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Biden Gives New Hope To Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
"Million refugees around the world who need to be resettled. That is, according to the United Nation, which says many of them have fled religious persecution. While the Trump administration has highlighted the plate of many religious minorities. For the most part, it has shut the country's doors to refugees. NPR's Tom Geltman reports that President elect Biden is promising to change that. Shortly after his election, Joe Biden told the Jesuit refugee service that his administration would aim to bring 125,000 refugees here each year. United States has long stood as a beacon of hope. The downtrodden and you're pressed. Leader and resettling refugees and our humanitarian response. I promise as president, I'll reclaim that proud legacy for our country. That would be a sharp change. President Trump last month said he'd allow only 15,000 refugees to come here next year. At a campaign rally in Minnesota this fall. He proudly contrast in his attitude toward refugees with that of his opponent, Sleepy Joe Biden's extreme plan to flood your state with an influx of refugees from Somalia from other places all over the planet. Not withstanding such refugee bashing. The Trump administration has actually earned high marks for how it highlighted the persecution of religious minorities around the world. Trumps State Department hosted to international meetings on the issue, even issued an executive order mandating that support for religious freedom become a guiding principle of U. S foreign policy. Knox Tame is was a State department advisor for religious minorities under President Obama, and he stayed on his part of the Trump team. I think on promoting international AGIs freedom, it's safe to say they did more than any other administration has. But then, he says there was the Muslim ban and Trump turning his back on refugees, including Those fleeing religious persecution. Here. We are working to defend the right of people to believe anything or nothing to change faith. We're pushing governments to reform their laws. And then when you see thousands of people who are being persecuted for their beliefs needing to flee their homes, And suddenly we're at the back of the line. We're no longer a leader Teams left the state Department for months ago. Groups that try to help refugees were likewise dismayed by Trump's steep cut and refugee admissions. Jenny Yang is vice president for advocacy and policy at World Relief, a Christian humanitarian organization. Just in the past few years, there's been a decline of over 40% Of countries that are admitting refugees into the refugee admissions program. And it's because if the United States is not taking its position as a world leader, other countries are effectively shutting their doors as well. Yang welcome Joe Biden's promise of a new refugee policy. But she says it's set up a challenge groups that work on resettlement laid off people when refugee admissions dropped off under Trump. World relief is among those that will now need to ramp up again. Not only do we need to hire staff that have expertise in this area, but we need to train them. We need to prepare our offices, even re open offices in certain communities where refugees are going to be going, and that takes a lot of time and investment. Eventually, a Biden administration may want to give religion related issues more attention. U S foreign policy. Disciple is president emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement. You need to think about how we train and equip all U. S personnel with religious literacy as a function of a broader engagement strategy, because religion is not something you tack on as another box. Religion is, in all the boxes a Biden administration could that make refugee policy part of a larger effort? To deal with what drives people to leave home in the first place like wars over religion. Tom Dalton NPR NEWS Washington to all things considered from NPR news.
Why White evangelical support for Trump goes beyond his policies
"Faster in front in front of the presidents who is also its virtue. Advisor to presidents and big supporter of them is Dr Robert Jeffress. He may very well be tomorrow night in the White House with the president in their war room, watching election night coverage or wherever they're going to be. A Z was four years ago. Let's continue to our discussion with on our pre election night coverage with Dr Robert Jeffress. Dr Jeffers, Thank you for continuing to step. Stay with me for a little bit longer tonight. Appreciate that. Great to be with you. Tell me this. I gotta lots. Lots of things I want Teo continue to ask you about one of things. I want to ask you. Why should Christians vote? You know, Chris of theologian, Pastor Jon Piper wrote of s a couple of weeks ago. That's gotten a lot of notoriety and basically, he said. Yeah, Biden's guilty of being pro abortion. But Trump is arrogant and being pro abortion and arrogant are both deadly sins. So he's not voting for either one of them and went on to suggest that, you know, staying home and not voting is an option for Christians because nothing in the Bible that mandates that we vote. Well, I mean the arguments absurd. I mean, yes, Arrogance is bad. It's a sand but 40 million People haven't died because of Erica sounds like they have from abortion, the most marginalized group in ours. Society, the unborn, But beyond that, the fact is, we are, I think, mandated to vote and be sure it's true. You don't find voting in the Bible In biblical times, you didn't vote for emperors or rulers. They and their policies were imposed on you. But, you know, John J. The first chief justice of our Supreme Court, said. God has given us the privilege of choosing our leaders. And when you think about it, Chris, that's an amazing thing. We get to choose our leaders. Our leaders choose the policies we live under and buy. Policies. They choose whether we're headed in the direction of righteousness or un righteousness, and if we're really Christian, gentle, Jesus said. Love your neighbour as yourself. We ought to be concerned about the policies not only that we live under, but the policies that others have to live under. We also seek policies and labors that will do the most good or at least the least amount of harm. And that's why people auto, though we have the power to determine the direction of our country bar vote. Dr Jeffers. What has the president done from your perspective? And what will he do if given another four years from a perspective as a in evangelical leader? I'll slash citizen of the country. Well, first of all, you know, evangelicals are Americans, So I mean, we all have some common interest. We're interested in the economy east. I mean, evangelicals like to eat, just like anybody else. We liketo have money that we can give. And so we care about the economy. We care about the national defense, and I think this president has a tremendous record with the economy is well is securing the protection of our nation. But of course, the things evangelicals are best known for carrying about Didn't pardon me or the sanctity of life. Nobody's been more pro life than this president. Yes, we care about the religious liberty. I mean, he cares about religious liberty, not just Americans, but for the entire world. He was the first president. You don't barred me tohave a symposium at the United Nations on religious persecution I attended. It was just unbelievable. And then what he's done with the judiciary. 200 conservative federal judges confirmed with Lifetime appointments. Three now conservative Supreme Court justices. I mean, Chris President Trump has delivered like no other Republican president. The history when it comes to the specific issues. You know what else I was reading Dr Jefferson. The weekend was remind me of one of my friends. Shane Prude who you know whose always speaks in our church is a friend of mine lover man and he's a friend of yours. He came on once until the White House regularly and I read about this and I go. I know someone who is part of this regularly invites. And this doesn't get publicized evangelical leaders young like Shane, and more seasons will say it nicely, right? Very you and other great leaders in the area like Dr Gramm it Ah, in Plano. Etcetera. But, um, e. And behind the scenes invites them listens to them. Ask them what they need. And what their concerns are. Have you ever seen this before? Obscenity of the last four years? I mean, no other president has done this. I mean, I know I have friends that worked at the White House. They worked under Bush, both bushes. They worked out there under Reagan. They said Never has this White House been is open, not just the evangelicals, but people of all faiths. I think the last thing I saw was like 5000 faithful years have been to the White House in the last four years, and he's just unbelievable. Unbelievable. You're one last thing here. Dr Jeffers for let's go and let's get some rest for possible travel to the White House again tomorrow. Your prediction, which whatever you do, maybe you don't want to do it at all. It's find me but just as a personal thing that your prediction and which states do you think are in the bag for trump or or or wants to be concerned, But just from your personal of Thoughts. You know, I'm going to leave that to the pundit. I'm just going to leave it a political expert you I just think it's hard to say I will tell you you have been in communication recently with the senior campaign officials. They feel good about Texas and so well that we'll see if that is well founded, but that some people thought they ought to come to Texas. But they felt like yeah, it will be good, but Let me just say this, Chris in closing. If you're a Christian, a person of faith you need to pray like this entire election depends upon God. But you need to go out and vote tomorrow. If you haven't as if this entire election depends upon you. There you go. And there's there's ah, the Houthi pastor up in D. C. Who, Ah, price praying circles. He's Ah, Forget his name now, Diego Mark Patterson wrote. I read his book, and he talks about his prey like a depends on God and and work like a depends Son used to do both. And that's exactly what you summed up right there. I could not agree with you more. I know the Battersea degrees DEA and Dr Robert Jeffress. Thank you very much. Look forward to your next instalment on the courageous Siri's thatyou're doing, which is fantastic. Check him out at first Dallas dot org's watch online all over the world. Dr. Jeffers, Thank you for coming on tonight.
