Saturday, January 28, 2017

Persecution

Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees - CNNPolitics.com
CNN reports: "President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been 'horribly treated.' [...] According to a report by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, however, 99% of the nearly 12,600 Syrians granted refugee status last year were Muslims. Less than 1% were Christian. Syria's population is 87% Muslim and 10% Christian, according to the CIA World Fact Book."

Comment: This is very encouraging. Much has been written about the plight of Christians in the Middle East and it's encouraging that this issue is receiving attention at the highest levels. I'm sure that Americans will welcome Syrian Christians with open arms and that local churches and congregations will be the first to step up and offer their support to their brothers and sisters in Christ. Please join me in praying for all persecuted believers in the Middle East. 

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