How Bad Is It When The Daily Beast Calls Out Western Christians For Their Lack Of Support For Our Brothers And Sisters In Christ?

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This is to our shame and disgrace.  The Daily Beast ran a story about how American churches have stayed quiet during the worst Christian persecution and martyrdom I’ve witnessed in my life.  That said, Kirsten Powers is one of my favorite lefties.  I do, on some occasions agree with her.  Still, IT’S THE DAILY BEAST!!!!

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

Of course, it isn’t only for Christians to speak up.  The world should be condemning and acting upon this slaughter, but, why would they if the rest of Christianity around the world remains quiet?

Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits.

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.

As Egypt’s Copts have battled the worst attacks on the Christian minority since the 14th century, the bad news for Christians in the region keeps coming. On Sunday,Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 85 worshippers at All Saints’ church, which has stood since 1883 in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. Christians were also the target of Islamic fanatics in the attack on a shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya, this week that killed more than 70 people. The Associated Press reported that the Somali Islamic militant group al-Shabab “confirmed witness accounts that gunmen separated Muslims from other people and let the Muslims go free.” The captives were asked questions about Islam. If they couldn’t answer, they were shot.

In Syria, Christians are under attack by Islamist rebels and fear extinction if Bashar al-Assad falls. This month, rebels overran the historic Christian town of Maalula, where many of its inhabitants speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The AFP reported that a resident of Maalula called her fiancé’s cell and was told by member of the Free Syrian Army that they gave him a chance to convert to Islam and he refused. So they slit his throat.

Nina Shea, an international human-rights lawyer and expert on religious persecution, testified in 2011 before Congress regarding the fate of Iraqi Christians, two-thirds of whom have vanished from the country. They have either been murdered or fled in fear for their lives. Said Shea: “[I]n August 2004 … five churches were bombed in Baghdad and Mosul. On a single day in July 2009, seven churches were bombed in Baghdad … The archbishop of Mosul, was kidnapped and killed in early 2008. A bus convoy of Christian students were violently assaulted. Christians … have been raped, tortured, kidnapped, beheaded, and evicted from their homes …”

Lela Gilbert is the author of Saturday People, Sunday People, which details the expulsion of 850,000 Jews who fled or were forced to leave Muslim countries in the mid-20th century. The title of her book comes from an Islamist slogan, “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People,” which means “first we kill the Jews, then we kill the Christians.” Gilbert wrote recently that her Jewish friends and neighbors in Israel “are shocked but not entirely surprised” by the attacks on Christians in the Middle East. “They are rather puzzled, however, by what appears to be a lack of anxiety, action, or advocacy on the part of Western Christians.” 

Look, I know this administration is entirely antagonistic to Christians and much more supportive of Jihadists.  But, that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.  Lift up your voices!  Be heard! 

This is not the time for passivity!  We know there is a purpose and a season for everything

3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

I would suggest that this is a time to speak, a time weep, a time to mourn, a time to rend, a time to hate, and if necessary, a time of war, and, a time to kill. 

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, if you will not speak or do anything, no one else will, either.  Our brothers and sisters are being slaughtered.  They are being raped.  Their homes and churches are being burnt.  How can we express outrage at other tragedies and stay silent on this?  How can we advocate actions on other events but none on this?  While many have spoken out against arming the terrorists, many have stayed silent.  This is simply not an option. 

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16 Responses to How Bad Is It When The Daily Beast Calls Out Western Christians For Their Lack Of Support For Our Brothers And Sisters In Christ?

  1. Scott says:

    They make it a thought crime to think bad thoughts about Islam and when muslims do bad things they wonder why no one stands up and points out the obvious?

    -Scott

    • DirkH says:

      The Daily Beast Writer is an ordinary Leninist; using this to slam the church (she would use anything else that is remotely suitable as well of course) but not her fellow Leninists at the propaganda Obamamedia, or the chairdemon Obama himself who sponsors the slaughtering.

      She’s not a human being; she delights in the slaughter because she can use it as a weapon. She instrumentalizes the torture that her saviour Obama himself inflicts.

      • suyts says:

        Dirk, I would normally agree. And, that would be typical of a Daily Beast writer. However, that isn’t my impression of Ms Powers. I think she’s a Christian, but, a lefty. I know she’s pro-life.

        • DirkH says:

          She’s a cardboar cutout leftist, going so far as to having dated Weiner; it’s only that she married a Koptic Christian that differentiates her:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Powers

          Given that she now must inevitably see that her Dear Leader Obama finances terrorists in Syria slaughtering Christians, she has two options:
          a) her head will explode
          b) she becomes conservative.

        • DirkH says:

          Ah, I see her dilemma. She wants to speak out but she is still too much of a demonrat to be able to criticize the Obamamedia or El Lider himself. So she’s progressing towards the head-exploding stage and slams the church because that’s the only thing she can do while working for an organ called THE BEAST.

        • suyts says:

          Well, right, she’s not going to write for the Beast and slam the dear leader. But, I think some of her criticism was apt for the western Churches.

          And, yes, I expect her head to explode or become a conservative sooner or later.

    • suyts says:

      Correct Scott. But, beyond anyone else, who else but American Christians should be the first to ignore the thought police and stand up?

  2. DirkH says:

    Is Al Qaeda in Syria affected by the government shutdown?
    Is global Islamist terror?

  3. DirkH says:

    Notice also that the entire article of the Daily Beast Writer is based on conjecture. She says the churches stay silent. DO THEY? SHE HAS NOT ONE COMMENT FROM A CHURCH LEADER IN HER ENTIRE CONJECTURE.

    All she has is this:
    “In January, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) penned a letter to 300 Catholic and Protestant leaders complaining about their lack of engagement. “Can you, as a leader in the church, help?” he wrote. “Are you pained by these accounts of persecution? Will you use your sphere of influence to raise the profile of this issue—be it through a sermon, writing or media interview?”
    There have been far too few takers.”

    READ WHAT SHE WROTE. That is all she has. “There have been far too few takers.” WTF does that mean? No responses? 1%? 10%? And: In January? That’s before Obama started to roll out the big weapons deliveries; even before his Al Qaeda employees were caught with 2 kg of Sarin in April in Istanbul; long before the attacks on the Christian villages in Northern Syria.

    It took her 8 months to write that drivel and she has not asked one single church leader for a comment?

    This is pure and empty propaganda. She doesn’t even care what happens inside the churches.

    • DirkH says:

      Also notice that the “complaining about their lack of engagement” are HER words, not the words of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) . She insinuates it; again a Leninist tactic.

  4. Bruce says:

    Lately, I have been praying most days for my brothers and sisters in Christ in those nations. In our church we also pray regularly for the work of MERF who does work in Sudan, Egypt and Pakistan amongst others.

    Not sure what else we can do here in Australia. We are small in population and far away. For the first time in eons we’re in the Security Council, but China and Russia are so determined not to give an inch after the Libyan fiasco, its hard to see how even Julie Bishop can wrangle the horses in that body. She seems to be trying though.

    Julie Bishop is our new foreign minister, she’s been in the job only two weeks. She has a potent death stare.

  5. PhilJourdan says:

    CAIR has done well. WHo are you going to blame? As soon as you say Muslim ….. They scream, and the left jumps in to support them. PC has won.

    We have to break PC or we will die in silence.

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