Rapp Resolution Condemning Global Persecution of Christians Wins Unanimous House Approval
HARRISBURG — Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean), a measure condemning the global persecution of Christians, unanimously passed the state House on Wednesday.

“Christians are currently being persecuted in well over 50 countries,” said Rapp. “According to recent estimates, no fewer than 100 million Christians were persecuted in 2012 alone. House Resolution 341 not only condemns the multitude of global persecutions being committed against Christians, but more importantly, encourages world leaders to implement policies that protect the religious liberties for people of all other faiths within their borders. I would like to thank all of my legislative colleagues for joining me in supporting the rights of Christians to freely practice their sincerely held religious beliefs regardless of their location on the globe.”

Also on Wednesday, Rapp joined her legislative colleagues in unanimously adopting House Resolution 627, which officially condemns the American Studies Association’s academic boycott against Israel. House Resolution 627 also calls upon the State Department of Education, the State System of Higher Education, each of the state-related universities and all of Pennsylvania’s independent colleges and universities to reject anti-Semitism and not participate in the academic boycott.

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Representative Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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