U.S. Religious Freedom Panel Finds ‘Alarming’ Increase in Global Persecution Over Past Year

Refugees pdWASHINGTON — A federal religious freedom panel has released its annual report, finding an “alarming” increase in global persecution over the past year.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) scrutinizes religious freedom in countries around the world each year and reports back to the White House on the state of affairs, as well as the government’s implementation of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA).

“Humanitarian crises fueled by waves of terror, intimidation, and violence have engulfed an alarming number of countries in the year since the release of [USCIRF’s] prior annual report last May,” the commission wrote. “The horrors of the past year speak volumes about how and why religious freedom and the protection of the rights of vulnerable religious communities matter.”

The report focused mainly on the persecution of Christians and other religious groups at the hand of ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“Yazidis and Christians have borne the worst brunt of the persecution by ISIL and other violent religious extremists. From summary executions to forced conversions, rape to sexual enslavement, abducted children to destroyed houses of worship, attacks on these communities are part of a systematic effort to erase their presence from the Middle East,” the commission explained.

However, other similar Islamic terror organizations such as Boko Haram were also discussed in the presentation.

“In Nigeria, Boko Haram has attacked both Muslims and Christians,” it stated. “From mass murders at churches and mosques to mass kidnappings of children from schools, Boko Haram has cut a wide path of terror across vast swaths of Nigeria.”

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The commission noted that millions of Christians and other religious groups have been forced to flee due to persecution.

“In Iraq, 2 million people were internally displaced in 2014 as a result of ISIL’s offensive,” it outlined. “More than 6.5 million of Syria’s pre-civil-war population now is internally displaced, and more than 3.3 million more are refugees in neighboring states.”

“In Nigeria, Boko Haram’s rampages are responsible for the displacement of more than one million individuals,” the report continued. “In Central African Republic, a million or more people have been driven from their homes. And in Burma, 140,000 Rohingya Muslims and at least 100,000 largely Kachin Christians remain internally displaced.”

The commission recommended that the State Department add eight nations to its list of “countries of particular concern,” including the Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan. It urged the Obama administration to additionally work toward promoting religious freedom in countries such as China, Iran, North Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Many other nations are on the commission’s watch list as concerns have been raised over their treatment of religious groups, including Cuba, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Russia.

“With serious religious freedom violations occurring all around the world, these horrors speak volumes about how and why religious freedom and the protection of the rights of vulnerable religious communities matter,” said USCIRF Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett in a statement.

“All nations should care about abuses beyond their borders, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because what goes on in other nations rarely remains there,” she said. “In the long run, there is only one permanent guarantor of the safety, security and survival of the persecuted and vulnerable. It is the full recognition of religious freedom.”


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  • Paul Hiett

    Familiar story…followers of one religion persecuting those who believe differently. Nothing new here.

    • The Last Trump

      You can say that again!
      Just like atheistic trolls who harass Christians daily on Christian websites.
      Well, look who I’m talking to! YOU know.

      • Paul Hiett

        Oh yes, because I constantly “harass” you, call you names, belittle you.

        Oh wait, no, that’s what you and your friends to do me.

        • The Last Trump

          Apology accepted.

          (Hmmm…did an atheistic LGBT Christian website dwelling troll just complain about the treatment he attracts on the Christian website he trolls!!? Awww! Muffin!)

          • MisterPine

            Rumpy, if Paul or I wanted to “troll” you, we’d probably just AGREE with the absurd things you spout and not point out how offensive they are.

            You are a self-trolling delight.

          • jmichael39

            oh stop you’re lying, Piney….you’ve already admitted why you come here and it isn’t for any other reason than to belittle people who disagree with you.

          • MisterPine

            I belittle people who say stupid, pig ignorant, and bigoted things. But it is not my reason for being here. I am here to expose the true evil in statements made by people like you.

