Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Abandoned by U.S. and European Calvinists, South African Calvinists Seek Refuge in Russia


Abandoned by U.S. and European Calvinists, South African Calvinists Seek Refuge in Russia

By Julio Severo
The first families of Boers, descendants of Calvinist Dutch settlers in South Africa, could soon be moving to Russia to escape rising murders, rapes and violence against whites. Some 15,000 Boers want to leave South Africa and become farmers in Russia.
South African white refugees
You can watch a video of some Boers arriving at Russia here: https://youtu.be/62TH_FwVQvc
The Schlebusch family from South Africa’s Bloemfontein is going to be among first 50 Boer families to settle in Russia’s southwest. Like many other Boers, they are seeking political asylum in Russia. They are facing violent attacks, rapes, murders and death threats at home stemming from plans of the socialist government to exterminate whites and expropriate their land.
A 2013 piece on WorldNetDaily quotes Ilana Mercer as saying, with all her anti-apartheid chops, that “more people are murdered in one week under African rule than died under detention of the Afrikaner government over the course of roughly four decades.”

Unanswered Petitions

More than 12,000 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. The online petition calls on Trump to “take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States.” Boer is the term used to describe South Africans of Dutch, German or Huguenot descent, who are also commonly referred to as Afrikaners.
A similar petition, calling on European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow white South Africans into EU countries, has gained nearly 17,000 signatures.
So far, Afrikaners have received no answer from Trump and Theresa May, who are conservative and rule over nations that received a very large number of Muslim “refugees” from Africa.
Left with no option, Afrikaners are seeking refuge in Russia.
Earlier this month, farmer Adi Schlebusch visited Russia’s farmbelt Stavropol Region. His grandfather was murdered at his farm in South Africa.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s left-wing government in South Africa has preached violence against whites.
Schlebusch said that roughly 15,000 Boers are ready to leave their country and begin a new life in Russia. He said,
“The reason I’m considering immigration is honestly because I see dark clouds hanging over our future. The reality is that we do fear for our lives. And the reality is that a white farmer is attacked every day in South Africa. My grandfather was murdered on this farm. The government is certainly responsible for creating that climate of antagonism towards white farmers.”
Schlebusch said he visited Russia with his family to explore the possibilities of resettling in the area. He said,
“I know the growth of agricultural production is immense in Russia. So, I think it’s the right time to buy in into agriculture in Russia. And I think there’s a lot of potential.”
Stavropol is ready to settle up to 50 Boer families, according to the region’s Deputy Commissioner for human rights Vladimir Poluboyarenko. He told there is already a plan for settlement of roughly 500 families with their own cattle near Stavropol.
Russia is the largest Christian Orthodox nation in the world, and I do not know if it would be the best setting for Calvinists. The U.S. would be a better place, especially because Trump is a Presbyterian (a kind of Calvinist), even though not a committed Presbyterian, because he has divorced and his current wife is Catholic.
Yet, Trump is not helping Calvinists from South Africa.
In fact, even other U.S. Calvinists are not helping them. For example, Calvinist theologian John MacArthur has a whole book against Pentecostals, but no book against the genocide of Calvinists in South Africa. Even in his other books he never addresses the plight of Boers and Afrikaners.
I have his MacArthur Study Bible and Strange Fire, where he attacks charismatics and Pentecostals. No mention of helping Boers and Afrikaners.
It is too much insensibility toward his Calvinist brothers and sisters, isn’t it?
I am not a Calvinist, but if I were the president of the U.S., I would help South African Calvinists. Years ago I talked to a major leader in the Christian Orthodox Church in Russia. I asked him to talk to Putin about the plight of South African whites, not because I think that Russia is the best nation for them, but because they are abandoned and the U.S. and Europe do not want to help them.
I really think that Russia is a good place for Orthodox Christians, but not for South African Calvinists, because their affinity is with American Pilgrims.

