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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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- We continue to ask our Lord to grant His wisdom to Donald Trump as he carefully selects those who will serve with him in the next administration. Amen.

- "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)

1. Trump's pick for HHS could be the key to dismantling ObamaCare - Fox News

President-elect Donald Trump's announcement Monday that he'll nominate longtime ObamaCare nemesis Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is perhaps the clearest and most concrete sign yet from the incoming president that he is serious about dismantling President Obama's signature health care law.

Price, R-Ga., a former orthopedic surgeon, has been one of a number of physicians who has worked to form a Republican Party alternative to the Affordable Care Act amid claims by Democrats that the GOP has no realistic plan to replace the law.

Trump has made the repeal-and-replace of ObamaCare a signature issue of the campaign, although he has rarely gone into specifics. Through the primaries and campaign, he said that he would remove restrictions that prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines, a move he claims will lead to greater competition and therefore lower premiums. (Read more)

2. Trump Picks Bush 43 Official Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary - Newsmax

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao to become transportation secretary, a Trump transition official said Tuesday. The announcement was expected later in the day, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Chao, 63, was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and the first Asian American woman to serve in a president's Cabinet. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. (Read more)

3. Elaine Chao's record suggests skepticism on new safety regs -

Elaine Chao's record at the Labor Department suggests she'd have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible.

An announcement that Chao is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for the Cabinet post was expected later in the day, according to a Trump transition team official, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Chao, 63, was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and the first Asian American woman to serve in a president's Cabinet. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which might be of some help if Trump is to fulfill his promise of generating $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. (Read more)

4. Trump to nominate Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, sources say - Fox News

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin to be his Treasury Secretary, two sources close to the transition told Fox News late Tuesday.

One source told Fox that a formal announcement of Mnuchin's nomination could come as early as Wednesday.

Mnuchin had long been considered a favorite for the Treasury position. Two weeks ago, businessman and close Trump associate Carl Icahn tweeted that Trump was considering Mnuchin for the post. (Read more)

The Middle East in Focus

1. Fatah invites Hamas and Islamic Jihad to its congress - Israel National News

Hamas is discussing the possibility of attending its rival Fatah's seventh conference later this week, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim told the Ma'an news agency on Sunday.

The announcement came almost a week after Hamas denied reports that it had been invited to attend the congress.

Qasim said that Hamas had recently received an invitation to attend the November 29 event in Ramallah.

Meanwhile, Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shihab told Ma'an that the organization had also received an invitation to the conference, and that it would send a representative to participate.
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2. Military Intelligence head warns of instability in West Bank, possible wave of terror - Times of Israel

Israel should prepare for a possible wave of terror attacks amid growing instability in the West Bank caused by a power struggle in the Palestinian Authority over who will succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the IDF's Military Intelligence Directorate warned on Sunday.

Speaking at a closed conference at Tel Aviv University, Maj-Gen Herzl Halevi said that the next year "would be a year of instability in the Palestinian Authority," adding that there will be a number of "elements who will challenge Abbas's leadership [while] Hamas will try to make gains," according to a report in Haaretz.
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3. IDF strikes IS target in Syria, day after killing 4 IS-affiliated terrorists following clash - Times of Israel

The Israeli Air Force struck a military target belonging to the Islamic State terror group on the Syrian side of the southern Golan Heights overnight Sunday-Monday, the military said in a statement Monday morning.

The raid came after an Israeli airstrike killed four members of an Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group in southern Syria on Sunday morning, following a clash near the border. No Israeli soldiers were injured in the exchange, the army said.

The military said that the additional airstrike Monday was also in response to the attack on Israeli forces on Sunday when, while conducting an "ambush operation," according an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson, soldiers from the Golani Brigade's reconnaissance unit had come under attack from small arms fire after crossing the security fence with Syria while remaining inside Israeli territory. They returned fire, but soon came under attack from mortar shells.
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4. European lawmakers call for end to Turkey EU membership talks - Reuters

The leaders of the European Parliament's two largest groups called on Tuesday for the European Union to halt membership talks with Turkey because of its post-coup purges.

