While President Obama calls religious freedom a “key objective of US foreign policy,” experts question how high a priority combating persecution really is.

by Steve Ray on February 14, 2014

Janet and I spend a lot of time in countries where the Christians are the minority, mistreated and persecuted. We see it first hand. In fact, I am writing this from Bethlehem where the Christians are leaving in droves because if the mistreatment they suffer.

We have not been to Syria or Egypt lately but what is happening there is atrocious! Christian villages being slaughter, nuns and bishops kidnapped, Christian women raped and I could keep going.

My Christians friends in these lands ask, “Why doesn’t your media in the West tell the world of our plight? Why doesn’t anyone care?”

Here is an article to address the issue.

“While President Obama calls religious freedom a “key objective of US foreign policy,” experts question how high a priority combating persecution really is.

By John Burger

“Not a week after President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast that promoting religious freedom is a “key objective of US foreign policy” under his administration, a congressman challenged him to put his money where his mouth is.

“The indifference on the part of the administration is shocking,” Rep. Christopher Smith, R-NJ, said in an interview February 11. Smith, who earlier in the day chaired a hearing on growing persecution of Christians worldwide, cited Obama’s failure to appoint a new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the Department of State, a post mandated by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.”

To read the whole article click HERE.

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