Are American Christians guilty of a shameful silence regarding Islamic Anti-Christian Persecution in the Post Arab Spring and Post Iraq War Middle East?
Joel McDurmon of AmericanVision.org seems to think the answer is yes:
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Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening. [Read More]
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McDurmon shares his suspicion that popular American eschatological views are the reason. We have been taught to expect what is happening to happen. We have not really been taught to do much about it.
On Thursday, June 15, 2006, [Brittany] McComb delivered her commencement address to over 400 fellow students, families and staff. However, believing that the district’s censorship of her speech amounted to a violation of her right to free speech, she attempted to deliver the original version of her remarks in which she shares her personal beliefs about the role that her Christian beliefs played in her success.
When school officials found her to be straying from the approved text, they unplugged her microphone, thus ending the address. Despite extensive jeers from the audience over the school officials’ actions, McComb was not permitted to finish giving her valedictory speech. [Read More]
Interesting that it was her mentioning of Jesus Christ that got the mic turned off. I suppose babbling about a vague “god” concept is ok, just don’t say “Jesus.”
I am encouraged by this girls bravery. May we see another million+ like her come through our schools!
I don’t know how the Supreme Court will decide on this case, but without a doubt we need young people to take a stand like Brittany McComb! Imagine if all Christian young people stood up for their beliefs and their rights (and responsibility) to testify about them?
I think the Secularist Silliness would not last long.