Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Op-ed: The Silent Surrender of America's Christians

The Silent Surrender of America's Christians 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on www.cprworldwidemedia.com

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil..." 
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor who spoke out against the Nazi genocide of Jews, executed in a concentration camp in 1945

Fact: ISIS recently bulldozed the 1,600-year-old Mar Elian Monastery, desecrated the bones of Saint Julian of Emes, and kidnapped the monastery’s abbot Father Jacques Mouraud along with church volunteer Botros Hanna, both of whom are now presumed dead. Fact: not too long ago ISIS blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra because they feared it violated islam's tenets NO matter that the city was built well before islam's beginnings. Fact: ISIS is now closing in on Syria's capital Damascus promising they will conquer the capital and so far NO one appears to be stopping them. Fact: Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently accused both the U.S. and Israel of “conspiring against the qur’an” and called for the world's islamic nations to unite against the 'Great Satan' and the 'Little Satan' as in the U.S. and Israel respectively. Fact: Iran still holds four Americans captive, Pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, Contractor Robert Levinson, and ex-Marine linguist specialist Amir Hekmati, as Obama chose NOT to include their release as a stipulation in his very bad Iranian capitulation of a nuclear deal. And most grievous of all is this fact: the slaughter of thousands of Christians throughout the Middle East and North Africa continues on.

Now, remember that NONE of these facts matter to Barack HUSSEIN Obama, our islamist-in-presidential garb, but sadly...so sadly...some of these facts seem to matter little to America's Christian consciousness. And while I am NOT...I repeat NOT...saying that like with the so-called anything but 'moderate' muslims who are the epitome of what I've said time and again that “if you do NOT condemn you condone”...America's Christians as a whole seem to have closed their eyes to the wide-scale torture, rape, kidnappings, and beheadings of their fellow Christians at the hands of ISIS and other islamic savages.

And America's black Christian eyes seem to be closed especially tight to the plight of their fellow black Christians in North Africa who are being slaughtered almost on a daily basis. So I ask where are the voices of outrage from the leaders of and congregants attending America's black churches...voices of outrage noticeably absent just like they are absent to the slaughter of black babies (remember half of all black pregnancies end in abortion) by the likes of Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills scattered around this country.

And to both white and black American churches I pose this question...why the silence...aren't those who follow Jesus NO matter where they live, their nationality, or their race 'Brothers and Sisters in Christ?' I always thought they were but now it seems priorities have been set NOT only by America's Christian leaders...NO matter they be black or white...but also by the always vocal uber religious 'so far to the right that they actually shake hands with the left' sorts who have deemed 'wedding cakes and pizza parlors' their main point of contention instead of focusing their attention on those whose blood flows for refusing to denounce their Christian faith.

So instead of focusing on the slaughter of those Christians in the Middle East and North Africa who refuse to embrace an ideology that is diametrically opposite to what they know in their hearts to be God's truth...instead of honoring those Christians who willingly choose to become martyrs for the Lord and for whom our tears should be building up into a collective rage and an avowed call for revenge...a deafening silence instead becomes the order of the day...after all these always vocal uber far right Christians must keep the collective focus on the mundane and the frivolous for to do otherwise might expose the hypocrites amongst them.

Please tell me I am wrong...please tell me of a collective Christian movement in this country that is organized and dedicated to bringing those who have murdered their 'Brothers and Sisters in Christ' to justice...please tell me that for all all I hear is silence from America's Christians.

So who is helping the Middle East and North African Christians...the Jews is who. The very people who have been the most persecuted throughout history, all in the name of Christ, now sees the Jewish State of Israel...one of the only countries in the entirety of the Middle East where Christians can openly practice their faith in peace...being the one and only country to aid Christians in South Sudan and elsewhere throughout Africa. And as Christians are being slaughtered because of their beliefs, because they cannot fight back, and because the world is indifferent to their suffering just like the world...the Christian world...turned its back on Europe's Jews some 70 odd years ago...it's the Jews who refuse to turn their backs on the Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

And now coming to the aid of Middle East Christians is yet another Jew...a Canadian Jewish businessman from Montreal named Steve Maman...dubbed the 'Jewish Schindler'...who is currently rescuing Christian and Yezidi/Kurdish women and children held captive by ISIS. Maman's group, the Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (CYCI), has so far freed 128 or more women and children...most of whom when captured were sold as sex slaves...and with some held captive for over a year being sold over and over again. And Maman said he began his rescue efforts because he saw NO tangible action or efforts being taken by anyone to help free these people...and that includes seeing NO efforts by Obama (of course he wouldn't help free any Christian) or from the Christian churches here in America.

Sad isn't it...a sad truth that should have America's Christians and their church leaders being ashamed of themselves for while some talk the talk about wanting to do something that talk seems NEVER to be followed up by actions. And why...because in my opinion most have proven by their very inactions to be cowards who chose to hide behind Ezekiel 38–39...'The Lord's Great Victory Over The Nations'...instead of coming to the aid of their fellow 'Brothers and Sisters in Christ.' Believing that the current Middle East conundrum is laying the foundation for Armageddon, these Christians believe that to stop or come to the aid of those being persecuted...even if they are fellow Christians...even if they are young children...is to go against God’s divine will.

Misguided at best by words written so many many years ago, I believe many American Christians have lost the very traits that separate us from all others...traits like compassion and empathy...as well as the inner strength we all call upon to do the right thing during times of great adversity in the here and now tangible world. And NO longer can America's Christians or their leaders afford to turn away from the atrocities being perpetrated upon their fellow Christians a half a world away for if things keep going as they are going now...if ISIS keeps growing stronger and keeps moving the caliphate forward...it's America's Christian heads that will be the next to roll...it's America's Christian blood that will be the blood that flows though our American streets...and NO one will be left to help save them just as they are NOT now helping to save their fellow Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

And America's Christians will have NO one to blame but themselves for it's their own apathy that will ring their death knell and know that God the Father will NOT judge them well at all.


If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: