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house Bill H. Res. 407

Condemning the Persecution of Christians and Religious Minorities Around the World

Argument in favor

Christians in countries across the world are facing persecution, and the House should call on governments that oppress religious minorities to uphold religious freedom.

Karan's Opinion
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12/10/2017
If this said Islam all you leftists would be dying to say yes to condemn the hate. But now it’s Christianity you’re like “nah screw that”. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world if you google. You guys are just playing social justice politics when you say no to this.
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Jordan's Opinion
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12/10/2017
To those who are talking about the US persecuting Muslims, I don’t see the US flying planes into their buildings. I don’t see the US, using suicide bombers. I don’t see the US denying women the right to drive like Saudi Arabia does. I do see ISIS and other Muslim terrorists and countries persecuting Christians and even Muslims who aren’t like them.
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Jason's Opinion
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12/10/2017
Why would anyone oppose a bill to stop persecution period?? Or withhold support of a law as a bargaining chip because its "not fair"?? One domino has to fall to start the process...
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Argument opposed

While it’s good for the House to call for an end to the persecution of Christians and religious minorities around the world, this resolution is non-binding and won’t end it.

Quinby's Opinion
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12/10/2017
Until this is for all religions and doesn’t favor “Christians” over everyone else, I cannot support this bill.
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B's Opinion
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12/10/2017
Why is there a difference between Christians and religious minorities? Our history was built on separating church and state. The more these lines become blurred, the more problems we will have as evidenced around the world by counties much older than ours—a Christian who is accepting of people with differing views. Stay away from government!
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Tyler's Opinion
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12/10/2017
Can't support something that doesn't explicitly focus on fighting the persecution of all religions not just Christianity
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simple resolution Progress


  • The house Passed December 12th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
    IntroducedJune 26th, 2017

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What is House Bill H. Res. 407?

This resolution would condemn the persecution of Christians and religious minorities around the world and call on discriminatory regimes to stop the oppression. It would also call on the president and the heads of the governments of all democratic nations to uphold the right to religious freedom and condemn.

As a simple resolution, this legislation wouldn’t be legally binding or advance beyond the House if passed.

Impact

Christians and religious minorities who are being persecuted; heads of governments; and the House of Representatives.

Cost of House Bill H. Res. 407

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthSponsoring Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) introduced this resolution to condemn the persecution of Christians around the globe.

This legislation passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee on a voice vote and has the support of 33 bipartisan cosponsors, including 31 Republicans and two Democrats.


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Summary by Eric Revell

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Official Title

Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world.

    If this said Islam all you leftists would be dying to say yes to condemn the hate. But now it’s Christianity you’re like “nah screw that”. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world if you google. You guys are just playing social justice politics when you say no to this.
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    Until this is for all religions and doesn’t favor “Christians” over everyone else, I cannot support this bill.
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    Why is there a difference between Christians and religious minorities? Our history was built on separating church and state. The more these lines become blurred, the more problems we will have as evidenced around the world by counties much older than ours—a Christian who is accepting of people with differing views. Stay away from government!
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    Can't support something that doesn't explicitly focus on fighting the persecution of all religions not just Christianity
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    This from a party that persecutes a religion such as Islam. They are worried about persecuted Christians but are the most un-Christian party in Congress.
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    Christianity is not a minority religion. Well, maybe true Christianity is in this Country at least. But The hypocrisy of our government demanding an end to persecution of Christians, while the US is persecuting Muslims is unconscionable.
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    Until this is for all religions and doesn’t favor “Christians” over everyone else, I cannot support this bill.
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    The US government does not speak for Christians only and should not bias towards helping Christians. This bill should be simply "Condemning the persecution of religious groups around the world".
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    Stupid. How about freedom from religion. You fake good GOP “Christians” make me sick. WWJD? Probably not throw you in prison for smoking weed.
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    Needs to not favor Christians in wording.
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    What happened to separation of church and state? What makes Christians more important than the other religions on this planet? Will Pastafarians be part of this bill? How about us Keepers of the Seeds? Will we be a part of this too? I think someone needs to help protect my right to use a safe holistic plant called cannabis to heal me and my family if need be, to worship this healing plant and not be discriminated against for it. Stop wasting time and money to help and protect people outside of our nation while we have severely more pressing issues here in our own country. Please legalize Cannabis for all Americans so that I may practice my religion and spiritual beliefs without persecution.
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    Why is Christianity being differentiated from religious minorities? Everyone should have religious freedom and be safe from persecution so the bill should not specify Christianity.
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    Why do christians get preferential language in this bill? Also, the Christian Right persecutes more minority groups then any other entity in the world. This is hypocrisy and grandstanding.
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    The US government needs to stop forcing Christianity or a very warped version of it on its own citizens first.
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    Absolutely not - this is just about as ridiculous as the “War on Christmas.” Create a bill that protects ALL beliefs, including Atheism, Islam, Polytheism, and Wicca, and I would support it.
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    This is beyond ironic. Until this nation truly shows that all religious minorities are welcome here, instead of being oppressed and abused as they currently are, we shouldn't be declaring anything.
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    Ridiculous coming from a party that *practices* it!
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    Keep religion out of government. American is not a "Christian" nation and the government has no business with protecting or condemning specific religions. Until this is for all religions and doesn’t favor “Christians” over everyone else, I cannot support this bill.
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    If we truly have a seperation of church and State, this action is unnecessary. Politicians should not be determining what is right for religious groups. Isn't that what the Mayflower and the founding of our country was all about?
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    This is not necessary it is an attempt to make Christianity closely associated with our government - basic tenet is separation of church and state. just do the right things in the world not just for Christians.
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