A South African Jew Speaks

In her book “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa” (Bytech Services, 2011), South African author Ilana Mercer said:
“The Judeo-Christian teachings underpinned great moral struggles in both South Africa and America, separate development in the former country, slavery and segregation in the latter. There, I said it. Like early Americans, the Puritans of South Africa had a deep affinity for the Mosaic faith and morals. In The Roots of American Order, Russell Kirk traced the influence on the New England Puritans of the Hebraic faith and traditions. For sustenance and guidance, the Puritans drew on Exodus—whose theme is the flight from bondage to freedom—as did they on Kings and Romans. Like the New England Puritans, the Dutch Calvinists who settled South Africa were steeped in ‘John Calvin’s Hebrew scholarship.’ Both in Africa and in America, the Puritans saw in the children of Israel and the story of the Exodus a metaphor for their own quest; their Protestantism they considered as a continuation of God’s covenant with the people of the Old Testament. As they interpreted it, the preservation of their respective communities of believers and its cultural characteristics was preordained.”
Very wisely, Mercer, who is a daughter of a rabbi, added,
“The Afrikaners illustrate perfectly what has happened to the Protestant-Calvinist world; it has sunk into a paralyzing paroxysm of guilt, for which there seems to be no cure.”
And she explains, in the words of an African philosopher, why the genocide white Calvinists are suffering in South Africa is a dark reality throughout the African continent. She said,
“Daniel Etounga-Manguelle, a Cameroonian thinker, and a former adviser to the World Bank, contends that ‘What Africans are doing to one another defies credulity. Genocide, bloody civil wars, and rampant violent crime suggest African societies at all social levels are to some extent cannibalistic.’”
Mercer argues that the transfer of power in South Africa to the black majority has yielded disastrous results for them as well as for the white minority.
What went wrong for Calvinists in South Africa?

Modern South Africa and Old Witchcraft

Nelson Mandela inaugurated in South Africa an era where witchcraft was recognized and respected by the state.
The festivities in 2012 of the centenary of the ruling African National Congress, Mandela’s socialist party, were marked by animal sacrifices and rituals held by witches “to remember their ancestors and remember their own gods in a traditional way.”
This “traditional way,” or African way, is known in Brazil: candomble and other afro-Brazilian religions. By the way, if you disapprove this way by pointing that in the Bible God condemns witchcraft, the Brazilian state response follows the leftist mantra: criticism of the African worship and its gods and demons is discrimination, even racism!
Two goats, two chickens and a bull were sacrificed to communicate with supposed dead ancestors in the centenary of the African National Congress. Witches were hallucinating during the ritual, commemorating the “liberation” of South Africa.
Rituals at Mandela’s funeral in 2013 were similar. Animals were sacrificed. The ceremonial slaughtering of animals is one of the ways the “ancestors” are called upon for help. Guests in these rituals drink blood of the slaughtered animals. Veneration for the world of the ancestral spirits plays an important role in South African “culture.” (I know these terms very well. In Brazil, during years Brazilians have been indoctrinated by their leftist government that Christianity is a religion and African witchcraft is just “culture”!)
Following this tradition, Mandela’s body was accompanied by individuals who kept communication with his spirit and other spirits.
Witchcraft is not the only problem. South Africa is under the powerful spell of the Western Left.

Murderous Legacy

Mandela and his African National Congress were about to turn South Africa into a violent Marxist, communist country in the Soviet or Cuban model “when they were bought off by the [socialist] American Democratic Party and big multi-national business who showered the new black rulers with wealth and power, and, above all, with favourable international media coverage,” according to Rodney Atkinson. They were bought off by the Western Left. The result? They became a violent socialist nation in the Western model.
Under the spell of this socialist model, South Africa has been implementing moral decadence as no other African nation has done. For Mr. Atkinson, Mandela has a murderous legacy. In 1996, Mandela endorsed one of world’s most liberal abortion laws.
The same year, Mandela’s new constitution made, according to LifeSiteNews, South Africa the first country in the world to place “sexual orientation” alongside race and religion as a restricted grounds for discrimination — something that was instrumental for the legalization of homosexual “marriage” a decade later.
In other words, while many other African nations follow the tradition of protecting the family, including against gay “marriage” and abortion, in this respect South Africa under Mandela followed the Western socialist model. Just in regard to religion, Mandela opened the national doors for the traditional African way and its demons.

