Christian Persecution America: Lieutenant General Controversy 

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In this article, we will delve into the topic of Christian persecution in America, which has been a recent point of discussion.

A former U.S. Army lieutenant general recently sparked controversy by suggesting that the growing persecution of Christians worldwide poses a potential security risk to America.

Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a former commander of Delta Force and undersecretary of defence for intelligence, told The Washington Times that the attacks are evidence of rising religious intolerance. 

That could have a more significant impact on American soil. Persecution of Christians. he said, will increase “unless we wake up and start taking a firm stand against this.”

It’s not just Boykin who is worried about America becoming more and more anti-Christian. Millions of Americans, including 57% of white evangelical Protestants, said “there is a lot of discrimination” against Christians in the United States in a 2017 Public Religion Research Institute survey.

Anyone who keeps up with the news knows. that Christians in today’s increasingly secular world face pressure from individuals and institutions because of their faith. It is essential to watch domestic trends related to religious freedom.

And yet, at least at the moment, there is a significant contrast between the treatment of Christians. in many foreign nations and what believers face in the West. 

The United States grants strong legal protections to Christians for their faith. Christians in this country face comparatively less severe persecution than in other parts of the world.

It is feasible for a Christian college student to endure scorn for their faith in New York City, but in Afghanistan, which is ranked No. 1 on Open Doors USA, it would be difficult for them to live openly as a believer. Christian persecution hotspots identified by the United States as a global priority.

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To find Christian leaders, the Taliban began restoring their repressive rule last year by knocking on doors. Those who are outed as Christians risk severe consequences, including, according to our information, torture and even death. 

Getting out of the nation is a nearly impossible feat. Refugees sometimes fear kidnapping and human trafficking on their lengthy, perilous treks. 

Christian acceptance is minimal in the governments of neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. Women, widows, and the elderly face an extremely high risk of harm if they try to leave Afghanistan alone.

There have been attacks on Christian politicians in the United States, but Christians endure far more than just criticism in countries like Vietnam. 

Recently, authorities in Dak Lok province harassed and penalized several house churches for commemorating, in public, the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, as designated by the United Nations.

Authorities in the central Vietnamese province of Nghe An compete to establish “Christian-free zones,” they pressure animist relatives to uproot Christian groups. Some people have been removed from their partners, kids, farms, and wedding bands. 

The authorities tortured and imprisoned the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ leader until releasing him in response to international outrage. 

The government’s monitoring of his location prevented him from attending the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, DC, this summer, even though they didn’t charge him with anything.

Groups in many other nations, such as Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Chinese surveillance state and the Iranian government, commit similar atrocities against Christians.

How do they face discrimination and harassment?

Undeniably, Christians in the United States face discrimination, harassment, and even social exclusion due to their faith. 

However, these problems pale compared to the horrors that countless Christians worldwide confront daily. Furthermore, minimal proof exists that the United States will soon experience such widespread destruction.

We Americans enjoy an unprecedented degree of liberty. There are no restrictions on our freedom to worship God, meet with other Christians, or study God’s Word. 

However, millions of our brothers and sisters worldwide cannot engage in such behaviours without suffering severe consequences.

Keeping an eye on domestic developments regarding religious freedom requires us. to be “wise as serpents,” as the Gospel of Matthew advises. 

We must do everything in our power to protect the freedoms we cherish. To protect individuals who face persecution for calling on the name of Jesus worldwide, we must allocate our limited resources where the needs are the greatest.

David Curry is the president and chief executive officer of Open Doors USA, an organization that defends Christians worldwide who face persecution because of their faith. 

Open Doors produces the World Watch List every year, highlighting the top 50 nations where practising Christianity faces the most difficulty. Religion News Service does not always endorse the opinions presented here.

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