Supposedly, the United States is the champion of human rights all around the world, and should thus intervene in the case of any Christian martyr in the making. But that means forcing other nations and cultures to accommodate homosexual delusions of marriage, not helping out Christians in danger of death by government for being Christian. Our government would prefer to issue public warnings to weaker nations against taking the Bible seriously. It is more important to force a majority-Roman-Catholic nation to endure a mockery of marriage in the form of our chosen ambassador and his “husband.”
So now we have a real human rights issue, not the kind of “first world problem” (at best) that the Obama Administration cares about.
A Pakistani court has upheld the death sentence of a Christian woman whose 2010 conviction for blasphemy led to the assassination of two politicians who supported her, a defense lawyer says. Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of five, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling, in which she was found guilty of insulting Muhammad, says her lawyer, who plans to take the case to the country’s Supreme Court. The case drew global criticism in 2011 when Pakistan’s minister for religious minorities and the governor of Punjab province were assassinated for supporting her and opposing blasphemy laws.
Some will say that this proves that America should not be “isolationist.” But it isn’t quite that simple. We can only intervene and try to stop the executions of Christians if we make such interventions a priority. Instead, we are intervening in other areas, including less-than-wise-or-just military and political strategies. Since we need countries to cooperate with us in other areas, we are not in a good position to get them to not persecute Christians. Consider a few years ago when the military ordered Christian Bibles burned to make the local Muslims happy. That was a clear case where the U.S. Government found it more convenient to adhere to Islamic values than try to stick up for freedom of religion for Christians.
These are dark days for believers.