"religious persecution" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"And in every time, you post it on social media it upset half the population imagine that kind of a job maybe keep talking. Well, today's show pastor Brian the co-founder appeasal be gathered dot com he's a mega church pastor. He joins us to share why it's time to open America's. Why he's decided to put his entire life on hold to share the troot Jason Are you excited I'm super excited Jason How excited are you? I'm so excited in fact, I'd like to walk over there and show you exactly how excited I am. Okay. Let's do it. James how far away from the microphone is Jason Now located do you think if you had to estimate twelve feet? Okay. Jason you to demonstrate how excited you are now. Getting Ready to enter the drive time show. Not. He's gotTA. Now on the top. To get what we got cone. Dixon books. Hopperton. The books sees wisdom and the. Has the father of five. I'm. So if you see my kids, please tell them CNC. Now three to what he? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Mason on today's show we have an incredible man who happens to be a good friend of mine and the pastor of the Mega Church called his church, his church. Dot Com Hester Brian. Gibson. Welcome onto the thrive time show. How are you? Sir. Well Hey I'm doing great today clay and it's always an honor to be on the prime time and to begin the presence of play. Clark. So thank you so much for having me today my brother now this past year, but you have been traveling around America to. Awaken the church into share the truth about the religious persecution that is going on in these great United States and I think a lot of people I'm going to choose to believe that a lot of people. Probably aren't aware of the religious persecution that's going on to the level that you are. I. Mean you've become sort of a national expert you've been on Huckabee. You've been on Fox and friends you've been on one American news newsmax all over the media, sharing the truth share with us about the religious persecution that's going on in our country, and maybe give us some specific examples of it that you've seen as you've traveled around the country. While what's happened in America? This year has been unprecedented they an unparalleled in American history as far as religious persecution goes I'm one of the only guys I know that a second platinum on American golden. Another traveling speaker in the airport. The other day when he told me, it was for it was his first trip out code and I said, man. I just America executive platinum. So I've been around the country I've been with faith leaders of been in states where they've done the most unconstitutional on American and unacceptable. To people of faith especially Christians. Across this nation and the examples range from New York. Where are they persecuted Orthodox Jews for celebrating some of their most holy days governor, Cuomo, sending out cops to to shut them down while he allowed riders in the street and people protested in the streets. But the Orthodox. Jewish community couldn't celebrate one of their highest holy holidays all the way to the other side of the nation in California where currently my friend chain. Is Looking at one year of incarceration for having this church open if you show up to. Church. You're looking at a potential thousand dollar fine and that's just one store in in California clay they go on and on and on. We got John Macarthur right now looking at serious legal troubles matter of fact, La. who had a a decades long three or four decades long lease with him for parking pull beliefs to his parking because they didn't like the fact that he was having church according to the First Amendment and Governor Niro Newsom. Came against Macarthur of another friend in thousand Oaks California Pastor. McCoy I was at his place 'cause they were saying, they were going to arrest Christians for attending church there in Ventura California I went out that weekend 'cause I want a chance to be arrested for the Gospel I got arrested in the nineties for drinking and disorderly conduct and all sorts of bad things I wanNA. Be. Arrested for something good for standing the calls with Christ. So you won't see a lot of this in the mainstream media. You won't hear a lot about this in the news, but I'm telling you your First Amendment rights or up in the air in America right now and even non religious people play have been saying this to us that have come from from countries that. Were taken over by totalitarian governments Marxist government Yup. Even non religious people say we recognize Let's. They always go after the church I they'll say I'm not a religious person but in our country, the first move they've made was against the church and then the next thing they came after all of our freedoms see the church and the voice of the Church and the life of the Church and the freedom that comes from the church to a nation. It is a preeminent and it's up in the first place and it's it falls everything else falls like a domino now pastor Brian? What I'm GonNa do is I'm going to queue up the Audio Pastor John Macarthur who you mentioned he produced a video that is now going viral all across the nation explaining. Really what you've been talking about for the past five months I. mean you're one of the first pastors. Actually you were the first pastor in the nation that was on national mainstream media talking about religious persecution..
"religious persecution" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Hi welcome back it is a Ben Ferguson show so good to have you with us this afternoon and religious persecution it is something that has been brought up with churches and it is a conversation that I think is really important for us to have because I've had a significant number of people who have reached out to me and they have asked me you know what you know about these what do you think about these churches and you know this is the government like it's a conspiracy theory it's it's it's it's some sort of conspiracy theories that the government's trying to silence and persecute churches right now I I couldn't disagree with you more I would argue that the rules have been put in place have been uniform our cross everybody we need these these rules have been have have been our uniforms for virtually everyone this isn't some new random role that says everybody else can hang out everybody else can concrete but churches can't now I thought happened okay if that happens then I would be all about this being religious persecution but that is not what happened people need to understand that that is not what happened here and this idea that there is some sort of religious persecution taking place because churches and everybody else is asked not to congregate right now I think is absurd I also think it's a fake it's a false narrative in a fake false flag that people are freaking out over and then one day when there may actually be real persecution okay it needs to be talked about the big please use those crazy Christians a claim persecution when pope at nineteen was going on spare me the drama if you were a church right now and you were meeting and you're not practicing suggesting there's more than ten people there you are the problem second thing to the pastors it think that the law doesn't apply to them the Bible's pretty explicit about following the law of the land Hey you are to respect the law of the land and those of input and and in positions of power there's some Bible verses about that if you need even more help I don't believe there's religious persecution going on right now I don't wanna make that clear I don't believe that churches are being forget it in an unfair way I I don't and this idea that people want me to jump on this bandwagon and say there's this massive persecution going on you I think that the local government this weekend by going and talking to these churches the mayor described you know doctor Bruce Randolph said the health department found sixteen churches holding services on Sunday most were cooperative in compliance with health orders churches are considered essential but required to host no more than ten people at six feet apart I don't believe any of these churches were persecuted I don't think that the local government said let's go let's go harass churches the city of Memphis as a pretty long history okay has a pretty long history let's be clear about this.