          • jmichael39

            LMAO…such a tolerant person….”agree with me or you’re a stupid, pig-ignorant bigot.” And WE’RE the ones making evil statements.
            Thanks for clearing that up. We get it now. You’re an intellectual elitist who looks down your nose at people who don’t think like you do and if anyone dares to stand up to your arrogant elitism, then they’re in for an intellectual whooping…and it’s all their fault because they should have just gone along with everything you believe and think to begin with. Oh, and they shouldn’t stand up to you anyway, because that’s not what “Christians” are supposed to do…and, of course, not being a Christian doesn’t mean that you don’t know how Christians are supposed to behave. Because you know everything.
            Again, thanks for clearing that up.

          • MisterPine

            Oh, hey, no problem! But as long as we’re clearing things up, here’s what’s REALLY being cleared up: “.”agree with me or you’re a stupid, pig-ignorant bigot” is YOUR statement, not mine. I said nothing close to that.

            What’s really being cleared up? Well, the fact that some of you Christians don’t seem to get it through your heads easily that your faith doesn’t give you the right to stomp all over the human rights of other people who elect NOT to practice your faith. If you can find me a “Christian” who would “stand up” to that sentence, if you’re not brave enough to do so yourself, then they better be prepared to state exactly WHY they feel they have the right to tell gay couples that they are not allowed to get married, to not teach evolution in schools, to give women no rights regarding their own bodies, etc. And because you are so very GOOD at skating around this issue, I’m going to say it again: your faith doesn’t give you the right to stomp all over the human rights of other people who elect NOT to practice your faith.

            Thanks for the OPPORTUNITY to clear this up!

          • jmichael39

            ” here’s what’s REALLY being cleared up: “agree with me or you’re a stupid, pig-ignorant bigot” is YOUR statement, not mine. I said nothing close to that.” – you’re either the most delusional person I’ve ever met or a pure pathological liar.

            You said, and I quote: “I belittle people who say stupid, pig ignorant, and bigoted things”

            There is no taking that out of context. While my post mocked your statement, I was perfectly accurate in attesting your words and their context.

            As for the rest of your BS…find me one place anywhere on ANY site where I have said that I stand against gays being married? Come on, smartass, show me.

            Second, you’re also wrong about most any Christian’s attitude about teaching evolution. Unlike you, I’m not at all afraid to allow our kids to see both theories and decide for themselves. People like you are terrified to even admit that there ARE other theories. You brush them off without a single attempt to refute the actual theories. Just like you belittle everyone else on here who disagrees with anything you post. You think, as I said, that you’re somehow smarter than all those people who disagree with you and won’t even give them the decency of an ounce of respect.

            I would dare you to let both evolution and ID be taught in the same class and let the kids debate the facts and decide for themselves. But you’ll never ever agree to that. You’re too much of an intellectual elitist and coward to ever agree to that. And why should you agree to it. You and your kindred have already suffocated any intellectual disagreement within our schools. And you have the balls to accuse Christians of trying to force feed our beliefs upon others. You’ve already done it and are too much of a hypocrite to even see it. You and your kindred force feed your ‘religion’ down the throats of our kids and you accuse us of doing that.. You and your kindred force feed YOUR morality down our throats and have the nerve to accuse US of doing that to you You’re hysterical.

            “your faith doesn’t give you the right to stomp all over the human rights of other people who elect NOT to practice your faith.” – but you get stomp over the religious rights of others in the name of YOUR beliefs. How quaint.

          • MisterPine

            “You’re either the most delusional person I’ve ever met or a pure pathological liar.”

            Tell you what, rather than try to prove that I said things that both you and I know I DIDN’T say, why don’t you put on your big girl panties and calm down and lay off the name calling for two minutes, and focus on the issue?

            “I belittle people who say stupid, pig ignorant, and bigoted things.”

            Yes. I absolutely did. Which, as you can see, has NOTHING to do with saying “agree with me or you’re a stupid, pig-ignorant bigot.” So what’s your problem? Who are you trying to score points with by blatantly LYING when everyone and his dog can see the two statements are completely different?

