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Religious Persecution a Global Crisis Needing Urgent Action, US Ambassador Says

Religious Persecution a Global Crisis Needing Urgent Action, US Ambassador Says

President Trump has brought God back into our White House. Many are thankful for his administration for the efforts they are making to protect o

WASHINGTON—The suppression of people of faith is a global crisis that receives far too little attention, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, said on July 16.

Brownback said the Trump administration was committed to countering religious persecution worldwide, in remarks on the opening day of the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington.

“This administration sees the killing, imprisonments, harassment, and persecution on the basis of religious beliefs around the world,” Brownback said. “And we see it as a global crisis that has received far too little attention.

The 3-day conference marks the largest religious freedom event in the world, according to the State Department, and brings together over 1,000 civil society and religious leaders from dozens of countries.

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“We’ve got folks from civil society and from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Falun Gong, and other secular backgrounds,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in opening remarks.

“I want to thank everyone here who has committed a part of their life to helping those who are persecuted and to defending the unalienable right to practice one’s religion and follow their conscience and to take care of their soul,” he added.

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Flashback: Obama Said Crime And Poverty Are Not Qualifiers For Asylum

Flashback: Obama Said Crime And Poverty Are Not Qualifiers For Asylum

Typically, refugee status is not granted just based on economic need or because a family lives in a bad neighborhood or poverty, Obama said

 

If President Trump said this they would say he is racist.

“[U]nder U.S. law, we admit a certain number of refugees from all around the world based on some fairly narrow criteria. And typically, refugee status is not granted just based on economic need or because a family lives in a bad neighborhood or poverty. It’s typically defined fairly narrowly — the state, for example, that was targeting political activists and they need to get out of the country for fear of prosecution or even death,” Obama said in July 2014.

The Democratic president even called on asylum seekers to lodge their claims in their own countries.

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“There may be some narrow circumstances in which there is a humanitarian or a refugee status that a family might be eligible for. If that were the case, it would be better for them to be able to apply in-country rather than take a very dangerous journey all the way up to Texas to make those same claims,” he said at the time.

 

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Floor Fight: Pelosi Attacks Trump, But Gets Shut Down Instead by House Members

Pelosi rebuke on Trump backfires in extraordinary fashion, in a matter not seen in decades

Democrats have the most divisive rhetoric and actions yet they get upset when President Trump reacts to them. How about you get to work and do something for this country like the president is.

Pelosi was speaking ahead of the vote to condemn President Trump when she was challenged by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who felt her statements against Trump were way too personal:

“The episode then became even more bizarre when the chair, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told representatives after a lengthy huddle that he was trying to make a fair ruling as to whether Pelosi had broken House rules, but people weren’t cooperating.”

“Cleaver simply declared, ‘I abandon the chair,’ and left — a moment with no apparent precedent in modern congressional history.”

Pelosi also apparently broke House rules by leaving the chambers when she’s supposed to stay put when her words are taken down.

The House speaker was also accused of violating Thomas Jefferson’s “Manual of Parliamentary Practice,” which is still in use.

In the manual, representatives must avoid language on the floor “which is personally offensive to the President.”

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100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.

This article exposes the divisive and manipulative ways of the left. They want every single white person to fix it in their head that they are racist and every black person to fix it in their head that they are victims. You can get more divisive than this. This is just plain evil. Here are some of the IGNORANT suggestions they give and manipulative statements they make. I especially noticed how they try to incorporate LGBT with black people.

Just because you can’t see racism around you doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Trust people of color’s assessment of a situation. 

  1. Never try and tell a person of color what is or isn’t racist.
  1. If a character you assumed was white in a book is portrayed by an actor of color in the movie, embrace it. Whiteness is not the default.
  1. In general, just don’t assume we want to be white or want to assimilate. And don’t pressure us to do so. 
  1. Remember that not all people of color are straight.
  1. Remember that people of color are not inherently more homophobic than white people.
  1. People can be Black and gay and disabled and trans and middle class. Blackness is expansive. It doesn’t look one way. Keep this in mind.
  1. When we talk about race, we’re not just talking about men! Repeat after me: Intersections of race and gender exist.
  1. If you call a woman of color “exotic,” you deserve to stub your toe every day for a year. Do. Not. Do. This.
  1. Remember that having mixed race children is not a cure for racism or a way to live out weird racial fantasies.
  1. If you have a partner of color or children of color, trust and believe that you can still be racist. You’re not exempt. If anything, you have even more of a duty to examine your behavior for the benefit of your loved ones.
  1. Don’t? Vote? For? Racist? Politicians? Can’t believe I need to say this one but it seems like possibly, maybe, some of y’all did not get this memo.
  1. Research your candidates. Who has progressive policies that won’t needlessly criminalize people of color? Vote for them.
  1. Use your white privilege to be on the frontline between people of color and the police at protests. You’re at much less risk than us.

  1. Record police encounters you see involving Black people.
  1. Share alerts when ICE is planning a raid.
  1. Stand up to Islamophobia wherever you see it.
  1. Don’t have dreadlocks if you’re not Black, just don’t. Beyond being offensive, it’s just not suited to your hair type. Do literally anything else with your hair.
  1. Don’t even think about saying the N word. Even if you’re alone. Even if you’re listening to rap. Even if you’re alone and listening to rap.
  1. Remember that your queerness/womanhood/transness/class background/disability doesn’t exclude you from white privilege.
  1. Don’t assume, full stop, that you can understand what it’s like to experience racism. You can’t. That’s the whole point.
  1. Understand that nothing in your life has been untouched by your whiteness. Everything you have would have been harder to come by if you had not been born white.
  1. Be grateful for the lesson when you’re called out on racism, getting defensive won’t help.
  1. Move past your white guilt. Guilt is an unproductive emotion. Don’t sit there mired in woe, just be better.
  1. Recognize that fighting racism isn’t about you, it’s not about your feelings; it’s about liberating people of color from a world that tries to crush us at every turn.
  1. And remember: Being an ally is a verb, not a noun. You can’t just magically be an ally to people of color because you say you’re one, it’s something that you must continually work on.

Even the devil was articulate when he tried to manipulate Jesus and others in the Bible. We need to recognize his work when we see it. And this is it.

 

Source: 100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

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