Candidates have yet to address Christian persecution

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

WorldWatchList2016One of the issues that didn't come up in the first presidential debate Monday night was the topic of persecution of Christians around the world. One mission organization hopes to change that.

Open Doors USA is making a big push to get the two major candidates to speak out on persecution. Spokeswoman Emily Fuentes says they’re hitting it hard on social media.

"We're proposing meetings with the different candidates to see if they will come and meet with us to learn more about Christian persecution, and we would love to know what their platform is going to be, what their plan of action is," she tells OneNewsNow.

Fuentes hopes this thrust will set the stage for persecution to be a topic in one of the future debates.

"And the hope would be that this could come as a question from the moderator or a question from those in the audience who are able to attend these events,” she says. “We're just really trying to get the word out, so it can become a top issue in many different facets."

Fuentes says Open Doors USA will be holding discussions on Facebook Live during the debates and also has a petition circulating urging the candidates to address the issue of Christian persecution.

"There are a lot of different plans of action that the candidates could do,” she says. “We just want to hear what it is so it's not just words but an actual plan."

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