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Rush Limbaugh Supports Joseph Kony Because Kony is A Christian

Rush Limbaugh Supports Joseph Kony Because Kony is A Christian

Editor’s note: This Care2 post was originally published in October, 2011. In light of the current backlash against Rush Limbaugh, combined with a worldwide uproar over the criminal acts of Joseph Kony, we are presenting this article again for your perusal.

In his October 14 show, Rush Limbaugh said that the reason Obama has sent advisers to Northern Uganda to help fight the terrorist group the Lordís Resistance Army (LRA) was because they are Christians.

Seriously.

The LRA have kidnapped thousands of children across central Africa, raped them and forced them to be soldiers.

Their leader, Joseph Kony, was indited by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 for numerous atrocities.

There are 33 charges, 12 counts of crimes against humanity, which include murder, enslavement, sexual enslavement and rape. There are another 21 counts of war crimes which include murder, cruel treatment of civilians, intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, inducing rape and forced enlisting of children into the rebel ranks.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said that “Kony was abducting girls to offer them as rewards to his commanders.”

Some of the children are forced to hide every night to avoid kidnapping.

This is the ‘Christian’ Limbaugh is defending.

Limbaugh:

“You never heard of Lordís Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them. Lordís Resistance Army are Christians. It means God. I was only kidding. Lordís Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them.”

Little Green Footballs (LGF) has the transcript.

Limbaugh:

“How do you react to the news that Obama has dispatched a hundred soldiers to fight radical Christians in Africa?”

LGF then follows the latest anti-Obama meme start to quickly spread across the web, example:

“Christian resistence fighters to be Ďeliminatedí by peacenik Obama.”

Do these people even know the LRA is chiefly up against, in Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, a big-time Christian linked to some very powerful US evangelical groups? Will Rick Warren challenge Limbaugh on this nonsense?

 

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Photo credit: John & Mel Kots of some of the children in the Northern Ugandan town of Kitgum forced to hide every night to avoid kidnapping.

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12:49PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

Adolf Hitler was a christian. Guess the moron is a supporter of him too.

9:44AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

Another reason to drop the faith and go for buddhism cause who wants to be associated with that?

3:03AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

...and Limbaugh is totally without a conscience!

10:52AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Does Rush even know what a true Christian is after all the poisonous comments he has spouted over the years?

12:39PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

correction...be sentenced through 'karmic law'.

12:38PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Rush would probably have said; "look, Kony was teaching these kids how to be good leaders.." and in Rush's mind, "..that is what being a 'community organizer is all about." Rush is a sick, sick man, and hopefully he will have sentence through karmic law.

7:57AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Joseph B - For the record:
The President DID NOT support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt!
He DID NOT support the Iranian regime (Do you even HAVE spell-check btw?)! He kept his mouth shut so that there would not be the appearance of our country provoking theirs by interfering with their elections. And I disagreed with him on that.
So trotting out your speculative opinions and misleading "facts" presents . . . well, NOTHING OF VALUE TO THE CONVERSATION.

Get it?

And Marrianne, thank you for the extra info on Kony. However, he's been on my radar for about 5 yrs. now and you didn't reveal the worst atrocity I heard of from victims who have been rescued from his "army".

When invading a village, he would separate the children from their parents. Then, not only would he force these children to kill their parents; he would then force them to CUT OPEN THEIR CHESTS AND EAT THEIR HEARTS!!

Wonder how Rush would react to that bit of info? Right from the mouths of the children who were forced to commit such acts and will need counseling for most of the rest of their lives.

4:09PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

I think Rush should go somewhere and shout his mouth, because no one wants to here him ever again. What a dumb butt.

12:14PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

The Ugandan govt army that fights Kony's rebels, that Obama and western govts align with, also uses child soldiers, as young as 13! They also use rape as a weapon, and torture, etc.

For the real agenda of this film "Kony 2012" and the organization that is promoting it, see this excellent article:
http://phillyworkersvoice.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/kony-2012-provides-cover-for-u-s-imperialism-in-africa/

Also:
http://tumblr.thedailywh.at/post/18909727859/on-kony-2012-i-honestly-wanted-to-stay-as-far

7:05AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Limp man lives in a "compound" (no wonder) so it would be an ideal place for someone like Kony to hide out and since Limp man is the GOP daddy, he likely would be left alone. And, with the Koch-roaches, the GOP seem to be making all the decisions for the country right now, Limp and Kony could live in virtual male sex abusers Shangri La. All they would need for their party is a few pedophile priests to add some 'religion' to their despicable existence. I know how horrible that is to say but I seriously want to know why Kony has not been killed long before now. I want to know why we continue to hear about pedophile priests, and the Catholic Church knows far more than they are telling. And, I want to know why, up until now, Limp man has been virtually unscathed by his extremist rants against children, women, the poor, race, etc. He is not a comedian; he is a talk show host. And, he is on broadcast stations across the country which is a service available to all citizens. This is horrendous. And,as BMutiny stated, most here would remember about the Dominican Republic trip with the box full of Viagra which was in someone else's name and even though Limp man was on probation, nothing was done about it. Those in power have gone out of their way to protect him because we've never heard another thing about the situation even though there was a huge uproar over his blatantly thumbing his nose at the law.

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