By now we’re used to hearing from Democrats and Liberals that the Christian religion is one built on intolerance and bigotry.
That’s the argument they use every time Christians oppose a law or policy that goes against God’s laws.
The truth is Christians might be strong in their opposition against things “Un-Christian,” but they’re not violent or criminal in their actions.
There is however another religion that is…
One that seems to get away with the horrible things it does.
Radical Muslim extremists will do horrible, horrible things to those who oppose them. And while what they just did to a Christian church in Bethlehem isn’t the worst thing they’ve ever done, it’s tragic nonetheless.
Just a few days ago a Christian church was set fire and allowed to burn to the ground in the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
And while that’s bad enough, what’s worse is it happened underneath the watch of the Palestinian Authority and they refuse to condemn the actions.
Pamela Gellar writes:
Gabriel Naddaf, spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, wrote on his Facebook: “I call to strongly condemn the burning of the holy Church ‘St. Charbel’ burned tonight in Bethlehem by Palestinian extremists. I condemn in the strongest terms the powerlessness of the Palestinian Authority in maintaining the holy places of Christians in Palestinian territories. I call PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to handle the hazardous events seriously and with severity instead of preaching morality to Israel.”
Even worse is the Palestinian Authority (PA) is apparently trying to cover the story up.
They claim in the only statement they made that the church was set on fire by an “electrical malfunction.”
Naddaf maintains however it was the extremists who set fire to the church.
Given the hostile climate in the region it’s likely they PA is not being forthright.
Benjamin Netanyahu believes it was the work of Muslim extremists, and he even took to his Facebook page to strongly condemn the actions.
“I am proud that the Christian community in Israel has grown each year. Unfortunately, across the Middle East, that trend happens only in Israel. In many other parts of our region, the Christian community is persecuted and attacked. Even in the territories of the Palestinian Authority, including Bethlehem, the cradle of Christianity, the Christian community is shrinking every year. ”
Though this story took place across the sea, the treatment of Christians in the Holy Land almost mirrors what Christians are experiencing here in the U.S.
Radical Muslim extremists are allowed to do horrible things with impunity
And when Christians vocalize their displeasure over anti-biblical laws they’re given the third degree.
This is a twilight zone we might never have thought ourselves capable of ending up in.
And sadly there doesn’t seem to be a way to reverse the trend.
Do you think what happened in Bethelehem will begin happening in greater measure here in the future?
Let us know in the comments below
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