Should the U.S. Be Included on Persecution Lists?

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Experts weigh in.

Many American evangelicals welcomed President Donald Trump’s draft executive order to strengthen religious exemptions in federal laws and programs, even though it would have fallen short of protecting Christian business owners like bakers, florists, and photographers.

Stoking their increasing concerns: high-profile lawsuits filed against those who refuse to provide their services for same-sex weddings; the Obamacare requirement of institutions to provide contraception coverage; and proposed legislation in California that all schools must obey anti-discrimination regulations or lose funding.

International Christian Concern even included the United States in its religious freedom Hall of Shame list for the first time in 2016, citing “constant attacks in the media” and believers being “marginalized through the law.”

Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in.

Answers are arranged on a spectrum from “yes” answers at the top to “no” answers at the bottom.

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SOURCE: Christianity Today
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

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