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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:37 PM

Hunt (UK Foreign Minister): postcolonial guilt hindering fight against Christian persecution

Hunt, a committed Christian, said: “We wanted to do this not just because freedom of worship is a fundamental human right, but because also freedom of worship is the invisible line between open societies and closed societies.”

He added he wanted “to banish any hesitation to look into this issue without fear or favour that may exist because of our imperial history, because of the concerns that some people might have in linking the activities of missionaries in the 19th century to misguided imperialism”.

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He said evidence showed 80% of the people suffering religious persecution are Christians. He insisted this was not about asserting the rights of white wealthy Christians, but the religious freedom of some of the poorest people in the world.

He identified countries that are sites of persecution: Egypt, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, North Korea, but also China and India. He cited the example of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman imprisoned on death row after she was accused of blasphemy. The supreme court of Pakistan upheld her acquittal this week.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/30/hunt-postcolonial-guilt-hindering-fight-against-christian-persecution|

The stuff in the article about inter-sectionality is interesting

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:55 PM

1. Okay!!!

What about places where Christians are using their access to government to persecute other beliefs, or denying the right to choose, or attempts to deny equal rights to women or the LGBTQ community?

Maybe if certain "Christians" stop persecuting others, then they could focus their energies on those countries where Christians are being persecuted!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:15 PM

3. That's ok because Jesus supports that stuff.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. Bullshit! The dominant religion always tends to persecute the minority religions.

Apparently, this person has no understanding of either history or current affairs.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:27 PM

4. Missionaries today are agents of colonialism

And in the 19th century and before? Well, the spanish used them to exterminate the native american population in California.

England just needs to stay out of other countries business for a good long time.

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