Vice President Mike Pence offended liberals on Thursday by dropping a “politically incorrect” truth bomb from the stage at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.
Speaking at the event in Washington D.C., VP Pence said that in reality “Islam is not a persecuted religion” and that “Christians around the world suffer far more persecution.“
Let’s face facts. In the Middle East, Christians are being systematically attacked and killed by Muslims. In the West, Christians are also being attacked, raped and killed by Muslims. And yet Muslims and their useful idiots on the left are still trying to convince everyone that Islam is the persecuted religion.
Mike Pence also explained the Biblical preaching that Christians will always face persecution.
“Most of you here today are emblematic of billions across the world,” Pence said. “You’ve persevered through the crucible of persecution. You refuse to be conformed to this world. You have chosen instead to be counted with those outside the city gate for your faith.”
“The reality is across the wider world the Christian faith is under siege,” he said. “Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than followers of Christ.”
While VP Pence’s “politically incorrect” claims outraged liberals, the truth of the matter is that they are stone cold, incontrovertible facts.
A report by the Center of Studies on New Religions deemed that Christians were the world’s most persecuted group, and concluded that last year alone 90,000 Christians across the world were killed for their faith and up to 600 million Christians were barred from engaging in their religious practices.
Additionally, Open Doors USA, an advocacy group that aims to help persecuted Christians, reported in February that persecution toward Christians had worsened in 2016 to the point where it was “hitting nearly every continent in the world.“
The World Help’s Vernon Brewer pointed out in a Washington Times column, “Christians are now killed in more countries than ever before and are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group.”
Christians fare the worst in the Middle East. Refer to the following graph for reference:
As The Economist points out:
Christians are fleeing from the Middle East in droves as authoritarian regimes fail to protect them from violence perpetuated against them by Islamists.
It’s also worth mentioning that countries like the U.S., Christians may not necessarily be targeted for violence but there are instances of Christians being targeted by the law for their faith, such as Christian bakers being forced to bake cakes for gay weddings or facing massive fines that will drain them of their finances. And the secular Left is attempting to drive out the term “Merry Christmas” from the public lexicon.
Proof positive that the dishonest left will never let Christians claim the spotlight in the quest for “most oppressed.” Mike Pence is one of the few public figures brave enough to risk the wrath of liberals by speaking the truth and standing up for Christians around the world.