American Christians are constantly whining about how they are being persecuted for their faith here in the United States. And how are they being persecuted?
"The cashier clerk wished me 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas'."
"The legalization of gay marriage is an assault on my values!"
Well, that seems quite trivial to me when you look at what is happening to the Christian population in Iraq. From the BBC article:
"Ikhlas is one of an estimated 12,000 Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul earlier this month following a wave of murders and threats targeting their community.
It was the most concerted campaign so far against the Christians, although they have had their share of fallout from the Iraqi upheavals that followed the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Since the 2003 invasion, Iraq's Christian population is believed to have fallen from around 800,000 to about 500,000, with many emigrating for good.
They come from some of the world's oldest Christian communities, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syrian Orthodox and others.
Some of their languages, both liturgical and everyday, go back to biblical times, including variations of the Aramaic spoken by Jesus Christ."
We currently have some 140,000 troops still in Iraq. Why aren't we helping to defend these people?