Where are today’s Jan Sobieskis, Charles Martels, Stephen Decaturs, and William Bainbridges? Time to stand up and be counted.
The Global War on Religion
- “In a presidential primary campaign season in which GOP candidates have loudly trumpeted the spurious charge that President Obama is waging a “war on religion,” a recent report indicates what real religious persecution looks like around the world — and the news is not good.
“According to the 2012 annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom — an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission — in the past year “an ongoing crisis of equal breadth and scope frequently went unnoticed,” given the predominance of world economic woes.
“Across the global landscape, the pivotal human right of religious freedom was under escalating attack,” the report states. “To an alarming extent, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief was being curtailed, often threatening the safety and survival of innocent persons, including members of religious minorities.”
“In some nations the government is directly persecuting…
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