            “There is no taking that out of context.” No, there’s only completely changing it to suit your purposes, which is what you did. Unreal. Unbelievable.

            “As for the rest of your BS…find me one place anywhere on ANY site where I have said that I stand against gays being married? Come on, smartass, show me.”

            And why said I was talking about YOU? How do you fit through doors with an ego that size? Although, it needs to be said, considering that’s the main issue I seem to do battle with people here about, you sure do attack me a lot. Hmmmm.

            “Second, you’re also wrong about most any Christian’s attitude about teaching evolution.”

            Again, why are you taking offense if you don’t resemble the remark I made? You know damn well there are Christians knocking Darwin out of textbooks and trying to get creationism taught in science class.

            “I would dare you to let both evolution and ID be taught in the same class and let the kids debate the facts and decide for themselves.”

            No way. Not if you’re going to call them both science, because they aren’t. You want to teach ID? Teach it in a religious comparative studies course. Be HONEST with kids, don’t try to make it all look like different types of science when it’s NOT. This has nothing to do with “intellectual elitism”, it has to do with telling the TRUTH TO OUR KIDS.

            “but you get stomp over the religious rights of others in the name of YOUR beliefs. How quaint.”

            When they are deserving of being stomped on because they are dishonest? Absolutely. Quote me on that next time you’re in rant mode if you like.

          • jmichael39

            “Tell you what, rather than try to prove that I said things that both you and I know I DIDN’T say, why don’t you put on your big girl panties and calm down and lay off the name calling for two minutes, and focus on the issue?” – get off your freakin’ high horse. You said it…and if that’s not “name calling” then NOTHING I’ve ever said to you is either.

            “Yes. I absolutely did. Which, as you can see, has NOTHING to do with saying “agree with me or you’re a stupid, pig-ignorant bigot.” – OH BS. That’s EXACTLY what you’re saying.

            “Who are you trying to score points with by blatantly LYING when everyone and his dog can see the two statements are completely different?” – LMAO…believe whatever you want, fool. It’s as clear as daylight you’re either delusional or a pathological liar.

            “And who said I was talking about YOU?” – Well, you certainly aren’t talking with anyone else right now. So why in the hell would you bring up others when discussing ME if you weren’t implying that I’m part of those others? Do you ever tire of being so smarmy?

            “Again, why are you taking offense if you don’t resemble the remark I made? You know damn well there are Christians knocking Darwin out of textbooks and trying to get creationism taught in science class.” – Again, you’re not talking to others…you’re talking to me. So again, WHY? And I dare you to go through any number of the Christians in here and ask them…do you want to have ID taught along side evolution and the students decide…and virtual every one would agree. VERY few would say they would want it taught INSTEAD of evolution. Hell, even the biology classes in Christian schools teach both and open the floor to discussion. Why can’t you guys do it? What are you afraid of? Oh I remember, you can’t intellectual dissent.

            “No way. Not if you’re going to call them both science, because they aren’t.” – I dare you to read a book like Darwin’s Black Box or Darwin’s Dilemma and remotely try to refute the science in it…on your own. Or better yet…just debunk it AS science. Show us exactly what science is supposed to look like and then show us how the information presented in one of those books is NOT science. I dare you.

            Of course, you’ll never do it. Your intellectual elitism won’t even allow you to read such a book. That would be akin to actually giving it credence. It IS ironic how the supposedly open-minded ones can’t seem to open their minds enough to read something dissenting. But they somehow find ways of calling us “stupid, pig-ignorant bigots” for dissenting.

            “When they are deserving of being stomped on because they are dishonest” – consider yourself quoted because you just confirmed everything I’ve said about you. And here’s a new one for you…you’re an intellectual and religious bigot. Anybody who doesn’t see things your way is ‘dishonest’ and deserving to be ‘stomped’. That’s most honest thing you’ve said. At least now everyone knows exactly why you’re here. You’re here because you’re a bigot…an intellectual and religious…bigot. You may even literally hate people who don’t think like you or believe like you and you find it absolutely necessary to beat up on them. You’re a grown up bully…only probably too much of a coward to do it to someone’s face.

