Egyptian Coptic Christian girls – our daughters! – kidnapped en masse and tortured.
Similar stories of young Christian girls emerging from strife-torn areas of Africa.
Coptic churches burned by armed mobs – these are regular events, not isolated cases. This is life as Christians know it in Egypt.
New York church ad for Easter cancelled on Good Friday, without notice, suddenly claiming new corporate policy, after payment and too late to use hard-earned funds elsewhere.
Freedom from Religion group – “Jesus is a Myth” billboards – free speech, but blindly claiming separation of church and state, ignoring our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Syrian Christians kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam or be shot or beheaded; told they must pay a tax and submit to worship restrictions or “face the sword.”
Two-thirds of Iraqi Christians driven from their homes, flee to Syria straight into the deadly trap mentioned just above.
Two Saudi Arabian men, convicted of converting a woman to Christianity and helping her flee the country, receive 200 to 300 lashes and 2 to 6 years in prison.
Iranian man, selling Bibles, given ten years in prison, along with how many others?
In earlier blogs I identified the plights of American citizens in prison in Iran and North Korea for simply being Christian.
Very little of the above is covered in main-stream media. Why?
Because there is no elevation, no voice of unity raised as one, and therefore little or no response by free governments to stop the outrage of human rights violations. These souls are too low on their radar and are considered too great of a political price. Missiles and economic sanctions are their currency, but not on behalf of the persecuted.
On this glorious Easter and Passover 2014, when we aggregate and celebrate what God has done to deliver us from evil, please stop and pray about how you can start proclaiming the truth loudly on behalf of the persecuted everywhere!
Your voice may feel too small. Streamside’s voice is small, too.
But our voice, raised in perfect unity, shall be heard.