You want to talk about REAL religious persecution…

Open Door USA has a map where Christians are being threatened in this world today. Please note that the United States is NOT listed.

kristallnachtWatching part 5 of the Ken Burns masterpiece on The Roosevelts last month, I saw a brief mention of those terrible events of November 9-10, 1938, Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” “the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms… throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.”

Not an hour later, I was watching the CBS Evening News, and there was a report about anti-Semitism being on the rise in Europe again: “The memories of Jewish persecution — of the November 1938 Kristallnacht when Jewish institutions were destroyed — are burned into German memory. Frankfurt’s main synagogue, badly damaged that night, is one of those now under armed guard.”

The ethnic minority in Iraq called the Yazidi who was faced with elimination by ISIL, or ISIS this past summer.

Open Door USA has a map where Christians are being threatened today, including much of Asia and northern Africa. Please note that the United States is NOT listed.

I mention this preemptively to say: Americans, there may be a war on Christians in this world, but it ain’t happening here. Let me make it crystal clear: people wishing you “happy holidays” on December 24 does NOT qualify as religious persecution.

Author: Roger

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4 thoughts on “You want to talk about REAL religious persecution…”

  1. The “persecution” that some American Christians complain about is mostly a loss of the special privileges they have enjoyed in public acknowledgement of their “superior” status despite the “separation of church and state,” as well as people of other beliefs refusing to be subject to some Christians’ alleged “Right to Discriminate.”

  2. Any war in the name of God is a sin against two of the ten commandments:
    1.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
    2. Thou shalt not kill!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  3. I’m not sure any of us who live in the US can completely understand what religious persecution is like for those in other countries…or can completely comprehend such atrocities like the Holocaust.

  4. I am a NALT Christian (Not All Like That, as in Westboro Baptist). I stand in solidarity with everyone who lives in love.

    I do not condone hate speech or killing, especially in the name of God. That’s about as offensive as it gets for me. “God Hates F*gs” comes to mind.

    The rise of neo-Nazism is rampant here in the MidWest. In fact, the John Birch society just moved its national hq to… Wis. Con. Sin. I can’t make this crap up.

    Final note: the Hitler era Holocaust was in part modeled on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. No history classes teach that anymore.

    Happy Merry Jolly Flibbertyjibbets to you, come Dec. 24, ha ha ha. I know where I stand, and it’s more with atheists who show love to others than Christians who drop money in the plate on Sunday and treat others like crap the other six days! Amy

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