"religious persecution" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Religious persecution that is the big question that many you're talking about tonight is a megachurch pastors arrested after he defied the orders and the site after church on Sunday it was aired on TV they then put an arrest warrant out and now people are saying that this is religious persecution because they decided to do this right when I get your phone calls and see what we think about this the number five three five eight nine seven three two five three five nine seven three two our churches that meet like this you're responsible should they be held to the same standards that others are I or is this religious persecution is this pastor in many in his congregation and we've seen is a lot of places around the country this weekend where people were just I completely defiant and said these rules are not going to lie to me we're going to church a lot of people that were criticized for this said Hey guys gonna protect me my personal opinion is gonna give your brain to use it you know you can say god's gonna protect me I'm gonna pick up a piece of burning wood guess what you're gonna get burned you know you can pick up a dirty needle on the ground in the street and second your arms a god's going to protect me that doesn't mean you're not gonna get a disease five three five nine seven three two let me go to Steve welcome you're on the show high always good to hear you love your barbecue and your gun shop thank you brother the Bible says in Romans chapter thirteen and verse one that we are to be subject to the civil authorities the goddess placed them there for a reason and that we should prayerfully submit to them it also tells us in proverbs that anyone who's lacking wisdom should seek him to find that with the mom minister of music at a Baptist church here in Memphis and we are have been digital for a couple weeks now and it is a very positive thing we are let me ask you this when it comes to and I am asking is not from any standpoint so I wanna make sure that you understand my question okay a mass is certainly just say outreach in general what is your average attendance on Sundays normal not Easter Sunday Christmas average Sunday absolutely you're going exactly where I was going to go we've been running about eighty nine or ninety and then when you guys are trying to pass when you guys broadcast online on Sundays now what are you getting two hundred and twenty seven so more people are in essence congregating when your social then if you were just at work you're absolutely correct Sir that is that is that is that the amazing part of of social out reaching out and you guys have more people tuning and then if you were congregating that's correct so the is the main point is getting the gospel out we're getting the gospel out in an extremely exponentially positive way it is these pastors and these people they're going to church still in saying god's going to protect me do you see it how I do this is absurd to say that you have some special power to congregate and that you you know put other people's lives at risk by doing this absolutely Sir we live in a fallen world and I'm looking forward to the day that that fall in world is going to be restored but in the meantime you have to stand in the world where we're falling and we have sickness and disease and we have to use wisdom in dealing with that disease we can certainly prepare players were done to protect us but again we've got to use wisdom and I don't think that this is using what all right I appreciate the phone call and I'll see what others think thank you Sir five three five nine seven three two I'm gonna write your on the Ben Ferguson show high who J. you're on the Ben Ferguson show hello Hey there how are you today doing well how are you great how does it do with the little different angle almost four bobbled common stance and that sort of thing but they believe god can protect you from any number one I'm a Christian and I carry a gun it's a whole different scenario but I had a woman at one time they found out that I carried a gun all the time and she was really so far actually indignant I guess why she said it will I'm a Christian god's gonna take care of me I don't need a gun and I told her I said you know you know a bit there were people all around when David slew Goliath what was she wearing it should be you know they have no god I mean they could have just went down there and talk about god gives you very to be it gives you doctors medicine and weapons three it you can you and if you just look at the parishioners I mean it great great example of what you're talking about here is how many pastors especially mega churches have security twenty four seven security and have security in the church I look at that look at pastor other people that were targeted that church in Texas where you had people there are in the church that were able to take out that shooter in an active shooter in a matter of seconds that's just a great example of yet god gives your brain to use it it doesn't mean you are super hero or you have these powers that you can congregate and defy the logic of what's going on when it comes to current affairs correct I agree a hundred percent yeah I and I don't think I I don't believe this is religious persecution if I did want to make this clear if I believe it was religious persecution I'll be the first person to say it related persecution would be shut you down without any valid reason whatever correct if you if you just walked in and out of there the lack of better term anybody I'm not the type scenario where you slay or Chinese words same thing they just don't tolerate religion more shutting you down that is true persecution yeah yeah great great point there great point thank you good to talk to you five three five nine seven three two five three five nine seven three two want to tell you about John Quinn in the John Quinn home selling team not right now may be one of the best times to get your home on the market 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Trump waves 'acquitted' headline at prayer breakfast
"President trump waved a newspaper with the headline acquitted as he made his entrance this morning into the national prayer breakfast while democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi who authorized the impeachment inquiry against and lead a prayer for those suffering religious persecution around the world including Muslims Buddhists and those from other faiths she also push back on trump comments that he doesn't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong seven or eight months that I do pray for him and I do so sincerely and without anyway she liked gently dust where pray for everybody else of thought what he said about we said about senator Romney was particularly without
Stand-up, sketch and satire: The rise of Indigenous comedy
"Charlie Hill was a legend on the stand up comedy circuit. Almost every indigenous comedian will cite hail as their inspiration their motivation and hand aspiration and even though he passed on in two thousand and thirteen the laughter he created. Lives on hill was a member of the oneida nation of Wisconsin Wisconsin. His first network appearance was on the Richard. Pryor show in nineteen seventy four. He was the first indigenous comedian to appear on the tonight show with Johnny Carson and he also appeared on the tonight show with Jay Leno and made multiple appearances on late night with David Letterman. Here's the legendary Charlie Hill. I did this back in L. A. and they didn't quite get it you know they're not used to seeing is in Hollywood. Everybody wants to tables in a circle and they weren't quite sure you know in a in a heckler and I know that she'd never judge a man by the color it was neck or anything like that wouldn't want to hear their prayer Marica. And why don't you go back. We came room so I can't in his living room last week. I was in Washington. DC WE SEEK. Did he show where members of the American Indian Republican Party. Three in the next gentlemen ever met in my life and then coming out here to Canada airport searched and I resent that via need. You were as an alien. You'RE GONNA hijack a plane anyway. Take me to hope. So I'm sitting on the airlines. You know in the middle seat here redneck sitting on each side of me and I'm thinking you I stole my leg ripped up my culture but you're not giving these damn armin don't they. What do you nations? We have tonight on the commentary. Everybody Yawn your your nation. Okay one-two-three antastic. Just thought I heard somebody. I don't even Wanna be that's cool. That's okay we're all welcome here in the circle of humor tonight. Welcome everybody who came but we always CDs. He's one of the power they always WANNA be. So I wrote a commercial called generic they WANNA you tired of being left out in the cold with no native heritage on aware of your Indian roots. Or maybe maybe you have new Indian roots. You'll uncomfortable powwows. Well soon. You be out there singing and dancing with the rest of US thanks to. Yes one spoonful of generic in your native groups are starting to grow back instantly. You'll never appeals spiritually inadequate again taken as direct the generic increases wisdom and stores and makes you one with the universe where we're script in so try today when someone asks you your travel really just say generically you made up what you know. What in your heart art? Gosh inside of action include suicide poverty disease religious persecution and general of land the recorded. That would've picked comedy. Festivals welcomed a Turtle Island showcase in two thousand and five. That was Charlie Hill.
