Julio Severo is a legendary blogger (in 4 languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German).
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Julio Severo is a legendary blogger (in 4 languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German) and investigative religious liberty journalist, both in Brazil and world-wide. As an individual activist, his work was so effective that it attracted the attention of gay activists who orchestrated a campaign to prevent him from directly receiving donations through the Internet. Until that point in time, Julio was mainly supported in his Christian activism by donations sent directly to him through PayPal and were what supported him and his family.
In January, 2012, Charisma Magazine reported a ranking by the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission of the top ten anti-Christian acts during 2011. Among them was a homosexual activist effort causing PayPal to investigate online money transfers to several “pro-family Christian organizations.” Although a number of pro-family individuals or organizations were initially targeted 5 years ago, Julio was the only person who lost his ability to receive funding. The reason provided was his lack of being part of a U.S. entity. (Pay Pal sent a letter to him stating its inability to process his funding because he was not functioning within the United States as an approved as a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization).
Julio is a devout and observant charismatic evangelical who is living his faith. He has a wife and seven children.
Julio was one of the founders of the National Pro-Life and Pro-Family Network in Brazil and is well known in social conservative circles as a blogger, book author, and activist. He is the author of the book “Prophetic Prayers,” published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan.
His works have been mentioned in the Brazilian Congress and in several major Brazilian Evangelical magazines. In addition, many Brazilian and American websites (e.g. Barbwire.com) publish his material.
His blogs are often described as expressions of the voice of G-d's Kingdom. As Julio himself wrote in one of his blogs, "In the wilderness of disinformation from magazines, newspapers and blogs that reflect the voice of the political machine and its ideology, God can lead, even through dreams, those who need to know the truth. This is the value God assigns to blogs that carry His voice."
Several years ago, he was forced to leave Brazil because of false criminal accusations against him for "homophobia", a charge he strongly denies. Throughout his career, because of the impact made by his books, Internet activity, and consistent public activism, he has been persecuted and harassed. Nevertheless, he continues to be a warrior in the culture war and needs your help to survive.