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A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent
The Orthodox Church ^ | September 28, 2013 | Kirsten Powers

Posted on 09/28/2013 3:28:23 AM PDT by Ravnagora

Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits.

Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; christianpersecution; christians; globaljihad; kirstenpowers; muslimworld
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 3:28:23 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora
A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Obozo's Administration Stay Silent
2 posted on 09/28/2013 3:40:13 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Ravnagora

No. The churches will see to the interfaith and that no one discomfits the poor persecuted muslims.

Or diss mohammed and his servant Obama.


3 posted on 09/28/2013 3:42:04 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Ravnagora

I must admit that the media is largely silent, but this does not mean that the “American Churches” are.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 3:42:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Ravnagora

My church prays for them on a regular basis.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 3:46:56 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ravnagora

Just waiting for the churches that make too much noise on this issue to be audited by the IRS and have their tax-exempt status threatened.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 3:51:29 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Texas Fossil

All Americans should be outraged at this! People should be marching in the streets and giving to help the embattled Christains of the Middle East! Obama and this Thugocracy isn’t America—he is a glitch, a bump in the road. But people must speak out—the churces of all stripes—believers in Christ —must speak out! Stand up and march this St, Michaels day!


8 posted on 09/28/2013 3:54:40 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Ravnagora
Just look at every photo of Muslims protesting and you can see the hate in their eyes. They are worse than the barbarian hoards of ages past when wars would keep them in check. They are now a threat to western civilization as they grow in strength. They used to be goat-humpers that no one cared about, but Israel learned they have become more.

When is America going to learn?

9 posted on 09/28/2013 3:55:32 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: driftdiver

My Church prays for them.

Did Ms. Powers mention what her own church does, I may have missed it in the article.

I didn’t see any mention of Pope Francis’ prayer vigil of 100,000 on 6 September, for peace in Syria the Catholic Churches here joined in with that.effort.

No mention

Celeb media/secular media tend to not know what they are talking about in this regard

She doesn’t see it because it doesn’t happen if its not reported I guess

She needs to go to the Vatican and report on what is going on there. Then shed find out the real story here. The media won’t allow good news stories about prayer


10 posted on 09/28/2013 4:02:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: driftdiver

“My church prays for them on a regular basis.”

The IRS wants to know the content of those prayers.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 4:02:20 AM PDT by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: driftdiver
"My church prays for them on a regular basis."

Good for you guys, but what good has it done? Why are Christians and non-Muslims being slaughtered after all your prayers? Where is your god to stop this? Seems apparent to me he's just kicking back after creating the universe/planet and watching what happens. So it's up to us to stop these savages.

12 posted on 09/28/2013 4:02:24 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: Ravnagora
Kirsten Powers: semi-deprogrammed Obamabot

Kirsten Powers - how about an article on this administration lack of outcry on the slaughter of Christians ?

O'Wait...that would mean you don't get invited to all the libtard DC parties...and all your libtard facebook friends de-friend you...

13 posted on 09/28/2013 4:07:37 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Ravnagora

First Christian persecution is going to happen and in the end days, millions of faithful will be slaughtered before the rapture.

Second, American Christians themselves are under political persecution from this very administration. The article itself demonstrates this with the bill being ignored by Harry Reid. Obama will not mount a ‘crusade’ to save Christians in the Middle East or anywhere lest he be accused of violating church & state. Stopping religious persecution is not a sacred secular cause.

Lastly, I do think many Churches here are afraid for their congregations here. Western Christians are soft and many are not yet tempered for the trials that are to come. Truly, courage these days is lacking on many fronts in both the cause of Liberty and God.

Personally, I pray everyday for Christians in the Middle East and meditate on their trials, tribulations, and deaths. All I can do is pray for them and for myself that when the day of calling comes here, I too will either stand or kneel in final faithful service to God.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 4:10:10 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: A Navy Vet

America isn’t going to learn at this time.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 4:14:43 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Ravnagora

Like blacks slaughtering whites, once attention is brought to it, the savagery increases.

But when a white kills a black, it’s mass hysteria with Sharpton appearing out of nowhere looking for freebies and camera face time and riots sprout up to “Get Even”.

Yep, that’s how affirmative action and compassion works. Same with the church and Muslim religion existing together. (Just ask the Jews)

Thank You liberal democRATS !


17 posted on 09/28/2013 4:16:54 AM PDT by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: A Navy Vet

This reminds of that old joke, it doesn’t fit this situation but I like it, big flood ,guy won’t leave his house cause he says God will save him, The water rises and he has to climb up on the roof, a dude comes with a boat, guy says “No, I’m good, God will save me.” Water keeps rising, another dude shows up with a helicopter, the guy says “Nah I’m fine, God’s got this.”

He drowns. He standing before Saint Peter lamenting that God didn’t help. Saint Peter is incredulous, “He sent you that boat and that helicopter, you numbskull”.

