christianity is not humanism.
we are not supposed to be politically correct.
we are supposed to speak the truth.
and the truth is that islam is on a global bloody rampage against christians, while christians in america do nothing because they don't want to be seen by the world as narrow minded haters.
the world is supposed to know us by our love for one another! yet how are we loving our brothers and sisters by standing silently by and doing nothing for fear of what "the world" might think. Jesus never cared what the world might think, so neither should we.
the following is one of the saddest letters i have ever read, mostly because it is from a christian woman facing persecution in iraq to a n.y. jewish lady, asking for help. now don't get me wrong, i love pam gellar, she is one of my personal heroes, but what does that say about the persecuted christian's confidence in the strength of the american church to support them?
here is the letter:
"Pamela, Take a look at what the Muslims doing to the Christian in Iraq everyday. Over 80 people were beheaded in a single day during a Sunday mass. The youngest one were a 4 months old baby that was beheaded front of her parents and throw the head at her mom. Can you please please please help us? We need a strong voice like yours. God bless."
and here are the very graphic photographs... if you dare to look.
and here is a pic i never thought i would ever post.
i was at a rally in front of the egyptian consulate a few weeks ago supporting egyptian christians, protesting their harassment and genocide in egypt.
and to my surprise, the most popular person at the rally was "burn the koran day" terry jones. he is a hero to these persecuted christians because he stands up to their oppressors. he calls them the evil that they are. but what's more, he is not afraid and he doesn't care what the world, or other christians for that matter, think or say.
when i spoke with him that day, he told me he had over 200 death threats and had just received one the day before the rally. as i stood on the sidewalk talking to this very mild mannered man, i realized, that at that very moment, my life was in danger, but i didn't care, because these persecuted christian's lives where in danger everyday and i was standing with them no matter what!
i was at a rally on mt soledad yesterday in support of keeping the cross on the veteran memorial. the place was full of local heavy hitters: duncan hunter, roger hedgecock, etc. speaking in support of keeping the cross. there was a lebanese priest that prayed in the aramaic language of Jesus. there was a prominent jewish man that missed synagogue to be there and speak out in support of our cross. yet the rally itself didn't net more than 200 san diegans. where were all the local christians in defense of the cross? the cross which represents our salvation.
the host was a prominent pastor from a local mega church, yet where were the christians? the christians should have been out in numbers calling this issue exactly what it is; a hate crime. 'christianophobia' is running rampant in america, while christians here in so-cal can't find a couple of hours to enjoy a beautiful saturday morning atop mt soledad overlooking the ocean standing in solidarity for the cross of their so-called savior.
how are we supposed to ask God to show mercy upon us with a straight face?