Persecution of Christians Growing in U.S.
Recently I received information about a Christian ministry being stopped and harassed by State police. The police had a problem with the writing on the sides of the trailer, which I am told opposed abortion. When this happened I remembered a young man who had Christian slogans and auto paint scraped off his car in 1974. But this earlier incident took place in the Islamic country of Turkey, not in the United States.
Anti-Christian attitudes in the United States are increasing and being tolerated sometimes. As in the above case, law enforcement people are the culprits. There has been a systematic program to eliminate Bible believing Christians from qualifying for jobs in police work with the use of psychological profiling questions such as “Do you believe in spirits?” (Remember the stink raised when John Ashcroft was nominated for Attorney General because he is a Christian?) It is not surprising there is a report Houston police threatened to arrest a woman for handing gospel tracts to children one Halloween. They told her it was illegal. That of course is not true. At least, not yet!
Hatred for the true God and His children, Christians, is becoming more and more obvious among those charged with handling the nation’s laws. On 28 September 2004, the U.S. House voted 213-186 to pass a procedural motion to approve hate crimes legislation in the final version of the Defense Authorization Act. (H.R. 4200). This bill promoted by Ted “Chappaquidick” Kennedy for years will literally throw open the door to attacks against people of faith. Imagine American Christians being prosecuted with their own tax money for speaking out on issues related to such things as sexuality. Christians in America are in trouble, but not as much as America is in trouble with God!
The Bible speaks of a time when men may not work for God. Unless we take a stand now, we may well find that time has come upon us suddenly and we will no longer be free in the land built on the Christian faith of people who believed the Bible.
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