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Our thoughts: On Persecution
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Religious and cultural bigotry has been around since, seemingly, the beginning of recorded time.

Among those groups suffering some of history’s biggest injustices toward its religion has been those of Jewish belief.

During World War II Adolf Hitler and his henchman tried their best to annihilate the Jewish people while most of the organized religions were looking the other way. Since then attacks have continued on those of that religion through terrorist regimes.

Even today, while defending themselves and Israel, the Jews have been cursed by many, who in turn seem to have shown more concern for those attacking them. That sentiment has even been shared by some Jews in this country, most noticeably some in Hollywood, who are showing themselves as liberals first and citizens of Jewish belief second.

Now, it’s Christians who are being persecuted around the world. Even in the United States of America, a country founded on some Christian principles, there have been court cases stripping those religious foundations from government.

We hear outcries from a small minority that world powers like the United States and Great Britain should take up the cause to save Christians from being persecuted and put to death in pro Muslim countries. These cries so far have fallen on deaf ears.

There are currently 2.1 billion Christians in the world, 1.6 billion Muslims, and 41,000 Christian detonations.

Our question is this: where are the leaders of the Christian groups like the Catholic Church, the Baptists, the Pentecostals, the Methodists and others when it comes to condemning the Muslims on the persecution of their flock?

Why haven’t these leaders planned meetings together to address the worldwide problem of Christian persecution?

If these leaders rallied their flocks to not only stand up against that persecution but to pray for the rights of all religions, Christianity, Jewish, Muslim, or whatever — these persecutions would probably stop. They would at least become a more manageable problem to solve.

We know that Christ preached that we should turn the other cheek, but surely after turning it and turning it, he would want us to not only defend our faith, but be glad to honor and protect the faith of others as well.

What we need is good leadership from our Christian leaders; we doubt that it will come.