Christians are being attacked globally like never before.
Finally, something positive is happening.
Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is coming to the defense of persecuted Christians.
He said the United States will:
- Shift aid from the United Nations to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Specifically focus on protecting Christians as part of its national security agenda.
- Vowed to help the persecuted church, especially in the Middle East.
- Come to the defense of religious minorities facing genocide.
- Prioritize religious issues in the Trump administration’s foreign policy agenda.
The Vice President rightly took the UN to task because it failed to help Christians and other religious minorities facing genocide.
Christians have not been getting the financial aid they should have, as the UN failed to use the funds as intended.
Faith-based groups with proven track records and deep roots in the Christian and Yazidi communities of Iraq and Syria are often denied funding requests by the UN.
In a show of action, the U.S. is pulling the funds from the UN and will direct Christian relief work through USAID.
“Christianity is under unprecedented assault in those ancient lands where it first grew,” he said, “but help is on the way.”
Pence said the U.S. will take the fight to radical Islamic terrorists, whose “vile acts of persecution are animated by hatred for Christians and the Gospel of Christ.”
The shift in funding to USAID is prompted by the UN’s “ineffective relief efforts,” often criticized for being superficial and cosmetic projects.
I’ve pointed out over the years how the UN discriminates against Christians.
Here are two things you can do to help the persecuted church:
- The Trump administration is listening to your voice. Sign our petition to save Christians from genocide today by SIGNING HERE.
- Sign our petition to defund the U.N. by SIGNING HERE.
Watch Mike Pence’s complete address to the IDC annual Solidarity Dinner for Christians in this powerful video.
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