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"The United States of America has a moral obligation to speak up, and we're not doing it, and it starts at the top."
Johnnie Moore, a Christian author and humanitarian, is slamming President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for their action — or inaction — when it comes to the Christians currently facing "genocide" in the Middle East.
In an interview with Newsmax TV earlier this week, Moore told host J.D. Hayworth that members of the Obama administration have "sat on their hands" during the brutal killings and displacement of Christians in the region as the Islamic State continues to seize land.
"If you support Christians who have been the recipients of genocide in the Middle East," Moore said, "you're called 'Islamophobic,' and it's just incomprehensible."
Moore, who authored the book "Defying ISIS: Preserving Christianity in the Place of Its Birth and in Your Own Backyard," went on to tell Hayworth that both Obama and Clinton are responsible for the "systematic dismantling of religious freedom in this country, and they have sat on their hands while hundreds of thousands, if not millions and millions, of Christians have been displaced and killed."
To that end, Moore offered a new phrase to describe Obama's administration, accusing the president of "Christophobia." Moore, who said he has spent considerable amounts of time working with Muslim refugees, said he and others have been called "Islamophobic" for simply "speaking up for Christians."
"If you're anti-Christian, henceforth, you are guilty of Christophobia," Moore said. "You are a Christophobe. You are exhibiting Christophobic behavior, and we're going to shame you with it."
Moore noted that, of the 10,000 Syrian refugees brought into the U.S. so far, only 56 have been Christian — that's .5 percent. The author said choosing to favor Christians "doesn't mean you're anti-Islamic."
"It's not immoral to give special treatment to those facing a special threat," he said.
Moore described the current crisis unfolding in the Middle East as "without question, the worst Christian persecution ... of the modern era."
"The United States of America has a moral obligation to speak up, and we're not doing it, and it starts at the top," he said.
Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, is a member of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's evangelical advisory board. He is the president of The KAIROS Company, a PR firm based in California.
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