- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has passed a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to reaffirm the nation’s commitments to protecting religious freedom and condemning the deaths of Christians around the world.

The measure’s author, Republican Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma City, said Tuesday that the Christian faith is restricted and even banned in some places around the world and a growing number of Christians are being persecuted and killed for practicing the faith.

The resolution says the World Watch List compiled by human rights organization Open Doors USA estimates that each month, on average, 322 Christians are killed for their faith.

Kern says the resolution does not establish an official government policy on religion and does not promote the use of military force.

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House Resolution 1022: https://bit.ly/1HhA8Yl


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