          • MisterPine

            “OH BS. That’s EXACTLY what you’re saying.”

            So these two completely different statements, both printed above, one of which you pulled out of your backside, are identical?

            I’m sorry, there is no point in discussing anything further with you. You might well be the stupidest person on the face of the earth. You make Oboehner look like Einstein.

          • jmichael39

            Play your little word games all you want. You said you belittle people make stupid, pig-ignorant and bigoted things….which CLEARLY means you think those people are stupid, pig-ignorant, bigots. If you don’t mean such asinine insulting things, then don’t say them. But to sit here and play word games to try to justify your hatred makes YOU the ‘stupidest person on the face of the earth”.
            And you plan on acting that way any further and don’t plan on dealing with me then you’d better go to another site. Because I’m gonna sit here and let you treat people like you do, and slide by.

          • MisterPine

            You are wasting your time. I am done with you. For you to completely make something up, and then tell me you know better than I do what I was talking about when I show you what I actually said makes you an imbecile of the highest degree. If blatant lies are how you do business, do it with someone else.

          • jmichael39

            LMAO…you got your ass caught at lying and you finally run like the intellectual coward I’ve always said you were. Better not come back, Piney. I’m on your ass. You wanna come here to call people ‘stupid, pig-ignorant bigots’, you’d better be ready to face the same piper. Good luck with your next ID. You’ll need. it.

          • weasel1886

            .” I’m on your ass.”
            I thought you didn’t like gay stuff

          • MisterPine

            No, YOU lied…egregiously, and anyone who wants to see for themselves just has to read the exchange above. I didn’t call people stupid pig ignorant bigots, and I didn’t say “agree with me or you’re a stupid pig ignorant bigot.” YOU said those things. And YOU will be the one searching for a new ID soon.

            I said: “I belittle people who say stupid, pig ignorant, and bigoted things.” So is it the PEOPLE who are stupid, pig ignorant, and bigoted in that statement, or is it the things they say?

            I think when you are caught BLATANTLY LYING the honourable thing to do is come clean about it, and tell people why you were being COMPLETELY deceptive. Pretty bad form for a Christian.

            Now go away. I am done with you.

          • jmichael39

            Keep telling yourself that, loser. The words are right there. You’re a pathological liar. Like all pathological liars, you now are trying to twist YOUR OWN WORDS to make them sound like something different. You’re a sick man who needs psychiatric help. I have a wonderful client who’s a psychiatrist. I can get you an appointment. Time to get help. Piney. You’re truly sick.

          • MisterPine

            That’s right…the words are right there. Anyone can read them and see that you lied. Not me. Go away.

          • jmichael39

            Get help, dude. You’re a sick pathological liar.

          • MisterPine

            LOL. You are the one needing help. Anyone who reads the exchange will know you are the liar.

          • jmichael39

            Yeah, uh huh…just like anyone listening to Obama say 35 times, “if you like you plan, you can keep it”…no lie there. You and he are fellow pathological liars.

          • MisterPine

            Yup. Blah blah blah. Your lies are there in black and white. Too late to do anything about it now.

          • jmichael39

            LMAO…delusional too. You really need help.

          • MisterPine

            Delusional? How about letting people read simple sentences, including the one you made up, for themselves?

          • jmichael39

            Time to take your anti-psychotic medications, Piney.

          • MisterPine

            Time to take your anti-lying medications, loser.

          • Paul Hiett

            Thank you for proving my point.

        • 116-unashamed

          why are you even on here anyways? I mean other than to cause ruckus….(this is actually a serious question.)

        • darkchaos

          “Oh yes, because I constantly “harass” you, call you names, belittle you.”

          Paul admits it.

