Failed presidential candidate and conservative commentator Pat Buchanan lent his support to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his syndicated column on Tuesday, arguing that Putin is actually protecting Christians from discrimination.
“In many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians,” Putin said at the meeting, prompting Buchanan to criticize President Barack Obama’s August 6 remarks rebuking of Russia’s law banning “homosexual propaganda.”
“Has Obama ever spoken out so forcefully for international action to save Christians?” Buchanan wrote. “Has the New York Times ever exhibited a fraction of the concern for persecuted Christians it daily exhibits for harassed homosexuals?”
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