The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Last week Mike Pence said ISIS was guilty of a ‘genocide’ against Christians. He’s been questioned for his use of the label.Reuters
US Vice President Mike Pence has received criticism for describing Christian persecution by ISIS as ‘genocide’.
Speaking at the first-ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, DC, last week, Pence spoke about the plight of Christians worldwide, and estimated that 125 million Christians are persecuted for their faith in more than 100 countries.
‘The reality is, across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege. Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ.’
Pence added: ‘I believe ISIS is guilty of nothing short of genocide against people of the Christian faith, and it is time the world called it by name.’
Pence has received pushback for his use of the word ‘genocide’, according to Alpost was originally published on this site