What if the President of the United States delivered an important speech about religious freedom while the media ignored it?
That’s of course the reality.
President Trump spoke at a special UN event with a call to protect religious freedom. And he discussed the persecution of Christians and Jews around the world.
The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.
Regrettably, the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted, or even banned. And when I heard that number, I said, “Please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be correct.” And, sadly, it was. Eighty percent.
This is an important point. When you cut off religious freedom and replace it with a secular leftist cult, you lose freedom. Period.
We’ve seen that around the world. And we’re seeing it in America.
Our politics come from our beliefs, religious and otherwise. The end of freedom of conscience is the end of freedom.
I’ve appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. We’re standing up for almost 250 million Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith. It is estimated that 11 Christians are killed every day for the following — I mean, just think of this: Eleven Christians a day, for following the teachings of Christ. Who would even think that’s possible in this day and age? Who would think it’s possible?
The media doesn’t care.
The media has not only focused more on Greta Thunberg’s tantrum at the UN, but it focused more on her ‘stare’ at President Trump than on Christian genocide.