christian persecution

Where society was headed in 2008

Recently I updated a page on It is a page of links I made before I got this new-fangled blog working around 2005. Several things there are very interesting, with one seeming to be prophetic:

2004/12/12 Top Anglican adviser sees economic persecution coming for true church.

Jayne Ozanne, adviser to the Anglican church, speaks like a prophet in this article.

“Sacrificial giving is not a concept that we in the West have either embraced or understood. We are too comfortable and, as a result, too compromised. I see a time of great persecution coming, which will drive Christianity all but underground in the West. I believe that this will primarily take the form of a social and economic persecution, where Christians will be ridiculed for their faith and pressurised into making it a purely private matter.”

(2021, This prediction is occurring right now with social media cancelling, and even banks refusing Christians service!
Sadly, Ozanne came out as gay in 2015).

The link to the original article is on that web page.

Let’s get serious about the persecution that has started for Christians.

Persecution is coming for Christians from the Left

Many people in America are calling for banning others that don’t agree with their opinions.
Seventh-day Adventist publications have been telling us for decades that this would come from the Right, but instead, we see it coming from the Left.

Last week the President of the United States was banned from several online platforms, ostensibly for the reason of “inciting violence”. While it is true that many of his supporters did enter the Capitol building, there was almost no looting, burning, or killing by those who entered, except that one police officer did die, with early reports indicating he had a stroke.

In comparison, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters have been burning down businesses, killing several people, entering and destroying federal property etc. with almost no legal consequences for their actions for over half a year now. In fact, many corporations and even SDA leadership fell all over themselves donating money, and praising their efforts at creating anarchy.

Big Tech Censorship

This article on PJ Media has an interesting quote:

Big Tech censorship is the most lethal side of the Cancel culture coin because it penetrates every nook and cranny of American culture and consciousness. Just as legitimate news stories that conflicted with the mainstream media’s 2020 presidential campaign narrative were censored by Facebook and Twitter — the most consequential recent example being the refusal prior to the November 3 election to cover Hunter and Jim Biden’s international influence peddling — influential voices on the Left are now defining Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol as a “coup,” “racism,” “a domestic terror attack” and an “insurrection.” That definition opens the way to much more serious forms of punishment.

Anyone who is interested in what is happening around them has seen that the main stream TV news, radio news, newspapers etc. have all been promulgating Leftist lies for many years now. With some like the main TV networks, New York Times, NPR, etc., the bias against Christian teaching is so obvious, that no honest Christian would even consider using them as their primary news source.

The internet has provided many sites giving true news, and has been foremost in reporting what is actually going on. But I first noticed that it was getting difficult to find the real news on the internet search engines last summer. Now, with Google, Facebook, Twitter, and nearly all the big tech companies going full Leftist, it is getting harder to even stay on the internet itself, let alone find truthful news sources. Google will basically either ban your channel on Youtube, or ignore your site in its search engine crawling if they don’t agree with your content. Facebook and Twitter are even more open about how they want to ban everyone who doesn’t toe their Socialist/anti-God line.

Trump banned, but Khamenei not?

People in Israel have called out Twitter’s blatant hypocrisy by noting:

how is it that President #Trump can be suspended from @Twitter, but the President of Iran, @khamenei_ir, who literally calls for genocide of Israel, violence to Americans and denies the Holocaust, is allowed to stay on?

In the rush to condemning the protests on Capitol Hill, many blamed the Trump supporters for every bad thing that happened. However, in the aftermath, we see that there were some Antifa leaders involved with that group, using it as a cover to promote anarchy. This is very similar to what happened in the rise of power of Adolf Hitler, in the burning of the Reichstag: But some ‘happenstances’ are so convenient as to defy credulity — whether they took place in 1933 or last week.

Christians, get ready!

Christians, make sure you have everything on and ready for use, just like Ephesians 6 states:
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Pacific Justice Institute keeps 1st Amendment alive in anti-christian California

Sacramento, CA—California Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties) withdrew SB 360, a bill that would have required clergy to report certain confessions to the government. The Bill would have further restricted ministers by excluding clergy penitential communications from long established legal protections including “spiritual direction” and “religious counseling.”

