Christians with the barbaric murderers of ISIS.

Let’s review:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place.Remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. And our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”’

In a nutshell, Obama is completely wrong. The crusades were completely defensive, reactionary response to CENTURIES of a Muslim onslaught by jihadists. The purpose of the crusades were to free Christians. The purpose of jihad (Islam’s march) was to conquer and kill the kaffir (non-muslims).

There is absolutely no moral equivalence between the two.

Why don’t most people know this? Because it simply is not longer taught in government schools, while — Islam is endlessly, and falsely, taught as peaceful and Muslims as victims of Christian hate.

This one video by Dr. Bill Warner shows how one can not even compare the endless waves of jihad to the Crusades:

Betcha didn’t know that!

And if that “one video” is too academic for you, here is Steven Crowder with some excellent rebuttals to Obama as well.

Key highlight:

“Not every Christian is perfect. Jesus was. Not every Muslim is a terrorist. Mohammed was.”


  • Tarantula2

    It’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard come out of the White House…

    • jennilee13

      what, a fact is bizarre?

  • Roger Baack

    I bet he even turn the heads of some of his ass kissers, went this got out.

  • Lynda Gilbert Esparza

    Well, Catholics beheaded, burned alive, and tortured heretics also known as Protestants and Lutherans. By no means am I justifying Isis, I think they are evil and the world will not be safe until they are all dead. I’m just saying Obama should have picked a better example of Christians slaughtering than the crusades.

    • Herman Vogel

      WOW, going back a 1000+ yrs to “Blame” Christians. OK, let’s get up to date now,,,when in that last time Christians did what you are talking about as compared to what Islamist. Yeah, kind of out of date there aren’t you,,,sad. Always finding a Crotch and protect a person bent on destroying OUR country and maybe the world.

      • Lynda Gilbert Esparza

        Not blaming, just stating facts. It certainly does not justify what Isis is doing. I’m just saying that as Christians there is nothing wrong with acknowledging that we did commit atrocities in the name of Christ. It only damages our credibility to deny it. We have moved forward and the more I think about it the more I realize that regardless of our past it IS our past. I’m a supporter of Obama but I can acknowledge that he made a grave mistake invoking it when he did and it absolutely can be construed as justifying or excusing the behavior of terrorists.

        • Wuz nt Me

          I get that you’re not excusing terrorists but at the same time you’re comparing apples to oranges. As a christian I’m no more responsible for any of that than I am for slavery…

          Pope Urban II started the crusades by telling all these poor uneducated people that there was no sin in killing non-believers and that by traveling to the holy land they got an express ticket to Heaven no matter how sinful they were. Nothing in the bible could back that up but it didn’t matter because they worshipped the church and not so much God and/or Jesus. The church was the law beyond any justification in the bible.

          If I go out and kick an old woman in the name of Lynda Gilbert Esparza does that denigrate Lynda Gilbert Esparza? Do I escape my personal responsibility for the act because I said Lynda Gilbert Esparza told me to? Does Lynda Gilbert Esparza take on responsibility for my crimes because of my claim?
          Sorry for picking on you. I just thought that might lend some perspective.

          The Westboro Baptist church doesn’t define christianity and neither do the crusades.

          I’ll let muslims fight amongst each other over whether or not their religion directly instructs them and excuses them for their barbaric acts. From what little I know about it, it seems like it does and I don’t hear or see enough muslims setting the record straight.. However, christianity saved itself from the corruption we saw in the crusades and Islam seems to have never advanced beyond where they were over 1000 years ago.

          • Sharon ODonnell

            Get on your high horses folks . He is bringing muslims into Our Country in droves .

          • Yablo Dratch

            “The Westboro Baptist church doesn’t define christianity and neither do the crusades”

            Likewise, ISIL doesn’t define Islam, and neither does Al Qaeda.

        • David Ryan

          The difference Lynda is when Christians did those things they were acting AGAINST the teachings of Christ. When Islamists do what they do they are perfectly in LINE with the teaching of Muhammed

          • Ben Gregersen

            The Roman Empire turned Christianity into a Government controlled religion and that’s why the Crusades happened. Jesus Christ never intended for his Church to become a Government religion. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Roman Empire was not a true reflection of Christianity. The Founding Fathers understood that Government run religions are a bad idea when they wrote our lovely Constitution. The problem with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is the fact that they are trying to violently force a Government controlled religion down the Worlds throat. This Government religion is known as Sharia Law, and it must be stopped.

        • Ben Gregersen

          The Roman Empire turned Christianity into a Government controlled religion and that’s why the Crusades happened. Jesus Christ never intended for his Church to become a Government religion. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Roman Empire was not a true reflection of Christianity. The Founding Fathers understood that Government run religions are a bad idea when they wrote our lovely Constitution. The problem with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is the fact that they are trying to violently force a Government controlled religion down the Worlds throat. This Government religion is known as Sharia Law, and it must be stopped. TRUE STORY!

      • Woody

        The “last time”? Well, the last documented lynching in the US was in 1968. Lots of Christians torturing and burning “Negroes” in the first half of the 20th century. Not so long ago.

        • Herman Vogel

          LMAO,,,Those were Klan members and everyone KNOW the Klan was made up of Dumbocrats,,,and few if any of those are Godly. LMAO

          • Jeff Traci

            No matter what ‘label’ you put on them-as I see you are ignorant of the societal shift in Democrat and Republican ideology-(typical right wing obfuscation of the truth btw)— they did those things in the Name of God and Jesus Christ. hence, the crosses. Obama’s allusion to these acts was justified and spot on the mark.

      • Jeff Traci

        David Koresh, Jim Jones, Heaven’s Gate…..to name a few…….those were all in our lifetime. And ALL were self-proclaimed ‘ ‘christians’. I won’t even mention witch burnings in Salem Mass by ‘Americans’. That is probably too far back for your comic/history book literacy to comprehend.

        • Herman Vogel

          “self Proclaimed” are NOT always Christian, And a LOT of other people are lead around by the nose by people they believed in and turned out to be Evil…We are NOT all Followers…only of Christ.

    • frgough

      Of course it’s an attempt to excuse ISIS. There is no other reason to even bring it up than to attempt a Tu Quoque fallacy. What Christians may or may not have done is completely irrelevant to the evils of what Islam is doing. Obama’s entire point was that we have no moral authority to judge ISIS because we are just as bad.

      • Nadiam57

        That is exactly what he is saying…get off our high horse…???

    • Carl Sisco

      That was still several hundred years ago. The last I heard of Christians slaughtering Muslims was in Kosovo and that was put to end rather quickly…

    • Ben Gregersen

      The Roman Empire turned Christianity into a Government controlled religion and that’s why the Crusades happened. Jesus Christ never intended for his Church to become a Government religion. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Roman Empire was not a true reflection of Christianity. The Founding Fathers understood that Government run religions are a bad idea when they wrote our lovely Constitution. The problem with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is the fact that they are trying to violently force a Government controlled religion down the Worlds throat. This Government religion is known as Sharia Law, and it must be stopped.

  • Jonathan Greig

    I love that you just happened to forget to justify Jim Crow and Slavery. But yes, Christians are perfect and have never done anything horrible in the name of Christ lol

    • Bob Towell

      Slavery? The Irish were slaves long before the negro in America and one of the first American slave owners WAS a negro who refused to let his “indentured servant” out of his contract. As for the Crusades, have you not read any history books? The Crusades were purely to push back invaders.

      • Matthew

        Shh, too much truth will make people think, and that could be dangerous.

