First up on today’s show we hear from from the president and CEO of Open Doors, David Curry. He tells us about the World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Christians and gives us an update on the persecution of Christians worldwide.
We also hear from author, Gerard Francis Lameiro who discusses his book, Great News for America: The Constitution, Freedom and Prosperity are Coming Back!
Our final guests for the day are Debbie Wuthnow and Richard Ford from Heritage Alliance. They will tell us more about iVoterGuide.com.
“The levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence against Christians is unprecedented, spreading and intensifying,” said David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA. “Christians, longing to stay in their home countries, are being forced to flee for their lives and for their children’s lives. The 2016 Open Doors World Watch List demonstrates that persecution isn't just a Christian problem; it's a global problem.”
More than 7,000 Christians were killed worldwide for faith-related reasons in the reporting period, an increase of nearly 3,000 compared to the 2015 Open Doors World Watch List. (This excludes North Korea, and some of Syria and Iraq, where accurate records do not exist.) More than 2,400 churches were attacked or damaged, which is more than double the number from last year’s list.
He has worked on many political campaigns in various roles, including Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential election campaigns. Dr. Lameiro was a member of the 1980 Presidential Electoral College and personally cast one electoral vote for Ronald Reagan for President of the United States of America.
He was the Founder and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about freedom, economic growth, and prosperity to America and to the world. He was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Strategy and Corporate Development team. He was the worldwide President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was also an Assistant Professor in Colorado State University’s College of Business.
Dr. Lameiro is an expert in economic growth, analytics and complex computer modeling.