Christians in Iraq are facing genocide.
Today, Eric Metaxas from the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview tells us how we can help stop the persecution and stand with our brothers and sisters overseas. Listen below.
According to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, members of the U.S. military were told last week that the American Family Association is a “domestic hate group” because the group advocates traditional values and speaks out against homosexuality.
Starnes writes AFA was listed as a domestic hate group alongside the KKK, the Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam, and Neo-Nazis. Moreover, a photograph taken by a soldier with a camera phone shows the information slide on American Family Association contained a picture of Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, despite the fact Phelps has no known ties to AFA.
American Family Association has issued a response, saying,
“Let me be very clear. Your AFA does not condone the actions of Phelps and his followers, nor have we ever advocated hatred towards anyone, even those we don’t agree with.”
We enjoy a great amount of religious freedom in the United States; it’s something we should never take for granted, and something we should always defend. That’s why it’s disconcerting to read about the Fromms, a Christian couple from California who were recently fined for holding a Bible study in their home, allegedly in violation of their city’s “zoning regulations.”
“Nobody should be able to tell us what we can do in our home,” Stephanie Fromm said. “Since when do we have to qualify who we have at our house and what we’re doing?”