        • Lou Stew

          LMAO, SO TRUE

      • Jonathan Greig

        a) Who was a slave first doesnt change the fact that slavery was often justified with Christianity, as well as all of the actions by the KKK and Jim Crow laws.

        b) Your use of the word “negro” seems to suggest you’re stuck in another time period

        • Mark

          Don’t know how you justify saying Christianity had anything to do with slavery and Jim Crow laws. MA never had slavery and blacks where allowed to vote because of the Pilgrims and their Christian beliefs. They freed the slaves and leg chained the very first slave trader from the first slave ship to arrive to their colony. Our liberties, freedoms in the Constitution come straight out of the sermons of the pilgrims.

          • tyler

            Um it was Lincoln not pilgrims

          • Mark

            go back to school. Constitution was written before Lincoln was born

        • ste8875

          You do realize that it was the tribes of Africa that sold the slaves to the Spanish first. African tribes took their conqured and made them slaves to work the fields or make money. That was a norm for that time. The UN estimates there are 20 million slaves today mostly in Africa and the middle east.

        • Lou Stew

          Just the term that was used for that era of time…not slanderous or bigoted at all..just historical context

        • Jim Gose

          Jonathan, you are an “Idiot” don’t try to obscure the Moslem attempt at conquest of the known world and the fact that the Crusades were only an attempt to save the world from domination. Don’t try to justify actions of ISIS today with the Jim Crow laws of yesterday. Don’t try to associate the KKK with the teachings of Christ. Do directly associate the actions of ISIS with the teachings of Mohammed. Who was a slave first doesn’t justify the enslavement of hundreds of thousands by Muslims both a thousand years ago and still today.

        • justone more

          a) so by aligning ones self with Barry Soetoro’s way of thinking, it is in fact, justifiable to retaliate with VIOLENCE! agaisnt any group who may have committed some act at any time in their history, that is, by today’s standards considered offensive. (poor mistreated muslims are gunna have to watch themselves until they realize their caliphate . . . no wonder all infidels must be eliminated!) Thanks I think I am beginning to understand islam, and to think I previously thought that to understand Islam, you didn’t have to know about the 5 pllars of islam, just about THE TWO TWIN TOWERS! (you know the fruits of the peaceful)

          b) another time period? say like during the 1000yr. old crusades.

          • Jeff Traci

            Where, in even the most minutest part of that speech, did Obama say or imply it was justifiable to retaliate with violence? The ACA can help you with that severe case of ‘cognitive dissonance’ you seem to have. You may want to look into that. just sayin’

      • Lou Stew

        Ty ty ty ty, u posted b4 I could…should we hate all the english? Ppl do not read anymore except for drivel. If they READ ACTUAL HISTORY, NOT THE WHITWASED VERSIONS, they would be better informed….ty again

      • beth

        thanks you your right

      • Woody

        Yes, but the Irish were neither enslaved in America in the 1800s, nor were they routinely lynched, tortured, and burned alive well into the 20th Century, as blacks were. Often by “Christians.”

      • Carl Sisco

        Everyone forgets that slaves brought to America were sold to slavers in Africa by AFRICANS (and Arabs) Hence the reason US Marines were sent to Tripoli. There was a HUGE slave market there…

    • Bob Towell

      And don’t forget the fact that even the Crusades happened HUNDREDS of years ago. Civilized people EVOLVE. Except for Islam. The last contribution to civilization that that culture gave was the invention of mathematics. Not really a recent development.

      • Tom Eberlin

        Muslims did not give the world mathematics. Islam started in the 8th century for crying out loud.

        • charle helbot

          They did invent algebra

      • Jeff Traci

        ‘Arabs’ gave us mathematics. When you show your ignorance like that it eliminates any possibility of a coherent discussion.

    • Cliff_Skridlow

      ..

      • Jonathan Greig

        So Slavery and Jim Crow werent justified by Christianity? Do you honestly believe that nothing horrible has ever been done in the name of Christ? Maybe trying to have an actual discussion on here is futile…

        • Cliff_Skridlow

          I didn’t say those things, I don’t see where anyone else but YOU saying them. It’s a standard proglodyte over-reaction that you posted, which was (and still is) stupid. FYI, if you’re trying to have a discussion, it helps if you don’t falsely call anyone who disagrees with you a liar. Enjoy…

          • Jonathan Greig

            ah you must be one of those 10-year old trolls who doesnt know anything about how the world works. now I get it! save a couple juice boxes for me, jackass!

        • Wuz nt Me

          They were justified by people that called themselves christians. Horrible things have been done in the name of science. That doesn’t excuse the perpetrators from personal responsibility for those acts and it doesn’t place the responsibility on science.
          No one is claiming to be perfect and if they are then congratulations, you found some morons… not much of an accomplishment really.
          I wouldn’t even dare say christianity is perfect. It’s a religion. Religion is man’s construct to attempt to get closer to God and is therefore, like man, imperfect.
          tip: if you are in fact trying to start a discussion, try not to start it with sarcasm and snide remarks. You might get a better discussion.

          • Jonathan Greig

            So how is Islam any different? Why are the perpetrators of atrocities representative of 1.5 billion people?

          • Yablo Dratch

            They were justified by people that called themselves Muslims.
            Horrible things have been done in the name of Islam. That doesn’t
            excuse the perpetrators from personal responsibility for those acts and
            it doesn’t place the responsibility on Islam.

          • Wuz nt Me

            Not sure why you’re mocking me…. I didn’t say anything about Islam. If I had it would have been to ask why Islam is still acting like they’re in the crusades…?

    • jsr

      Nothing done 1000 years ago during the Middle Ages can be used to justify 21st Century atrocities. Mistakes have been made throughout history but we are to learn from them…not repeat them or use them to justify man’s inhumanity to man.

      • Jeff Traci

        And yet our own Constitution was patterned after Rome, and Greece, and the Magna Carta…the Law of Hammurabi even….yes, let’s just forget about what history has to show us shall we? an old adage: “Those who forget history…are doomed to repeat it.”

    • frgough

      Probably because it’s a stupid argument to make considering it was primarily Christianity that motivated England to be the first country in the history of the human race to end slavery on purely moral grounds, and the United States to be the only nation in history to actually fight a war to end it.

  • Tim Stack

    atrocities have been done in the name of religion throughout history. this is now. the beheadings,burning of a man alive,the rape of women and children etc are now being done in the name of islam.call it what it is.radical islamic terrorists doing horrible things.

    • Bo Treat

      most philosophers don’t do any of those things…

      • Ferrari fan

        Most philosophers do nothing.

  • Obama’s contempt for America is becoming more obvious with each passing day or as Willy said, there is a kind of confession in his words which he has not craft enough to hide.

  • Chewable Germ

    All religions suck.

    • Ewell D Pritchett

      NON RELIGIONS ARE WORSE…

      • Chewable Germ

        What? That makes no sense.

        • Ewell D Pritchett

          YOU EVER TRY HITLER, STALIN, LENIN, IDI AMIN?
          d u h !

          • Chewable Germ

            Ok.. religion still sucks.

  • GuyBB

    We should ban Muslims from holding public office, serving in the military or security forces. Why? For we ask that all of those who hold those positions, swear an oath, and Muslims would have to forswear their oath to serve the prophet.

    • Woody

      There’s that small matter of the First Amendment and religious freedom. And when we have officeholders swear an oath, it does not include an oath denouncing their religion. If you want to discuss that, fine, but it has to be across the board.

      • GuyBB

        You misunderstand. They swear to hold Allah and his Prophet Muhammad above all others. Thus, to swear the oath of office or service is a violation of one oath or the other. Either they have broken faith with Islam, or they never intended to hold faith with their oath of office or service.

