Monday, December 13, 2010

Blogging Mad

I know better than to blog mad. But today, I’m making an exception.

I pastor a church filled with military personnel. Every week we pray corporately for literally dozens of men and women from our church who are deployed, and I personally pray for them daily. They are noble individuals, carrying out their orders with dignity.

Too bad I can’t say the same for the government they represent or the Church in America which is turning a blind eye.

This morning I opened the daily e-version of The New York Times. The lead story? With New Violence, More Christians Are Fleeing Iraq.

Believe it or not, it’s a new story, at least “new” in the history of the Church. Christians have lived in relative safety in Iraq for hundreds of years. Until the US invaded Iraq. Now a second consecutive president is choosing to ignore something that is just short of religious genocide. In a country we occupy.

And it’s not the only place. It’s even worse in the other nation where our military are risking their lives. Afghanistan is poised to execute a Christian for, well, being a Christian.

The New York Times has noticed--at least in Iraq--and is speaking up. When will our government?

And when will the Church in America start screaming so loud the government is forced to hear us?

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