Twitter event to bring attention to plight of persecuted Christians
While on Twitter I read this message from a follower, “Tomorrow beginning at 6 am Tweetfest to #SaveTheChristians”
So, I will admit, I have not vetted the group behind this effort but…WHO CARES!
Someone – somewhere must speak out!
Christians across the globe are being slaughtered in record numbers, many of them by Islamic extremists.
I have been very disappointed with the lack of outrage to the horrific slaughter of Christians lately.
Apparently,I am not the only one.
Yesterday, Kirsten Powers published an Op-Ed where she shamed President Obama for his failure to speak out:
If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested? When three North Carolina Muslims were gunned down by a virulent atheist, Obama rightly spoke out against the horrifying killings. But he just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.
Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing.
Talk Show Host, Michael Savage recently asked, where the righteous Jews were who are not speaking out against the persecution of Christians from ISIS or ISIL today?
“The “never again” is happening again today,” he said on his radio show.
Christians in Texas rallied in Dallas last fall to bring the plight of the persecuted Christians to the public. Despite the group sending out press releases to every news outlet in the state of Texas including e-mails and phone calls only a few media outlets bothered to show up at the rally. In addition, even though hundreds came out for the event, there are many more Christians in the are who did not bother.
A new campaign making its way across America hopes to bring awareness to the persecuted Christians. The campaign asks believers to wear orange jumpsuits to show solidarity with the martyrs and has been organized by D.C. pastor, Rev. Patrick Mahoney.
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Months ago, Rev. Mahoney and his supporters challenged the National Organization for Women to speak out on behalf of Christian women who were sold into sex slavery by the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.
The feminist group virtually ignored the protesters as did the news media.
It will be interesting what Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and others say as they hit the campaign trail.
An encouraging audio interview with a member from the organization, Back to Jerusalem, says that Christians are hoping to evangelize ISIS. The author of the Book, ISIS the Heart of Terror, says that they have confirmed at least one ISIS convert after love was shown him from the very people ISIS had planned to persecute.
The #SavetheChrtistians hashtag follows other efforts such as the #WeAreN and #WeAreNazarene which hoped to show solidarity with the Christians in Iraq who were some if the first to be slaughtered by ISIS.
Hopefully, as others learn a way that they can speak out- they will do so.