"religious persecution" Discussed on WSB-AM
"In the enjoys spirits everywhere we join with young and just so the American sometimes when I see the word express I cringe a little too X. just doesn't say Christmas light you know the word Christmas but before we dismiss ex miss all together we have to remember that it was never actually in fact when we consider the full and true history X. we find that the spirit of the holiday is present in X. miss as it is in the word Christmas the letter that we see as an axe isn't really an axe at all it's a Greek symbol more or less resembles the letter X. and the symbol is the Greek letter chi as in the twenty second letter of the Greek okay now follow along with me it's the first letter in the Greek word crease does and believe it or not the word X. most has been in common use since twelfth century the intent of the early Christians was to first writing and printing wasn't all that easy a thousand years ago so the fewer letters you needed to write to get the thought across the better off you were and second because of religious persecution some early Christians hope by simply using the letter hi instead of writing the entire word creased might be helpful and confusing their tormentors of course in today's world the history of excellence is not a parent and many see the words as somehow cheapening the holiday perhaps stripping the spirit of the holiday away but for those who first did their intentions and for them the true meaning of Christmas present this it's an American Christmas chip Davis she had so this so this is an.
Indian Prime Minister Defends New Anti-Muslim Law Amid Deadly Protests
"Prime minister Narendra Modi's defending his controversial citizenship law as protests over that loss with the country this new law offers an expedited path to citizenship for migrants in the country illegally who fled religious persecution from three neighboring countries but it excludes Muslims at least twenty three people have been killed as clashes intensified between police and these hundreds of thousands of protesters which these protesters led by students and citizens of all faiths now joining us on Skype from New Delhi is Washington post India correspondent me Hama see welcome back to the program good morning so you've been covering these protest for some time now what what do they feel like right now right so dole it's been a so many days since they began there has not been a loss of momentum in these projects which are happening mine too not just in big cities like teddy and Bobby but also in several small towns in the south in the west in you don't really everywhere and and that's one of the remarkable thing and something that poses a big challenge ultimately the more the government which is not seen such an outpost off public anger in a in the last five years that it's been in charge of so thousands of people are out of their own streets everyday defying various bands like in a L. there are bands on gatherings there is internet has been shut down in several places metro stops are closed and yet people come out the chanting slogans of freedom there is like the national anthem the read out the preamble of the constitution and and really try and register their protest which the against this law which they see as discriminate tree and going against the country's secular constitution now as you also mentioned that there have been twenty three deaths across which have a you know been in situations which have gone to NY island and many of those are from a police fighting impact for also supplement let's talk about the prime minister I mean mode is come out defending this law accusing his opponents of inciting this violence I mean it is is he's actually promoting a Hindu nationalist agenda here with a law like this yes absolutely of the prime minister and his party but the parties and the party has or res full ground that their vision for the country is doing is is offer him to state and not well what the founders of this country envisioned which was a much more secular state and be have you know advanced as several legislations like this will ever since at the cafe and they came back into a bar in meet the seal the first stripped oh gosh mere which was the only Muslim already region off its autonomy in St hold then of course the other longstanding demand of the Hindu right has been to build a temple at the place of a mosque which was raised illegally by Hindu extremists in the nineties the Supreme Court decided in favor of the temple of that's something that the prime minister has no spoken again on the campaign trail and of course now the citizenship act which the prime minister says is not against any religion but if you if you see what his own deputy home minister stop and shop has said repeatedly that this will be followed by a nationwide citizenship registry but everyone will have to provide documentary evidence off being ended well if that does happen critics say the team those with a who get excluded but find a box back but to the Muslims will not and that's why this law is very dangerous any expectation of these protests could could change these policies well as of yesterday when the prime minister for the first time defended it and he did not show any indication that the government is willing to back down but the protests are also not dying out so it to it's going to be difficult situation in the in the days to come to see who's gonna finally going to blink first The Washington Post Mahama see in New Delhi thanks so much for your time
Indian Supreme Court Refuses Stay on Implementation of Citizenship Act
"India's Supreme Court has refused to suspend a controversial new citizenship law the law gives faster access to citizenship for non Muslims fleeing religious persecution from three nearby countries here's embarrass an eighth Rajin in Delhi the judges of almost the government to respond within a few weeks but refused to stall the act for the time being the law as triggered unprecedented protest in the Indian capital Delhi and across the country with critics saying the law discriminates on the basis
"religious persecution" Discussed on KNSS
"Thirteen thirty K. an SS Wichita's number one talk. recently president trump became the first American president in history to convene a meeting of the United Nations on religious freedom. he kicked off the U. N. general assembly's annual session with a global call to religious freedom it was an unprecedented meeting with an unprecedented message today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world too and religious persecution America stands with believers in every country who ask only for the freedom to live according to the faith that is within their own hearts as president protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has joining us now is Chuck Weber executive director of the Kansas Catholic conference Chuck thanks for joining us this evening it's great to have you wait it's great it's great to be here John thank you so much the third time's a charm right. really I think I think for him yeah it's nice to have you again my friend yeah it's been a while it has been even busy I'm very busy right now that's a good problem to have is a good problem and you're not going to be on this is in a kind of nice not to have to be back in Topeka sleeping in cinder block room with the nineteen seventies **** carpet it it's it's good you know I do stay in to pick it during the session but but I it's my digs are much nicer than what I used to in do or yell at nine Bucks an hour doesn't doesn't cover very well good accommodations nine but what we did was it that much. sure it was that much okay yeah that's true talkies time our legislative pay phone yeah well yeah that that we don't get paid it we didn't get paid a whole heck of a lot to be in the legislature no so you know this is I mean this really was unprecedented yeah to have him you know it's the first time a president had gone and called like as you a lot of people in that room don't have a very good record on religious freedom they don't and what was really unfortunate is all the Ukraine noise Soria covered up you know what our president had to say and I I don't care what you say about our president the fact that he took this time at the U. N. to say America defends religious liberty and and we are a beacon of freedom around the world and this is our first and most important right as Americans religious liberty I mean that's in a very real sense why America was founded people were coming to America because of religious persecution and so for him to get up and talk about religious liberty and also call out I'm friends and foes around the world it was a fabulous fabulous thing that he did yeah I was a later on in the speech he he did like you said he pointed out more than eighty percent of the world's population live in nations that restrict religious liberties I had a friend of mine a colleague he was in Kansas about a month ago and he was speaking to a group here he's from Canada as a matter of fact so we think of Canada is the sort of like free kind of almost a libertarian telling yeah Hey yeah Hey yeah those are right that's right that's right I mean you know I mean Canada is a great place and he was talking about some human sexuality items and he said to the group what I said today to you I would get thrown in jail for we don't have a first amendment in Canada and it was startling to this group of people that we take it for granted in and so we. have to always be on guard about protecting religious liberty and and one of the things that the previous administration used to talk about was not of freedom of religion it was freedom of worship which is a very different thing of course we have freedom of worship in our churches in our synagogues or mosques but president Obama used to say well freedom of worship that's what it no it's far beyond that it's how we live our lives based are deeply held religious beliefs and so it's a very important freedom it's the first amendment and we have to like throw ourselves in front of this mini buses as we need to to protect it well and I think Obama made that distinction because he didn't want to have to put himself in the position to defend for example the Baker all right the photographer who didn't want to have to be forced to sacrifice their deeply held religious beliefs to yell at participate in right gay marriage or something that they didn't want to have to and frankly I support that right if I'm a private business and I don't want to have to engage in some and I don't find that I find offends my religious belief I shouldn't have to yep I agreed and you know we had this fight actually in the the state legislature when we had the adoption protection act and we talked