Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has called for the formation of a new government agency which would promote Judeo-Christian values in an effort to defeat radical Islam.
Christian Today reports that, in an interview with NBC on Tuesday, Kasich said, “We need to beam messages around the world about what it means to have a Western ethic, to be a part of a Christian-Judeo society."
"It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means so many things,” he elaborated.
Kasich compared the idea of the new agency to “what we used to do when we beamed messages to the former Soviet Union.” He said this new agency would promote Judeo-Christian values to China, Russia, and the Middle East.
When questioned about the implications this agency would have on Americans who do not ascribe to Christian faith, Kasich responded that this agency would also benefit them because supporting Judeo-Christian values “involves building up tolerance.”
Kasich also stated that, even though many of his Republican rivals focus on reducing government agencies and spending, not all government agencies and programs are equal.
Kasich also gave his views on the Syrian refugee crisis, stating, "I don't think any refugees should be coming now until we can determine who they are and that our country will be safe."
Publication date: November 18, 2015