Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton can't seem to stop hitting Christians' buttons of late.
The former Secretary of State appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the recent Islamist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. At one point, the host asked her about comments made by Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. in defense of Second Amendment rights.
During Friday's Convocation, which featured former U.S. Sen. Jim De Mint as the keynote speaker, Falwell briefly addressed the students. Much of it was directed at the family of one of the first responders, as well as the family of one of the victims, who were offered scholarship assistance to attend Liberty University.
But, his final comments about gun rights were what caught the liberal media's attention:
"It just blows my mind when I see the president of the United States say that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control. I mean, if some of those people in that community center had had what I got in my back pocket right now. I've always thought if more good people had conceal-carry permits then we could end those Muslims before they go out there and kill. I just want to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course. Let's teach 'em a lesson if they ever show up here."
In her response to Stephanopoulos about those comments, Clinton said Falwell was "aiding ISIS."
"This is the kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a legitimate security issue," she said. "But it is giving aid and comfort to ISIS and other radical jihadists."
Liberty University offered the following clarification Monday:
"In news articles over the weekend, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell publicly clarified that "those Muslims" he referred to in Friday's Convocation were the Muslim terrorists who attacked innocents in San Bernardino, California, and Paris, France. He also clarified that he was in no way referring to the many good and honorable Muslims who do not come into public spaces armed to kill innocents. When hearing the remarks in their full context, the public can see that there was no attempt to incite hate against anyone, much less all Muslims. President Falwell's subsequent clarifications emphasized what was clear to those who were present. His remarks were a call to arms for self-defense and a criticism of political leaders who see the answer to such tragedies as more gun control. More gun control leads to more places and circumstances where innocents are unarmed and unable to defend themselves.
"Liberty University's policy of allowing students, faculty, and staff to carry weapons on campus was as a result of a school shooting at Virginia Tech, about an hour from Liberty's campus. Other Convocation remarks by President Falwell after similar tragedies further underscore our belief that we should exercise our Second Amendment rights to protect ourselves in the event something similar should occur on our campus. Far from promoting an atmosphere of hate against Muslims, we are promoting an atmosphere of safety and self-defense. A fair and complete understanding of the full context of these remarks makes that clear."
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