"Our message to Turkey is very clear: accession negotiations should be frozen immediately," said Manfred Weber, the head of the largest faction in the European Parliament, the center-right European People's Party.

He was echoed by Gianni Pitella, the leader of the socialist group, the parliament's second biggest: "We want to freeze the accession talks."
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5. Amona residents: We're not objects that can be thrown around - Israel National News

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's proposed solution for Amona was dismissed on Monday night by residents of the town, which is slated for eviction by December 25, as well as by lawmakers from the Jewish Home party.

In a legal opinion published on Monday evening, Mandelblit suggested moving the residents of Amona to temporary structures on three plots located north of the community.

The solution is a temporary one, for a period of about eight months, and will move the residents to property defined as "absentee property", meaning assets granted to the state of Israel which originally belonged to individuals who fled to the territory of a hostile nation during the 1948 War of Independence.
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1. Federal agencies push flurry of 'midnight' rule-making under Obama - The Christian Science Monitor

President Obama is heading into his administration's final weeks with a full agenda of new draft orders to consider, even though his successor has vowed to scale back job-killing regulation and cancel "all illegal and overreaching executive orders."

Despite the likelihood that US President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress would kill any controversial late-in-the-game moves by Mr. Obama, federal agencies under the Democratic president are pushing for a flurry of so-called "midnight" regulations on everything from the environment to transportation and financial marketplaces.

The White House was reviewing as many as 98 final regulations , as of Nov. 15, that could be implemented before Mr. Trump takes office, including 17 with an estimated annual economic impact of $100 million or more, Politico reported. But lawmakers have warned agency heads to avoid rushing to finalize rules or regulations before Obama leaves office.

"Should you ignore this counsel, please be aware that we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions - and, if appropriate, overturns them ," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) of California, wrote in a letter last week. (Read more)

- Father, we know these regulations will impact real people and business, even if they are repealed. We pray they would not go into effect until the new administration has a chance to review them.

- "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him." (Daniel 2:20-22)

2. Stein sues to force recount by hand in Wis., files suit for Pa. recount - USA Today

Green Party candidate Jill Stein continued her quest Monday for a recount of the presidential election results in the three key states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but was thwarted Monday by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which rejected her request to require a count by hand.

Stein quickly responded that she would sue and also filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to force a recount there. Her supporters began filing recount requests at the precinct level in the Keystone State, where initial results showed Republican Donald Trump ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton by 70,638 votes. (Read more)

- Father, we decree that every effort to launch a recount, in potentially every state in the nation, will fail. We thank You, Lord, that the votes of the general election have now been counted, and the winner has been declared. In Your Name, amen.

- "The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand." (Proverbs 12:7)

3. Jill Stein Misses Date To File For Recount In Pennsylvania - USA Today

Green Party candidate Jill Stein continued her quest Monday for a recount of the presidential election results in the three key states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but was thwarted Monday by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which rejected her request to require a count by hand.

Stein quickly responded that she would sue and also filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to force a recount there. Her supporters began filing recount requests at the precinct level in the Keystone State, where initial results showed Republican Donald Trump ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton by 70,638 votes.

Stein - who received just a tiny piece of the vote in Michigan - plans to ask for a recount there on Wednesday, according to Mark Brewer, former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party and lawyer for Stein.

Michigan's Board of Canvassers certified its election results Monday afternoon, showing Trump won the presidential race by a 10,704-vote margin over Clinton. (Read more)

- Lord God, rules are rules. We come against the spirit of lawlessness that has tried to hold our nation in its grip, and we rebuke that spirit in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you that this misstep by Ms. Stein has caused her efforts to fail in the State of Pennsylvania. Amen.

- "Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety." (Psalm 141:10)

4. Blog: The Democrats' real strategy in launching recounts - The American Thinker

The recount in Wisconsin, and the coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of the states. No recount ever changes thousands of votes. I do not think that is the purpose.