Calvinism in South Africa

Just as other African nations, South Africa was also strictly against sodomy and abortion, under white administrations. White administration officials were mostly Calvinist, and undeniably South Africa greatly flourished under Calvinist inspiration. Their greatest challenge was to prevail over racial barriers — a common problem in Africa, considering tribal wars where tribes have hated, enslaved and massacred one another for racial and “cultural” differences. Just consider Tutsis and Hutus. Blacks hated, enslaved and massacred one another long before whites and long after them.
The Calvinist difficulty to prevail over racial barriers opened the doors to resistance, especially communist, and a gradual weakening of their own religious tradition.
In 1985, while under white administration, 92% of Afrikaners (South African whites) were members of Reformed (Calvinist) Churches. But after the pro-abortion and pro-sodomy Mandela rule, everything changed. By late 2012, this figure had dropped to 41%, while actual weekly church attendance of Reformed Churches is estimated to be below 25%.

Gandhi, Apartheid and Racism

The weakening of Calvinists follows a strange societal idea that Apartheid is worse than any evil South Africa has been suffering since the end of Apartheid.
Apartheid has been elevated above the rampant rapes, including of children and babies, in South Africa.
Apartheid has been elevated above the troublesome personal life of its greatest opponent, Mandela, described by DailyMail as a “womanizing wife-beater.” He was also a communist involved in many terrorist attacks.
Apartheid has been elevated above the evil of socialism, abortion and other threats.
And it is very suspicious that Marxism, adhered by Mandela, embraced a supposed fight against racism. According to American Black academic Walter Williams, Karl Marx was a racist man. How then did Mandela espouse Marxism to fight Apartheid and, later, used Marxism to legalize abortion?
And now, Marxists, whose father was a racist, put Mandela in the same mythical level of Mahatma Gandhi — another racist. For Gandhi, who had visited South Africa, Africans were no better than the “Untouchables” of India. He thought black people were subhuman.
The deification of Gandhi intentionally eclipsed the real Gandhi, just as the deification of Mandela has intentionally eclipsed the real Mandela: the high-rank member in the South African Communist Party and an abortion and homosexuality advocate.
Gandhi was, according to HuffingtonPost, elevated to a 20th century messiah by both European and American Protestant clerics and missionaries. For example, John H. Holmes, a liberal Unitarian pastor from New York, praised Gandhi in his writings and sermons with titles like “Gandhi: The Modern Christ” and “Mahatma Gandhi: The Greatest Man since Jesus Christ.”
Will Mandela be the new messiah deified by liberal Protestant clerics and missionaries? Any doubts?

