Thursday, January 5, 2017

12 Worst Christian Persecution Nations; US Makes List for First Time

Yes, it's that bad.

The entry for the U.S. points out that supporters of Islamic radicals have managed to carry out a number of lone-wolf attacks in the past year, but Christians are also being targeted by culture and by the media.

"Christians in the U.S. are facing constant attacks in the media, where they are portrayed as bigoted, racist, sexist, and close- minded," the report argues, highlighting in part the battle between traditional marriage and LGBT-supporting groups.

ICC said that Christians have also lost anti-discrimination legal battles and been fined for adhering to their principles, largely when it comes to traditional marriage.

"Decades of accumulated poor judicial decisions and precedents have twisted the First Amendment so that the courts, in defiance of the Founders, are pushing religion out of the public square, and into the small space of private expression," the report stated.

"In essence, the courts are deciding that you only have full religious freedom and expression in the church and your home. In the public domain, your religious views and thoughts must be restrained and controlled."

Echoing King's sentiment, the entry makes clear that life for Christians in America cannot be compared to the levels of violence believers overseas are facing, but the group argued that the decline of religious liberty in the U.S. is very worrying.
It is very, very worrying.

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