As Christians are preoccupied with the thought that the culture is carrying on a war against them, an actual war is being waged in the Middle East that exterminating whole populations of Christians. And yet, not the American government nor even American churches are doing or even saying much about it. An article in Foreign Policy, excerpted and linked after the jump, tries to understand why.
It would seem that Democrats are concentrating on improving relations with Muslims and Republicans are so committed to Israel that they overlook Mideast Christians, who tend to be anti-Israel. I would add that both Western Catholics and evangelicals often find these ancient sects to be alien, asking “but are they really Christians?” In the meantime, this article accuses ISIS/the Islamic State of the “g” word: GENOCIDE. [Read more…]