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This stamp is related to Christians who think here in America we have it the worst than other countries.

Well, just so we are clear I am not denying at all Christians have been persecuted in American. I am a white American myself. I have seen on the news of pro-lifers being arrests, being assaulted while praying, having firebombs thrown at them. There has also been the case (actually quite a few) where a business has been forced to shut down for refusing to provide for a gay wedding. The most recent case was a pizzaria being forced to shut down after a news reporter went in there and asked them about their views on gay marriage. They responded they would make a pizza for a gay couple but they would not provide for a marriage. HOWEVER, the reporter flat out lied and said the pizzaria would not bake for a gay couple at all and the business was subject to death threats and insults. Eventually the business was able to get back on it's feet after people gave them funds through an account. Even gay people aplogized for the behavior of their supporters and gave the family on their behalf. So yes, there is a persecution in a sense here in America.

But this itself isn't the real point of this stamp. The point is we as Americans often overlook other Christians in far off countries who are actually being martyred for their faith. I have a friend from South Korea who has educated me on the matter and it opened my eyes about just how good I have it as an American. Christians are being imprisoned, tortured and outright killed for ludacris reasons. A buddy of mine from South Korea had a friend. This friend of his was imprisoned for 2 years in China under a false charge of "human trafficking" when he was really helping sex slaves escape to South Korea for a better life. Thankfully this friend of my friend had an American Citizenship so he was spared of torture unlike some of the poor souls who were not so fortunate. The friend eventually escaped through the help of North Korean defectors to South Korea. The Church my friend goes to even helps NK defectors escape to South Korea. Even Muslims are under harsh watch in these countries.

I also have to compliment Fox News for not only making the persecution of Christians by Islamic extremists known in the media. However, I am likewise disappinted they are not extending the same courtesy to these other Christians in North Korea and China. Where are the reports about these Christians?

Again, I am in no way denying American Christians being forced to stand up for what we believe in. All I am saying is the persecution we are going through is nothing to what our brothers and sisters overseas fear on a day to day basis.

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tarajadestone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My only "issue" is your blanket term of Middle East. If you stepped into Dubai, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon there are casinos and concert halls, food stands, restaurants, and churches for non-Muslims, including Christians. I also know in Palestine, the Christians and Muslims live together and help each other (as they have been for centuries) against the apartheid state of Israel. 
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed.  If I remember correctly, a few months back, Christian ministries such as Joyce Meyer Ministries went to a undisclosed part of China to spread the Lord's message. They couldn't reveal exactly where they weredue to safety reasons. Likewise,  back when Fidel Castro was in power, there were Catholics/Christians who had to have secret meetings just to practice their faith. There was one woman who was married to a member of the Communist party who was Catholic, but she had to practice her faith in secret and had to hide her Bible, rosary, crosses, and any other item of Catholicism she happened to own.  I really wish people cared more about the Christians being murdered in those countries instead of just what happens in America.
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Diaperpuff Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
It pisses me off that nobody gives a crap anymore.
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
This is a bit like saying to the homeless in the USA that they should shut-up and stop complaining because people in Somalia have it worse.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Christians here in the kindly west,
often sob 'n' beat their breast,
because they feel discrimination,
in each and every liberal nation.

But they and gays and trannies too,
seem not to realize as they cry, boohoo,
that elsewhere they get sticks and stones
or tossed off roofs to break their bones.

Here they get a mean and naughty word,
that burns, OH GAWD! like flames.  Absurd.
They'll all be whinin' until the day they die
and wonderin' why happiness passed them by.


There's not enough compassion in the entire universe to placate all the victim wannabes.
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Student Writer
Even though I'm totally atheist THANKYOU.

I won't be a dick and say there's no religious persecution for Christians, as you mention it happens in the third world, but the first world is very comfy for Christians, in fact, I'd argue Christianity is heavily ingrained in most first world cultures...
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Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say it's more prevalent in the States, though. But you're right about the first world being more comfortable for them.
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Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely agree with this. Stuff on Islam extremists/Middle East are always what people focus on, yet not so much on other places where Christians suffer
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Pencilartguy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Yeah, the only reason attention isn't given to Christians in China or North Korea is because neither of them are America's enemies.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
That and the Main Stream Media doesn't care about what happens to Christians in places like China or North Korea.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes no sense because here laws are support the Christian belief even if those laws are slowly dwindLing and should. It isn't like another religion is being upheld though and telling Christians they can't believe in what they believe or else they suffer death. That us why the separation exsistd. So someone can't come in and decide to change everything. Not like on other countries where people of any faith are at the mercy of anyone in power. Like isis. Even if you are Muslim it wouldn't matter if you didn't believe exactly like them. So yeah Christians have it far worse in other countries.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are correct.
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Twilightlover2007 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It breaks my heart to see people killed for their faith.
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