An attorney fighting for the rights of persecuted Christians is pleased with the announcement by Vice President Mike Pence that the Trump administration will go around the United Nations to provide much-needed aid directly to victims of genocide in the Middle East.
The new policy recently announced by the VP comes as welcome news to Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver, who explains that during former President Barack Obama's tenure, neither the effort nor the focus was enough to directly aid persecuted Christians.
"In fact, during the Obama years, billions of dollars were given to the United Nations, but not any of that went to persecuted Christians or religious minorities, and in part, it's because of the defunct, problematic, bureaucratic and dominated-controlled U.N. – which is primarily focused on Muslim countries," Staver, who also serves as founder and president of Liberty Relief International, contended.
The Christian legal expert maintains that the Muslim countries were obviously biased against persecuted Christians – meaning billions of dollars were being wasted and little help was being provided to believers.
A stark contrast is now being seen in the White House, as Staver notes that everything is changing under President Donald Trump.
"Instead of funneling this money through the United Nations, we're going to provide it through our own agency and from our own agency, then distribute it to appropriate organizations on the ground who have a long-established and effective history in the Middle East when it comes to helping persecuted Christians," the acclaimed attorney explained.
Staver predicts this new direction by the Trump administration will yield "immediate impact" in the region.