Easy as ABC

The world, including America, will listen to anything, promote anything, and endure anything – no matter how ludicrous, harmful or perverted. Anything but Christianity, that is. The rules are as easy as ABC: Anything BUT Christianity.

This was brought home to me once again. Our Inn guest Michele Malkin of the Washington Post wrote: 

“Six months ago, Jack Moody tried to send his son, Daniel, a care package containing a Bible study and other Christian religious materials. Daniel is a 21-year-old Army National Guardsman serving in the Middle East. He had written home requesting spiritual support while he risked his life abroad. The literature his dad packed included Christian comic books. But when Daniel's dad approached the Post Office in the family's hometown of Lenoir, N.C., he was told he would not be allowed to send the items. 

According to U.S. Postal Service Bulletin 22097, section E2, Mr. Moody was forbidden from sending “any matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith.” The postal clerk informed Mr. Moody the package's Christian contents might be considered offensive to some Muslims overseas.” 

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is sending thousands of Wahabi

 (the violent sect) Islam clerics and students to America, funding hundreds of mosques, and infiltrating our armed forces with al Qaeda operatives. We may not send Bibles to our own troops in Saudi Arabia, but Saudi Arabia can do whatever they wish. Too bad the “whatever they wish” is our destruction.

India is passing laws forbidding its Hindu “Untouchables” from converting to Christianity. All government benefits and protections will cease for converts, and those found guilty of converting will be sentenced to four years in prison. It’s practically a death sentence. Not all prisons are like American prisons. 

The problem with an Untouchable’s conversion is political and economic. In Hinduism, the only way an Untouchable can improve his life is by being a very obedient Untouchable in this life. He must endure every tyranny the higher castes heap upon him, and work for a “promotion” to a higher caste in the next life. It’s a perfect system for keeping people in their place, while permanently maintaining benefits for those who rule. It’s little wonder why Untouchables see hope in Christ. It’s understandable why higher castes want conversions stopped.

Sweden passed a constitutional amendment this year making criticism of homosexuality a crime, punishable by up to four years in jail. Expressing a biblical objection to homosexual activity is illegal, even in church. Preachers will go to prison for reading Bibles.

Before we get angry with Swedes, Moslems and Hindus in far away places, we’d better look just north of our border. Canada has issued laws that punish any and all Christian “hate speech.” 

Being against hate speech doesn’t sound bad. The problem is, any literature that criticizes an immoral lifestyle and urges repentance is hate speech. A quote from the Bible is nearly always termed “hate speech” for its instruction, admonition and correction. Nearly all American ministers have been banned from Canada’s radio and television airwaves because they continue to speak out against sin. (Except for folks who hear me out of Buffalo, I don’t think I’m welcome in Canada.) 

The fact that American ministers offer healing is overlooked. People don’t want healed of something they like to do, even if it’s killing them. 

British Columbia teacher Chris Kempling was fined a month’s pay for writing a letter to a newspaper editor that criticized homosexual activity. Letters to the editor were once considered a mainstream freedom in Canada. No more. Editorials can criticize, denigrate or even lie about Christians, but not about other groups. 

David Limbaugh’s book Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity documents the harassment of America’s Christian school children. If Christianity can successfully be destroyed in America’s young, it will be destroyed permanently.

Here are just two of the dozens of recent incidents.

“In a public school in St. Louis, a teacher spotted the suspect, fourth-grader Raymond Raines, bowing his head in prayer before lunch. The teacher stormed to Raymond's table, ordered him to stop immediately and sent him to the principal's office. The principal informed the young malefactor that praying was not allowed in school. When Raymond was again caught praying before meals on three separate occasions, he was segregated from other students, ridiculed in front of his classmates and finally sentenced to a week's detention.”

“Thanks to the vigilance of an alert teacher at Lynn Lucas Middle School outside of Houston, two sisters carrying Bibles were prevented from bringing their vile material into a classroom. The teacher stopped the students at the classroom door and marched them to the principal's office. The sisters' mother was called and warned that the school intended to report her to Child Protective Services. When the mother arrived, the teacher threw the Bibles in the wastebasket, shouting, "This is garbage!"

One hopeful note for Christians. It seems that governments are acknowledging Christianity as the only true church.

One bad note: It is the only faith, the only belief, the only practice persecuted in the so-called “separation of church and state” debate.

Hard to understand? No, it’s as easy as ABC.