Christianity is the world’s most oppressed religion, and that oppression is getting worse.
With the recent terror attack against Christians in Sri Lanka, much of the media is only now awakening to a stark reality: Christianity is the most oppressed faith on earth.
Across the planet, Christians are under attack, and it’s getting worse.
As was noted in an article by The Tablet, over 3,000 Christians were murdered for their faith in 2018, which was more than double the number of Christians killed for their faith in 2017.
So far in 2019, it looks like the death toll is rising even faster.
To get a sense of how bad things have become, take a look at the following excerpt from The Tablet’s article on what the Open Doors charity found in their study of the persecution of Christians:
“Of the 11 worst countries for Christians to live in, all are now classed as places of extreme persecution – more than ever before in 26 years of the World Watch List, which is published annually by the charity. Open doors compiles data on five spheres of life – private, family, community, national and church life – to reach a list of 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most extreme.
North Korea remains number one for Christian persecution in their 2018 report, followed closely by Afghanistan and Somalia, where Christians are routinely targeted by violent Islamic mililtants.
Their latest report highlights in particular unprecedented levels of persecution in Egypt, where last year more than 200 Christians were driven out of their homes and 128 were killed for their faith. Egypt is home to the largest Christian community in the Middle East, the majority of whom are Orthodox. On Christmas Day, Christians attended services across the country accompanied by soldiers amid rising threat levels. Last Easter two church bombings killed 49 people.”
In a messed up irony, leaders of Western, majority Christian countries are often unwilling to even acknowledge the horrendous persecution facing Christians. Many ‘politically correct’ politicians instead prefer to demonize Christians with their own nation, and fail to realize that religious minorities are almost always safe and free in majority-Christian nations, while Christians are rarely safe or free in countries in the Islamic world, or in Communist regimes.
All civilized nations need to come together and speak out against the persecution of Christians. Additionally, when it comes to refugees, we need to get tough on our border, stop illegal border crossings (which feature people who aren’t really refugees since they’re ‘fleeing’ from the US), and prioritize people in real danger, like the many Christians who face death for their faith.
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