Biden took Nigeria off State Dept. list of egregious countries
On April 25th, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the U.S. Department of State designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern.
And with good reason. Between 2015 and 2020, 12,600 Nigerian Christians have been killed. It has rightly been called a Christian genocide.
This designation is required for countries that engage in or tolerate systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.
In the 14 years that the U.S. Religious Freedom Commission has recommended Nigeria be designated as a bad actor, the Department of State has only accepted its recommendation a single time, in 2020.
Tragically, under President Joe Biden’s inept leadership, Nigeria was subsequently taken off the Country of Particular Concern list in 2021. This was an unprecedented move that drew widespread criticism from human rights groups.
In a strongly worded press release on November 17, 2021, the U.S. Religious Freedom Commission called the State Department’s 2021 delisting “unexplainable”, saying it was appalled and “displeased with the removal of Nigeria from [State’s] CPC designation.”
Proverbs 24: 24-25 says, “Whoever says to the wicked, ‘You are in the right,’ will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”
Texas homeschool mother urges Liverpool mayor to reconsider
As The Worldview reported on Thursday, Liverpool, England Mayor Steve Rotheram called for bus companies to remove the Christian ads promoting the upcoming crusades of Evangelist Franklin Graham. In particular, the mayor is upset that Graham affirms a biblical view on marriage and sexuality.
In an interview with the BBC, Rotheram dubbed Franklin Graham a “hate preacher” who is “homophobic.”
In response, Cathy Blake, the homeschool mother of eight children in Fate, Texas, sent the Liverpool Mayor an email in which she urged him “to please kindly reconsider your stance on the removal of Franklin Graham’s bus advertisements. Surely, you are aware of all the good his ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, has done all over the world. Mr. Graham’s views and beliefs about homosexuality are based on the Bible. The Bible is not a hate-filled book, God is not a hateful God, and Franklin Graham is not a hateful homophobic.”
Cathy continued by saying, “Do you have an issue with the Bible, God, or Christianity as a whole? Perhaps you can grab a Bible and attend Mr. Graham’s event and see the love of Christ for yourself.”
Cathy abided by the admonition found in 1 Peter 3:15. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
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