Calvinism and Pentecostalism

Perhaps Calvinists in South Africa might have averted the catastrophic destiny of their nation by opening the doors for spiritual revival. Some 100 years ago, when the African National Congress began its fight against Apartheid, the United States began to experience an abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the Pentecostal movement was born. The Holy Spirit did no distinction of race and color: whites and blacks were baptized in the Holy Spirit and whites and blacks became leaders in the Pentecostal church.
While left-wing and feminist birth control campaigner Margaret Sanger preached the extinction of blacks through birth control some 100 years ago, poor whites and blacks were united in their Pentecostal experiences.
Pentecostalism, rejected by many affluent and proud Calvinists, has been God’s way to address racial issues since the early 1900s.
Calvinists, who blessed South Africa over three centuries with their capitalism and hard work, needed such Pentecostal experiences to face the 20th century challenges. Failure to do so eventually became victory for Marxist idols and their “liberation” with epidemic rapes, abortion and homosexuality.
A revival, with abundant supernatural gifts, could also help Calvinists to confront one of the greatest evils in the African culture: Witchcraft and demons. Real Christianity always includes demon-expelling, just as Jesus did, but Calvinists in South Africa did not know such power, which was so necessary for them.
Christians heavily armed with supernatural gifts are also harder to fall prey to Marxism, which is rampant in South Africa.
Yet, Calvinists in South Africa lacked such power.
Under Calvinists, South Africa was pro-Israel. Since Mandela, South Africa is anti-Israel. South African Calvinists are much more conservative than their U.S. and European counterparts. They are so conservative as Russian Christians are.
In my view, the best place for Calvinist refugees of South African is not Russia. It is America or Europe. But what to do? The U.S. has received millions of Muslim immigrants in the last 40 years. Europe has also received millions of Muslim immigrants from Africa. But they do not want to receive white refugees who have their same ethnic, cultural and religious origins. They reject real refugees and embrace fake refugees.
Muslim “refugees” in the U.S. and Europe are busy destroying the nations helping them. In contrast, white refugees from South Africa would work hard.
Why are the U.S. and Europe rejecting conservative hard-working Calvinists from South Africa for the sake of left-wing free-loaders, troublemakers and even terrorists?
If Muslims label themselves victims of genocide, with no evidence, the West welcomes them. If Calvinist whites show evidence that they are victims of genocide by Marxists, the West just does not care.
At least once in his lifetime I would like Trump to remember his Calvinist origins. I would like him to remember the terrible plight of South African Calvinists. Trump can help these real refugees.
Charismatic Christians around the world should pray for revival among South African Calvinists and prophesy the defeat of the demonic Marxist genocidal forces in the South African government.
With information from Russia Today, “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa,” National Review, NewsWeek and Wikipedia.
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Self-Proclaimed Largest Conservative Event in Latin America Held by Pro-Marijuana Group


Self-Proclaimed Largest Conservative Event in Latin America Held by Pro-Marijuana Group