The recounts, if done by hand, which can be demanded, may take longer than the last day for completing the official counts in a state and directing Electoral College voters. If all 3 states miss the deadline, Trump is at 260, Hillary at 232. No one hits 270.

Then this goes to Congress, where the House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and Senate selects Pence. This would be first time this happened since 1824, but in that case, John Quincy Adams won in the House, though he had fewer electoral college votes than Andrew Jackson.

If this goes to the US House and Senate, and the result is the same as result from the Electoral College without the recounts, why do it? The answer is to make Trump seem even more illegitimate, that he did not win the popular vote (he lost by over 2.1 million), he did not win the Electoral College (did not reach 270), and was elected by being inserted into the presidency by members of his own party in Congress. (Read more)

- Father, deliver us from evil. May all divisive plans be rendered null and void, and may the enemies of peace be bound and gagged.

- "I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them." (Romans 16:17)

5. Somali student behind car, knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 - Fox News

A Somali-born student at Ohio State University injured 11 people, one of them critically, on Monday when he attacked a crowd of pedestrians on campus in an incident one lawmaker said "bears all the hallmarks of a terror attack." Authorities said Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, plowed a small gray Honda into the crowd outside Watts Hall, an engineering classroom building, just before 10 a.m. ET. Artan then got out of the vehicle and attacked people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

The officer, identified as Alan Horujko, 28, happened to be in the area because of a reported gas leak. Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone said Horujko arrived on the scene and shot Artan in under a minute. OSU Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll said Horujko had done a "fabulous job." In a statement, the university said that five of the victims had been struck by the car, five others had suffered lacerations or stab wounds and another person had orthopedic injuries. At least five of the victims were affiliated with Ohio State, either as faculty, students or staff. (Read more)

- Father, we thank you that this armed police officer was able to end this attack quickly. We pray for comfort, healing and justice for all the victims.

- "May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent." (Psalm 140:11) For further prayer and reflection, please consider all Psalm 140.

6. Investigators believe OSU attacker self-radicalized, inspired by ISIS propaganda - Fox News

Investigators have found evidence that the man who plowed a car into a crowd at Ohio State University Monday before stabbing several pedestrians with a butcher knife was inspired by ISIS propaganda, law enforcement sources told Fox News.

The sources did not specify what evidence was found, but investigators are inclined to believe that the attacker, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was "self-radicalized."

Artan also praised American-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a "hero" and railed against U.S. interference in Muslim lands in a series of Facebook posts, officials said. (Read more)

- Father God, every time we read a story like this one, we weep. Abba Father God, You died that we all might live, now and in eternity with You. We bind the seducing spirit of Islam that draws these confused young men to this demonic way of thinking, and we loose the spirit of repentance upon each one. Come, Lord Jesus, come we pray, amen.

- "The Lord . . . will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." (I Timothy 2:4)

7. American Islamist Group Preps for Jihad Against Trump - The Clarion Project

Multiple confidential sources inside of a powerful jihadist group within the United States have informed the Christian Action Network and the Clarion Project that members have been told to arm themselves in anticipation of raids by the Trump Administration.

The Pakistan-based spiritual leader of Muslims of America (MOA), Sheikh Gilani, told top MOA officials (known as "khalifas") to order all unarmed members to obtain firearms, licenses and hunting permits in order to resist raids on the group's approximately 22 compounds that they expect to happen under the Trump Administration. Additional "security" was also called up and assault rifles have been mentioned as desirable.

The group now expects the FBI "to reopen its cases against them as a homegrown terrorist organization," one of the confidential sources told Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network and Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project.

The sources independently stated that members across the country were told of instructions from Sheikh Gilani to "be prepared to fight." The message reportedly relayed to members was to "hear and obey," using language identical to the oath of allegiance members sign when they join the group. He predicted, "You will be tested." (Read more)

- Father God, we pray for peace and safety in our land. We ask for a miracle, in Your name, and we pray in the Spirit over this report.