        • Woody

          You misunderstand. Explain when they “swear” in any fashion that distinguishes them from Christians. This is no different than the fear in 1960 by Protestants that JFK would take his marching orders from the Pope.

    • Carl Sisco

      Muslims are allowed by their religion to lie to non believers if it serves Islam! You make a great point…

    • Jeff Traci

      GuyBB- You seem to have totally forgotten, or choose to ignore the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. I bet you call yourself a patriot, by God, don’t you? btw did you serve in the military?

  • Robert Willis

    Lots of comments here about KKK and Jim Crowe laws, both formed and passed by democrats. Something that needs to be reminded of.

    • Lou Stew

      Amen, ty..too bad they have washed away that in the history books

    • Peter Thadeus

      Yes, a Republican Presidency freed the slaves, and that’s why the South voted Democrat, until they started passing desegregation and civil rights laws. That’s when they switched to the Republican party, and the Republican party became more and more bigoted.

      • libsmakemelaugh

        Put that bong down, dummy

      • Brad

        They never switched. The parties never switched. You need to know this.

        • John

          Of course not, parties can’t switch. People can, though. Which party was Strom Thurmond a part of prior to the Civil Rights Act? Which party did he switch to and why? People are stupid.

          • MGTanker

            Robert KKK Byrd, was a Demorcrat Klansman until the day he died.

          • Ben Gregersen

            THE PARTY’S NEVER SWITCHED PLACES. THAT’S SUCH A COP OUT AND YOU KNOW IT.

            Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate to the Republican Party. “Dixiecrats” declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. Today, many of those “Dixiecrats” continue their political careers as Democrats, including Robert Byrd, who was well known for having been a “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.

            Another former “Dixiecrat” is former Democrat Sen. Ernest Hollings, who put up the Confederate flag over the state Capitol when he was the governor of South Carolina. There was no public outcry when Democrat Sen. Christopher Dodd praised Byrd as someone who would have been “a great senator for any moment,” including the Civil War.

          • Christopher Smith

            So, you think the massive shift in voting patterns in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s was what? Random chance?

            http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

            Nice cherry picking of your facts.

          • Jeff Traci

            You are evidence of the supreme idiocy of people who are holding on to the Confederacy as if God himself proclaimed it to be ‘right’. It is NOT a ‘cop-out’…it is known historical FACT. Senator Byrd would have owned a plantation and been on the side of the CSA and you know it. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a “dixiecrat’ and an avowed racist by extension. Your denial of truth is indicative of the brain-washing being done by FAUX ‘news’ and the GOP/TP to revise Real American History. Your lies are hollow and completely unsubstantiated by any true reading of American history. ( I bet you still have your 4th grade diploma on your refrigerator huh?)

          • Ben Gregersen

            Everything I wrote is Completely true. You have chosen to believe in a fairy about the racist Democrats switching party’s just so you could sleep at night. Watch this video to learn the truth. Lets see how many of those racist Democrats joined the Republican party. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

          • Ben Gregersen

            Everything I wrote is Completely true. You have chosen to believe in a fairy about the racist Democrats switching party’s just so you could sleep at night. Watch this video to learn the truth. Lets see how many of those racist Democrats joined the Republican party. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

          • phatazz

            As were MOST Klansmen Politicians. MOST!!!!

          • Ben Gregersen

            MOST Klansman Politicians were Democrats. FACT!!!

          • Ben Gregersen

            The Racist Democrats never switched party’s

            http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

      • Tom

        80% of House Republicans voted in favor of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Only 63% of House Democrats voted in favor of the the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 82% of Senate Republicans voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act. Only 69% of Democrats voted in favor. Who are the bigots? Democrat party founded the KKK. Do some research.

        • readabook

          Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the KKK. Are you done?

          • major Bubba

            Not exactly accurate. He was the first Grand Wizard, but not the founder.http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kkk-founded

          • Ben Gregersen

            Self proclaimed Democrats created the KKK and that’s a fact! True Story I say!!!

          • major Bubba

            Another fact is that the KKK was formed to retaliate against the persecution of the reconstruction period. The robbing and pillaging that was going on by the Carpet Baggers. It later morphed into the hate group that we all despise. That is when Forrest resigned his position as Grand Wizard. I am from the Memphis area where Forrest lived. In his later years he did much to help the black community in that region. Things like building the first hospital to treat their illnesses. He did in fact do many bad things in his younger years, but his later years showed a different side of the man.

          • Guest

            Self proclaimed Democrats created the KKK and that’s a fact!

          • Ben Gregersen

            Democrats did create the KKK. The KKK mostly attacked Republican conventions back in the day. Democrat President Harry Truman was a member of the KKK, TRUE STORY!

          • Brian

            Isn’t that wat all parties are? “Self Proclaimed?” No one designates you a dem or repub…

          • Ben Gregersen

            Nathan Bedford was a Democrat and that’s a fact!

          • Penny Duignan Stoneheart

            Absolutely true

          • SirJamesSC

            Actually, no he did not. There is ZERO historical backing of that claim.

        • Peter Thadeus

          How many of them are still in government? The label given people of the past is no indication of the character of people in the present.

          • Daryl Boyette

            “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.” – Lyndon Johnson

            I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”. – Lyndon Johnson

          • Peter Thadeus

            “I’m not racist, but…” – Daryl Boyette

          • Ben Gregersen

            Democrats were the ones that opposed civil rights legislation. LBJ went against the wishes of his own party when he joined forces with Republicans in passing the civil rights act. The Democrat Party overwhelmingly opposed the civil rights act. The only reason the Democrat Party has such a firm grip on the black community is because the Democrat Party paid for their loyalty through food stamps. The Democrat party has the black community dependent on Government welfare. This is the truth. The Republican party gave blacks there freedom and the Democrat party gave blacks their food stamps. TRUE STORY!!!

          • disqus_22iqFVV4qK

            But, now the parties have switched sides. Weird. But now the GOP is so ass backwards. They be Kissing their own asses.

          • Ben Gregersen

            THE PARTY’S NEVER SWITCHED. Watch this video, I think you will be surprised. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

          • phatazz

            From the mouths of babes – your own words

            “The label given people of the past is no indication of the character of people in the present.”

          • Rick Racist

            If you voted for Obama, you’re racist.. period.

            also way to read and comprehend.. Does quoting a racist to point out their racism make one racist?

          • Peter Thadeus

            No. I believe that person really thinks black people vote Democrat just so they can get food stamps. I’m willing to stand corrected if that’s not the case.

          • Ben Gregersen
          • Penny Duignan Stoneheart

            Now who’s the bigot? Exactly backs what I have said.

          • rknucks

            It worked, and is still working!

          • disqus_22iqFVV4qK

            You Are a Lier.

          • major Bubba

            No, believe it or not it’s really the truth.

          • demtyrants

            Sounds like you are hearing some true history for the first time in your life.

          • rknucks

            Remember that next time you try to do it!!!

          • Peter Thadeus

            By label, I’m talking about the label people give themselves, like
            Democrat or Republican, not labels like racist or bigot, if that’s what
            you are referring to.

          • Ben Gregersen

            The Democrat party has, throughout its existence, represented the bigotry and racism they seek to project onto Republicans.

            Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and he ended slavery. The Democrats were pro slavery.

            The Democrat Party was the party that established the Ku Klux Klan as its enforcement arm. Powerful Democrat politicians have appointed klansmen to high-ranking positions in American government for a century, yet have somehow convinced the vast majority of blacks that Republicans are the bad guys!

