In the US we celebrate the Freedom of Religion, today. However, it is not so free in many parts of the world. In Iraq, Haiti and the Sudan, to name just a few, religious persecution, torture, starvation, and death are allowed by governments and promoted by non-Christians. There are many, many other places of oppression outside the US. Here are some videos that show how widespread poverty, oppression, depravity, and death really is in the world. A short list of countries that are worst off.
In pondering our freedoms here in the US it is not only important to be thankful for our Constitution, but for all of the great things our nation has stood for since its founding in 1776. In order for us to remain free, we must oppose those who use deceit, lies and the court system to tear apart the liberties we enjoy here at home. If we won't stand up and be counted at the ballot box, we will see the continued attack on our freedom as we have known it for the last three centuries.
Don't betray Christians! Quote: During the interview, Fr. Youkhana also criticized the fact that the Iraqi constitution discriminates against Christians. For example, it requires that in the Constitutional Court of the country, senior Islamic clerics must always be present as judges. "The constitution must recognize Christians as having equal rights and must not be allowed to make them into second or third class citizens," he insisted. It was also not enough, he said, "to limit our demands to better protection of the churches, for what about the schools, the homes, their normal everyday life?" Read the Complete report
- Survey Statistics
Population: 38.00 Million
Christian Population: 5.50 Million
The amount of pain and suffering that this country has suffered needs remembrance by all free peoples of the world. A short (8-minute) earthquake video about the death and destruction in this tiny island, Haiti.
View the country profile of Sudan.
- 11/01/2011: Sudan: ACN prays for peace in Sudan during their referendum
- 14/10/2010: Sudan: Who tried to kill the cardinal?
- 27/09/2010: Keeping the Peace through Prayer
Question #148 (January 2010): It was recently announced that a new edition of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is on the verge of release to secondary schools in the United States. The edition replaces the commonly-used word "nigger" with the word "slave", or some other term appropriate in context. The reason for the edit, says the publishers, is to overcome objections to the use of the word by parents and schools, allowing the book to be returned to school curriculae. Many, however, say the edit is unnecessary censorship and should not be allowed. Your thoughts?
I have recopied some of the key points from several articles so that you can absorb the depravity and degradation that exists in the world that it is easy to close our eyes to. As we say so often: "Out of sight out of mind."