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ICC Note: In a recent interview, former Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum discussed why he believes the United States may only be a generation away from seeing the regular persecution of Christians in America. Mr. Santorum helped produce a new documentary titled “One Generation Away” that details of few of the more recent incidents of religious freedom being infringed upon in the United States. 

10/30/2014 United States (Christian Post) – Rick Santorum recently stopped by CP Voice to discuss a new documentary he helped produce titled “One Generation Away” which deals with the perceived erosion of religious freedom in America.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate believes that if Christians don’t fight for their religious freedom in America they could risk turning this country into a place that persecutes them.

“If we don’t nip it here, then things get a lot worse,” said Santorum to CP Voice. “It starts with a gradual erosion, you don’t usually go from 0 to 60 in a few days when it comes to religious persecution. It’s something that grows over time.”

He used the example of pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Nazi Germany who served in the nation that gradually went from a sophisticated, Christian country to a place that persecuted Jews and Christians fighting for freedom from Hitler’s totalitarian regime. Bonhoeffer chose to speak out during the beginning of the rise of the Nazi party and eventually lost his life when things in the country drastically changed in just 10 years’ time.

“The idea of Jews and Christians being not just persecuted, but put to death like Bonhoeffer himself was, was unfathomable,” he said. “You wonder sometimes well why didn’t the Jews see this and move? It was unfathomable to them that in a country like [Germany] that could happen. Same thing here, you think it’s just impossible for that to happen in America. And maybe it is.

“But what we do know is that if we continue down this path that things are not going to get better and that the chance of something really bad beginning to happen where your faith is really constrained or your lives are really in danger becomes a possibility down the road.”

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