            The KKK was used to intimidate voters, black and white, into voting Democrat – or not voting at all.

            Through violence, property damage, rape, and murder, Democrats were able to secure a huge majority of the black vote comprised of those afraid to cast an alternate ballot. Disgustingly, they have somehow been able to maintain that death-grip on the African-American community to this day.

            When these reprehensible strategies, though unquestionably effective, did not satiate their need to keep the black population down, Democrat-supported legislation such as Jim Crow laws made sure these minorities would remain second-class citizens even after the ratification of the 13th Amendment. There are plenty of examples of heralded Democrats, including Presidents LBJ and Truman, expressing disdain for blacks in their own words.

            Republicans, thankfully, emerged as the pro-freedom, anti-slavery alternative to the juggernaut that was the Democrat party. Despite the fact that significantly more Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act than did Democrats, the party of the left has somehow hoodwinked much of the black community into thinking they are its savior.

            Of course, today’s Democrats will say, if they concede these points at all, that this is all ancient history, but I respectfully disagree. In much the same way that it did in the late 1800s, the Democrat party needs the black vote and, increasingly, the Hispanic vote to pull heavily for their side in order to win elections.

            While paying them mere lip service, liberals pass legislation such as a broken welfare system rewarding poor mothers for having out-of-wedlock children and punishing them for getting married, thus keeping minorities at the mercy of government handouts. This makes them beholden to a party that represents views, such as support for abortion and gay marriage, that are diametrically opposed to those of many in the black community. TRUE STORY!

          • CatoYounger

            You’re right. Robert Byrd, a former Grand Dragon of the KKK, was a Democrat in good standing until he died a couple years ago. There you are, taking it into the present.

        • pen44

          Exactly, Tom!! My Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen pushed it through!! We were very proud of him!!

          • phatazz

            Yes, had the House Office building named after him because of his efforts!!!!!!

        • Penny Duignan Stoneheart

          Absolutely correct

      • Ben Gregersen

        Democrats were the ones that opposed civil rights legislation. LBJ went against the wishes of his own party when he joined forces with Republicans in passing the civil rights act. The Democrat Party overwhelmingly opposed the civil rights act. The only reason the Democrat Party has such a firm grip on the black community is because the Democrat Party paid for their loyalty through food stamps. The Democrat party has the black community dependent on Government welfare. This is the truth. The Republican party gave blacks there freedom and the Democrat party gave blacks their food stamps.

        • Carl Sisco

          I actually have said the same thing. I believe welfare is the new form of slavery, except that now more n more whites are on it. Once you get on it, it’s hard to get off of it too…

          • Rboo

            Only if you’re lazy.

          • Ben Gregersen

            The Democrat party has, throughout its existence, represented the bigotry and racism they seek to project onto Republicans.

            Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and he ended slavery. The Democrats were pro slavery.

            The Democrat Party was the party that established the Ku Klux Klan as its enforcement arm. Powerful Democrat politicians have appointed klansmen to high-ranking positions in American government for a century, yet have somehow convinced the vast majority of blacks that Republicans are the bad guys!

            The KKK was used to intimidate voters, black and white, into voting Democrat – or not voting at all.

            Through violence, property damage, rape, and murder, Democrats were able to secure a huge majority of the black vote comprised of those afraid to cast an alternate ballot. Disgustingly, they have somehow been able to maintain that death-grip on the African-American community to this day.

            When these reprehensible strategies, though unquestionably effective, did not satiate their need to keep the black population down, Democrat-supported legislation such as Jim Crow laws made sure these minorities would remain second-class citizens even after the ratification of the 13th Amendment. There are plenty of examples of heralded Democrats, including Presidents LBJ and Truman, expressing disdain for blacks in their own words.

            Republicans, thankfully, emerged as the pro-freedom, anti-slavery alternative to the juggernaut that was the Democrat party. Despite the fact that significantly more Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act than did Democrats, the party of the left has somehow hoodwinked much of the black community into thinking they are its savior.

            Of course, today’s Democrats will say, if they concede these points at all, that this is all ancient history, but I respectfully disagree. In much the same way that it did in the late 1800s, the Democrat party needs the black vote and, increasingly, the Hispanic vote to pull heavily for their side in order to win elections.

            While paying them mere lip service, liberals pass legislation such as a broken welfare system rewarding poor mothers for having out-of-wedlock children and punishing them for getting married, thus keeping minorities at the mercy of government handouts. This makes them beholden to a party that represents views, such as support for abortion and gay marriage, that are diametrically opposed to those of many in the black community. TRUE STORY!!!

          • McDonnell Miller

            People want to talk about the political or religious affiliations of people that are not central to the topic, as long as it helps prove a point? Okay. Famous Christians: Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Jeffery Dahmer, David Berkowitz, Ted Kaczynski, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Need I continue?

          • Rboo

            Yes and…..That has nothing to do with people being lazy and not trying to get off welfare. I was on it temporarily 20 years ago and the moment I was capable to go back to work I did. I used it for what it is intended, a stepping stone, a temporary fix until you can get back on your feet. Not a lifetime salary for lazy ass people.

        • Nithhoggr

          Uh, you need to go back to History 101, Nub. Republicans passed it because LBJ gave them the Vietnam War! LBJ knew how to compromise, bullheaded jackass that he was.

          • Ben Gregersen

            Everything I wrote is Completely true. You have chosen to believe in a fairy about the racist Democrats switching party’s just so you could sleep at night. Watch this video to learn the truth. Lets see how many of those racist Democrats joined the Republican party….. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

          • Nithhoggr

            No, I sleep at night because I have an education and subscribe to critical thought. I’m not ruled by my emotions and what they tell me MUST be so, or my whole world collapses. One doesn’t have to go to the Middle East, or even leave Europe to find distaste of Crusades: France (Cathars); Russia; Poland/Lithuania; or, my own family roots, Bohemia (Hussites).

            I recommend that you not preach in an area with which you are not familiar, in the future, lest you expose yourself for the ignoramus you are. Ya know, Better to Be Silent and be Thought a Fool, Than Bray Away… I or folks like me, will ALWAYS shine the light on the cockroach of your twisted ideas. Fiat Lux.

            And, btw, NICE way to’ve been celebrating Valentine’s Day! Yeah, you tipped your hand, there.

          • Ben Gregersen

            The guy who wrote the above comment needs to get a real education instead of the indoctrination he has received from liberal teachers who are bought off by the left wing teachers union that is also a major doner for the Democrat party.

          • Ben Gregersen

            Republicans didn’t ask for the Vietnam War. It was Republicans that ENDED the Vietnam War. You are the one that needs to go back and read history buddy. LBJ was originally against Civil rights for blacks. LBJ originally voted against Civil rights back in the 1950’s. LBJ went against his own party in the 1960’s when he joined forces with Republicans to pass the Civil Rights act. The Democrats in the Congress tried to filibuster the Civil Rights act during the 1960’s. LBJ would not have been able to sign the Civil Rights act if it wasn’t for the Republicans that voted for it and sent it to LBJ’s desk.

        • Christopher Smith

          Umm… the shift in the votes might have had just a *bit* to do with the Southern strategy…

          • Ben Gregersen

            Everything I wrote is Completely true. You have chosen to believe in a fairy about the racist Democrats switching party’s just so you could sleep at night. Watch this video to learn the truth. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

          • Christopher Smith

            I didn’t suggest you said anything that was false. I wasn’t suggesting there was any partisan shift amongst politicians (though there was some), but that there were some *major* policy shifts in the Republican party that led to some similarly major shifts in voting dynamics. Do you really deny that of late Republicans have been leading the charge against the VRA?

