One day in late September I was taking my regular prayer walk around Lafayette Park, outside The White House. It was still open then, although fenced around. The fence was plastered with signs, posters, and the various obscenities of Antifa and BLM.
In the park I met a Christian radio host from California who was in town for The Return. This is the prayer/repentance/praise event that took place on the National Mall on September 25 and 26. Caz Taylor has a live show on K-Praise FM, the Salem Radio Group in San Diego as well as a podcast called “Come Together, San Diego.”
When Caz found out what I do for a living, he asked me if I would be willing to be interviewed for his show. Of course I said yes! I am always eager to open the eyes of more Christians to the reality of the persecution that their brothers and sisters around the globe face for following Jesus.
Talking to San Diego about the Persecuted Church
The radio show that we recorded in Lafayette Park aired on October 29. For about 15 minutes Caz and I discussed:
- Background on IRD
- The Biblical mandate to defend and support persecuted Christians
- Holding Western churches accountable (with reference to Dominic Sputo’s great book Heirloom Love: Authentic Christianity in an Age of Persecution
- What lessons from the past help us with Christian persecution advocacy today, and what has President Trump done to promote international religious freedom and aid to the persecuted?
- Why are Christians reluctant to be advocates for persecuted Christians, but will work for justice for everybody else?
- From the perspective of an advocate for persecuted Christians, how should we pray for President Trump and other government leaders?
- The genocide against Christians in Nigeria
- Hoping for a U.S. Special Envoy for Nigeria
- Are Christians in the United States suffering persecution? And why are we allowing our freedoms to be taken away from us?
- Forgetting the truth after 9/11 and closing prayer.
Here is the podcast. Our interview begins at approximately Minute 58:00.