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Where Are the Courageous Christian Leaders?

04-08-2015
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Religious freedom laws in states like Indiana and Arkansas are creating a debate across the nation with differing opinions.

Conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly and conservative political commentator Ann Coulter called out Christian leaders, saying they aren't taking a stand.

"The fact that these Christians would rather get praise from The New York Times and Nicholas Kristof by changing bedpans of Ebola patients in Nigeria, rather than stand up to The New York Times and fight against abortion, fight against these bullies… where are the Christians? And where are the Republicans?" Coulter said on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor.

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"The small town owners of pizzeria(s) have more Christian courage than most Christian leaders and certainly the Republican party," Coulter said. "The one thing every Christian should have is courage."

"My religion, Roman Catholicism, I have been critical of the fact there are no clerics in America, zero, who put themselves out to defend the Christian faith," O'Reilly said.

O'Reilly and Coulter discussed how that desipte individual Christian leaders occasionally speaking up, there isn't a focused group courageous enough to defend religious freedom and Christian rights.

"There isn't an organized attempt as there is in the gay lobby, abortion women's reproductive rights lobby. You don't have anything on the Christian side," O'Reilly said.

"It is cowardice. Most people would rather risk getting Ebola than being called a homophobe, a racist, the horrible accusations and ad hominem attacks thrown at Christians in this country," Coulter said.

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