Sunday, February 5, 2017

Persecution On The Rise

By Gary L. Bauer

President Trump's defense of religious liberty at home and abroad could not have come at a more urgent time. Yet another report has been released that documents rising persecution of Christians overseas.

David Curry of Open Doors said that persecution of Christians "has increased again in 2016 and we are still at the worst levels of persecution in modern times."

My friend Robert Nicholson of the Philos Project told Fox News, "There are many places on Earth where being a Christian is the most dangerous thing you can be. Those who think of Christianity as a religion of the powerful need to see that in many places it's a religion of the powerless. And the powerless deserve to be protected."

Yet in spite of a genocide declaration by Congress and former Secretary of State John Kerry, the disturbing reality is that less than one percent of the Syrian refugees the Obama Administration allowed into America were Christians, while 99% were Muslims.

Even more unbelievable is the fact that some liberal politicians are saying that Christians should not be given additional priority in the refugee process. Their callousness is bizarre and runs contrary to U.S. tradition and existing federal law.