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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

and is currently the Shadow Cabinet critic for Democratic Institutions.

He served from 2008 to 2015 as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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Scott Reid on the persecution of Christians worldwide

May 11, 2017

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Below is my statement today in the House of Commons on the persecution of Christians worldwide:

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Here are three facts, Mr. Speaker:

  1. Thanks be to God, state-sanctioned persecution in the name of Christianity is nearly extinct, worldwide;
  2. Religious persecution, by officially Muslim states—and even more, by officially atheist regimes, is alive and well.
  3. Over 200 million Christians live in the states that are the worst offenders.

As a result, more Christians face, in their home countries, what the Pew Research Forum calls ” religious restrictions” than does any other faith group.

This includes thousands arrested for their beliefs, some executed for spreading the Gospel, and in some countries—although this is without state sanction—many slaughtered by death squads and terrorists.

Now of course, this does not reflect the situation of Christians here in Canada.

But our domestic situation should not blind Canadians to the way things are elsewhere, nor keep us from speaking out on behalf of persecuted Christians worldwide.

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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

and is currently the Shadow Cabinet critic for Democratic Institutions.

He served from 2008 to 2015 as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

More About Scott  >