Anyway, those poor people need bullets, lots of bullets.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 4:18:23 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: EBH

They will sit back and wait until they are at thier doorsteps. Anything from the new pope on this? You would think being the leader of the catholic faith that this was #1 on his list and encourage his flock to demand from thie rgovernments action! Quite down I cant hear the crickets


19 posted on 09/28/2013 4:21:21 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: Ravnagora

America’s pulpits do not have time for Middle Eastern Christians, they are too busy importing half of Mexico’s Christians.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 4:21:22 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Ravnagora

Pray for the conversion of ALL to Christ.

As the saying goes, “the blood of the Christian marytrs is the SEEDS for new Christians.”


21 posted on 09/28/2013 4:21:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: Venturer

Not really.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 4:21:59 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: EBH

Remember, many Americans are ARMED to the teeth.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 4:24:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: AKinAK

Rather, it goes down.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 4:24:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: AKinAK
Yep, that’s how affirmative action and compassion works. Same with the church and Muslim religion existing together

Exactly, go ahead an let one priest, preacher, reverend speak on the atrocities truthfully from the pulpit and see what happens. They will be accused of fomenting hate and will bring violence to their own doorsteps, chapel, and church.

No, they will gently remind their congregations to pray for the Middle East. Go to a Bible study, prayer circle, or Rosary prayers and I ask they pray for the Christian girl who was dismembered and had her liver eaten at the pleasure of Syrian rebels in the name of allah(god) and watch the response you get. Have these religious leaders start speaking of these true horrors of Christians crucified in Egypt by islamists in the name of their allah.

The outcry would be like white on black crime...

Thank You liberal democRATS !

25 posted on 09/28/2013 4:27:23 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Biggirl

And this will help you when your church congregation is bombed on a Sunday morning how?


26 posted on 09/28/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: EBH

Less likely because they mind their p’s and q’s when they KNOW Americans are armed.


27 posted on 09/28/2013 4:41:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (Ā“Go, do not be afraid, and serveĀ”-Pope Francis)
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To: Ravnagora

What’s that saying? “Turn thy other cheek?”

Well, that’s what they are doing and it isn’t doing any good.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 4:45:20 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Texas Fossil

Wait a minute, I going to check my local diocese’s web page.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 4:48:01 AM PDT by BilLies (WHOSE YOUR DADDY, BARAKO?)
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To: Texas Fossil

The churches do also. I attend Sunday morning and Sunday evening services, and Wednesday. Our pastor never talks about it. I have visited at some other churches and I have never heard any pastors speak of it there either. Very few pastors take on anything controversial today. They are afraid to make their congregations mad. They are afraid to lose the tax exemptions. They have no back bone. It took us a year to find a church when we moved back here to Alabama. Now our pastor has gone simple with his sermons. He preaches these days like he is preaching to a room full of brand new Christians. People who have only been hearing the word for a few months or a year or two. He has quit going into the tough areas. He has gone down a road where he is afraid that he will scare the old folks, and does not want to scare off the people who are coming with anything controversial. We come home on Sunday mornings now and discuss when we just heard todays sermon. Was it a month ago or two months ago he gave this same sermon. We are now in a search again to attempt to find a church where a pastor will stand up for the Word of God and is not afraid to speak it. We have been visiting a church the past couple of weeks where the pastor seems to be that man. We will continue to visit there for a while and hope he continues to bring God’s Word direct from the pages of the Book. The Bible warns us of these days in these last days of a dying world. Pastors falling away from preaching God’s Word with authority.


30 posted on 09/28/2013 4:50:31 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: Popman

...yeap - and the entitlement junkies would have to walk farther to get their cigarettes and Mountain Dew with their stolen shopping cart in tow...


31 posted on 09/28/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Ravnagora

The Strategy of Islam to Infiltrate and Dominate a Host Population

- They seek out nations that have basic social freedoms or areas that our depressed or void of law

- They immigrate to these areas using the laws of freedom or take advantage of those in depressed areas by offering the basic essentials of life

- Once they have merged in the host country, Islam demands respect for its customs by the host population

- They immediately begin to import their own laws into the host population

- They use the “minority” radicals to spread fear among the host population and enforce Islam’s code

- They begin to populate large numbers of Muslims through immigration and birth in the host nation

- They do a show of force through large gatherings when outnumbered by the host population and center themselves in urban areas

- When outnumbered, they will appear as the victim. When they obtain the majority, they become the aggressor

- Once they gain the majority, they strike down the host population or drive them out by use of the “minority” radicals and seize what were the host population properties

- Once Muslims move into an area, they spread into the social fabric through the establishment of mosques, by the economic through stores in every part of the city to bring Muslims into areas once dominated by only the host population, the use the political sphere to get Muslims elected into local, then state, then federal offices by sheer numbers in order to take over the entire social, economic, and political host through the protection of what is defined as a religion

It more commonly fits the definition of a virus: a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most viruses are too small to be seen directly with a light microscope. Viruses infect all types of organisms...


