By Tom Quiner

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Killing Christians isn’t a hate crime.

When 9 people where shot to death in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the story wasn’t that Christians were targeted, but that African-Americans were targeted. The media immediately labeled it a hate crime because of the racial component of the tragedy.

Yesterday in Oregon, another deranged young man targeted Christians at a community college leaving another 9 Christians dead.

Imagine if the shooter asked if you were Muslim, and only shot you through the head if you answered yes.

The president and the media would scream that it was a hate crime, as they should. But when victims were targeted because of the their belief in Christ, the storyline is different. The president calls for dramatic restrictions on the 2nd Amendment. The hate crime label isn’t invoked.

Why?

As you can see in the chart below, the incidence of reported hate crimes against Protestants or Catholics is relatively low. One reason is because it occurs less. Another may be because anti-Christian hate crimes are less likely to be identified as a hate crime, when they should, as you can see from the two horrific examples cited above.

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4 Comments

  1. stevegreer1 on October 4, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Tom, I know you have stated in the past that you have yet to see any reason not to believe Obama is a Christian, as he claims to be. And as a Christian, I would like to believe that too.
    Now, we have an issue that is making it very hard to believe that he truly is, or at least that he hasn’t turned his back on his adopted faith. He has gone on record several times in the past with bashing Christianity and its violent history. HISTORY, that is. He has gone on record several times in the more recent past calling for religious tolerance towards Muslims, with Islam, of course, being his first religion of choice. And, as you stated in this post, has twice now refused to call murders of Christians because of their faith hate crimes. So the only logical conclusions I can come up with are either:
    A) He has turned his back on Christianity, or never truly was a Christian in the first place and only claimed to be because he knew he would not have been elected to the highest office in the land had he claimed to still be Muslim.
    B) He is so afraid of his fellow liberals that if he were to call these heinous acts hate crimes because Christians were targeted, they would turn their backs on him for showing support to the liberal’s least favorite religion.
    The hypocrisy of the left shines through once again.

  2. bluebird of bitterness on October 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Remember what Obama said when terrorists shot a bunch of Jews at a kosher deli in Paris earlier this year? “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” They were just random victims, not Jews who were targeted for being Jewish. Now the victims of this latest atrocity are just a bunch of unfortunate schlubs who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    If Chris Mercer had been the victim instead of the perp, Obama would be telling us that if he had a son, he would look like Chris.

    • quinersdiner on October 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I couldn’t argue the point if I wanted to.

  3. […] He left out the fact that a school shooter targeted Christians when he addressed the Oregon shooting. […]

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