By Julio Severo
“On July 28, the largest meeting of the Latin American right in history will take place in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil: the Conservative Summit of the Americas will bring together political leaders from the right of different Latin American nations and the U.S. The meeting is being organized by federal representatives Eduardo Bolsonaro and Fernando Franscischini,” said a Brazilian right-wing website.
What the website did not say is that, by its pompous name, it was assumed that the Conservative Summit of the Americas would advocate conservative ideas. However, as it appears in the event website, the Summit is being officially held by the Indigo Foundation, which advocates the legalization of the medical and recreational use of marijuana.
“The legalization of possession, distribution and sale of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes could solve several Brazilian public problems, such as prison overcrowding, the existence of complex and very profitable trafficking schemes, reduction of crime rates and reduction of deaths caused by trafficking and overdose by the use of more toxic substances,” argues Indigo Foundation, which holds the Conservative Summit of the Americas.
When you think of drug legalization, one of the big names coming to your mind is George Soros, a left-wing billionaire engaged in several anti-conservative fronts to liberalize drugs. But, in a turnabout reminiscent of George Orwell, a self-proclaimed conservative conference is being held by an entity equally engaged in the effort to liberalize drugs.
It is not known if Soros is somehow behind the Conservative Summit of the Americas, but the fact is that this event inaugurates the first conservatism moved by a pro-marijuana group in Brazilian history.
If the Conservative Summit is the “face” of the Brazilian right, then this right leans more to the left than the facade of its propaganda.
The international public often does not understand Brazilian “conservatism.” For example, Marina Silva, who was a candidate for president of Brazil in the past election, was portrayed in the American press as “conservative,” although she has no activism against abortion and against the gay agenda. She was interpreted as conservative merely because most Brazilian evangelicals are conservative and because she is also an evangelical of the Assemblies of God, but many did not notice that she came from Catholicism and never left liberation theology from her Catholic origins. I was one of the only Brazilian conservatives to denounce in English that she is not conservative, but leftist.
The Indigo Foundation is linked to PSL, the Brazilian party of one of the speakers, Jair Bolsonaro, who is a candidate for president and is using all possible platforms to propagandize his candidacy. Another PSL member, Luciano Bivar, supports legalizing abortion and euthanasia. So it is very strange and bizarre for a political party with a pro-abortion politician to hold a supposed biggest conservative conference in the history of Latin America.
The speakers for the Summit are: Paulo Guede (Brazil), Carlos Gomez (Chile), Francisco Javier Leturia Infante (Chile), General Augusto Heleno Pereira (Brazil), Diego Pessi (Brazil), Olavo de Carvalho(Brazil), Prince Luiz Philippe de Orleans and Bragança (Brazil), Roderick Navarro (Venezuela) and Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil).
From the U.S, the speaker is Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, who is not a famous leader neither in the U.S. nor in Brazil.
Essentially, the Conservative Summit of the Americas is a politicking event held by the Indigo Foundation and Eduardo, son of Jair Bolsonaro, both extremely political.
The presence of Olavo de Carvalho, the greatest propagandist of the Inquisition in Brazil, only happens because he is greatly flattered by Bolsonaro and is suspected of being his Rasputin. His presence would only be surprising in a genuinely conservative event. But in a politicking and opportunistic event, his supposed rightistism is very fitting.
Despite Bolsonaro’s efforts to magnify his own conservative movement moved by a pro-marijuana group and flatter his Rasputin with his false conservatism, “The Nation,” the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States since 1865, said last year that the largest Brazil’s anti-Marxist conservative force are evangelicals.
A supposed pro-Inquisition right-winger is no less perplexing and contradictory than a supposedly conservative event by a pro-marijuana political entity. Anyway, Carvalho is a heavy smoker and a radical advocate of smoking.
Any conservative group promoting such an event shows that politicking interests are above a genuine conservative agenda.
With information from Gazeta do Povo.
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Saturday, July 07, 2018

Boston: Once Upon a Time a Calvinist Fortress…


Boston: Once Upon a Time a Calvinist Fortress…

By Julio Severo
Calvinists, Calvinists, Calvinists! According to Catholic historian Paul Johnson, the American city of Boston was a Calvinist fortress in the eighteenth century. Calvinists dominated Boston demographically and religiously.
Boston today
And who dominates it today? According to the Pew Research Center, 57% of Boston consider themselves Christians, with 25% identifying themselves as Protestants and slightly more (29%) identifying themselves as Catholics. Those who attend no church make up 33% of the population and Muslims and Hindus make up almost 10%.
Today Boston is most notorious for Catholicism, which became famous all over the world for the huge scandals of pedophile homosexual priests. “Spotlight,” an Oscar-winning movie based on actual events, reports that “249 priests and brothers were publicly accused of sexual abuse within the Boston Archdiocese,” making this former Calvinist fortress the American Catholic cover-up center of crimes of homosexual pedophilia.
The “Calvinist fortress” died, buried in the distant past.
Lacking revival, but with cessationism and liberalism (pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality stances) prevailing in many American Calvinist churches, all that is left of Calvinism in Boston is the memory of a distant past.
The way Muslims multiply like rabbits, it will be a miracle if in a few decades Boston do not become an Islamic stronghold — with Islamic pedophilia without the need for cover-up. And woe to Hollywood if it tries to launch a “Spotlight” on Islamic pedophilia!
Pedophilia has been a reality in Islam since the time of Muhammad, who was also a pedophile, but he was never condemned as a criminal.
However, when Boston was a Calvinist fortress, pedophilia was a crime and its Calvinist population would not need to be moved by a Spotlight to lynch a homosexual pedophile. To have a mosque in this city, no way. But past is past and without a revival, if even the present is not well, the future will be much worse.
Portuguese version of this article: Boston: Era uma vez uma fortaleza calvinista…
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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Evangelicals Blast Trump Administration for Admitting to U.S. Only 21 Christian Refugees from Middle East in 2018


