Putin Policies Aim to Defend Christian Beliefs

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In the past, Russian President Vladimir Putin informed representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church that he would defend and protect Christianity and its followers. According to the representatives, he was concerned about the “urgent situation” facing Christians throughout the world, and vowed to use his power and influence to aid them in their fight against persecution.

According to the Russian Orthodox Church, a Christian is killed or is dying somewhere in the world every five minutes, as a direct result of following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians have been under extreme duress in Afghanistan, Syria, and Egypt, countries where they have had large Christian populations for nearly 2000 years. These attacks have come as a result of extremist groups gaining great authority within the regions, and attempting to push out all “infidels” from the predominantly Muslim nations.

Metropolitan Hilarion, one of the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church presented this information to Putin, and asked for his assistance. Putin declared that he would provide defense of Christians throughout the world, as part of his overall foreign policy. He would defend Christians from persecution wherever they were.

Putin has taken the first steps in making this happen, by denying numerous U.N. resolutions demanding that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad abdicate his position as head of Syria. Al-Assad has a long standing record of supporting Christian churches in Syria, and there is a growing amount of violence against Christians and churches within areas that are now controlled by rebel factions.

Over the years Putin has made many statements expressing his “alarm” and “concern” at what is happening to Christians in Middle Eastern nations, as well as in North Africa. He has demanded that “infringements” upon the rights of minority faiths within these nations come to an end. President Putin’s policies have been aimed at defending Christians and their beliefs.

Russia has been under heavy scrutiny ever since a law was passed creating a propaganda ban against homosexuality. Western nations have been especially critical of Putin in general, for pushing the passage of this law, and U.S. journalists spent a great deal of time covering this issue during the recent Sochi Winter Olympics.

While there are other factors that came into play in creating the law, it is clear that Putin’s Christian upbringing, and belief in the faith, played a part in the decision to pass the law. At the time the law was passed, the Russian paper Pravda railed against the West on many fronts. They attacked homosexual church leaders, the ridiculing of Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin, and support of “immoral” behavior. Putin has been especially critical of U.S. courts that have recently overruled bans on gay marriage in several states. Putin points out that there must be respect for minority groups and their beliefs, but that there must also be “respect for the rights of the majority population.” He added that the rights of the majority cannot be questioned.

Putin has spoken openly of his faith, noting that most of Europe is rooted in Christianity, and that a denial of this is embarking on a path of “renouncing” their roots. Putin believes that Russia is the new leader in supporting Christian values and morals.

While many oppose his tactics, and the western media has done what they can to belittle and demean the Russian President, his message is gaining traction in Russia, and he is gaining support from religious leaders, especially in Europe. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, continues to vow to defend Christianity and Christians throughout the world.

Commentary by Robert Pannier
@RobertPannier

Sources:
CP World
Liberty Bullhorn
Pravda
The Voice of Russia

6 Responses to Putin Policies Aim to Defend Christian Beliefs

  1. Anthea Gordon September 3, 2014 at 1:00 am

    How amazing that a Russian President should have to tell so-called “Christian nations” how corrupt and disgusting they have become.

    Well done, President Putin – I hope that the Russian people appreciate what a good man they have leading them!

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  2. rosey June 17, 2014 at 7:37 am

    If he is an orthadoxchristian and will support the people of the book then he is doing good by standing and declaring his moral beliefs, and men of God dont hurt people from any nation so lets see

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  3. Jagdesh Rupie April 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I salute this president. This is the beginning of a great nation. Those who are with him are more than those against him.
    I have never been so proud of a president. There is hope people of God!

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  4. HJ April 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Liberalism is a disease from satan. For much to long the Christian churches in America have become liberal. It started in the 1960’s when forced civil rights were imposed upon the majority of the white nation. From that time its been down hill. Russia nationalism steams from white Christians not all are Orthodox. White America Christians are liberal and basically have no substantial faith, other than God love everyone, which is a Billy Sunday lie. I applauder Putin for his stand but i am also cautious of the jew lies, that comes from their lips. Jews do not have faith in Christ therefore they are a great treat to any nation they reside in, Russia just when through 100 years of Jew control. God is now visiting Russia with a renewed vision. Only Christ hold the keys to Death, Hell and the Grave. He holds the future of His Kingdom in his hand and He will not let America go unpunished for her backsliding. I call on all liberal Christians to repent before its to late for them.. J844

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  5. Eilijah John March 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Bless those who hate and persecute you.
    Remember what they did to Jesus…why should we be any different?

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  6. Deanna Johnston Clark March 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    From the first, when Putin stopped the theft of pay and oensions for civil servants people here in USA have appreciated his guts. Our media fails to mention the destruction of WWII memorials and Napoleonic victory memorials by right wing in Ukraine.
    The more the media smears Putin, the more Americans respect him for being so patriotic and standing by his Faith…we patriotic Americans and Christians here have taken a beating from the same media! We are considered hicks and cannon fodder by the TV and news.
    Not only is it Russia and Putin that are demeaned…it’s also American Christians. But who set up the AIDs hospitals and care? Who gives the most charity to the poor? Guess who!

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