Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he has difficulty reconciling the politics of “some” Christians who support Israel and Jews — especially their “overeagerness” to go to war to defend Israel — with the tenets of Christianity.

Sen. Rand Paul Takes Shot at Some Christians Overeagerness to Defend Israel Militarily

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the ‘Exempt America from Obamacare’ rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Paul makes his comments in an interview with Buzzfeed:

“I think some within the Christian community are such great defenders of the promised land and the chosen people that they think war is always the answer, maybe even preemptive war. And I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that overeagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity.”

Read the full Buzfeed piece here.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers; The Weekly Standard)

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