Here’s a headline that should get you a little worried: “Christianity under global threat due to persecution.”
Here’s a bit of the story from GOPUSA which follows:
Christianity is in danger of ceasing to be a truly global faith as increasing numbers of its followers flee violence and persecution across swaths of the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report.
“Christians are fast disappearing from entire regions – most notably a huge chunk of the Middle East but also whole dioceses in Africa. In large part, this migration is the product of an ethnic cleansing motivated by religious hatred,” says Persecuted and Forgotten?, published on Tuesday by the Catholic campaign group, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
Christianity was “changing from being a global faith to a regional one, with the faithful increasingly absent from ever-widening areas”.
Its latest report, covering the past two years, concludes that the difficulties facing Christians have worsened in 15 out of 19 countries under review. Militant Islamism is the main – and increasing – threat, but Christians have also been targeted by extremists of other faiths and totalitarian regimes such as North Korea…
It says that Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world, citing the Frankfurt-based International Society for Human Rights 2012 report, which estimated that 80% of all acts of religious discrimination were against Christians.
But don’t worry, President Obama spoke this week with author Marilynne Robinson and he knows all there is to know about violence and Christians.
Talking about Christianity, he reportedly asked, “How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?”
So Christians are being wiped off the map and President Obama is concerned that Christians are “suspicious” of those not like them. Yeah, I feel safer already. You?