Frank Gaffney, the president of the Center for Security Policy think tank, is helping debut the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) campaign on February 14, an effort focused on raising public awareness about the plight of-of the religious group in various regions across the world.
Raise the awareness of the American people and their elected representatives about the plight of persecuted Christians worldwide; create an irresistible trans-partisan political force to support them; and hold accountable those engaged in such persecution and create powerful disincentives to it.
The coalition intends to accomplish their goals by emulating the success of those who urged action on behalf of Soviet Jews decades ago.
Specifically, the effort seeks to imitate the Cleveland Campaign for Soviet Jewry launched in the U.S. in 1963 by placing signs outside of as many houses of worship as possible. The signs will help build public awareness of the horrors Christians are experiencing in the Middle East, Africa, South and East Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere.
According to Open Doors USA, an organization that monitors the mistreatment of Christians worldwide, the top five worst countries for the persecution of followers of Christ are North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan.
“Coalition members seek to build on their respective, commendable efforts aimed at mitigating such suffering in order to achieve a larger goal that has thus far proved elusive: a dramatic reduction of the global persecution of Christians, and ideally its complete cessation,” he added.