The United States will be facing several international threats in 2021.
Today on Sekulow, we discussed the threats facing the country in 2021 and beyond. This is an important conversation. It is important to be prepared for all outcomes and to be armed with the right information. We have to be educated on where the potential threats are, where the areas around the world of most concern for our country are.
Looking forward to 2021 and dealing with those international threats, we were joined by ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell. In addition to being a part of the ACLJ, Ric is the former acting Director of National Intelligence and the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
Ric talked about the threat China poses as well as the importance of what we as Christians can do in the United States to push our government to not look the other way on human rights abuses and persecution by countries like China. Here’s part of what Ric Grenell said:
I spent eight years at the U.N. dealing with the Chinese and the spying, duplicity. We’ve got a huge problem, a growing problem, with China. It’s not just in politics, it’s in academia. We’ve talked a lot about how our work can really penetrate into academia and the Chinese influence there, all of our schools. That’s something I’m looking forward to doing in the New Year with you.
We as Christians right now are feeling the brunt of COVID-19. We’re feeling like we can’t express ourselves, and we’re feeling like we don’t have the ability to go to church, worship the way we want to. Imagine being in a place like China, or in a place like Iran. This is where your religion is completely taken away from you. You have to hide it. You’ve got no religious freedom. We have to, as Christians in the United States, continue pushing our government to make a firm stance, to understand that we can’t just look the other way on China’s human rights abuses. We’ve seen what Communist China’s secrecy can do to the entire economy of the world, not just our economy, but every single economy around the world has been impacted by COVID-19. The secrecy of the Communist Chinese ways is why we are in this dilemma. They were not honest with us up front.
We must really push our government, and in this next year, it’s really going to be incumbent upon Christians and activists to make very clear that we cannot have a country like China, that is doing all sorts of business with American companies, systematically having human rights violations and abuses. That is just unacceptable.
Shining a light on all this is part of the important work the ACLJ is doing and will continue to do into 2021 and beyond.
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The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion and analysis by our team and special guest, ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell, on the international threats facing the United States in 2021.
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