This week marked a first for Global Summits. A Global Summit was held for Christian Persecution. while I am grateful that the Persecution of Christians is recognized as the levels of Persecution rise to levels not seen in modern day. I have to call on President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to act on the persecution of Christians, political activists and all religious minorities by terroristic regimes like Iran.
Mike Pence gave a long speech addressing this, here is a portion from his speech on the White House website:
“The reality is, across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege. Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ. In more than 100 countries spread to every corner of the globe –- from Iran to Eritrea, Nigeria to North Korea –- over 215 million Christians confront intimidation, imprisonment, forced conversion, abuse, assault, or worse, for holding to the truths of the Gospel. And nowhere is this onslaught against our faith more evident than in the very ancient land where Christianity was born. “
He said the President was committed to this. But through all the commitments, and speeches from some persecuted, there was no solutions offered, no condemnation or calls for change in Countries like Iran.
Pence also said this: “Protecting and promoting religious freedom is a foreign policy priority of the Trump administration.”
Touting that the US was coming against Terrorism. But again lacking a strong foundation.
No plans, except to go after ISIS, but what about the terroristic governments like Iran? Hundreds of Christians are still in prison in Iran for their belief. Church doors are closing, clamp downs on home churches increasing, and new converts are ostracized. Iranian Christians are being choked and in need of help. Help from the world body to pressure a terroristic regime to abide by human rights.
Enough talk it’s time for action. Instead of investigating and forming committees that chase their tails, where is the investigation, condemnation and persecution of leaders who abuse and persecute religious minorities and political activists. I’m glad to see a world summit but in reality it means very little unless there is a message sent these countries putting them on notice, persecution will rise!
So again I call on the Leader of the Free World to act on Human Rights abuses and Persecution by iran.