According to legal observers, these two issues guide Christian response to the growing number of mosques and facilities for other religions popping up in towns all over America. Certainly, a new mosque is no cause for celebration from Christians who believe salvation comes through Jesus Christ alone. Yet the costs to opposing new mosques are high.
“If we do not treat a mosque the same as a synagogue or church then the church will be next,” said Bruce Strom, executive director for Administer Justice, based in Elgin, Illinois, outside Chicago. “In fact, the church is often attacked on some of the same grounds, not wanting a particular race to be in a particular area, [such as] Koreans on the North Shore, Hispanics in the western suburbs, and African Americans in the near South Side.”
Certainly, there are many issues that are raised in this blog entry over at my friends at The Gospel Coalition, and great care should be taken in reading the whole article before responding… but an unnecessary persecution of other faith traditions could have tragic repercussions for the global cause for Christ, and certainly have dire impacts here in the US.
Are these thoughts warranted?