- "In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words . . ." (Romans 8:26)

8. GOP urges Obama to avoid Fidel Castro's funeral - Washington Times

Republicans in Congress and on Donald Trump's transition team urged President Obama Saturday to skip the funeral of longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro. Trump adviser Newt Gingrich said "under no circumstance" should Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden or Secretary of State John F. Kerry go to Cuba for Castro's funeral. "He was a tyrant," Mr. Gingrich said on Twitter.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, said on Twitter, "I would hope that [the administration] would send no one to the funeral."

Mr. Obama, who re-established diplomatic ties with Cuba last year, gave no immediate indication Saturday whether he or any other senior U.S. officials would attend Castro's funeral, set for Dec. 4. In March, Mr. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928. In a statement, Mr. Obama offered condolences to the Castro family. (Read more)

- Father, we pray our government would not bring honor to Fidel Castro. We pray the Cuban people would finally be truly free to love and serve You.

- "For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!" (Ezekiel 18:32)

9. Iran Considers Naval Bases in Yemen, Syria - VOA News

Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Saturday that Tehran may be interested in setting up naval bases in both Syria and Yemen, the semi-official Tasnim reported.

The report by Tasnim, close to military, quoted Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri as saying, "Maybe, at some point we will need bases on the shores of Yemen and Syria." He said "Having naval bases in remote distances is not less than nuclear power. It is ten times more important and creates deterrence."

Gen. Bagheri added that setting up naval platforms off the shores of those countries requires "infrastructures there first." (Read more)

- Lord of Heavens Armies, we pray that You would keep the nation of Iran hemmed in. We pray they would not be able to spread their influence as long as they are a threat to Israel and Christians in the region.

- "You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me." ( Psalm 139:5)

10. Breaking: Bad news for Jill Stein in Michigan - Red State Watcher

Jill Stein would have to present evidence of fraud or systematic error in every MI county to initiate a statewide recount according to Michigan rules. (Read more)

- Father, we thank you for this news and we pray all officials in charge of the elections would enforce the rules and not succumb to political pressure.

- "Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness. Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit." (Exodus 23:1-3)

The Daily Jot (Part 1)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hypocrisy Heights

If you have been following the news, there is a new nationwide show called Hypocrisy Heights. It stars defeated communists, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton, if you remember, was spastic about the possibilities that Donald Trump would not accept the results of the presidential election if he lost. Stein and Clinton have decided to challenge the results of the election in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, if they can raise enough money to do so. In reality, Clinton likely will also assist in funding the recounts initiated by Stein. This, after her fit that Trump may undermine the democratic process with a challenge if he lost.

On October 20, the news narrative was full of stories about Trump responding to a question during the third presidential debate about whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost. He responded, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense." Clinton tweeted that his stance was "horrifying" saying that it "was not the way our democracy works." Trump was labeled "dangerous" and damaging to democracy by the current "president." Reporters speculated for days what Trump not accepting defeat would do to the country. Political analysts at colleges and universities said it undermines the credibility of the elected president and could foment a shadow presidency by the loser, a divided nation.

Nary a mention from the news media about all the post-debate hysteria by Clinton, the Democratic Party and the "president." Clinton's camp is saying it wants to show that it is exploring all the options even though there is no "actionable evidence" suggesting foul play. Using the narrative that Russia could have hacked the US election and put Trump in office, Clinton justifies undermining the Republic. In reality, she shouldn't want a recount considering there are several experts pointing to untold millions of illegal votes cast by noncitizens and dead people who are likely to have voted Clinton. But Clinton is now exploring all options to something she called horrifying a month ago. Hypocrisy Heights.