        • jmichael39

          BS, Paul. You and your friends come here to mock and then when the Christians here get fed up with your insults and insult you back, you whine about it and throw it in our faces as if you somehow know how Christians are supposed to behave…i.e. – like a wuss who’ll sit here and take your school yard bullying. You’re literally and figuratively cowards…intellectually and otherwise…just like all bullies. So hop of your moral high horse and at least admit your own culpability in coming here.

          • Paul Hiett

            Show me where I harass anyone, or mock them, or insult them. By all means, prove it.

          • jmichael39

            Posted an hour ago:

            “Yeah, sure pal…a thousand children die today, “Isn’t god great for making them suffer so they can enter heaven?”

            “Yet, meanwhile, “thank god he cured this one little girl!”

            Posted two hours ago:

            “Guess your deity must really hate the millions of children who starve to death each year, right?”

            Posted a day ago:

            “There’s something fundamentally wrong with your way of thinking.”

            Posted a day ago:

            “Because I see the hypocrisy. You folks scream and wail and gnash your teeth in protest of allowing women to choose for themselves, but the second a child is born, you scatter like dust in the wind. If you’re so against abortion…if your deity hates it so bad, then why aren’t Christians lining up in droves to adopt? (AND WE ARE LINING UP, BTW…and ironically some atheist groups are trying to prevent adoptions by Christian families)

            And more mocking posted a day ago:

            “”True science”??? By all means, demonstrate some of this “true science” that proves your deities existence. I can’t wait to see this!!!!!”

            And again, a day ago:

            “Mass death and destruction? Oh yeah, like that whole Jonestown thing.”

            “Oh wait…those were Christians. Try again?”

            And again, a day ago:

            “Do you take your women to the edge of town when they are on their period?
            “Do you require your women to remain silent in church as the Bible commands?
            “Do you actually follow all of the rules set forth in the Bible, or just the ones you agree with?”

            And again, a day ago:

            “Lies? Education is never about “lies”. You’re scared because you’re a dinosaur now, along with your outdated, intolerant teachings. Our kids are seeing the truth about religion in exponentially increasing numbers, and you’re scared.

            “I don’t care about your non-existent threats and scare tactics. Those ended about 30 years ago for me. Claiming I’m going to suffer an eternity has as much truth in it as aliens coming down and replacing us with carbon copies. Yeah, sorry, it just doesn’t have any meaning anymore.

            “Furthermore, morality doesn’t come from the Bible…or any religious text for that matter. What we consider morally and ethically right are merely byproducts of the society in which we live. I doubt you’ll understand what I mean by that though.”

            Would you like some more? You accuse others of lying and hypocrisy…yet you’re here for one reason and one reason only…to ridicule and mock people of faith because you don’t like them and/or don’t agree with them. Any denial of that reality is either you lying or you being too blinded by your own bitterness of “30 years ago” so as to be little more than a hateful hypocrite.

            You don’t want to believe in God? Fine…go your own way. Live with the consequences and let us live with ours. Or are you one of those who think it’s your duty to come to places like this to 1) see if you can possibly save one person from the evil of Christianity or 2) to help destroy Christianity in an effort to save humanity. If so, at least be honest enough to admit it.

    • FoJC_Forever

      What MMO’s do you play, Paul?

      • Paul Hiett

        None, currently, why?

    • jmichael39

      Yeah, idiotic atheists do it all the time…they don’t like that other human beings have different beliefs than theirs so they slaughter them. Mao, Stalin, and others. And the lesser known atheists just come to sites where people of faith gather strictly to mock them and belittle them and their beliefs. Who knows, maybe someday they’ll grow up to become the next statists ‘brown shirts’ and do all the killing for the next Mao. It seems to be the evolution of hatred.

      • Paul Hiett

        Ah yes, another one who doesn’t know their history. Rather than toe the company line, you might want to read up on Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc, and learn why they did what they did. “Atheism” was not a reason.

  • Bobby Mae

    Yes, getting killed by Islamic terrorists counts as persecution. Having to create a bouquet for a gay wedding does not.

    • FoJC_Forever

      You completely misrepresent the reality of the law suits filed against some businesses, as well as the threats and intimidation. But, it’s to be expected by people who live the Lie.