Evangelicals Blast Trump Administration for Admitting to U.S. Only 21 Christian Refugees from Middle East in 2018

By Julio Severo
“After pledging that it would help Christians facing genocide by the Islamic State and other Muslim groups in the Middle East, figures show the Trump administration has resettled only 21 Christian refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia so far this year,” said CBN News in a recent report.
The report added that the Trump administration “has all but abandoned Christians who face death and suffering in the Middle East.”
CBN said that “The Christian population in the Middle East region is believed to have fallen by two-thirds since 2011 because of Muslim persecution and genocide” — largely fueled by direct and indirect military interventions from the U.S. government under Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton.
“Despite claims that the Obama White House was shutting out Christian refugees, the Refugee Processing Center database shows that the Obama administration resettled a total of 1,315 Christians from the Middle East from Jan. 1, 2016 until June 19, 2016,” said CBN.
Even though 1,315 Christian refugees are a small number if compared to the 38,901 Islamic “refugees” that the Obama administration admitted to the U.S. in 2016, the number of Christian refugees admitted under Obama is vastly bigger than the insignificant number of 21 Christian refugees admitted by the Trump administration.
Apparently, such unofficial harsh ban on Christian refugees was not President Donald Trump’s original plan.
In an exclusive interview with CBN last year, Trump explained his immigration priority.
CBN host David Brody asked Trump during the interview: “As it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?”
Trump replied: “Yes.”
When Brody asked again, “You do?” the president continued: “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”
It was pretty clear: It was very tough for persecuted Christians to get into the United States and Trump was going to help. This help is especially necessary and even compulsory because the Islamic genocide of Christians has come on the trail of the disastrous U.S. foreign policy.
In his report in the New American titled “Christian Massacres: A Result of U.S. Foreign Policy,” Alex Newman said, “It has been claimed that U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East could not be intentionally designed to do a better job of liquidating Christians than is happening nowadays.”
Newman also said,
After trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives were sacrificed by the U.S. government over the last decade intervening in the Middle East — the birthplace of Jesus Christ and Christianity — Christian communities are facing unprecedented struggles across most of the region. More than a few analysts have even called the systematic and growing persecution of Christians throughout much of the Muslim world an ongoing example of genocide.
One of the most frequent excuses offered to justify the persecution of Christians by murderous regimes and the anti-Christian fanatics they enable is that believers in Christ are somehow acting as surrogates or proxies for Western interests — especially the U.S. government. After decades of meddling in the internal affairs of nations around the world — backing dictators, sparking revolutions, imposing sanctions, and more — America is widely perceived as hostile and dangerous. Plus, as tyrants throughout history have learned, minorities make good scapegoats.
U.S. government intervention in the region has been justified using a broad array of issues: supposed “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMDs), the terror war, regional security, trade, and vaguely defined “national interests.” But increasingly, American policymakers have been meddling in the Middle East under the guise of “spreading democracy.” And as analysts have noted, when the overwhelming majority of the population is Muslim, so-called “democracy” — or majority rule — does not generally bode well for Christians and other minorities.
As predicted by innumerable experts, imposing “democracy” in Muslim-majority countries has been a disaster for Christians. Asked for an example of U.S. foreign policy benefiting Christians, a senior official with the USCIRF could not name one. Christianity has managed to survive in the Middle East for 2,000 years without U.S. government intervention. But if current trends continue, the religion of Christ could very well be eradicated in the region of its birth within the next few decades. And unfortunately, America will bear at least part of the responsibility.
