The Point: Defending the Persecuted

Please, stand with the persecuted. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Speaking at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, Vice-President Mike Pence proclaimed that this administration stands with persecuted Christians—and with the persecuted of any faith.

“Throughout the world,” Pence told delegates from 130 countries, “no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than followers of Christ.”

These are welcome words coming from the White House. At the Atlantic, Emma Green noted they echo President Trump’s Prayer Breakfast remarks, where he lamented Muslims being “brutalized. . . by ISIS killers,” threats of “extermination against the Jewish people,” and “a campaign of … genocide against Christians.”

With religious freedom on the administration’s radar, now’s a good time to encourage the president to fill the vacant post of ambassador for international religious freedom, to press our allies to protect religious minorities, and to do what we can to help religious refugees.

I’m thankful for the administration’s good words on religious persecution. We now need good deeds as well.

So please, contact the White House at

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