Mark Steyn Slams Obama for 'Dishonoring' Dead Christians, Media Still Silent

Though the networks have been silent on Barack Obama's latest slam against Christians, writer Mark Steyn unloaded on the President, Wednesday. Appearing on Hannity, the commentator responded to Obama's critique of "less than loving Christians" by highlighting the murder of Kenyan Christians: "This is a guy who's happy to draw general lessons when a black youth gets killed in Ferguson, Missouri. That apparently has wide application for black people all over America. But 148 black corpses has no general application!" 

An emotional Steyn thundered, "Well, Mr. President, #blacklivesmatter when they're Christian, too!" ABC, NBC and CBS on Tuesday and Wednesday skipped any mention of these remarks at an Easter prayer breakfast: "I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes, when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned." That silence in reaction to those comments continued on Thursday's morning shows. 

Talking to Sean Hannity, Steyn assailed: 

MARK STEYN: Well, if I'd been at that prayer breakfast, I would have shouted out "shame." And I think it's a pretty poor reflection even on presumably loyal liberal Democrats in that audience that no one objected to it because it is time for people to object to it. This is part of a conscious strategy. Just before he stood up and made that condescending remark -- and by the way, he's no more an expert on Christianity than he is on Islam. You got the impression from his thing about loving each other that he'd maybe seen a production of "Godspell" in high school, and that's about as far as it goes.
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STEYN: The biggest story of our time is the extinction of some of the oldest Christian communities on the planet at the hands of Islam remorselessly. You dishonor those Kenyan students in death by not identifying them as Christians, as you dishonored the Egyptians only a couple of weeks earlier.

A partial transcript of Steyn's comments can be found below: 

Hannity
4/8/15
10:01

BARACK OBAMA: On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes, when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.

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MARK STEYN: Well, if I'd been at that prayer breakfast, I would have shouted out "shame." And I think it's a pretty poor reflection even on presumably loyal liberal Democrats in that audience that no one objected to it because it is time for people to object to it. This is part of a conscious strategy. Just before he stood up and made that condescending remark -- and by the way, he's no more an expert on Christianity than he is on Islam. You got the impression from his thing about loving each other that he'd maybe seen a production of "Godspell" in high school, and that's about as far as it goes.
But 148 young students in Kenya have just been killed, slaughtered, their bodies on the floor, by Muslim fanatics who asked the students in that university, Are you Christian or are you Muslim? And they let the Muslims go and they slaughtered the Christians. Now, this is a guy who's happy to draw general lessons when a black youth gets killed in Ferguson, Missouri. That apparently has wide application for black people all over America. But 148 black corpses has no general application!

Well, Mr. President, #blacklivesmatter when they're Christian, too. And the biggest story of our time is the extinction of some of the oldest Christian communities on the planet at the hands of Islam remorselessly. You dishonor those Kenyan students in death by not identifying them as Christians, as you dishonored the Egyptians only a couple of weeks earlier.

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STEYN: And I think in that sense, Christianity for him is something he associates with white imperialism, whereas Islam is the exotic other and it's a victim group.
And the fact is that on his watch, the last Christian church in Afghanistan was razed to the ground. On America's watch, the Christian community in Iraq, an American protectorate, has been exterminated on America's watch. And that is something that ought to be shameful for him!
And people -- this isn't funny, by the way. We've seen this guy who staged this act of Rose Garden theater over Bowe Bergdahl. It's not a small thing when the leader of a supposedly free people lies to those people about what's going on in the world!

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