      • Daryl Boyette

        You may want to read more about who passed the civil rights bills. Once again it was the Republicans. It was the Democrats who installed and wanted to keep the Jim Crow laws.

      • Clarence Worley

        Democrats switched with the Nazi party. See I can do that too.

      • phatazz

        The Republican Party was formed by those who Opposed Slavery. The
        Republican Party and their first President, Abraham Lincoln, 1)
        successfully defeated a Democrat led secession effort, 2) Preserved
        the country and 3) freed the slaves. As recently as 1964, the
        Democrat Party still refused to grant equal rights to everyone. Even
        Al Gore’s father voted against the Civil Rights act of 1964.
        The democrats were the ones standing outside the school doors refusing to
        allow black children better education and opportunities. The democrat
        party enacted poll taxes to keep black voters from exercising their
        voting rights. The democrat party is the party of Jim Crow and the
        KKK. That’s the democrat party heritage. Democrats are the Party of
        the Confederacy…but don’t let the facts stand in the way of good
        propaganda.

        • Peter Thadeus

          The parties ideologies have changed over time, but the people of the South haven’t. They just vote for a different team now because they have changed their market strategy.

      • phatazz

        So what you’re saying is that even though they “called themselves Republicans” they were really just the same old bigoted democrats. You did say that once the democrats switched, that the Republican party became more and more bigoted, right? (more and more bigoted with the addition of the democrats) Got it. Thanks for clearing that up for me. You made it so easy

        • Jeff Traci

          You have what is called ‘cognizant dissonance’. You may want to look in to the ACA for help on the ‘pre-existing condition’ you have. smh

      • SICKOFTHELAPDOGMEDIA

        Your a fkn idiot!!! Tell me little boy liberal. When did this magic transformation take place? What year exactly?

        • Peter Thadeus

          1968 “you little fkn idiot conservative girl!!!”
          “The region was a “Solid South” voting heavily for Democratic candidates
          for president, and for state and local offices, from the 1870s to the
          1960s. Its Congressmen gained seniority and controlled many committees.
          In presidential politics the South moved into the Republican camp in
          1968 and ever since, with exceptions when the Democrats nominated a
          Southerner. Since the 1990s control of state and much local politics has
          turned Republican in every state.”
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_Southern_United_States

      • jay kunz

        They never switched… do a little research.

        • Peter Thadeus

          Then you go on the Wikipedia page and change it.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_Southern_United_States
          “The region was a “Solid South” voting heavily for Democratic candidates for president, and for state and local offices, from the 1870s to the 1960s. Its Congressmen gained seniority and controlled many committees. In presidential politics the South moved into the Republican camp in 1968 and ever since, with exceptions when the Democrats nominated a Southerner. Since the 1990s control of state and much local politics has turned Republican in every state.”

      • Ben Gregersen

        Democrats created a fairy about the racist Democrats switching party’s just so they could sleep at night. Watch this video to learn the truth. Lets see how many of those racist Democrats joined the Republican party. http://youtu.be/I3LqPedoxSk

      • Jim

        Really? That’s convoluted logic there. How does your brain produce enough energy for you to walk?

      • CatoYounger

        You leftwing whackos are still pushing that lame conspiracy theory that the parties “switched places” one night? Lol.

    • readabook

      and it’s almost like Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and the 19th Amendment. It’s almost like Republicans tried to block all 3, and spent the early 1960’s trying to explain away segregationism with “states rights”.

      Yes, you’re brilliant Robert.

      • Ben Gregersen

        Democrats were the ones that opposed civil rights legislation. LBJ went against the wishes of his own party when he joined forces with Republicans in passing the civil rights act. The Democrat Party overwhelmingly opposed the civil rights act. The only reason the Democrat Party has such a firm grip on the black community is because the Democrat Party paid for their loyalty through food stamps. The Democrat party has the black community dependent on Government welfare. This is the truth. The Republican party gave blacks their freedom and the Democrat party gave blacks their food stamps.

      • Guest

        THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GAVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE WHEN THE DEMOCRATS WERE AGAINST IT.

        The Republican Party pioneered the right of women to vote and was consistent in its support throughout the long campaign for acceptance. It was the first major party to advocate equal rights for women and the principle of equal pay for equal work.

        The Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848 marked the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Two years later there was a nationwide meeting in Worcester, Mass.

        By 1870, the Massachusetts Republican State Convention had already seated two suffragettes, Lucy Stone and Mary A. Livermore, as delegates. In addition, the National Republican Convention of 1872 approved a resolution favoring the admission of women to “wider fields of usefulness” and added that “the honest demand of this class of citizens for additional rights … should be treated with respectful consideration.”

        Wyoming, the state that pioneered women’s suffrage, sent two women, Therese A. Jenkins and Cora G. Carleton, to the 1892 Republican Convention in Minneapolis as alternate delegates. This was the first time women were seated at a Republican National Convention.

        This convention was also the first to be addressed by a woman, J. Ellen Foster, chairman of the Women’s Republican Association of the United States. A strong believer in organization, Foster said her association had prepared work plans for women’s involvement in national politics. Copies were given to each delegate and alternate. “We are here to help you,” she declared, “and we are here to stay.”

        At the request of Susan B. Anthony, Sen. A.A. Sargent, a Republican from California, introduced the 19th Amendment in 1878. Sargent’s amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) was defeated four times by a Democrat-controlled Senate. When the Republican Party regained control of Congress in 1919, the Equal Suffrage Amendment finally passed the House in May of that year and in the Senate in June.

        When the Amendment was submitted to the states, 26 of the 36 states that ratified it had Republican legislatures. Of the nine states that voted against ratification, eight were Democratic. Twelve states, all Republican, had given women full suffrage before the federal amendment was ratified.

        On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the amendment. The U.S. Secretary of State certified the amendment on Aug. 26, 1920.

      • Ben Gregersen

        REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY PASSED THE 19TH AMENDMENT, NUMB NUTS!

        when the Obama reelection staff began developing its general strategy for duping a majority of the electorate into once again supporting the President, they knew they needed to drive a lot of disenchanted female voters back into the Democrat herd. Thus, they concocted the fictional Republican “war on women.” And, knowing that our government education system has long since given up teaching history, Obama’s minions had little fear that the public would realize that the GOP’s support of women’s rights goes back to its founding in 1854. Nor were the President’s men worried that Democrat front groups like the National Organization for Women, much less the “news” media, would remind female voters that their very ability to cast a ballot was won for them by the Republicans over the vehement objections of the Democrats.

        Most educated Americans vaguely remember that the amendment granting women the right to vote was passed by Congress in 1919 and ratified by the states in 1920. But the number of people who know anything about the forty-year legislative war that preceded that victory is smaller than the audience of MSNBC. That war began in 1878, when a California Republican named A.A. Sargent introduced the 19th Amendment only to see it voted down by a Democrat-controlled Congress. It finally ended four decades later, when the Republicans won landslide victories in the House and the Senate, giving them the power to pass the amendment despite continued opposition from most elected Democrats — including President Woodrow Wilson, to whom the suffragettes frequently referred as “Kaiser Wilson.”

        Meanwhile, the Republicans continued to introduce the 19th Amendment in Congress every year, but the Democrats were able to keep it bottled up in various committees for another decade before allowing either chamber to vote on it. In 1887 it finally reached the floor of the Senate. Once again, however, it was defeated by a vote of 34 to 16. After this setback, advocates of women’s suffrage opted to put pressure on Congress by convincing various state legislatures to pass bills giving women the vote. This met with some success. By the turn of the century a variety of Republican-controlled states, including Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho, had granted women suffrage. During the first ten years of the new century, several other states gave women the vote, including Washington and California.

