Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Global War on Christianity

While the media here in America concentrates on the foibles of our presidential candidate's views on contraception, whether Mitt Romney and President Obama are really Christians, and pointing out the hypocrisy of a candidate who breaks the 7th Commandment, there are real life & death issues facing Christians who dare to practice their faith. Americans tend to easily forget that the rest of our world really isn't that tolerant, nor is it safe to openly believe in a God contrary to the majority in many countries. So while certain American cable news channel commentators poke fun of people of faith with impunity, we shouldn't forget that faith really isn't a punch-line but is taken seriously by millions. And attacks on Christianity takes on a more ominous tone when we take a closer look at how Christians are treated in the rest of the world.

For example, take a moment and read about Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's situation in Iran.

Ayaan Hirisi Ali recently wrote in Newsweek about the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world. While many convincingly and correctly argue for tolerance for Muslims here in America, most of the stories about the brutal treatment and murder of Christians in Muslim countries are rarely covered or discussed, perhaps for fear of being accused of fanning the flames of rage and intolerance. I argue that tolerance and awareness is a two-way street, and as a pluralistic and democratic society we must not turn our heads from the evil and ugliness that we don't want to admit exist.

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