Do we have the right priorities? Is the USA spending its money in the right places? One place it’s not spending it is to combat worldwide violence against religious minorities. Islamic violence against Christians in the northern states of Nigeria has been an ongoing problem:
- A suicide bomber detonated explosives on April 8 in a busy street in Kaduna state, killing 38 people in a massive blast apparently meant for nearby churches…Northern Nigeria’s Christians have been the target of multiple Sunday attacks this year, and the terrorist group Boko Haram has announced its intent to bomb churches and Western targets. But U.S. Assistant Secretary of State of Africa Johnnie Carson in a speech April 9 said, “Religion is not driving extremist violence” and dismissed calls that the State Department designate Boko Haram a terrorist group. (Worldmagazine, May, 2012, 12)
Not only is the State Department refusing to hear the actual assertions of Boko Haram, it is also refusing to hear the many eyewitness accounts that affirm that Islam and the imposition of Shariah are at issue. Meanwhile, Iran continues to hold 12 Iranian Christians as they continue to await their verdict:
- Though the specific allegations were unclear, authorities arrested the group in connection with their church meetings and practice of Christianity, according to Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries.
In North Korea, it is estimated that 40,000-60,000 Christians are dying in prison, while our country screams and threatens about one failed missile and neglecting to utter one whisper against North Korea’s gross human rights violations.
Meanwhile, the USA is distributing worldwide the most viral forms of pornography and twisting arms in order to push condoms, abortion, and our secular version of “human rights” upon an uncomprehending world. These will do little to enhance our moral authority.