        Congress, however, didn’t deign to vote on the issue again until 1914, when it was once again defeated by Senate Democrats. It was subsequently brought up for a vote in January of 1915 in the House, where it went down by a vote of 204 to 174. Nonetheless, the Republicans continued to push even after it was defeated yet again in early 1918. The big break for 19th Amendment came when President Wilson, a true Democrat, violated his most solemn campaign promise. Having pledged to keep the United States out of the European conflict that had been raging since 1914, he decided to enter the war anyway. This set the stage for the 1918 midterm elections in which voter outrage swept the Republicans into power in both the House and the Senate. This finally placed the GOP in a position to pass the amendment despite Democrat opposition.

        During the following spring Rep. James R. Mann, a Republican from Illinois, reintroduced the 19th Amendment in the House and it finally passed by an overwhelming majority. Shortly thereafter a now Republican-controlled Senate also passed it, clearing the way for ratification by the states. By this point, President Wilson had also faced the reality that women would inevitably get the vote and abandoned his opposition. But the Democrats’ resistance was by no means dead. They did their level best to prevent the amendment from being ratified: “When the Amendment was submitted to the states, 26 of the 36 states that ratified it had Republican legislatures. Of the nine states that voted against ratification, eight were Democratic.” Many of these Democrat-controlled states refused to ratify the amendment until the 1970s.

        Obviously, the Obama and the Democrats are desperately hoping that most women voters don’t know this story and are counting on the “news” media and the unions that control our government education system to keep it from being told. They know that, if the voters hear the truth about the roles the two parties have truly played in women’s rights, all but a few Obamazombies will see the “war on women” as the red herring that it is. If that happens, they might be faced with the deadly prospect of discussing Obama’s abysmal record. And they know that almost certainly means they will lose future elections.

        • kowkowcalqulator

          Thanks for laying out the history, Ben.

    • Nithhoggr

      Uh, yeah, and so you’re staking a claim to Lincoln, the Great Tyrant..? People bitch about Obama in hyperbole, then have the nerve to compare Lincoln to Washington. Truth be told, Booth did his legacy a favor by making him a martyr and subject of hagiographies, where if he’d lived, his name’d be as low as Benedict Arnold. He trampled the Constitution AND took more than 50% of one region’s property and made it “contraband.” Imagine if Obama made home-ownership illegal by Presidential Proclamation, and you can measure it. I’m not, in any way, arguing that slavery was right or moral, BUT it was part of the economy of the South, and one can’t just make it evaporate and still claim loyalty to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

      • John

        Well the South was already trampling the Constitution. No mention of that, though.

        • Ben Gregersen

          The South was indeed violating the Constitution as I stated above. Lincoln preserved the individual rights promised by our Constitution.

          • Ben Gregersen

            Nithhoggr, I think it’s pretty sick that you think of Black human beings as property. Lincoln did the right thing when he took that so called property (African Americans) away from the Democrats in the South.

          • Nithhoggr

            Jeez! Yeah, like Habeas Corpus!?! Look into WHY Maryland didn’t secede.

        • Nithhoggr

          Hmm, yeah, right… Where was that..? Unfortunately, one angle the Founding Fathers overlooked or failed to account for (over and above the abomination of slavery) was secession. As New England established during the War of 1812, it wasn’t prohibited…

      • Ben Gregersen

        Sure he can because States Rights don’t override individual rights. The States were violating the rights of the individual. The Constitution does not give states the right to violate individual freedom for economic reasons. The Southern States were violating the Constitutional law of the land by stepping on individual rights. Abraham Lincoln did the Conservative thing by restoring individual rights. Most of the Founding Fathers opposed slavery and voted to include a ban on slavery in the Constitution but they couldn’t get the Southern States to agree to it so they kicked the can down the road. Lincoln fulfilled the original vision of the Founders when he banned slavery once and for all.

      • Guest

        Nithhoggr, I think it’s pretty sick that you think of Black human beings as property. Lincoln did the right thing when he took that so called property (African Americans) away from the Democrats in the South.

      • Jeff Traci

        You are confusing economics with human rights. Typical RWNJ argument. ‘Booth did his legacy a favor’?? If that wasn’t so horrifically inaccurate, I could almost laugh at the mental derangement behind that statement. Your last sentence tells us everything we need to know about you- (no matter your previous statement about ‘right or moral’- your last sentence washes all the ambiguity out of your stance…and labels you as a scum of the earth. aka GOP/TPer. )

    • Misterate

      You do realize that republicans back then would be considered democrats and vice versa back then right?

      • rknucks

        WRONG!!!!

        • Paul MacKay

          Mot really rknucks. Although members of both parties today would be consider far right wing-nuts 50 years ago.

    • Christopher Smith

      Yup, and back then Democrats got the blame for them, before the Republican’s made a play for that constituency with their famous Southern strategy. Kind of funny how people were able to track the blame to where the supporters were eh?

    • Carl Edward Jansen

      I don’t think you understand what a “democrat” is…or was. Education might help. Not you, of course, but smarter people.

  • Kulcuda

    A very hard task in educating a total idiot, he has been called out so many times and still proceeds to run his mouth on stuff he knows nothing about…still it is his speech writers also…a vain attempt to try and make him look good and knowledgable..both a failing task..once a loser always a loser

    • Felix

      Excuse me! He tells it like it is and you all can’t stand it. It’s true that most religions are and have been barbaric. So get over it. Stop the denial

      • Carl Sisco

        What religion TODAY still kills in the name of it’s god for no other reason than to further their form of religion THAN Muslims?!

        • Jeff Traci

          Let’s see- Jim Jones, David Koresh, Heaven’s Gate….just to name a couple……any more stupid questions? and even dumber answers?

      • Ben Gregersen

        Government religions are and have been barbaric. The Roman Empire turned Christianity into a Government controlled religion and that’s why the Crusades happened. Jesus Christ never intended for his Church to become a Government religion. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Roman Empire was not a true reflection of Christianity. The Founding Fathers understood that Government run religions are a bad idea when they wrote our lovely Constitution. The problem with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is the fact that they are trying to violently force a Government controlled religion down the Worlds throat. This Government religion is known as Sharia Law, and it must be stopped.

        • Deborah

          Sharia Law is part of the Christian Bible. Read the Book of Leviticus. Many Christians like to pick and choose Biblical scriptures to compliment their ideology.

      • Kulcuda

        Felix..speak of denial..wow…keep drinking the kool aid and worship at the feet of this ass wipe if you want. I believe that the many causes of war and trouble have been caused by religions and governments (leaders) this world has seen…a a big case of FACT is this community organizer in a position of power is the begining of another catastrophe

  • xprocowboy

    I do not see the term “radical” when I read the quote to wage religious war in the Koran, seems to me it’s just islam. Excellent video to prove, once again, the complete lack of veracity in our government

  • ken

    Why don’t you SHUT YOUR TRAP Obama… You DUMBASS. You’re definitely black.

    • Woody

      That’s really the bottom line for you, isn’t it?

    • Jeff Traci

      Hi- My name is Ken. I am a stupid ignorant racist and have nothing whatsoever to add to this discussion except for hate and vitriol Thanks for reading my post. (SMH)

  • Janice

    Obama needs to reed a history book, from cover to cover. Instead of the Golf diegest

    • Woody

      And you need to learn to spell “read” and “digest.”