about religious liberty and how on the Catholic Church I was not representing the Catholic Church at that time but we had a deeply held religious belief that we wanted to place children in foster homes in adoption families that were a married mom and dad and so somehow this was looked at as discrimination as bigotry and no this is us. your faith exercising are deeply held religious beliefs I don't care if you're Catholic if you're Muslim if you're more men Islamic whatever it we have this right and we need to exercise it and defend it to the hilt well I am the key in that particular instance was why should the state care to limit the options available that's right foster kids when we were I mean that we had a segment on the show last week where we talked about the need for you have seven hundred kids that need placement in foster care why would we want to limit the amount of homes available to him I just because we're so concerned about whether or not we're we're catering to a fringe minority in the population let's just make sure we find loving homes period yeah exactly right in I mean this this whole you know I had this debate with someone on a national level recently I was at a conference in Chicago and she's contended that somehow Catholic charities in Kansas had a choke hold on adoptions and foster care here's the quick numbers on this okay adoption protection there are about thirty thirty three adoption agencies in Kansas about nine eleven to thirteen of them are faith based of that number only about three or four even invoke the protections of the adoption protection act so it's hardly a chokehold people who are single people who are gay whatever they can adopt in Kansas all they want we're not restricting that way but we as Catholics in as people of faith want to be able to exercise are deeply held religious beliefs here in Kansas and adopt children in homes with a married mom and dad that's all that we were contending should happen and and fortunately did happen by the by the skin of our teeth of course yeah but it was a real battle and we're still fighting the battle today because the misinformation continues to come out and it's very very frustrating one of course you don't have a a religious freedom advocate in the governor's office which doesn't help but you know. you know this is so getting back to what happened at the U. way on this call to action by the president was a culmination of a of a series of advances on international religious freedoms over the past two years why do you think I know Democrats seem to have been really focused on undermining these efforts at every step we've had no help from Congress you really had no help from Democrats whatsoever this is really been something the Republicans and the president of a pretty much and frankly ambassador Braun back and had to do almost on their own have a novel in I think what's really sort of I don't. disappointed I guess in some of my democratic friends because this used to be very issue I mean this really was at one point in our in our history this is what they went to bat for so I'm not sure what happened out there other than some ideologies are are beginning to you know express themselves in a much more vigorous way and those are ideologies that I don't personally agree with you can have you your ideas out there but don't impose your beliefs on on me don't impose your beliefs on me used to be in this country was sort of a live and let live mentality and now this religious liberty is used. yet we have to use it because we are defending ourselves against being imposed upon thoughts that we just don't agree with and so I'm very happy about the president he's got a real pickle over there in Hong Kong right now I mean that's a sort of a free speech not really a religious liberty issue over there but I think he's calling out also around the world that this is an American value that is number one for us and I really commend him for awhile and it shouldn't be it's not just an American value it's a it's a him right exactly be a fuel back right it should be but but it is an American value in that it's our first amendment yeah yeah well I and in the year this is these are the type of traditional values conservative values that I think all Republicans should get behind I was glad to see as well that he announced to the U. S. is committing twenty five million dollars to religious freedom efforts and launching a coalition of of businesses on were so it's a private it's a public private coalition to work to help promote this internationally as well yeah it's not just government I mean we have to do it in our businesses and frankly in our schools I mean but private people need to get involved and it's not just the job of the churches we just tell you something that we had I'm I'm not sure even know that we didn't talk about this before I came on the air but we had a religious liberty rally little couple weeks ago and we had I was the. moderator we had a member of the Mormon the latter day saints there we had a Jewish rabbi from Wichita there and we're all up on the stage and so you have these very like widely disparate religious denominations but we were all gathered together because religious liberty is so important to. to the way we live I mean we can we can argue about how many taxes we pay and that's it has its own but but if we talk about really how we think and how we act in the public square to me it's even more important and then the taxes we pay it's it's really speaks to what we are as human beings and in our human dignity and it's so very very important well and you know as the president said it's an issue of urgent moral duty that was a phrase he used and that I like that that phrase and it's it's he waited to all nations in a sadly like I said you've got congressional Democrats seem to think it's more important to focus on in a climate change hoaxes and fake collusion conspiracies and finding ways to ruin our country red seems to be what's important to them and I I I think in this time in particular it's so important that he is bringing a focus on things like this US essential fundamental principles because that is if you if you forget about your fundamental principles and you focus on these more trivial things you know folks that's what matters and we can't forget our core principles that's if you if you lose those then it's the but then you might as well forget about the ball game well I think so too and and here here's you know I I can just I can hear someone out there right now saying you're trying to legislate morality on us well would you say the same thing about the civil rights movement I mean you would not right I mean you can't so I mean morals are are part of our of our DNA as Americans as human beings and so on. don't tell me that we can't legislate morality because that's all really trying to do trying to defend defend morality and and deeply held religious belief while I mean do we want to fight about plastic straws or fight about yeah you know religious liberty let's let's let's pick your battles here right let's prioritize exactly well in check I appreciate you coming in tonight and joining us and carry on the fight my friend and as always when you've got something like this and things that are important like this call Liam come in and and we'll put you on the air will make sure that we let folks know and and remind them about what's important and remind them to carry on the fight I would just tell people pray for religious liberty and god bless you and god bless you John and god bless cancer thank you brother good to see you again thank you very much coming up Christine herself from.
Colorado Governor responds to limited refugee numbers
"Governor reacting to a plan by the feds to greatly restrict the amount of refugees coming into this country okay always Connor Shreve is live with more on the story yeah governor Polish says we need to recognize all the factors that are driving people from their homes from famine and war along with religious persecution he says Colorado can lead on the issue in a better and more inclusive way while still protecting safety and security earlier this year the governor did sign the refugee services program into law in in his statement yesterday said that most refugees just want to use that program to rebuild their lives he also called an economic issue saying that refugees can benefit Colorado's economy in a number of ways
"religious persecution" Discussed on KNSS
"Ninety seven and thirteen thirty AM as and let it run for some truck was from this mission I give me an idea. why I'm reacting to it as I have another will give you some audio sound bites you can hear the the different energy level the trump use today by the way someone before the speech and he was his usual energetic Priam to. self I'm telling you that this. demeanor very employed during the speech was to make sure that his personality than over power when he was saying I'm telling you folks these. comments that he made the one dagger after another. and every globalist in every tyrant. at every train treat. at every totalitarian and room. he's still not for Hong Kong. he stood up for porast Arabians Princeton Venezuelans this doesn't happen at the United Nations nobody does is nobody goes in there and a tax socialist dictators. everybody goes in there in the pieces. American presidents have gone in there and and and done the apologetic we know that we're bigger than any of the we know you can wipe you out we're never going to do it please forgive us kinda attitude that was not dropping threaten to wipe anybody out. let me assure and everybody that we could if we had to. stood up for persecuted members of the global L. G. B. T. fuel community. Hey start up for all the genders out there. he stood against all religious persecution yesterday then add in to it today. he stands up for the people who make things work the little guy. the Democrats always claimed to be standing up for representing trump. stands up for the little guy meanwhile Democrats petulant little children themselves are having a meeting with themselves at four o'clock today on impeachment. trump said the future does not belong to globalists. everybody in that room including our allies in the UK. we're globalist smokes. it is a scourge it's been a silent reality we have been dealing with for years. it is the New World order so to speak that that was constructed the shortly after World War two and it is involved now did this globalist Cup ball that wants to eliminate borders a nation states and so forth he said the future does not belong to globalism belongs to patriots the future belongs to sovereign independent nations to protect their citizens respect their neighbors under the differences that make each country.