As citizens, we all should be concerned that elections are fair and conducted without foul play. Trump should insist on a recount of all the votes in New York, California, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, and just for kicks, Illinois, where the cemeteries are full of reliable voters. He may win by a landslide of the popular vote after all the illegal votes are thrown out. Notwithstanding, Clinton and her backers will not stop in trying to undermine our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a form of communism. As Jesus said about the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23:28, we can say about these hypocrites, " outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot (Part 2)

Tuesday, December 29, 2016

Making Trump's refugee point

Was the campus policeman who shot dead 18 year old Islamic Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan a bigot, a racist, a xenophobe? He pulled the trigger. Killed a young college student armed only with his car and a butcher knife. Could there have been another way? Maybe the policeman just didn't understand the need for tolerance and acceptance of a young person in a strange new land. Or just maybe President-Elect Donald Trump's idea is not so far-fetched of stopping Islamic immigration from known terrorist countries until there is a proper and thorough vetting process. Just ask the 11 victims at The Ohio State University's campus who were run down and stabbed just because they are non-Muslim Americans.

Who is a racist xenophobe? You and me for being concerned that the US "president" is resettling terrorists in our country who will attack our sons and daughters because they are different than the Islamists that are being resettled? Donald Trump for wanting to pump the breaks and determine who is being resettled and if their beliefs align with American ideals? No, let us put aside the politically correct nonsense that people like the "president" and Hillary Clinton, and soon to be Chairman of the Democratic Party Keith Ellison (another Islamist congressman), and call a bigot a bigot. If we the people do not look at this from a critical perspective, we are endangering the lives of our children and the future of our country.
NBC News reports that law enforcement officials said that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the US in 2014 as a legal permanent resident. Interesting. Both Somali and Pakistan are terrorist supporting countries. How did this kid become a legal permanent resident coming from those areas? NBC News reports that Artan wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The post said, "America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that." Trump's point made.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

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The Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)

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Classic Hymns:


"A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb." (Rev. 22:1-2)


Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel feet have trod, With its crystal tide forever Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river, Washing up its silver spray, We will talk and worship ever, All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river, Lay we every burden down; Grace our spirits will deliver, And provide a robe and crown.


At the smiling of the river, Mirror of the Savior's face, Saints, whom death will never sever, Lift their songs of saving grace.


Soon we'll reach the silver river, Soon our pilgrimage will cease; Soon our happy hearts will quiver With the melody of peace.



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Words and music: Robert Lowry, 1864

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Signs and Wonders


his just in from NASA's AIM spacecraft: The sky above Antarctica is glowing electric blue. A ring of bright noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has formed around the South Pole, shown here in a Nov. 24th image taken by the spacecraft's Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) Instrument.

"This season started on Nov. 17th, and is tied with 2013 for the earliest southern hemisphere season in the CIPS data record," says Cora Randall, a member of the AIM science team at the University of Colorado.

NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. They form more than 80 km above Earth's surface. Indeed, they are a mixture of Earth and space: Wisps of summertime water vapor rising from the planet below wrap themselves around meteoroids, forming tiny crystals of ice. Emphasis on summertime; NLCs appear on the eve of summer in both hemispheres.

There is growing evidence that noctilucent clouds are boosted by climate change. In recent years they have been sighted at lower latitudes than ever before, and they often get started in earlier months as well.

"The early start of the 2016 season was not at all a surprise," says Randall. "The southern hemisphere polar stratospheric winds switched to their summer-like state quite early this year."

Readers, you can monitor developments over Antarctica right here on "Daily daisies" from NASA's AIM spacecraft are automatically posted every 24 hours, showing the dance of electric-blue around the frozen continent. (

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)

The Good News Corner

This Queen Is Lighting Her Palace Blood Red to Remind the World of Those Persecuted for Their Faith

(United Kingdom)-[CBN News] The Palace of Westminster in the U.K. will be lit red on Wednesday evening to remember those persecuted for their faith.

The move is part of the "Red Wednesday" campaign created by the Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Churches, synagogues, and Christian groups have joined the effort.

The Palace, which contains the UK's House of Commons and the House of Lords announced Monday that it would be a part of the campaign to highlight that religious persecution.

"Parliament fully endorses the aims of this important campaign" and the lighting of the Palace was "in order to demonstrate Parliament's support," a Parliamentary spokesman told Christianity Today.

According to the U.S. State Department, close to 76 percent of the world's population lives in countries with high levels of restrictions on religious freedom.
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