      • Bobby Mae

        How am I living The Lie? So dramatic, it would be a good book title

    • Tyler Mitchell

      Persecution-hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.Persistent annoyance or harassment.To be mistreated because of a religious belief,

      Might be time to buy a Webster’s.

      • Bobby Mae

        I’m okay, but I appreciate smart @sses. So by your beloved Websters definition homosexuals are being persecuted by christians, no?

  • FoJC_Forever

    People are dying and other people are simply blowing it off like it’s not a big deal. Those who make light of others dying aren’t living in the real world… enough.

    • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

      I have been told by some of these people who do not care that Christians are being killed. That we who are Bible believing Christians are worse that the ones who are killing them. I know the Bible says we will be hated but , it is hard to take that they can be so heartless. <

      • Paul Hiett

        I can tell you with certainty that atheists do not believe Christians are worse or equal to ISIS. We’re too intelligent to make that kind of mistake.

        • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

          I have been told that by a few Atheist , that Christians are worse than ISIS !

          • Paul Hiett

            There are “militant” types on both sides…but the majority of atheists would never believe that the majority of Christians are as bad or worse than ISIS. That’s just plain stupidity…just as it is when Christians call us the same thing.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            So you are calling them Stupid???????????????????? (((((((I)))))))) do not call Atheist Stupid Nor do I call Gays stupid . In Fact I do not call any one STUPID. That is not for me to say or you to say . As you have no true ((((Idea)))) if someone is really (((((STUPID))))))). You prove that you have a very mean spirit within you.
            Sholom < P.S. I still am in the Gap for your soul . And I still Pray for you.

          • Paul Hiett

            I am calling anyone who equates peaceful people with members of radical Islamic group that perpetuates violence and terror on others as being stupid. If you think atheists are as bad or worse than ISIS, then yes, you’re a blathering, stupid idiot. Just as I would claim any atheist is who says the same of Christians.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            You have a spirit of unkindness.

          • Paul Hiett

            Because I don’t equate us with barbaric murderers? Wow.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Shalom <

          • Paul Hiett

            Let me get this straight…you equate atheists and anyone who believes differently than you with being barbaric murders, and you’re the loving one, while I, who won’t equate atheists OR Christians with barbaric murderers, is the unkind one?

            This is what you actually believe. Just…wow.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            All I will say is Shalom <

          • Paul Hiett

            There’s something fundamentally wrong with your way of thinking.

          • MisterPine

            I think the word “fundamentally” is awfully well-chosen here.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Shalom <

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            I do not nor did I say anything about Atheist and murder . I said they they they say Christians are worse. I never said Atheist are any kind of Barbaric murderers. (((((YOU)))) are the one who uses that word not me. I have never in my life said that to anyone. Although you have. Wow!!!! How you can not understand you are talking about things (((YOU SAY)))) not what I say . Look back at every thing I have said you will not find the words ((((BARBARIC))))))) or ((((((((MURDERERS))))))))))))) Talk about someone who puts (Never said) in someones mouth.
            In the Name of Yashua I Rebuke the Demons that are in you and in your life.
            Shalom <

          • weasel1886

            He didn’t call anyone stupid. Please read before posting

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            You are one of his ……… I would trust what you say ………….

          • Deina

            Are you having some problems with your reading comprehension? Maybe you should read it again:

            There are “militant” types on both sides… but the majority of atheists would never believe that the majority of Christians are as bad or worse than ISIS. That’s just plain stupidity… just as it is when Christians call us the same thing.

            ◔̯◔

            See?

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            I have been told by ((((Atheist))))) that Christians are . Shalom <

          • Deina

            I have been told by ((((Atheist))))) that Christians are

            Maybe you have, but not on this thread, so why do you keep harping on it?

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Sholom <

          • Deina

            May the Force be with you! (◕‿◕)

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            He is .Thank you.