At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate
"The climate action summit the United Nations General Assembly president trump made a surprise appearance sitting in the audience during the speech from India's prime minister but the president left after fifteen minutes to attend the forum on religious freedom that he was hosting the president was surrounded by secretary general Antonio Guterres and vice president pence when he said the people's fundamental rights come from god not from governments approximately eighty percent of the world's population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened restricted or even banned president trump said people of all faiths around the world are being sanctioned jailed tortured and even murdered at the hands of their own governments today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world too and religious persecution call the nations to stop crimes against people of faith Steve casting about
"religious persecution" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Today the president Donald Trump speaking at the U. N. and events of providing religious freedom let's go to the president a very important to the people in this room so thank you a lot of moving. United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government they come from god. this immortal cruises for claimed in our declaration of independence and enshrined in the first amendment to our constitution's bill of rights our founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow one's religious convictions. regrettably the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. approximately eighty percent of the world's population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened restricted or even banned then when I heard that number is it please go back and check it because it can't possibly be correct. and sadly it was eighty percent. as we speak the Jews Christians Muslims. orders Sanders seeks ZTE's and many other people of faith are being jail sanctioned torture and even murder often at the hands of their own government simply for expressing their deeply held religious. leave so so hard to believe. today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world too and religious persecution..
"religious persecution" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Other people of faith are being jail sanctioned torture and even murder often at the hands of their own simply for expressing their deeply held religious. police. so hard to believe. today was one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world too and religious persecution. he gives people if they release prisoners of conscience repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief. the vulnerable the defense and the press. America stands with believers in every country last only for the freedom to live according to the face. it is within their own hearts as president protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has been. last year our secretary of state Mike Pompeii hosted the first ever ministerial to advance international religious freedom in this year's ministerial secretary Pompeii announced plans to create the international religious freedom alliance and alliance of like minded nations devoted to confronting religious persecution all around the world. I've appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti semitism. we're standing up for almost two hundred and fifty million Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith it is estimated that eleven Christians are killed every day for the following. this I mean just think of this eleven Christians and day. for following the teachings of Christ. who would even think that's possible. in this day and age who would think is possible. with us today is pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned in Turkey for a long period of time. last year my administration was thrilled to bring him back home if very very. short and respectful negotiation with a very strong man. and a man is become a friend of mine fortunately president. a gun of Turkey I called the president I said he's an innocent man they've been trying to get into out for a long time previous administration. I don't think they try too hard unfortunately. but I want to thank president Oregon and I wanna thank you pastor for being here with us today wears and goes here at some place thank you and..
Trump promotes religious freedom on sidelines of UN General Assembly meeting
"At the U. N. General Assembly in day long climate summit sixteen year old activist credit to invert telling the gathering the world's leaders have to take action now we will not let you get away with this right here right now is where we draw the line. the world is waking up. and change is coming what did you like it or not president trump dropped in on the meeting for about fifteen minutes before addressing a gathering of religious freedom today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world too and religious persecution trump is also holding a series of bilateral meetings during one with Pakistan's prime ministry said he is willing to be a mediator should Pakistan and India agreed to talks about the disputed territory of Kashmir certainly I would be willing to help the folks wanted it both Pakistan would say and if you wanted me to do that I am ready willing and
Trump will hold session on religious persecution instead of attending UN climate summit
"Well aside from the president's speech before the UN General Assembly tomorrow to see he will also host a global call to protect religious freedom of in later on today Monday basically covering the general assembly's climate action summit to underscore the seriousness of climate change the U. N.'s world meteorological organization issued a report Sunday showing that in
Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply u._s. Immigration and customs enforcement needs more space to house undocumented immigrants and increasingly the agency is finding it in rural regions and new analysis by n._p._r. Indicates a majority of detainees are held in rural areas but as n._p._r.'s yuki noguchi reports those detained in far flung places also have a much harder time finding lawyers and are far more likely to be deported. It took ten and a half months for you. L. alonzo to meet with a lawyer alonzo had turned himself over to immigration officials in laredo texas seeking asylum from cuba last october since then he's been detained in two rural facilities i in louisiana and now in adams tmz county mississippi about a two hour drive from baton rouge alonzo's wife. Madonna's rodriguez is a permanent u._s. resident. She lives in southern florida with their two children the n._b._a. N._b._a. leary very far from anything. She says too far to afford hiring. A private attorney. Lack of legal help is one of many challenges for undocumented undocumented immigrants and an even bigger problem for those detained in remote locations yet. Ice is adding detention facilities far from cities over half fifty. The two percent of detainees are held in rural areas according to n._p._r.'s analysis of ice data and that rate is increasing. Liz martinez is a board member of advocacy z. Group freedom for immigrants. It's very concerning trend that immigration detention is moving to rural areas remote areas where it makes it so much harder for a person in detention to get the support that they need detainees in urban areas or at least four times more likely to find attorneys to represent them. According to a two thousand fifteen university of pennsylvania ovadia law review study last year the southern poverty law center sudeiss and its parent agency the department of homeland security the civil rights group alleges the government is deliberately liberally detaining people in rural areas far from legal resources is which currently detains nearly fifty six thousand people declined comment on that case in in an emailed statement an ice spokesman says the agency looks at airports healthcare and legal resources when selecting facilities he also says detainees have access to phones and video teleconferencing and can meet with lawyers during visiting hours but many immigration attorneys complained rural facilities lack necessary resources there aren't enough. The phones are translators. Call connections are poor. Visiting hours are too restrictive and it's simply too far to travel. You'll alonzo's wife has been able to visit him. Only only once alonzo was recently diagnosed with lung cancer which makes the weight more excruciating. He eventually found a lawyer one of the rare detainees with free three representation but his wife says his asylum request and to request for parole have been denied grumpy what more could a wife with a sick husband one other seven to be with him at the very least i want to offer him my support and for my children's offer support one of the key reasons detainees are held in remote regions appears to be the money cheap labor cheap land. Lauren rich eisen is acting director of the brennan center justice program. She says many rural areas viewed prisons as job. Engines hundreds hundreds of new facilities were built in the nineteen ninety. S inmate population peaked then declined leaving lots of empty beds. Ice is now contracting with those rural prisons. It needs those beds as it continues to detain more immigrants. Just last week is arrested. Nearly seven hundred workers at food processing plants in mississippi loyola university law professor andrew armstrong says she sees that happening across louisiana win. The criminal justice reforms were enacted that left empty not beds that were ripe for contracting with ice. Those contracts can be lucrative. The state pays local sheriff's twenty four dollars and thirty nine cents a day to house an inmate eight by comparison ice pays five times that an average daily rate of more than one hundred twenty six dollars is confirmed it recently opened eight new detention and facilities seven of which are in louisiana all but one of them are in sparsely-populated areas. Lisa lehner is director of americans for immigrant justice. She represents detainees in glades county florida about one hundred miles from miami. Glades is the state's fourth least populated county surrounded by acres of sugarcane infield. I've never seen immigration attorney up there. You've never seen one never detainees there. She says are tweeted like hardened. Criminals glades aids has been the subject of a number of complaints and lawsuits they allege everything from misuse of pepper spray and solitary confinement to religious persecution later argues conditions are worse in rural facilities in part because fewer people can observe what's happening by contrast. She says when a brooklyn new york ice facility lost not for a week during a cold snap in january there was an outcry and if there's going in and out you would imagine that the people who are detaining immigrants are going to behave in a more careful way. It's not just that treatment might differ immigration courts in rural areas denied. Many more asylum cases sending detainees back back to their home countries. N._p._r.'s analysis of research from syracuse university found judges in rural immigration courts denied eighty seven percent of asylum cases compared to just over half an urban courts. Romi learner is associate director of the immigration clinic at the university of miami's law school. It is an issue because it means if you got a bad bucks. I think the team isn't a certain facility then you're almost guaranteed to be deported mississippi detainee. You'll alonzo hopes to beat those odds. He's appealing feeling his case for asylum and hopes to reunite with his family. You can gucci n._p._r. News this message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary ordinary comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.
Are Christians being persecuted 'at near genocide levels'?
"H a review of religious persecution finds Christians in some parts of the world are being killed in genocidal levels. But Houston Baptist university. Professor. Doctor, shannon. Holzer says persecution isn't just murder echoes from the outright chilling own way, down to just public ridicule. Not being able to get a job the shunning of one by
"religious persecution" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"One is a secular faith and the other is sacred predominantly Christian and secularism at present. It's got a near monopoly on the levers of power. And as trying very hard to impose the tenants of secularism on everybody wants to make those like Jack Phillips use artistic talents to beautifying glorify something that he sees as profoundly wrong, and they're all kinds of counter scenarios. But yet at the end of the day. This is something that's developed into a clash of world views and one worldview has most of the political power in this country. Now, thankfully, the supreme court has kind of a slow the process down. But. As I said, this is by no means the end of it. And we should we should celebrate it for what it is. But not put too much stock in what this means going forward. Well, and of course, one of the reasons that we at the Colson center care so much about religious liberty, and why our friends at ADF spent so much energy defending people like Jack Phillips is not merely for political reasons, but because religious liberty is really the way that we protect our ability to live our lives as Christians in all areas of life and to declare the gospel, even in our own church pulpit. So when religious liberty is compromised, it really is a direct assault on the gospel in Shane to shift gears just a little bit. That is exactly what we're seeing in China this past week. We got news of yet. More religious persecution taking place in China. Christians and other religious believers are being ostracized. And in fact, being completely prevented from practising their. Eighth in this case. It's not always just Christians, even though there are many millions of Christians there. But there are Muslims who are being sent to reeducation camps house, churches, they're under attack even the above ground. Churches are seeing levels of interference that they haven't seen since the times of mouse, a tune, so I'd increasingly dire situation taking place in China around religious liberty as well. Right. And we're seeing shocking and worrying words like reeducation camps appearing in news headlines..
"religious persecution" Discussed on WTRH
"So you're telling me June that there's actually a code in this song. And you're going to help us decode it, right? Yeah. And it's important to realize that in the sixteenth century in England. You know, that's amazing, right? There was a place of religious persecution. In other words, any religious teaching outside the official church state, the financial official state church that was forbidden so the next three centuries. People who refused to join the state church too. Developed creative ways of teaching the people the true doctrines. So let me cover real quickly. I just know I can't cover all of this. So we may have to pop into the next day and. Like birds calling out. With loud distinctive voices. The gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. They called people to faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior. I'll mention one more five gold rings gold rings are among the most valuable and treasured of all gifts. These five golden rings represent the first five books of the Old Testament often called the Torah. Genesis exodus Leviticus numbers Deuteronomy. These are the books written by Moses and are treated with great reverence and.
U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps
"I may not be what his base would expect Donald Trump punishment against the country for jailing as many as a million Muslims for the religious beliefs, bud KCBS as Rebecca corral tells us. It's a decision being weighed by the White House. The Trump administration is considering slapping China with sanctions for violating the human rights of Chinese Muslims. After a UN panel reported that upwards of a million people are being held in counter extremism centers at another two million forced into reeducation camp crackdown extremely severe way on Muslim populations using many old style thought reformed and mouse tactics and such shell is director of the center on U S China relations at the Asia Society in New York, it is very paradoxical in contradictory. However, his base is very much a religious evangelical base, so any kind of religious persecution does have a different castes too. I suggest plano garden variety political suppression of freedom of speech press assembly things like that American lawmakers are also urging sanctions against Chinese companies that profit from building the detention centers holding China's
Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'
"Well-known Lakewood Baker Or is suing several Colorado officials after yet another complaint by. The civil rights commission masterpiece cake shop owner Jack Phillips is being accused of discrimination for not making a cake celebrating that transition of a transgender woman the Baker. Says the state is doubling, down on his religious persecution Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse agrees you. Don't get, to choose which parts of. The first amendment you like using the state to put someone. Out of business because they don't share your beliefs. Is not what we do in America. US, supreme. Court recently ruled in his favor after Phillips refused to decorate a cake. For a same sex
"religious persecution" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The annual celebrate israel parade took place in new york tonight amid tight security following an overnight israeli military strike against hamas in response to the resumption of rocketfire toward the country israeli culture and sport minister mary reggae says seeing all the people marching in supporting the parade especially now makes her grateful i i'm in new york the love is a good energy israel's un ambassador danny danon who was marching with other embassador says his country's position is clear one somebody will attack israel we will attack but we do not want to see any escalation police say they stepped up security in light of what's happening receives at the celebrate israel parade i'm julie walker religious persecution worldwide i'm fred bottom with report on religion the state department's annual international religious freedom report is just out there are people killed in the world today for their faith people denied access to work or medicine for their beliefs there are more subtle forms as well persecution sam brownback is the us ambassador at large for international religious freedom our goal is to protect the freedom of conscience for all people that means protecting muslim buddhist falling gong practitioner or christian in china and their ability to pray and live out their life that means protecting a blogger in the middle east who doesn't believe that his government might what his government might believe our desire is to protect both to protect everyone's right to freely practice what they believe the new report outlined several troubling cases around the world who the plight of the row hanger and now the kitchen and burma i visited several other refugee camps in bangladesh about a month ago the situation is dire we must do more to help them as they continue to be targeted for their faith era trae is also of special concern as his to jamaica stan saudi arabia and turkmenistan we also remain very concerned about religious freedom or the lack thereof in pakistan for some fifty individuals are serving life sentences for blasphemy according to civil society reports seventeen are awaiting execution in russia authorities target peaceful religious groups including jehovah's witnesses equating them with terrorists brownback says twenty years after congress passed the original international religious freedom act progress has been made but the state of religious freedom.
