Skip to comments.More Than 50 U.S. Churches Agree to Hold Koran Readings
Posted on 05/18/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT by La Lydia
... far too many Americans who identify themselves as Christians are taking the easy way out and bowing down to Islam, in an effort to avoid a conflict that has been raging for 1400 years. A conflict in which Christians are clearly losing!
Pulpit pals: Christians, Jews, Muslims plan shared worship BY ADELLE M. BANKS
Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.
The June 26 initiative, called Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding, is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. Leaders of the two Washington-based groups said the event hopes to demonstrate respect for Islam in the wake of Quran burnings in recent months.
That is more than 50 too many.
Tad Stahnke, director of policy and programs for Human Rights First, said he hopes the initiative will draw attention to religious freedom and counter negative stereotypes of Christian leaders making anti-Muslim statements.
We want to send a message to the world, he said, that Americans do respect religious differences and reject religious bigotry and the demonization of Islam or any other religion.
Tad if you really were for religious freedom you would not be promoting Islam...
I will be glad to read “The Satanic Verses” for all to hear.
> I will be glad to read The Satanic Verses for all to hear.
*ALL* the verses in that poisonous screed are Satanic.
Don’t see any of my Baptist brethren on this list. That’s a good thing.
The problem with this country is the Church. Whether is is Islam, homosexuality and other sexual immorality, traditional values and morality, whatever. If the Church ever gets itself in order, we would do just fine. Consider that millions of Christians voted for Obama. All to many Christians think that envy, jealousy and covetousness are just fine as long as they are expressed in a political context. My point is as long as the Church is a mess the country will be a mess.
Let’s see some mosques in Saudi Arabia do the same.
There’s a sucker born every minute. Turning the other cheek will only get your head cut off. Let’s roll, now!
Agreed. Complete dhimmi idiots. They should be burning the Koran and pissing on it. Its time to stop capitulating to the Muslims.
The problem with this country isn’t the church, it’s the clergy.
I'd be glad to read Koranic verses to my congregation. I'd read to them about jizya, the stifling tax Christians who live under muzzie rule have to pay. I'd read to them about the rules for women and the wearing of the hajib. I'd read the the verses that tell of the encouragement to kill Christians and Jews. And lastly, I'd tell them the verses about shaquiyya, the doctrine of the Koran that states that they can LIE to anyone not of their faith, without consequence, in order to further Islam.
If the TRUE (evil, iron-fisted, bloody) face of Islam is exposed, perhaps the Koran SHOULD be read in churches to let people know what we're up against.
They ought to invite some Buddhist monks. The ones I’ve met are pretty cool.
I think you missed the point.
Desperately needed due to all of the stories you see every day about women wearing the Hijab being randomly assaulted on American streets / SARC
I'm very interested in the Faith Shared event. However, I'm curious as to obviously missing information on your website.
Please update the website and/or email me the complete list of participating houses of worship. Currently none of the participating mosques are listed.
No, I don't expect a reply or a change to the website.
They need to read from an un-whitewashed translation, like this one:
Usama Dakdok is a Christian who grew up Muslim, and knows what the koran really says. He provided an accurate English translation so that any who want to really know what it says can read it.
And better still:
“There are none so blind as those who will not see.”
What's this do-gooders plan to help the truly persecuted Christians in Egypt and Iraq and other Muslim majority nations? But I guess it's just too hard to address real persecution rather than this concocted Islamophobia nonsense.
My (soon to be ex) mother-in-law (proud 0bama zombie too)is part of this interfaith bull at her local crazy United Church of Christ church in the far west suburbs Illinois.
She proudly told us how she meets with all different church groups and tries to have others understand how Islam is misunderstood. There is no reasoning with her.
Happily, catholic churches don’t participate (for now)
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Really. More concern for Muzzies than for Copts.
Amen! Silly Jesus. What was He thinking to suggest such a thing?
“Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;”
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
“The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.”
3 You shall have no other gods before me.
So, think through this with me:
1) Islam is a religion of peace, except when it’s not:
a. in an effort to convert all the world to Islam, or,
b. to dispatch unbelieving infidels to meet their maker; or,
c. when Muslims disagree with one another.
2) Therefore, the world will be at peace when all the world is converted to Islam.
3) Except that Muslims kill more Muslims than anyone else, so how will converting the world to Islam ever bring peace?
Is it possible that Islam never has been and never will be a religion of peace???
Sadly, I must agree, the Church is a mess. The leadership is intellectually and morally confused. Supposedly devout and churchgoing people, by and large, consider it acceptable to support pro-abortion candidates, including the most extreme among those: Barack 0bama. Inclusion is now an exalted virtue, when once a sinner was expected to resolve sincerely to sin no more rather than parade with pride. Social justice is another newly discovered virtue. Tolerance, inclusion, diversity, suppression of moral judgement, all distorted absurdly.
As a famous atheist once observed, in a compromise between good and evil, only evil benefits.
When the temple was a den of thieves, Jesus trashed it.
What is afoot in the Church today is far more diabolical than the parasitical commerce He drove out violently.
No, I missed the /S tag. :)
This isn’t what Christ meant by turn the other cheek.
You don’t let someone stab you and then turn around and run towards them.
You crush them or shun them, severely.
Just a bunch of idiots.
Islam collectively has problem with the rest of the world.
When the world starts acting like adults and not love starved teenagers they will recognize Islam for its group think and begins to close the door to the dinner table on Moslems.
Then Moslems can start acting like they are part of the human race by 1st treating everyone else with parity.
If it happens in my church then I’ll simply get up, walk out, and never set foot on the premises again.
And I’d be totally shocked if it happens at my church.
The reasons we are Christians are because the deficiencies in the other books are Manifest in their readings. The Bible is not just another Book. Either it is the Truth and the others lies, or we are all doomed. They are not equal or interchangeable. Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can see that "Allah" is Satan.
I bought a Koran at a Library sale for 25 cents out of curiosity. I turned to the parts that explained their treatment of Jesus. I felt the rest of it was irrelevant. It was in direct conflict with the Bible teaching of Jesus. Anyone teaching that the Son of God didn't appear in the flesh is heresy, period! All the rest is not threatening to your salvation. We can agree to disagree on the other stuff. You either believe or you don't. I don't see any middle ground. These are the people that Jesus speaks of that will be vomited out as "luke warm". To treat the Bible as equal to the Koran is blasphemy, IMO. Why do we want to get along with people that pray for our death? I bet the selected readings of the Koran won't include the "killing of the infidel" parts.
Mostly non-Christian “churches:” UCC, Unitarian, etc. One Catholic Church, run by Jesuits, of course. Several United Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal churches. IOW, the usual suspects.
Well, there is the notion of being kind, reaching out, and forgiving, and then there is the notion of simply being stupid. They are the latter.
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