Is persecution coming from our own?

ScreefreephotoReligious liberty are under attack in the West, and many are waking up to this strange new reality. But is it also under attack in some of our own Christian churches? We’re going to talk about that today and share some news headlines, and we’ve also got an example of how reporters are able to manipulate bias so easily you may not even realize the truth until you dig a little deeper. We also covered a contemplative practice called Taize.

Joining us in our first segment is political pundit Robert Meyer. Robert writes for RenewAmerica, and two of his latest articles are, War on Christmas v. religious liberty, and In defense of “fundamentalism.”

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6 Responses to “Is persecution coming from our own?”

  1. Dave #

    I believe that many in the church simply do not want to hear any truth from the Bible unless it discusses God’s love or forgiveness. While those are great and wonderful truths, when you stand describing sin, repentance, wrath, holiness, or any other attribute of God that many choose to ignore. Recently I was asking questions in the comment section on the blog Un-fundamentalist Christians. I was eventually banned for respectfully asking on a article “Ken Ham versus the truth” about his upcoming debate with Bill Nye. I very politely noted that Genesis 1 is not poetry and should be taken literally. I questioned how someone could think that evolution was compatible with Genesis as well.

    While this is not persecution by any means, I think it shows the level of contempt that is starting to brew. Fortunately I was able to edit my last comment and just describe how I thought it was a bit hypocritical that the website discusses tolerant yet bans those from asking questions in a respectful manner that challenges their beliefs. Romans 1:22 comes to mind and I don’t mean that in a mean or callous way because I use to be a denier of God and it breaks my heart that many are unwilling to humble themselves to the truth of God’s word.

    January 20, 2014 at 8:59 am
    • Thanks for sharing. Are you sure I’ve banned your comments? I did find a bunch in the moderation queue that I sorted through early this morning. That spam filter of ours is acting goofy and catching posts that are fine, while allowing those with profanities. Please check again and let me know if you don’t see yours in there.

      January 20, 2014 at 10:50 am
      • Dave #

        No it was on the unfundamentalist christians site I was banned. Sorry for the confusion!

        January 20, 2014 at 11:20 am
  2. Am still learning this web stuff. Where’s the article?

    January 20, 2014 at 9:14 am
    • I’ve not posted the CANA Initiative and the TAIZE articles in the Related Articles section.

      January 20, 2014 at 10:49 am
  3. Nellie #

    I havew found more enemies who call themselves Christians within the Body than outside. There are so many denominations and so many doctrines that the debate begins there. Then it escalates into this: once someone says something that goes against a doctrine, they are labeled as unloving, judgmental and legalistic without a open ear.
    I have had countless Christians “unfriend” us, and when my family visits previous churches that we attended, these same brothers and sisters that knew us avoid us.
    I would rather stand alone with God than people who will accuse in once differences appear…and they will appear.

    January 20, 2014 at 9:35 am