      • Daryl Boyette

        …and you automatically lose an argument when all you have to do is point out typos.

    • Jeff Traci

      Janice- It is YOU who needs to read a history book. You obviously are so ignorant of the facts the President laid out in that speech that you actually think he lied. Or made things up. And please, don’t just read a history book from Texas or Oklahoma or Arizona, where they have blatantly lied about our past. Read all of them if you must…yes, yes, I know- you think you know it all..hence your comments. I submit you know nothing of history if this is your response. Nothing at all.

  • Deb

    Did you ever wonder why Obama plays so much golf…..
    Did you ever think…..It is off the record…….when he plays golf…..
    So who does Obama play golf with……

    • Jeff Traci

      Fact: Bush played 10x more golf than Obama has…..as if that is relevant at all to this story…..smh

  • Josh Gilman

    Obama’s speech reads as if were pulled directly from a full-on extremist liberal writing for dailykos or rawstory…while wearing a beret, sipping a latte, living off of his/her trustfund. Most likely sitting in a Chicago or NYC starbucks.

    Are they SERIOUS?

  • Kevin M. Koop

    It this isn’t proof of much U.S. Schools and their WORTHLESS PUBLIC UNION TEACHERS SUCK I don’t know what is! More proof it’s just a teaching degree you can get one by attending anyone of our fraudulent U.S. Colleges run and operated by complete leftist terrorists!

    • Woody

      Let me guess. You lack a college degree?

    • Jeff Traci

      Mr. Kook…oops sorry Koop……Your ranting use of CAPS, shows you may need some mental health assistance. Might I suggest the ACA for that pre-existing condition of yours. (major eyeroll)

  • jimeye

    …Skull Full of Mush ‘POS’,…I’d like too know who his script writer is,..!! valeri jarrett,…??

  • BluelineMike

    Get used to saying “Madam President”..for 8 years. The GOP is a mess.

    138 members of Reagan’s administration were investigated, indicted, or convicted of crimes.

    Not a single one of Obama’s has. You suck.

  • Loco Jo

    Forget the Religion…..what is the world going to do about the Terrorist?

  • Matt

    I found it amazing that he doesn’t seem to be aware of the fact that the Abolitionist movement of the 1800’s and the Civil Rights movement were started in and by Christian churches!

  • Charles Stanfield

    You clowns crack me up. Really.

  • Peter Thadeus

    Jesus was perfect? Why did he tell slaves to obey their masters, even if they beat them?

    • Lucas

      he also told masters to treat their slaves well. if you don’t believe me check Ephesians 6:9 or Colossians 4:1.
      in ancient times slavery was different as well. instead of people being kidnapped into slavery, (though i will admit that did happen), it was more of a business thing. people would go to the market and “sell” themselves to someone who would pay off their debt, and then work for them for a set time til their debt was payed in full. Christ and the apostles do not advocate for slavery, but rather, they asked that followers of christ dealt fairly in and moral ways in a business that was an integral part of the “civilized” societies of the time.
      So in other words, the apostles teachings told them NOT to beat there slaves.

      Read the book of Philemon if you are interested in this more. the apostle Paul sent a slave back to his owner, and told the owner to deal with the slave fairly, despite the fact that the slave ran away.

      i apologize if this response does not satisfy you.

  • David Barkin

    The massacre of all non Muslims in Jerusalem was compared by the participants to “wading through the wine press.”

    Meanwhile good Christians in America routinely burned Black People to death for imaginary crimes.

    • johnrhett

      Sorry, the “routine” burning of black people in America never happened, for any reason.

      • Woody

        Ye it did. Try again. Google it. Black people were routinely lynched and burned for crimes such as failing to show sufficient “respect” to white folk.

      • Jeff Traci

        You are totally and undeniably ignorant of real history and facts. Denying it didn’t mean it didn’t happen. Not knowing of it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It was still happening in 1968. Try looking it up and tell me all the news reporting of it at the time was ‘liberal-biased’. Tell me the coast to coast reporting of it never happened. In this age of having nearly all knowledge at your fingertips to glean the truth yourself, your intellectual laziness to find out what REALLY happened, shows you have no business even commenting here. Come back when you learn ….something….anything…about the real history of this country.

    • Deborah

      And witches of Salem

  • Jefferson

    If we’re going to start at the birth of Islam, and end at the “Crusades” why not try starting at the birth of Christianity and look at the most recent Crusades too? I think we’d be seeing a different picture.

  • Rick Fenner

    If you believe this bullshit I have a history textbook for you to read.

  • Felix

    it’s too bad the right wingers can’t stand the truth. I love it when the truth is spoken and they go crazy. Stop the denials and the truth will set you free. Thank you, President Obama for putting the mirror in front of those who try to distort your message

  • Ben Gregersen

    The Roman Empire turned Christianity into a Government controlled religion and that’s why the Crusades happened. Jesus Christ never intended for his Church to become a Government religion. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Roman Empire was not a true reflection of Christianity. The Founding Fathers understood that Government run religions are a bad idea when they wrote our lovely Constitution. The problem with ISIS and other radical Islamic groups is the fact that they are trying to violently force a Government controlled religion down the Worlds throat. This Government religion is known as Sharia Law, and it must be stopped. This is the truth.

  • Nithhoggr

    The Crusades… people, if you don’t know that one needn’t even leave Europe to find that “crusade” is a dirty word (talk to Czechs, Poles and Russians), you should probably pipe down.

    Now, we, the “Civilized World,” have evolved from events of a millennium ago. But, as we conjure up the phony myth of the “Pilgrims” at Thanksgiving (a myth created during the Civil War since everyone, then, knew that the first Thanksgiving was in Virginia), we need to look at the murders they had on their hands in the name of Christianity. There were those political dissidents (a guaranteed element in ANY human politics) who deemed “heretics” and sent into the wilderness to die; a nearby settlement razed, all settlers murdered because… they danced around a May Pole; et al. Yet we hold these people, zealous pirates (yes, the Mayflower was taken by Pilgrim mutiny)..?

    Stop throwing stones in our glass house….

  • Ben Gregersen

    Barack Obama incorrectly blames Christians for Jim Crow even though it was actually the Democrat Party that created the Jim Crow laws.

  • triangle whip

    If it wasn’t for the Crusades, we would all be stuck in the 7th century.

  • Ben Gregersen

    Barack Obama blames Christians for Jim Crow even though it was actually the Democrat Party that created the Jim Crow laws.

  • Mickey

    This “information” is as much B.S. as Obama’s statement. The Crusaders DID commit horrid atrocities. But they followed 500 years of the Muslims doing the same thing to Europe. And the Muslims are still at it today.

    I judge people by what they’re doing NOW, not what their ancestors did 500 years ago.

    • Jeff Traci

      May I clear up one thing? Are we still following the Old Testament…..or the New? Because you simply cannot follow both. ( An eye for an eye? NO—-love one another as you would have them love you- YES ) ~~see what I did there?~~The fact that lynchings and burning at the stake were still being done here in America as late as 1968 nullifies your argument in it’s entirety.

  • Ben Gregersen

    The Democrat party has, throughout its existence, represented the bigotry and racism they seek to project onto Republicans.

    Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and he ended slavery. The Democrats were pro slavery.

    The Democrat Party was the party that established the Ku Klux Klan as its enforcement arm. Powerful Democrat politicians have appointed klansmen to high-ranking positions in American government for a century, yet have somehow convinced the vast majority of blacks that Republicans are the bad guys!

    The KKK was used to intimidate voters, black and white, into voting Democrat – or not voting at all.