32 posted on 09/28/2013 4:52:40 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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Amazing how Powers manages to be in every church in America on Sunday mornings.
Beyond praying for these people I’m not sure what it is she thinks we can do. The people who have the clout are the people who don’t care. Powers ought to know that, and I thinks she does. But she voted for that muslim in hiding, so she has to blame us to assuage her conscience instead. Powers has more influence as a member of the media than the people she blames.
Why aren’t YOU speaking out, Kristen?


33 posted on 09/28/2013 4:54:45 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Ravnagora

Diversity gone mad

The churches are leftist organiztions. They have been co opted to act as leftwing organs rather than real churches.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 4:55:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: RetiredArmy

Agreed with much of what you say.

In many ways though even the new Pope seems to be scaling back and stepping away from the Church’s edifice of morality. Simplifying the message to one of forgiveness, mercy, and grace. I don’t think it is necessarily a bad thing. If we are in the last days, then many like the thief on the cross, need to seek God’s forgiveness.

I also don’t think ministry is just up to the priest, preacher or pastor. It is up to the congregation. Attending services these days really isn’t enough. One needs to be involved in the Life of the Church too. I myself am guilty of a ‘services’ only member, but have made the commitment to change that habit.


35 posted on 09/28/2013 5:01:11 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: RetiredArmy; Forward the Light Brigade; BilLies
I cannot speak for other churches, but our local Baptist minister has in fact spoken about the targeting of Christians globally, not just in the ME. Our foreign missionary program is fully aware about the persecution.

We often speak about this in our men's Sunday school class. (yes, we old men meet separately from the women's Sunday school class.)

I need not ask which church you belong to. It does bother me that a group here are constantly emphasizing where other Christians are not living up to their charge and duty.

36 posted on 09/28/2013 5:05:42 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Ravnagora

Most of America’s churches are too busy being politically correct, “involved” churches to be reminded that Jesus said the world would hate Christians, and they would have to bear the cross of being His followers. They’d rather be the newest version of “The Church of What’s Happenin’ Now,” as Flip Wilson satirized it years ago.

When our time for outright persecution comes, the leaders of today’s churches will be the least prepared of all, because they believed their own teaching that emphasized present happiness on earth rather than eternal joy in Heaven.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 5:07:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: A Navy Vet

Where is my (our) God, the same place he’s always been.

He uses people. So he just might be waiting for us to do something.


38 posted on 09/28/2013 5:07:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]


39 posted on 09/28/2013 5:10:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Ravnagora

I don’t think churches are silent, it’s the leftist media that silently cheers the slaughter.


40 posted on 09/28/2013 5:10:41 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Ravnagora

WHY????!!!!!

Why is no one speaking out? To keep silent is condoning the actions against them.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 5:18:46 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SunkenCiv

Rand generally doesn’t get the Middle East (or Islam) right.

While Rand’s criticism of his fellow Senators would have been valid, had it been offered while the Obama Admin was busily arming Morsi’s Muslim-Brotherhood-controlled regime, by the time he levelled the criticism, the Morsi regime was already being toppled by the current al-Sisi regime. The al-Sisi regime has shown no reason not to be supported, as it is ruthlessly crushing the Muslim Brotherhood (whose representatives are found in various positions of influence throughout the Obama Administration), but has also been sympathetic to the Christians who have been the constant targets of Muslim-Brotherhood rage.


42 posted on 09/28/2013 5:21:18 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: RetiredArmy
We are now in a search again to attempt to find a church where a pastor will stand up for the Word of God and is not afraid to speak it.

I listen to such a pastor on the internet, and his church is in Alabama. I am stuck in communist and apostate Red Hampshire where you would NEVER find a pastor such as you describe.

43 posted on 09/28/2013 5:23:14 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ravnagora; All

As an interesting aside, I didn’t know Kirsten Powers was Orthodox. Does anyone know if this is truly the case?


44 posted on 09/28/2013 5:30:36 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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Our church prays for these persecuted Christians continually. I post every article I read about the persecution and slaughter of Christians overseas. But this is the difference between Christianity and Islam. One is a religion of freedom and love. The other is a hating death cult.


45 posted on 09/28/2013 5:33:55 AM PDT by scottysmom
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To: FourtySeven

orthodox left winger she is


46 posted on 09/28/2013 5:34:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Ravnagora

They are too busy recycling, boycotting Exxon, working for Social Justice (living wages, no criminal background checks) than to care that Christians are being murdered.


47 posted on 09/28/2013 5:37:10 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Texas Fossil

bingo.


48 posted on 09/28/2013 5:41:14 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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Islam is a war plan.


49 posted on 09/28/2013 5:49:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: who knows what evil?
I listen to such a pastor on the internet, and his church is in Alabama. 

Please share the good pastors name. I too am hungry for the true word of God to be preached!

I try to say a prayer every day for those who are persecuted in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I also pray for Christians here in the states to have the courage and conviction to stand solid in our faith and continue to preach the good news, true love and peace of Jesus Christ in the face of every increasing persecution.

50 posted on 09/28/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by bayliving
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