Roma Downey to John Kerry: 'Will You Do Your Part' and Call ISIS 'Genocide'?

Producer Mark Burnett and actress Roma Downey, the husband and wife team behind the popular 2013 History Channel miniseries "The Bible," deliver the keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington February 4, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Christian Hollywood actress and film producer Roma Downey has called out Sec. of State John Kerry on Twitter, telling him to listen to the national and international consensus and call the Islamic State's atrocities against Christians a "genocide."

Downey tweeted Monday night after the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling IS' persecution of Christians and other religious minorities a "genocide" and urged the U.S. State Department to do the same.

Although the European Union, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Pope Francis, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and others have found ample reason to call it genocide, the White House and State Department have so far declined to give the situation a "genocide" designation.

"Dear @JohnKerry: The US House of Representatives just passed the Genocide resolution, unanimously, 393 to 0! Will you do your part, now?" Downey tweeted

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