    Through violence, property damage, rape, and murder, Democrats were able to secure a huge majority of the black vote comprised of those afraid to cast an alternate ballot. Disgustingly, they have somehow been able to maintain that death-grip on the African-American community to this day.

    When these reprehensible strategies, though unquestionably effective, did not satiate their need to keep the black population down, Democrat-supported legislation such as Jim Crow laws made sure these minorities would remain second-class citizens even after the ratification of the 13th Amendment. There are plenty of examples of heralded Democrats, including Presidents LBJ and Truman, expressing disdain for blacks in their own words.

    Republicans, thankfully, emerged as the pro-freedom, anti-slavery alternative to the juggernaut that was the Democrat party. Despite the fact that significantly more Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act than did Democrats, the party of the left has somehow hoodwinked much of the black community into thinking they are its savior.

    Of course, today’s Democrats will say, if they concede these points at all, that this is all ancient history, but I respectfully disagree. In much the same way that it did in the late 1800s, the Democrat party needs the black vote and, increasingly, the Hispanic vote to pull heavily for their side in order to win elections.

    While paying them mere lip service, liberals pass legislation such as a broken welfare system rewarding poor mothers for having out-of-wedlock children and punishing them for getting married, thus keeping minorities at the mercy of government handouts. This makes them beholden to a party that represents views, such as support for abortion and gay marriage, that are diametrically opposed to those of many in the black community.

  • Terry

    That was 1000 or more years ago give me a break

  • Kris
  • David Gearhart

    Obama did not go there to pray. He went there to lie as usual. His racism and hate for the whites and Christians know no bounds or sense of right and wrong are completely missing as in most pathological liars. How is it that we have President that is defending the terrorist?

    • Jeff Traci

      How did he defend any terrorists? Give me ONE example of how he did that? The only racism I see is yours. Lies? What lies? Specific examples please.

      • David Gearhart

        Obama is defending the terrorist by saying that they are retaliating, blaming the Christians
        for the crusades. When the Christians were the ones being attacked the same as ISIS is doing to day. His racism is his hate for the Christians, giving no respect for the religion and degrading Jesus. When he has said that no one should degrade muhammad. Obama is using the someone else did it so they are just following and are not responsible for their actions. This behavior by the muslims is 1,500 years of of the same genocide. Which is still practiced in the middle east and African tribes.

  • Karl Kirchner

    “It was nice of the President to give us a history lesson at the Prayer breakfast,” Jindal said. “Today, however, the issue right in front of his nose, in the here and now, is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading and burning alive of captives.

    We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if he would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”

  • historian

    This is why our country has the problems we do…we want to argue just to argue. Crusaders did commit terrible acts in the name of Christ. They also fought honorably in his name at various times. The issue here is being compared to ISIS. The Crusades are over and there’s no point in debating them, but the president’s point that Muslims aren’t the only ones who commit religious violence has more than ample evidence dating back to ancient history

  • Michael E Clayton

    what a retard obama is

  • RC Beaton

    The Crusades were the efforts of barbarian cultures driven by fanaticism – nothing more than a war of religious intolerance. I can’t believe anyone would think that the behaviors of both religions during the crusades is anything worn defending or emulating.

  • Bee Cee

    Please don’t attempt to educate BO on the Crusades…or anything else. He already knows everything….just ask him. If an attempt is made to educate him, don’t expect an apology from him. Just get ready for the next batch of lies. His lack of knowing what he’s talking about is something he apparently caught from his close alliance with Al Sharpton. The only difference is that BO doesn’t use a teleprompter.

    • Jeff Traci

      Bee Cee- Interesting name and quite indicative of what time frame you are stuck in. He knows exactly what he is talking about- you just don’t accept his knowledge. Absolutely nothing of what he said in that speech was a lie…or even an exaggeration. I know the truth hurts sometimes, doesn’t it? Unless of course you would care to name even ONE lie he spoke. Just one. (Not things YOU don’t believe…..an ACTUAL lie.) I can wait.

  • disqus_22iqFVV4qK

    Again, Shitheads trying to Whitewash History.

  • RayOne

    The AGENDA is to create a generation with no knowledge of history, and a state that will be able to make PROGRESSIVE adjustments as required.
    Nancy/Reid & Obama are not as bright and patient as the mBrotherhood and have jumped the shark.

  • POOKIEOFFTHECOUCH

    Our “History” no needs to be applied HERE…..WORST leader in American history…..just dismantling America one piece at a time

  • BuddyLuv

    Wow! I’ve never seen the ‘DemonRat thumby thing’ done from the side (2:27).

  • art

    they don’t even mention the GENOCIDE caused in what some call the AMERIKKKAS, Since the landing of CHRISTIANS on our shores, RESPONSIBLE for 100 million plus death…a GENOCIDE still on going to this day!

    How many people have died in the name of Christ, Christianity and
    Catholicism?

    VICTIMS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

    by Kelsos

    http://www.truthbeknown.com/victims.htm

  • art

    ” Lots of comments here about KKK and Jim Crowe laws”
    No matter how you look @ it it still adds up to WHITE CHRISTIAN SUPREMACY.

  • oanne DodgJe

    The purpose of the Crusades was to take control of Jerusalem. They weren’t trying to free Christians. The Christians that were there were treated with respect. What about the inquisition – it was Christians who invented instruments of torture to expose non-believers and blasphemes. Priests used brute force to “encourage” natives of newly discovered lands to become Christians. Mankind have done a lot of bad stuff in the name of religion.

  • Jeff Traci

    If you semi-literate posters would look into the histories of both the Democrat and republican parties- you will clearly see that the two switched ideologies in the middle of the 20th century. Complete 180* switch by both sides. Unless you are brain-dead ( a distinct possibility) you will see that Lincoln and MLK did not follow the Republican stance of today. (Both of them claimed to be Republicans). The founders of the KKK were indeed democrats at the time- as right wing, murderous, conservative ‘christian’ extremist as you can get….So to claim these people as your ‘own’ is both false and misleading. With that line of thinking then, the Democrats rebelled and committed treason against the USA to start the Civil War. So, tell me, which side are you on? Read some history…that doesn’t mean the FOX ‘news’ homepage either. Real, truthful history.

  • Michael Figueiredo

    Lol. Rightnews, there goes the credibility. So lets think…the Inquisition. Was that “reactionary” and defensive? How about the dark ages? Oh I know, how about when Christianized rome, took its legions and marched across the eastern world, wiping out entire religions, burning temples to the ground, building churches over them, and killing over 200,000 pagans?! Defensive? No. Aggressive. Reactionary? No. Initiated.
    Source: Historian, Christian, Eusebius.

  • Michael Figueiredo

    At one point the Democrats were the bigots. At some point the parties switched. Some of the comments below disagree. I guess hating on gays, subjugating women, fighting against body autonomy rights and equal marriage rights, is “equality”?

  • bzbb

    why does little mr. o quite often have his nose up in the air – looking down – photos often show him from under the chin – kinda comes across rather pompous and like he’s the lord of all….

  • ducatination

    this site should be renamed to top white views

  • Ryan Thurman

    The Crusaders weren’t in the holy land just to free the Christians and reclaim the land in which Christ died. Venetian Traders had gotten a taste for the products brought through the muslim empire, and spurred the Pope on. But, the Pope also saw the all the Christian armies were killing each other, and he wanted to stop it. He gave them a common enemy. I am not saying the Crusaders were there just for money, land, and power, but that was part of it. The actions of the Crusaders aren’t justified, but still more justified than the Muslims.

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