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            When you want to call someone (((((STUPID))))) look in the ((((((MIRO)))))))
            Shalom <

          • weasel1886

            So what ? I have been told by some Christians that Jews have caused all the worlds problems and they understand why Hitler wanted them dead. Does that mean all Christians think that way ?

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Jew did not cause problems. Christians who say that are wrong. I have NEVER said anything bad about Jews.

          • weasel1886

            No but you said it about atheists

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Atheist has a hate for God and the ones who believe in Him. Christians are trying to reach out to the Atheist. God loved the Atheist enough to send Yeshua to die for them.
            Shalom <

          • weasel1886

            Jews don’t except Jesus so do they also hate God ?

          • LadyFreeBird<God'sNotDead

            Did I say anything about Jews > You sure do .Jews are God’s Chose. You are trying to play a hateful (((((GAME)))))))) that I (((REFUSE))) to play!
            Shalom <
            I am adding you to the ones I stand in the Gap for. I will Stand in the Gap for you, I will Pray for you and I will fast once a week for you . But after this I will no longer Respond to you.
            Shalom <

  • FoJC_Forever

    There’s isn’t much outright violence in America yet, some but not like is going on in other countries. Just wait though, it’s coming.

    • darkchaos

      the problem is the fact that there is no violence. In america those who are religious particularly christians are being silenced verbally and politically. In the middle east they are silenced physically and usually by death.

      both silencing are just as bad as the other.

      • Paul Hiett

        Who has silenced you?

      • FoJC_Forever

        Yeah, there is an attack on Christians and Christianity in America. Those who deny it are simply turning a blind eye, simply because masses of people aren’t being killed. Don’t misunderstand me, there are people who have been killed and had other acts of violence perpetrated against them for being Christian, it’s just not as widespread as it is in other nations.

        Large trees grow from tiny seeds.

        • Paul Hiett

          By all means, show us how, exactly, Christians have been attacked?

          • FoJC_Forever

            The evidence has already been put in print, though not all of the incidents, and you deny it. It is obvious you simply want to believe lies.

          • Paul Hiett

            Give me an actual example of an attack on Christians where the Christians didn’t first break the law. Can you provide that?

          • FoJC_Forever

            Your questions are so far beyond stupid they’re not worth reading. Search Google and you’ll find all the accounts to can handle.

          • weasel1886

            What dreedoms have you lost?
            I don’t expect you to answer because you just stand up for your beliefs and statements. Plus you can’t ever answer a direct question

          • Deina

            Why bother asking him? He’ll either ignore you, or tell you to “look it up yourself”.

            That way he can pretend that he knows something you don’t. Of course, if he actually had any evidence, he’d reference it quick enough, but he doesn’t, so he buys time by trying to send you on wild goose chases. It never occurs to him that all that does is make him look like a fraud & a liar. But all the other “xtian” charlatans will high-five him, which is all he cares about.

            I wonder if he’ll really be surprised when Jesus tells him “I never knew you?”

          • Deina

            In other words, as usual, no, you can’t! ◔̯◔

          • MisterPine

            His questions are not stupid. They are very easy to understand. I understand them. Why do you not? Is there something WRONG with you?

          • Bobby Mae

            If his questions are so stupid certainly you would be able to at least answer them? We’re all onto you. Trust me you’re not as slick as you think you are.

          • FoJC_Forever

            You are employing the spin technique now.

            I wonder how many of you are mentally ill. You see one thing, one word on another comment and then use it in one of your own.

            I’m certainly glad I know Jesus or I could be caught in your web. I pray for those who have allowed your venom to seep into their souls, that they would be free in the name of Jesus.

          • Bobby Mae

            Thanks baby. Kisses for you. You’re gonna turn gay now.

          • weasel1886

            99 % of all elected officials are Christian and in this city there are at least 6 Christian tv stations and 7 or 8 Christian radio stations plus a church on every corner.
            Just how are Christians pursecuted ?
            If Christians are going to be political they have to expect to be attacked just like any other group

      • weasel1886

        They are silent becauae they chose to be