The Trump administration is not helping persecuted Christians, according to the latest CBN report. In fact, Christians fleeing the Islamic oppression in the Middle East have not been given top priority for entrance into the U.S. Instead, the Trump administration is admitting to the U.S. many fewer persecuted Christians than the Obama administration did.
According to CBN, when Trump signed an immigration ban last year (which hit largely Islamic nations not aligned with Saudi Arabia), Christian leaders voiced their concerns about Christians being unfairly affected by his ban.
Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, was not pleased with Trump’s immigration ban.
“There’s a dire need for President Trump to issue a separate executive order — one specifically aimed to help ISIS genocide survivors in Iraq and Syria,” she said in a statement.
“For three years, the Christians, Yazidis and others of the smallest religious minorities have been targeted by ISIS with beheadings, crucifixions, rape, torture and sexual enslavement,” she continued. “One year ago, on March 17, 2016, ISIS was officially designated as responsible for this ‘genocide’ by the State Department.”
As far as persecuted Christians are concerned, the Trump administration has failed Christians fleeing Islamic persecution and genocide in the Middle East and, incredibly, it has been much less open to them than the left-wing Obama administration was.
The only openness of the Trump administration to persecuted Christians has been “to help” Iraqi Christians through USAID, which is the U.S. population control agency. This is, during decades U.S. left-wing and right-wing administrations opened wide the immigration doors to Muslims. Now Trump, who had personally voiced concern for suffering Christians, seems to be closing the door on them.
Trump has perpetuated the same blunders of Obama and other administrations by privileging Saudi Arabia and exempting it from his ban. Saudi Arabia is the leader of the global Sunni Islam, which is the main responsible for Islamic terror, including ISIS, and the genocide of Christians around the world. So Trump’s ban — Saudis in, and persecuted Christians out — is a contradiction of his promises in 2016. His current policy is making Saudi Arabia great and making persecuted Christians virtually ineligible to enter the U.S.
Saudis have oil and no innocence. Persecuted Christians have innocence, but no oil.
Some conservatives could think that Trump’s unofficial ban on persecuted Christians is “fake news.”
There was a cursed vice among left-wingers that all negative news — especially when coming from the conservative media — about Obama was fake news. Now the cursed vice can be seen among right-wingers, who treat all negative news about Trump as fake news. This may be true when the negative news comes from the left-wing media. But CBN is conservative and evangelical Christian — the same profile responsible for Trump’s election.
There is a conflict between fake news from the left-wing media and exaggerated news from the right-wing media.
Fake news is the effort of the massive left-wing to portray consistently Trump in a negative way. Exaggerated news is the effort of the right-wing media to portray consistently Trump in a positive way through an exaggerated defense of him, even when he is clearly wrong. The same extremism happened in the Bush era: There was the massive fake news from the left-wing media attacking Bush, and exaggerated news from the right-wing media defending him in everything, including the Iraq War. But guess what? Since 2016 Trump has attacked Bush for the Iraq War, including by using the same accusation the left-wing media used against him: Bush lied.
Certainly, some future conservative president will criticize today’s blunders of Trump, in the same way Trump did to Bush. I am just dealing with it in advance.
A conservative movement can develop and grow in a healthy way only though responsible criticism of external threats (Islam, feminism, homosexualism, witchcraft and Marxism) and self-criticism. Because Evangelicals were fundamental for Trump’s election, they have a duty to hold him accountable for his stated commitment to help persecuted Christians, by fighting for their immigration to the U.S. If hordes of Muslims were granted entry to the U.S. for decades, why not give Christians a bigger chance? Yet, Trump has drastically reduced even the small number of Christian immigrants allowed under Obama.
As an Evangelical Christian, I am compelled to defend the defenseless, and urge Trump to keep his promise to persecuted Christians.
U.S. evangelicals can and should voice their concerns directly to Trump. If Obama could admit to the U.S. 1,315 Christian refugees in 2016, Trump can and should do much more than admitting just 21.
It is pretty clear: It was very tough for persecuted Christians to get into the United States under Obama. Now, under Trump is virtually impossible.
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