Ottawa has pledged $100,000 to support persecuted gay and lesbian refugees who flee to Canada.Saving those who are threatened with death is a good thing. Now I want those Christians who are being threatened to also get help.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Thursday that the funding will launch a pilot project in partnership with the Rainbow Refugee Committee, a Vancouver-based group that helps persecuted gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual people make refugee claims.
Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee their homes in Western Ethiopia after Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes.
At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.