If anyone expects the Biden administration to condemn Christianophobia after the bloody Nashville attack, you better sit and wait.
Biden jokes about the attack on the Christian school
This Wednesday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, joked when asked if Christians were attacked for their faith in Nashville, after a transgender woman (i.e., a biological woman who perceived herself as a man) to murder three children and three adults in an attack on a Nashville Christian school on Monday. Biden's comment was not the only shameful attitude exhibited by the White House in relation to those crimes.
An official statement without any mention of the Christian community
On the same day as the attack, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre blamed "gun violence" for what happened, without mentioning that the victims were Christian or show support for the Christian community. An attitude that shows little sensitivity towards a group that has been attacked because of their faith, especially considering that among the victims are three children.
In 2016 Biden did mention the LGBT community after the Orlando attack
In 2016, when an Islamist carried out a bloody attack on a gay club in Orlando, the response of the then vice president of the US was very different: "Jill and I offer our prayers and deepest condolences for all those affected by today’s horrific events. But our prayers are not enough to end these kinds of senseless mass shootings. The violence is not normal, and the targeting of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans is evil and abhorrent", Joe Biden said in an official statement the same day as the attack.
On the contrary, Biden has not made any official statement about the Nashville attack. He has limited himself to making comments as disrespectful as the one cited, and has left the official statement with his press secretary who, as we have seen, he did not even mention the Christian condition of the victims. Are Christians less US citizens than LGBT people, perhaps?
The White House says the trans community is "under attack"
As if that double standard wasn't enough, yesterday the White House press secretary stated that the trans community "is under attack right now", simply because the Tennessee Capitol has approved the prohibition of sex changes for minors, a practice that seriously risks the health of children but is supported by LGBT pressure groups.
The opposition accuses the White House of inspiring hate crimes
Karine Jean-Pierre's comment has caused outrage among the conservative opposition, which does not understand why the White House is issuing such a statement after the bloody trans attack against a Christian school. The Republican senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley, who has denounced the Nashville shooting as a hate crime against Christians, has accused the press secretary with these words: "This is exactly the kind of hateful & unhinged rhetoric that inspires hate crimes like the massacre in Nashville."
Photo: Reuters/Blair Gable.
Don't miss the news and content that interest you. Receive the free daily newsletter in your email:
The mail subscription service to Counting Stars will allow you to receive in your mailbox a daily email with the new posts published in this blog. It is a free service. Once you have entered your email in this box and press the "Click to subscribe" black button, you will receive a confirmation email in your mailbox to activate your subscription. If at any time you want to unsubscribe, you only just have to click the link that you will find at the bottom of each newsletter.
Comment on this post: