“Another Report on the Persecution of Christians and the Christian Church Worldwide,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

Christians who had fled the unrest in Syria and Iraq carry placards and wave flags during a gathering in front the U.N. house in Beirut Feb. 28. (CNS photo/Nabil Mounzer, EPA) See UN-MIDEAST March 13, 2015.

“Another Report on the Persecution of Christians and the Christian Church Worldwide,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

My dear Christians and non-Christians, and you of all faiths and thoughts and all views and opinions, I bid you and ask you to join with me in another voyage of intellectual discovery where those who may wish to engage in critical thinking and do not engage in and accept media lies, falsehoods, political code words, and hype can join in the effort to gain truth and facts amid the barrage of corruption and virtual darkness we are confronted with and befuddled and made effective fools of. I welcome you in this quest and task of attaining and coming to know intellectual honesty and honest discernment. Join with me in this voyage of discovery to get at and find what is valid and authentic in the world of confusion and to come with me in tearing apart he curtain of lies and darkness that hides from us what is truth and facts.

I have spoken before about the constant and ongoing persecution of Christians worldwide, whether the jailing of pastors in China; the assault and murder of Christian believers in Nigeria and rapes; blasphemy laws in Pakistan where if a word is uttered against Mohammed jailing and death can may follow at times. Finally, Christians are persecuted in Egypt and the churches and monasteries of the Coptics demolished. The list is long and endless and let me emphasize and say that although these atrocities are caused by Islamic extremists they are a minority and the vast majority of our Islamic brothers and sisters are folk simply seeking to support their families and live their lives wherever they are in peace and harmony.

Today, I will report on more recent and numerous acts of persecution committed against our Christian brothers and sisters in all the world. Let me review. I want to note other crimes against non-Christians as well in India where thousands of female babies are aborted and killed on a yearly basis. Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 and included children and between 2003 and 2018. Many died and I ask the question, are there no limits to ending the lives of the elderly and even young children? Does humanity, ill and sick, have no value and who can make the correct or incorrect decision? New Zealand now contemplates legalized euthanasia. Where and when can this cult of death end the lives of the humanity that Jesus gave his life for on the cross? Singing in the church is under attack by the state in California. Babies born alive after an abortion have been left to die and laws New York and Virginia have allowed this infanticide. President Trump addressed this issue in an executive order, most happily and fortunately. In Mozambique, Islamic extremists are on the move bringing suffering and death. Boko Haram has expanded its brand of Islamic extremism to Niger and Singapore has a blasphemy law which can bring prison. Finally, in Vietnam, Bao and Chi, two evangelists, have been arrested and jailed for their ministry trying to end their work in rural areas training and discipling believers.

My fellow thinkers and readers and you who would know and take up the truth, I ask you all to address this genocide which has been going on for a very longtime and I ask you to join with me in protesting that these lives have value and we cannot let the world walk over the burned and desecrated bodies of these brothers and sisters whose lives matter as much as black lives matter and the rights of women “to choose,” so to speak.