"religious persecution" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"This is frank gaffney with the secure freedom minute yesterday on the occasion of the national day of prayer president trump addressed again the plight of people suffering the world's largest and most overlooked humanitarian crisis with his leadership it just may be possible to do something material about the heavy persecution of two hundred fifteen million christians all over the globe he said quote we know that millions of people in iran cuba venezuela north korea and other countries suffer a repressive and brutal regimes america stands with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution unquote in addition to the president signed an executive order intended to make it clear that religious freedom is a priority throughout his administration those of us involved with the save the persecuted christians coalition welcome mr trump's growing engagement on behalf of those persecuted for following their faith and call on him to identify and hold accountable those responsible this is frank gaffney on october nineteen ninetythree in a philadelphia hotel conference room a group of men came together for a singular purpose members of the muslim brotherhood's palestine committee they were charged with defeating the oslo peace accords and supporting the terrorist group known as hamas as part of that effort to mend discussed establishing a new front group to work the media and the halls of congress and pushed their pro terrorist message that front groups name council on american islamic relations or care what they didn't know was that the fbi was listening and fifteen years later the fbi would testify in federal court about the muslim brotherhood's activities to support terrorism including the role played by care the center for security policy is proud to announce the publication of care is hamas how the federal government proved the council on american islamic relations is a front for terrorism this new monograph relies on court proceedings and fbi wiretaps to prove how care remains a group dedicated to.
"religious persecution" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Are mostly or almost entirely christian but this is about religion not race this is a religious persecution this is a muslim regimes and muslim groups persecuting christians that's not the same as race ideas or not passed in the bloodstream certain people's are not just naturally one religious group or another religious group their ideas ideas are passed in the in the brain and in the tradition they're not passed in the bloodstream syria was a christian country or christian area a saint paul was converted on the road to damascus and it was only in the seventh century that syria became rate century even that syria became a muslim rather than christian now to discuss these things to talk about in religious terms that's considered islam phobic we can only talk in the racial terms if we talk in the racial terms maybe that's okay some countries still won't deal with it but that's we do that but we're not allowed to talk about the armenian genocide what it really was a religious persecution that's allama phobic the irrational fear of this lomb wonder was that fear irrational for the two and a half million christians who were slaughtered by muslim turks andre years ago was irrational for the countless christians who were persecuted by muslim terrorists and regimes today i wonder if those who have been slaughtered could accuse the west of islamophobic phobia we're not allowed to talk about these things though we can't talk about them as they really are so what we're going to continue to do is blur and obvious gate even on an important point yes there was a genocide but what was it more broadly why were the greeks in the assyrians brought in to that awful slaughter to what is this really about if you want to solve the problem you have to identify the problem but nobody wants to solve those problems it's just it's just not politically correct.
"religious persecution" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"I'm hi how do you even know that i'm just curious because that information from can check and see based on your religious exemption if you're also vaccinating at the same time so there is that systemic again because the religious exemptions are you don't mind let me just finish my point there are some schools that denied the religious exemption because they see their vaccinating for other things so that system is in place already it won't cost new jersey vaccination right whoop de do that doesn't matter that they're getting some and not others the point is many parents are lying actually most parents are lying about protecting some religious beliefs they're just saying it to avoid the vaccines again most major religions there's nothing in most even jehovah's witnesses now don't have any official position against vaccines so for you to come on the air and say well really this is really about protecting religious freedoms no it's not it's not one thing they're just every religion does not have to be organized my religion is between myself and my god at who are you to ask me to explain that to you that is religious persecution that is against the first dimension we're not denying you your ability to practice your religion but in a way to have somebody and let's talk about family speak english as a second language how are they going to express.
"religious persecution" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"These programmes these lottery programs so i think we need more extensive training i like the idea of what president trump's talking about that peop we'll should come to our country based on merit but also based on allegiance that you have to have allegiance to the things we believe them and i think we should extensively question people do you believe in freedom of religion do you believe that anybody should be able to practise openly that religion are you tolerant of other people's religion will you pledge allegiance to our flag and to our country if you come air and really if you can't answer all those questions well and if you don't have a sponsor and if you're odd coming here because you have a skill we want that i don't think that we should have an open border to the world there been surveys essay seven hundred million people would come here if they could we can't allow seven hundred million people to come so we should be selective on who does go we could be more selective okay that is that is one thing that i think we are going to be moving toward it hasn't happened yet but to change i mean that would be a huge change under the president trump administration if we changed the way our that we allow people to emigrate to this country if we changed our immigration system to one not based on family relations but one based on merit why did we change it in the 1960s was it a massive plot to flood the democratic party with new voters maybe that's what a lot of people says it is i mean eh do you have to be conspiracy theorists to think that that's true obviously we want the people who come to this country to offer something so why are we demanding it and i don't think we should cut off all refugees i think there are legitimate people they want to come to this country people from war torn countries if they have a if they're fleeing religious persecution yeah i think they should have.
"religious persecution" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"In july another please try to say something as tall these with damn ray wbz newsradio 1030 going to move this final half hour before the ten o'clock news tony in boston tony next on nights i go right ahead he dan can you hear me okay on your cell phone you can hear it i can hear you find guarded great i have like three quick points i'll try to make but i just want firstaid at both my father and stepfather served in the military my stepfather we shot nineteen year old on the front line and when he died a few years it go uh i put his purple heart in the coffin with him because that would kid he earned it you betcha my mother we hit guinean by the us as a refugee as a child from a wart or a part of the world where there was a religious persecution going on so that that's my back ground if i look at this would i would have wanted the president of the united states two day if he was going to say anything on this issue i would have wanted the president of the united states to say i understand that there had been some incidences where black men have been mistreated and in some cases shot and killed by police in that is a tragedy and it's something that i would like to have a committee and have some dialogue on and we're looking into this and try to improve relations and stop these inpit entities from habit that's what i would have wanted to president abdou it's reasonable you you said he poured gasoline on a fire and i don't really think there was really a buyer i think there was a handful of in nfl players who were concerned and trying to have a dialogue about um you know mitch treatment of black men by an absolute minority of a police officers so i think trump essentially created the fire and poured gasoline by bringing this up at a time were really working issue and this followed him peaking our recently saying he thought police should be more brutal essentially when they arrested people by the way are innocent at the time have.
"religious persecution" Discussed on Watch What Crappens
"Yeah ashes basically making yourself to be like the victim of religious persecution right now because all hanna is saying look it made me uncomfortable and you know i personally wouldn't get nate like i i wouldn't get naked if you wanted that's fine you can have your values and believes that's fine and she's like what values symbolized how could you say that to my in a religious persecution christianity out that's wild i'm joan of park it's like the throng that's actually wrong been for star myself on fire on this part branch and then we can ashley's origin story here she's like that is one of my problems that this town i got kicked out of church i was asked to leave for being unified with mike flood and then they show her and it's not even flooding at all i'm like what was that your ankles like what got you walk out yes she apparently was not addressed appropriately for church the asked her to leave the church in the families that up for at in the whole than the church was like and you guys and go to say oh she was kicked they they were all could get a church um and it was very much like you no footloose was happening and she's like nothing you know they wouldn't let me dance uh i'm not going gonna i'm not gonna stop much of left above lifted noone i'll tell you that and guess what and then i had a really vicious game of chicken with two tractors animals die when i went right down the hillside turns out there were both chickens doping figure turns out by charges were actually chicken which is which makes sense weather made so much noise to storm up that some i got kicked off the cotton plantations that's on the chicken kick me out of keep i was like plan this is savannah typical savannah you try to act like a chicken japan's wanted to ask you when chickens christner than in other ceaselessly actually serve to hanish she's crying now she's like oh my god forbid delta change change change of the they met your clothes.