WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
District 32 Bronx County, New York
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's Statement about President Obama and Christian Persecution
Senator Rev. Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement one day after the Massacre of Christians at Oregon Community College:
“Last night, I watched President Barack Obama speak on national television about the massacre at Oregon’s Umpwua Community College. I was seriously disappointed that our President did not even mention that the victims of that slaughter were singled out and killed because they were Christians.
News reports have shared the story that while the gunman was reloading his handgun, he ordered students to stand up if they were Christian, and when they did he told them that they were going to see God in just about one minute. Then he killed them – right here in the United States of America.
President Obama overlooked the opportunity to highlight the fact that the growing persecution of Christianity is now also part of the fabric of our country. Christians throughout the world are being persecuted, imprisoned and exiled. This is deplorable and should get proper attention.
We continue to pray for the Christian refugees in Syria and Iraq, and for Christians in Sudan, China, and in many other nations who are being persecuted for their faith. We also pray for the Christians who are being persecuted here in America.
How can it be that when other groups are targeted, they get the attention of the President of the United States, but when the victims are Christians, that fact is not even mentioned in his speech?
Ladies and gentlemen, 13 people were killed yesterday in Oregon. Christian persecution exists all over the world. Lets join together in prayer for the families of these victims, for the end of violence among human beings and for the end of the Christian persecution.
I am Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and this is what you should know.”