Dana Loesch found herself once again leading the poor, downtrodden, picked on conservative Christians' bandwagon at this year's CPAC. You've just gotta' love the entire premise of this panel -- which included right wing columnist Cal Thomas, right wing hate talker Dana Loesch, hate group, the Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and birther wingnut Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Texas -- which was titled, "Religious Freedom in America: Would the Pilgrims Still Be Welcome Here?"
As Tony Ortega at Raw Story pointed out, it was pretty much a pity party from end to end: Dana Loesch leads religion pity party at CPAC: ‘It’s time to make Christians a protected class’:
Columnist Cal Thomas, radio host Dana Loesch, and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins took part in a CPAC panel on religious freedom Saturday, and they pronounced that times were dire for followers of Jesus Christ.
“I feel like it’s time to make Christians a protected class,” Dana Loesch said, as the discussion reached a fevered pitch of self-pity.
Thomas chimed in that “our commander in chief” — who is Jesus, not President Obama — instructed his followers that they would experience persecution.
Then Thomas and Loesch admitted that it just wouldn’t be worth being a Christian if you couldn’t feel persecuted.
“And since we have the victim competition in the United States,” Loesch added, “I think we win.”
Conservative rag Townhall has more on their list of grievances: Will Christians Soon Need to Leave Their Faith at Home?:
Bakers are being forced to bake wedding cakes for gay couples, students are being punished for speaking up for their faith in schools and our soldiers are even being denied the opportunity to read their bibles. Is the kind of freedom loving culture our Founding Fathers envisioned?
Cal Thomas, who moderated the Conservative Political Action Conference's Saturday morning panel entitled "Religious Freedom in America: Would the Pilgrims Still Be Welcome Here?," greeted the crowd as "fundamental bigots." Why? Because that's how the media often refers to anyone who believes in religious freedom, he explained. Included on the panel were radio host Dana Loesch, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Representative Randy Neugebauer (TX-19).
Thomas asked the panelists to pinpoint the biggest threats to religious freedom.
"Apathy," said Loesch. "We need to lead better by example, Christians have always led. But, in the last 15 years there's been a lot of apathy."
Going to church on Sunday, she added, is not good enough.
Tony Perkins's answer also sounded like a warning.
"The loss of religous freedom," he said. "People are losing their businesses because they're refusing to leave their faith at home."
"Our future is only as bright as our religious freedom is," he remarked. "It requires personal effort and action."
Even though the Ten Commandments are being driven out by the courts, pray at home, he said.
"We should be able to take it into the workplace."
Loesch said defending religious freedom is not solely beneficial to those of the Christian faith.
"You don't have to be a Christian to be affected by the loss of religious liberty...More liberties may be taken."
In addition to speaking up for faith and freedom, Rep. Neugebauer said legislative efforts are also being made to protect rights of Americans, including those of our military.
"We're writing letters to the Secretary of Defense for soldiers to have the right to sit down with chaplains," he shared.
Unfortunately, bibles are still being banned from the hands of our nation's finest.
"It's political correctness," Neugebauer said. "We're denying soldiers the opportunities to read their bibles and protect their faith.
"It's time to make Christians a protected class," said Loesch.
Someone needs to remind her they're already protected, but I don't think that would matter much to this bunch.