After SB 360 passed the Senate with a 30-4 vote and moved to the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, Pacific Justice Institute–Center for Public Policy (PJI-CPP) sent a lengthy legal opinion letter to all of the Assembly members to oppose the Bill. On July 8 the Public Safety Committee published an analysis of SB 360 that mirrored the First Amendment concerns discussed in PJI-CPP’s position letter. In a surprising reversal, Senator Hill pulled SB 360 the same day and published the announcement on his website July 9.

“This proposed law could not be reconciled with the First Amendment,” said PJI attorney Kevin Snider. “SB 360 was an attempt to sweep away centuries of clergy-penitent protections, forcing clergy members to choose between criminal prosecution or spiritual peril.”

Brad Dacus, president of PJI, commented, “We are immensely relieved that this misguided legislation has been shelved this year. We commend our legislators who recognized that this Bill is harmful and raises grave constitutional problems for clergy protecting the confessions and confidences entrusted to them.”

Praise God that there are still a few faithful people pushing back against the tide of evil. It should make us concerned to see that the vote for the bill originally passed 30 – 4! Time to enjoy our freedoms in America is slipping away quickly. Let’s work while it is day.

Pastor arrested for not supporting drag queen story hour at library

June 26, 2019
Spokane, WA—”Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is now representing a pastor in Washington State facing criminal charges in connection with a drag queen event.
Pastor Afshin Yaghtin went to a public library in Spokane on Saturday, June 15, to observe a highly publicized event called Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). Yaghtin arrived a couple of hours before the event was scheduled to begin and found a heavy police presence and hundreds of people both supporting and opposing the event.​ 
Yaghtin sought to enter the library to observe the event but was barred by police. He did not carry signs or preach, and he did not consider himself a protestor. The police nevertheless ordered Yaghtin to leave the premises—otherwise open to the public—and go across the street with everyone else who the police deemed not to be supportive of the event.​ ​ 
Yaghtin asserted his First Amendment rights and the police responded by arresting him. He was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a police van for several hours. Yaghtin later learned that his stand may have put his life in danger, as the police had positioned snipers on the roof of the library.​ ​ 
While the police were ordering Yaghtin and others concerned about DQSH to leave or go across the street, they allowed supporters of the drag queens to surround and enter the library. Some of the event supporters carried provocative signs depicting Jesus in a dress reading to children. Other supporters dressed like angels with oversized wings.
After Yaghtin was taken to jail, booked, and bailed out, he connected with PJI.​ PJI opened a Washington State office with full-time attorney Jorge Ramos last year, due in part to the numerous requests PJI received from evangelists being criminally charged for public preaching. PJI has now secured dismissal of charges against several such evangelists. Earlier this year, PJI founder and president​ Brad Dacus also secured dismissal of criminal charges against an evangelist in El Paso, Texas, who had been prosecuted for preaching outside a drag queen show.​ 
“The number of criminal charges being filed against pastors and evangelists across the country in just the last few years should be alarming to every freedom-loving American,” Dacus commented. “This arrest in Spokane is one of the clearest examples yet of viewpoint discrimination, and we will be vigorously contesting the charges. We must be able to peacefully disagree and voice our concerns in public places without fear of arrest and prosecution based on viewpoint.”​ ​ ​ 
In just the last two weeks, threats of arrests at controversial library events have become a pattern. Last weekend, two moms in Des Moines, Washington, were threatened with arrest and escorted out of a library-hosted Teen Pride event. Before they were forced to leave, the moms observed the Teen Pride organizers giving minors genital-shaped bookmarks, lubricants, and breast binders. It was claimed that parents were not allowed at the event unless accompanied by a minor.” (See original article on Pacific Justice Institute’s website).

The teeth of the dragon grown by the Liberal governments in America to silence all dissent against abominations are getting more and more iron-like.