America’s favorite moneypot is back, just in time for our American leaders’ favorite pleasure: persecuting devout Christians on the basis of their faith. Yesterday, President Zelensky of Ukraine announced Draft Law 8821, which will make the Ukrainian Orthodox Church illegal throughout the country. The law, if passed, will also allow the Ukrainian government the ability to confiscate all church property and outlaw both public and private practice of the religion.
Zelensky announces a decree banning religious organizations and churches in Ukraine with “ties to Russia.”
His government has also been raiding Ukrainian Orthodox churches and arresting priests.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 2, 2022
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has long been the largest religion of Ukraine, tracing its origins over a thousand years back to 988 with the baptism of Vladimir the Great of the Kievan Rus’ and conversion of the eastern slavs, of which both Russians and Ukrainians share a united heritage.
President Zelensky announced the reasoning behind the law as the Ukrainian Orthodox Church being in communion with the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Of course, all of the main Eastern Orthodox Christian Churches are in communion with each other through a shared faith and deep history back to its Great Schism with the Holy See in 1054 AD. Zelensky has stated he hopes that this will weaken ties with Russia and demoralize any pro-peace sentiments Ukrainian Christians have with their brothers that they have been so tragically spilling blood with since February.
To put this into perspective, this would essentially be the same as if FDR had outlawed Catholicism during World War II due to the United States being at war with Italy. The notion is completely absurd and is just another ploy to globalize and enslave the well-meaning people of Ukraine that have been caught in this proxy conflict of NATO globalist expansionism.
It’s important to note that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church isn’t just in communion with the Patriarch of Moscow, but the entirety of the main Eastern Orthodox Community, including Serbia, Romania, Belarus, Greece, and many more.
The messaging is clear. This isn’t just about disconnecting the country’s faithful from Russian influence. The country is at war, clearly the Russians wouldn’t be able to be utilizing churches as some sort of psychological spy routine. Zelensky’s true motivations are much, much darker. If Zelensky can effectively secularize Ukrainians the same way that our leaders have secularized the West, Ukraine can become a colony for the overall globalist corporate machine. If neo-Marxists and internationalist NGOs can fully take control over the puppet strings, there will be no future hope for peace, reconciliation, or prosperity for the peoples of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and to a further extent: all peoples of Europe.
Zelensky, who is not a Christian, nor has he ever claimed to be, is willing to use his military to raid and persecute Christians to the same extent as his communist predecessors. It is to our most sincere hope that American politicians finally cut this modern day Nero off from our taxpayer money, instead using our funds to support and defend religious liberty in the face of persecution. Our prayers are with our Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox brothers in their upcoming test of fire.
Big League Politics will provide more updates as they come in.