Recently, the American Center for Law and Justice reported that the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution that finally declares the atrocities committed by ISIS as genocide. Unfortunately, in meetings and hearings, Secretary of State John Kerry is saying that it's a very bad time for Christians, but it's not genocide.
Mark Burnett joined The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to discuss his efforts with StopTheChristianGenocide.org and urge listeners to sign a petition demanding the U.S. State Department end their silence on this matter.
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
"They're crucifying our brothers and sisters. Raping our sisters. Enslaving the children because they are Christians," Burnett said. "They're putting a mark upon their doors in red paint, similar in idea to what the Nazis did to the Jews in Germany in the '30s. Nobody did anything in the '30s. We even had Olympics over there in Germany while Hitler was doing stuff. And the world did nothing. And the Holocaust happened."
Burnett continued, "Right now, we just can't in good conscience be quiet. We must try to convince Secretary Kerry to be clear it's genocide. The European Union three weeks ago did this. They said it is genocide against Christians. America must do the same."
Glenn agreed wholeheartedly.
"What country that claims that they're Christian wouldn’t help Christians?" Glenn asked.
The State Department has until March 17 to name what's happening to Christians in the Middle East as genocide. Officially making this declaration will have a massive impact on how the world and America responds.
"Here's what Mark and I are asking you to do," Glenn said. "Go to StopTheChristianGenocide.org and sign the petition there. We want you to tell the State Department to declare this as genocide. Spread it on Facebook and Twitter. I want you to tell all your friends. I want you to bring it to your church. I want everybody to do as much as they can to get the word out. We have until the 17th."
Featured Image: Television producers Mark Burnett (L) and his wife Roma Downey (R) deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. The National Prayer Breakfast is in it's 63rd year. (Photo Credit: Shawn Thew, Pool/Getty Images)