Relaymedia

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Washington Waging 'Silent War' on Religious Liberty

( [email protected] ) Jun 23, 2014 01:10 PM EDT
In his address to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Saturday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said he is ready to take a stand for Christian freedoms in America. Jindal believes that the Obama Administration has been waging a “silent war” on religious liberty and on education, and he says he is prepared to lead an insurrection against this.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers the keynote address during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

In his address to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Saturday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said he is ready to take a stand for Christian freedoms in America. Jindal believes that the Obama Administration has been waging a "silent war" on religious liberty and on education, and he says he is prepared to lead an insurrection against this.

Governor Jindal, who is expected to announce whether he will campaign for the 2016 presidential election in November, has made his faith as an evangelical Christian known. The son of Hindu immigrants, Jindal came to Christ after watching an evangelical movie at a Christian event his best friend had invited him to. "When I saw the actor playing Jesus being crucified, it hit me that He was on that cross because of Bobby Jindal, my sins. How arrogant for me to do anything but get on my knees and worship Him," Jindal told Christianity Today in an interview. "The most important moment in my life was when I found Jesus Christ," he says.

Governor Jindal recently spoke at the annual Faith and Freedom Coalition event along with other conservative leaders, such as New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul. "I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States," Jindal said - "Where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren."

Jindal believes that Washington only nominally stands for ideals such as tolerance and respecting differences in opinion - "The reality is this: they respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them ... the left is trying to silence us, and I'm tired of it - I won't take it anymore," he says.

The Louisiana governor openly supported evangelical Christian Phil Robertson when gay rights activists slandered him for his comments in an interview with GQ Magazine last year. Jindal also made an appearance on the "Duck Dynasty" Season Six premiere episode earlier this month.

"Are we witnessing right now the most radically, extremely liberal, ideological president of our entire lifetime right here in the United States of America," Jindal asks - "Or are we witnessing the most incompetent president of the United States of America in the history of our lifetimes? You know, it is a difficult question," he says.